Resources: Cal. Governor’s Office takes Climate Chaos Seriously

The Royal Society – which authored What have we learned since the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report?, the second part of which appears this edition of OregonPEN – is far from the only international scientific organization that takes an active fact-based interest in climate issues.

In 2018, California’s Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) posted a list of some 207 international science organizations that “hold the position that climate change has been caused by human action.”

To allow for further exploration, the California OPR list itself allows readers to click on the name of nearly every organization. This means readers can instantly connect with the web site of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences or the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and view the unique publications, positions and research of each. Work on climate change is being conducted in every part of the globe. Among the organizations listed are:

* Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
* Pakistan Academy of Sciences
* Russian Academy of Sciences
* Science and Technology, Australia
* Science Council of Japan

Many of these non-western websites are written in English.

Created by statue in 1970, OPR serves California’s Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency.