The rising sun as seen from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA.

The rising sun as seen from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA.

Nearly 200 nations adopted a climate agreement at the COP21 summit in Paris that will aim to limit our planet's average global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

The following resources provide a concise overview of the scientific evidence for global climate change:

The world's leading scientific organizations have also issued public statements endorsing the position that humans are very likely the cause of the past century's climate warming trends. View a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources: