The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), which integrates federal research on climate change and its global effect, is sponsored by thirteen federal agencies. The CCSP just published a booklet entitled “The Essential Principles of Climate Science.” This booklet presents important information that allows the reader to understand Earth’s climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. If you are about to start addressing insurance issues concerning climate change, this appears to be an excellent starting point to understand how your issues developed in the first instance and allow you to speak intelligently about the science behind the issues. A low-resolution copy of the booklet can be found here and a high-resolution copy can be found here.