350.org -- "is an
international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world
around solutions to the climate crisis" This site is an example of
action taken globally on this issue.
Climate Change Scenario and it's Implications for United States
National Security -- a Pentagon study in
Benchmarking Air Emissions -- a .pdf report by various
groups of the 100 of the largest electric power producers in the
Covering Climate Change Course --"Click on ENROLL to register
(free, fast and easy), and you'll be in. The course features text,
graphics, interactive activities, a video or two, and other features.
It's intended for journalists, but anyone who wants to get up to speed
on climate science and/or policy will get good info."
-- from the Hadley Centre for Climate
Prediction and Research in the U.K.
Climate Research -- from NASA.
the Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Questions about Climate Change -- United Nations Environment
Programme - World Meteorological Organization. Basic.
Energy Challenge --
"Articles in this series will periodically examine the ways in which the
world is, and is not, moving toward a more energy efficient,
environmentally benign future."
Energy Policy -- from the House Committee on Energy and
Commerce. Primary documents!
See also resources on the
Environment: Understanding the Issue
-- The Understanding the
Issue section lays out the facts and policy alternatives, while the
Public Opinion section offers a detailed profile of public thinking
about the issue.
From Field to Fork -- a United Nations 36 page report on water
resources. in .pdf
Global Change Master
Directory--from NASA, a comprehensive data source of satellite
data and earth science data, to which scientists can link their own
GREENfile -- an SAU database,
scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents
and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive
and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the
connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture,
education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an
informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our
planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for
selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles
EPA's Climate Change site: with information on climate systems,
impacts, and actions on the state/local, national and global levels.
Warming: Early Warning Signs -- produced
by a coalition of environmental and scientific groups, identifying
"global warming events."
Warming Legislation. Full-text. Enter "global warming" in
quotes into the search box to get full-text bills and resolutions from
Congress. Try "climate change" too.
Human Face of Climate Change -- from the
Global Humanitarian Forum in
Geneva. Lots of Primary sources.
Panel on Climate Change
-- reports and technical papers
Protocol: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change -- Full-Text reports. Look at the left-hand menu bar.
Obama-Biden Plan for Energy and the Environment
Politics, Science and Global Warming --
Real Climate - "a
commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for
the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick
response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes
missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to
scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or
economic implications of the science."
on Global Warming
-- looks at how the data may be manipulated by political agendas. Very
interesting and makes a good sidebar to your report.
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
reports on greenhouse gas emissions and more.
States Global Change Data Gateway
provides entry to
different agencies involved and their data sets.
U.S. Climate Action Partnership
-- "a group of
businesses and leading environmental organizations that have come
together to call on the federal government to quickly enact strong
national legislation to require significant reductions of greenhouse gas
emissions. USCAP has issued a landmark set of
principles and recommendations to underscore the urgent need for a
policy framework on climate change." An interesting site that indicates
the business side from actual corporations.
Climate Protection Center-- 442 mayors
representing over 61 million Americans have signed onto this
initiative to reduce their own cities' contributions to global
Find out here if your city is one of them, and read best practice
documents. Their agreement is
Washington Post Special Report: Global Warming
transcripts, graphics and full-text articles.
What is Global
Warming? -- from "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore.
World Meteorological Organization
-- weather, climate and water information from the UN. An excellent
WorldWatch -- "an independent research organization recognized
by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based
analysis of critical global issues. The Institute's three main program
areas include Climate & Energy, Food & Agriculture, and the Green