Global Climate-Change Resources

AAAS seeks at every opportunity to increase the volume of scientific leadership on the issue of global climate change. Background materials on AAAS efforts related to climate change and links to relevant resources are provided here.


2007 AAAS Video on Climate Change

Arctic Thaw Exposes
Resources—and Risks

14 January 2013

Polar Ice: A Disappearing Act
29 November 2012

N.C. can’t outlaw global climate change,” Alan I. Leshner and William L. Chameides, The News & Observer
1 August 2012

Statement of the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Regarding Personal Attacks on Climate Scientists
29 June 2011

Statement of the AAAS Board Of Directors
18 May 2010

AAAS Reaffirms Statement on Climate Change and Integrity
4 December 2009

Letter to Members of the U.S. Senate by AAAS and 17 Other Groups
21 October 2009

AAAS Board Statement on Climate Change
9 December 2006

AAAS offers plain-language insight, based on the latest science, in a Q&A on climate change.

What is AAAS Doing to Help?

The AAAS Communicating Science program helps scientists and engineers to effectively convey the science behind global climate change. AAAS and its journal Science also provide objective, authoritative scientific information to help inform the public, and to guide science policy decisions.

In February 2009, the AAAS Annual Meeting highlighted environmental issues, particularly during a plenary lecture by former U.S. vice president Al Gore.

In February 2007, AAAS organized a town hall-style meeting to highlight the human impacts of climate change, and to showcase science- and technology-based strategies for confronting the issue. Video and presentation material can be viewed online.

AAAS also works with educators to promote climate literacy, and develops useful resources, some of which are listed below.

AAAS op-ed articles help to explain the scientific evidence related to climate change. In December 2009, for example, the AAAS CEO’s op-ed in the Washington Post responded to an essay by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

AAAS Resources for Teachers

How Can Individuals Help?

Climate-Related AAAS News Reports

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Related Publications and Other Resources