Publications & Datasets
WHRC engages in science for impact that includes communicating the findings of our research and recommendations to the public and the policy community. Our scientists are engaged in the climate change conversation through events, media and policy engagement.
Newsletter of Woods Hole Research Center
A clear choice
John Holdren returns to WHRC after White House service
Brazil workshop develops climate vulnerability indicators
– Tanguro Ranch research continues
NASA’s ABoVE program prepares for upcoming research season
High school students help with arctic research at WHRC
WHRC launches Youth Council on Climate Change
October 2017 Columbia & Snake rivers expedition
WHRC in the news
Wildfire and climate change
Mapping nature’s climate solutions
Can science save Congo’s forests?
New Amazon forest monitoring program launches
ABoVE and beyond
Yukon River Delta imaging
From WHRC to the United Nations
WHRC on the road: sharing our research with the world
In his confirmation hearings and again last week on CNBC, EPA chief Scott Pruitt expressed doubt about the human role in climate change, indicating that more “review and analysis” is needed to better understand that role.
This brochure provides a good overview of the work we do.
WHRC creates policy briefs to provide the climate policy community the scientific data they require.
This primer provides a broad overview of the main issues of Climate Change. Additional resources and more specific information are available throughout the Our Work section of this website.
– The Greenhouse Effect
– Climate Change Fundamentals
– Human Impacts on Climate Change
– Climate Change Consequences
There is a natural greenhouse effect when carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other gases trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth. The concentrations of these gases remained relatively constant from the 700s to the 1700s – the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Since then, greenhouse gas concentrations have risen 44%, raising the Earth’s mean global temperature by 1.4°F.
Older datasets are available for access and/or download. Some will require registration, as stipulated by the grant supporting the project or by agreement with collaborating organizations.