NREL is the only federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Backed by 33 years of achievement, NREL leads the way in helping meet the growing demand for clean energy. NREL also provides useful Student and Teacher Resources at:
The more we use renewable energy, the more we benefit the environment, strengthen our energy security, create jobs locally, and help improve our economy.“Make Every Day Earth Day”
A simple but comprehensive overview of energy resources and savings, from homes to your community.

Some of the many ways forward toward a sustainable future, including information on the “Wedges Game” mentioned in the E-TOM book.
A related site features The Climate Group. As stated on their web site, “The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organization working internationally with government and business leaders to advance smart policies and technologies to cut global emissions and accelerate a clean industrial revolution.”

A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables: Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world’s energy, eliminating all fossil fuels. Here’s how, by Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark A. Delucchi Scientific America, October 26, 2009.

The newest report in the America’s Climate Choices suite of studies, coordinated by the National Academy of Sciences, Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change, was released Thursday, June 22, 2010. The report examines how to best provide decision makers information on climate change. A final overarching report, America’s Climate Choices, will build on each of the previous reports to offer a scientific framework for shaping the policy choices underlying the nation’s efforts to confront climate change.

There is a growing sense of national urgency about the role of energy in long-term U.S. economic vitality, national security, and climate change. The U.S. has the resources to combat this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions will be right for our country, and how to address the massive technological and social changes to come.
To fill this information gap, the National Academies launched the America’s Energy Future study in 2007. This four-year project will explore energy technologies, providing authoritative estimates and analysis of the current and future supply of and demand for energy; new and existing technologies to meet those demands; their associated impacts; and their projected costs.

If you think statistics are mind-numbing, check out any of Rosling’s presentations on health or development. Your mind will end up as animated as his graphics. Sets a high bar for anyone making public presentations.

The CLEAN project, a part of the National Science Digital Library, provides a reviewed collection of resources coupled with the tools to enable an online community to share and discuss teaching about climate and energy science.

“Climate Central is an independent, non-profit journalism and research organization. We are dedicated to helping mainstream Americans understand how climate change connects to them, and arming our audiences with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their future.” (Climate Central)

As part of TEDxPentagon Rear Admiral David Titley speaks of how he evolved from a self-described pretty strong skeptic about climate change to one who is sure of its reality. His conclusions are, of course, seen at length in the ETOM broadcast and in his Interview. The video description reads, “In the above video, Oceanographer for the U.S. Navy, RADM David Titley, discusses climate change and its impending ramifications on national security. Listen as he details some of the top facts and figures you should know about climate change and your future, explained in terms that even the most unfamiliar with science would be able to understand.”

The interagency initiative provides resources for formal and informal education about the impact of climate change on wildlife across the United States. For more information please visit the "about this toolkit" page.

Short takes on timely science.

A great range of educational resources about Earth, environment, climate, and related issues.

An excellent, visually-rich, fact-filled website, with interactive features that are truly informative.

As might be expected, NASA has a family of websites with great images from space, access to science visualizations, and current data.

“The mission of the Scientific Visualization Studio is to facilitate scientific inquiry and outreach within NASA programs through visualization. To that end, the SVS works closely with scientists in the creation of visualization products, systems, and processes in order to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at Goddard Space Flight Center and within the NASA research community.

All the visualizations created by the SVS (currently totaling over 3,800) are accessible to you through this Web site. More recent animations are provided as MPEG-4s, MPEG-2s, and MPEG-1s. Some animations are available in high definition as well as NTSC format. Where possible, the original digital images used to make these animations have been made accessible. Lastly, high and low resolution stills, created from the visualizations, are included, with previews for selective downloading.” 

Download the close to real-month (if not real time) widget for your desktop, showing current CO2 levels, Arctic sea ice minimums, global temperature and sea level.

Education resources are distributed across many websites and program offices at NOAA and on NOAA partner websites. This portal is designed to assist educators in accessing these materials from one centralized interface. Materials selected for this site are organized by Themes, topical Collections, and content type that are aligned with common teaching topics and expressed needs of educators. Collections are not grade specific but resources are labeled for grade appropriateness where applicable. Additional NOAA resources which support educator professional development, academic scholarship, career exploration, and education grants are also available. All materials linked from this site are free for use and distribution unless expressly noted.

Like NASA, NOAA has a family of websites. 

Check out the Global Climate Dashboard, which allows you to look at similar features to that in the NASA widget (CO2 levels, for example) but this time, over time, from 1959 until today, using an interactive slider. Also featured stills allowing you to dig deeper into snowfall and ocean acidification, and much more.

Another set of substantial and substantiated answers to common questions about Earth’s changing climate.

 This link provides an easy to appreciate overview. See also

This link takes you to the archive data if you want to dig deeper.

The Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth (affiliated with Cornell University).

Richard Alley, Bjerknes Lecture, American Geophysical Union, December, 2009

“Overall it was a great lecture—highly entertaining, informative, challenging and coherent. The audience for the talk was huge, and greatly appreciative of the quality of the presentation.” Dave Petley, Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK.

The Earth Observatory is the closest the physical world has to an illustrated daily newspaper. Well worth subscribing to. Especially recommended, and be sure to check out page 7 for the full references, an overview of Global Warming.

This Website created by Spencer Weart supplements his much shorter book, which tells the history of climate change research as a single story. On this Website you will find a more complete history in dozens of essays on separate topics, occasionally updated.

“What is climate change, how do we know it’s happening, and what can we expect? Start delving into it with our beginner’s guide.” A clear and well-regarded resource.

From blogger Jeff Masters comes a special report about the short history of the attempts to discredit scientific research on the ozone hole.

Authoritative resources on climate change from a consortium of US government agencies with information and responsibility for climate issues.

The main US government website with the latest and most comprehensive statistics on energy usage.