The Best Environmental Sources
Like many of you reading this, I am interested in climate change and the environment as a whole. As a climate blogger, I must have adequate sources to maintain the integrity of this website. Citing sources is necessary every time I include information that I didn't previously know (contrary to my beliefs, there's a lot that I don't know). I decided to compile some of the most trustworthy sources for when you're curious about the environment, ranked in no particular order.
EarthPlex (Yes, us!)
How could I not include the site you're currently on!? EarthPlex is a blog and climate platform guided towards teens. We frequently post high-quality content about climate change and how to live a more ethical life. As a NY Times featured platform, we feel the need to contribute accurate information to educate teens on humanity's biggest challenge. You can read more about us in our mission statement.
If you're interested in animals and the mass extinction we're living through, WWF is a reputable source. You can learn about species, their populations, and other information about them too. Click here to read their page on giant pandas. Do you know that they are born the size of a stick of butter? World Wildlife Fund taught me that and more, so I suggest checking them out.
Founded in 1970, "NRDC fights for every person's right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy community," NRDC says on their about page. They have articles that range from calling Congress to how you can fight climate change. I just read their article about talking to Paris Accord skeptics, and I highly recommend reading it. NRDC has fought for the planet for fifty years and continues to this day to be one of the greatest places to learn about climate change, fossil fuels, and - of course - natural recourses.
The EPA is a government agency with the mission of ensuring a clean environment for Americans to live in. They provide educational resources on their website about basic environmental topics. No matter who's running the government, you can always trust the EPA.
BBC Earth is a subsidiary of BBC, and they are one of my favorite sources to collect climate information. Younger viewers can check out Earth Kids; they understand the need for younger viewers to understand a problem that could impact their lives. BBC Earth's Youtube channel keeps my optimism by showcasing the natural beauty of the world. They're even a TV station in some countries!
Yes, the space agency. Earth and space are related, which is why NASA has done some of the most compelling climate studies. If you're reading a NASA article, you can expect to get the most accurate information possible. NASA has satellites studying Earth 24/7, so they've collected tons of information that is at our fingertips.
Nat Geo is one of the go-to places to read about climate change. They have amazing articles on their website and stunning photography on their Instagram page (click here to follow EarthPlex on Instagram). The Disney-owned company has content just about everywhere, from YouTube to its television network. You can even watch Nat Geo on Disney Plus!
There are hundreds of sources to garner information about our changing climate, and these are only a few of them. If you would like to suggest an addition, tell us in the comments or email us by clicking here.
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