Info on local (Pacific North West) impacts of global warming
Some personal thoughts:
Climate change can be scary. Many museums, zoos, aquariums, etc. shy away from the topic because it feels so doom and gloom. However, I feel that shying away from it only adds fuel to the idea that scientists aren't in general agreement on the topic, which is false. Also, having a timid approach with it I believe could also fuel that as well. I don't think we should be afraid of having a bold stance about it. The evidence is becoming more and more obvious (take the current heat wave for example) to everyone and I think the message is going to be more accepted. And I think it's a crucial message to get out.
Birch Aquarium in San Diego has an awesome exhibit on global warming. Here are a couple videos about it:
Click here for another one that shows the science behind the exhibit
More general info:
NASA's key indicators of climate change: http://climate.nasa.gov/keyIndicators/