A Climate Brain
Imagine anyone being able to access our collective climate warming knowledge and intelligence. Using TheBrain software, the Climatographers have focused for more than a decade on building a knowledge management system to that end - the Climate Web.
A Reminder: If you’re here as a business decision-maker, we’d suggest switching to our parallel Climate Site for business decision-making
One way to think about the Climate Web, as shown in the GIF below, is as the ultimate climate warming file cabinet organizing 20,000 books, reports, and journal papers, 30,000 news and opinion pieces, 5,000 web sites and pages, 3,000 videos, and much more. More than 5,000 Topical Headings and 3,500 Index Entries help put it all together.
One of the questions we get asked often about the Climate Web is whether it relies on AI to scour the web for new climate warming materials. The answer is “no.” With the goal of identifying and delivering “actionable” knowledge, every one of the Climate Web’s thoughts and links (more than 700,000 at last count) represent intentional knowledge curation by the Climatographers.
The links below let you access different categories of resources available to you in the Climate Web. They represent just a small fraction of the Climate Web’s content; imagine being able to instantly access such content across hundreds of climate topics. If you right click on links they’ll open in a new browser tab and keep this page open.
We’re not necessarily recommending you start digging into what you find when you click on the links below. On-line exploration of the Climate Web can be a bit frustrating, which is why we suggest other options below. But if you do want to click around on-line, you might want to check out our Basic Navigation Climate Site. While TheBrain software is very easy to use, there’s always a short learning curve involved.
Index Entries in the Climate Web are a great way to rapidly scan through climate topics because Index Entries are all linked together, meaning that if you’ve downloaded the Climate Web you can click through the climate universe in minutes. Index Entries link you to substantive topical collections through jump thoughts to the left.
- I:CarbonOffsetsGHGOffsets (Deep Dive)
- I:CarbonPricing (Deep Dive)
- I:ClimateActivism (Deep Dive)
- I:ClimateEngineering (Deep Dive)
Hundreds of Sources Headings organize more than 15,000 books, reports, PPTs, and journal papers.
Most individual (and publically available) sources are available to you as PDFs. What you don’t see here is that for many sources we’ve extracted key ideas, graphics, and more.
- S - Carbon Markets
- S - Carbon Price Forecasts
- S - Carbon Pricing Futures
- S - Carbon Pricing History and Trends
- S - Carbon Pricing in the Electricity Sector
- S - Carbon Pricing Policy as Business Risk
- S - Carbon Pricing Sources
- S - Carbon Pricing System Design
- S - Evaluating Carbon Pricing
- S - Impacts of Pricing Carbon
- S - Internal Corporate Carbon Pricing
- S - National and Global Carbon Pricing
- S - SCC Social Cost of Carbon Sources - Topical
- S - State and Local Carbon Pricing
- S - Taxing Carbon
- S - Why and How of Pricing Carbon
15,000+ sources in the Climate Web represent books, reports and journal papers. In many cases we’ve extracted key ideas, graphics, and more, as you get visualize here.
- 2020 Bolton_The Green Swan Central banking and financial stability
- 2020 JP Morgan_Risky Business The Climate and the Macroeconomy
- 2020 Nordic Council of Ministers_Cutting Emissions and Budget Deficits
- 2020 Spratt_Climate Reality Check 2020 PPT
- 2021 Backus_Climate Risk and Response Too much and too little
- 2021 Bradshaw_Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future
- 2021 Compensate_Reforming the Voluntary Carbon Market
- 2021 DNV_Energy Transition Outlook 2021
- 2021 World Bank_A Guide to Developing Domestic Carbon Crediting Mechanisms
- 2021 World Bank_Carbon pricing assessment and decision-making
Hundreds of News and Opinion Headings organize more than 30,000 news stories and blogs.
- N - Carbon Price Forecasting
- N - Carbon Pricing Advocacy
- N - Carbon Pricing Impacts
- N - Carbon Pricing News - Topical
- N - Carbon Pricing Trends
- N - Evaluating Carbon Pricing
- N - Internal Carbon Pricing - Business and Other
- N - SCC News - Topical
- N - State Carbon Pricing
- N - Taxing Carbon
Videos Headings organize more than 3,000 YouTube, Vimeo, and other videos.
- V - Carbon Pricing
- V - The World in 2030
- V - Channels for Wicked Problem Thinking
- V - Climate Humor
- V - Carbon Trading and Offsets
- V - Climate Solutions
- Doughnut Economics YouTube Channel
- Denial101x YouTube Channel
- Musical Scalpel YouTube Channel
- How it All Ends - The ultimate climate change video series
Expert Collections pull together the work of individual experts you can then access in the Climate Web.
- I:Ackerman, Frank - Economics
- I:Anderson, Kevin - Science
- I:Bellinger,Gene - Systems, Wicked Problems
- I:Geden,Oliver - Global Policy
- I:Ganz,Marshall - Social Movements
- I:Farber,Daniel - Law
- I:Craven, Greg - Education, Communications
- I:Cohen,Armond - Short Term Priorities
- I:Brulle,Robert - Climate Countermovement
- I:Broekhoff,Derik - Policy Analysis
- I:Gerrard,Michael - Litigation, Mitigation
- I:Granger,Morgan - Uncertainty
- I:Grubb,Michael - Global Policy
- I:Haidt,Jonathan - Polarization
There are thousands of organizations doing good work on climate change. Organization Collections in the Climate Web point you to a lot of that work. In some cases it might just be a couple of reports, in other cases dozens of reports and other resources. Note that everything is topically organized in the Climate Web, not just listed alphabetically.
- Climate Interactive
- Center for Negative Carbon Emissions |
- CCL Citizens Climate Lobby
- CCEN - Citizens Climate Engagement Network
- CATF Clean Air Task Force
- CASSE Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
- Artists and Climate Change
- CIEL Center for International Environmental Law
- Climarte - Arts for a Safe Climate
- Climate Psychology Alliance
- ClimateWorks Foundation
- Columbia Law School Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
- Effective Altruism
- Ecosystem Marketplace
Networking Headings organize more than 5,000 websites and pages.
- T - Adaptation Portals
- T - Business Response Websites
- T - Arts and Humanities
- T - Biochar Networks
- T - Business Climate Response Networks
- T - Business Risk Networks
- T - Carbon Pricing Individuals
- T - Carbon Pricing Networks
- T - Climate Blogs
- T - Climate Doubter Blogs
- T - Scenario Planning Networks
- T - Social Movements
- T - Teaching Activities and Materials
- T - Universities and University Programs
- T - Visualizing Future Impacts
Everything you’ve seen on this page represents basic knowledge curation in the Climate Web, representing approximately 10,000 hours of knowledge curation. Advanced knowledge curation, representing another 15,000 hours of knowledge curation, is the subject of another page on this Climate Site: Climate LEGO Kits.