Resources on climate change mitigation
It is not NASA's role to develop solutions or public policies related to global climate change. Instead, the agency's mission is to provide the scientific data needed to understand climate change and to evaluate the impact of efforts to control it. (For more information, see NASA's role.)
The following selected resources from governmental organizations provide information about options for climate change mitigation.
Energy policy options
- U.S. Department of Energy: Climate Change
Describes strategies currently being pursued or considered to reduce carbon emissions and address global climate change.
- Energy for America's Future
Details current White House policy on energy security and confronting climate change.
- U.S. Climate Policy and Actions
Describes current U.S. policy regarding climate change.
- The State of California's Climate Change Portal
This site provides a large number of links to state reports on climate change mitigation and adaptation options.
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Online newsletter concerning issues on and about the U.N.'s convention on long-term climate change.
- EPA: What You Can Do
A detailed guide to reducing personal greenhouse gas emissions, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
- Personal Emissions Calculator
Use this tool from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to estimate you or your family's greenhouse gas emissions and explore ways to lower your impact.