The Climatographers have spent more than 16,000 hours building the Climate Web over the last five years. Why? Because based on our combined total of more than 50 years working on climate change issues, we’re convinced that we all — climate professionals, activists, interested individuals, and anyone else who is and wants to be involved in this issue — desperately need something like the Climate Web. There is a virtual infinity of information relating to climate change. But finding information you can specifically use is difficult no matter who you are or what your level of knowledge. Many people from all walks of life are interested in understanding or acting on the topic of climate change; as a result, we are committed to keeping the Climate Web a unique public-access knowledge solution.
To do that, we need your help.
- Help us publicize the Climate Web. As the adage goes, it’s not “who you know,” and it’s not “what you know.” It’s “who knows what you know.” It’s not easy getting people to try new things, especially when “there’s no app for that” for something as complicated as responding to climate change. So help us get the word out. Tweet, retweet, blog about the Climate Web. If you have suggestions of venues where we can talk about and blog about the Climate Web, please let us know!
- Support our social media efforts:
**Follow the Climate Web on Twitter
**Follow the Climate Web on Facebook
- Integrate the Climate Web into your own work. Every thought in the Climate Web has its own URL, so you can link from any document or website to a specific place in the Climate Web. You can also embed a customized Climate Spotlight into any web page.
- Contribute to building the Climate Web. Are there materials you think should be included? Organizations and people we’re missing? Send them to us. Are there topics that you can help better organize and better develop? We’d love your help with expanding the Climate Web.
- Point us to sources of support. Do you know of individuals, organizations, or foundations who would want to support the Climate Web generally, who could use the Climate Web in their own work, or who would support expansion of particular topics in the Climate Web? Please point us in their direction.
- Contribute to maintaining the Climate Web. If you find personal value in the Climate Web, perhaps you can support our work!
- If you have fun just exploring the Climate Web, can you contribute $1-5?
- If the Climate Web saves you an hour, can you contribute $5-10?
- If it saves you a day, can you contribute $20-50?
- If you use it regularly, can you contribute $5/month?
- If it completely changes how you think about climate change, what’s that worth?
We very much appreciate not only your support, but your feedback, questions and suggestions!