Resources about climate change
Climate change primers #
- Steven Schneider, Understanding and Solving the Climate Change Problem Dunbar, Global Warming: Fact versus Fiction
- National Geographic Magazine, The Carbon Bathtub, December 2009 (article based on research by Climate CoLab Co-Principal Investigator John Sterman)
- Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Climate Change 101: Overview
- The Guardian, The ultimate climate change FAQ
- United States, Department of Agriculture, Climate Change Resource Center, Climate Change Primer
- United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change
- University of Washington, Center for Science in the Earth System, Global Climate Change Primer
- Colorado Solar, Learn More about Climate Change
- Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, Climate Change in the American Mind
- Hill Heat
Web site "focused entirely on covering global warming developments on Capitol Hill."
Government web sites #
Portal that provides access to all the climate services of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- Global Climate Change Indicators, NOAA, National Climatic Data Center
Page that presents "information from several independent measures of observed climate change."
- Global Climate Change, Key Indicators, NASA
Graphical summary of historical data on sea level, carbon dioxide concentration, global surface temperature, Artic sea ice, and land ice.
Climate blogs and Wikis#
- Climate Progress
Web site run by a prominent climate change skeptic.
- Dot Earth
Andrew Revkin's New York Times blog on natural resources and the environment.
Mobilising people power on climate change & live interactive webcasting from key climate events.
- Real Climate
Web site about climate science run by climate scientists.
- Skeptical Science
Web site which "gets skeptical about global warming skepticism."
- Climate Change
Wiki addressing issues related to climate change.
International climate negotiations #
The United Nations process has been the primary mechanism to date for international negotiations on climate policy.
In December 2015, representatives from all around the world gathered in Paris, France, at a major meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and reached an international agreement on climate change.
For more on the UN process, see:
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
- UNFCCC country groupings
- Major economies process
- Clean energy ministerial
Debates between proponents of climate change and skeptics #
- Plimer, Monbiot cross swords in climate debate, Lateline, Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, December 15, 2009.
- Climate skeptic Ian Plimer, author of Heaven and Earth, and George Monbiot, of The Guardian, debate the validity of climate science.
- George Monbiot, Showdown with Plimer, Monbiot.com, December 16, 2009.
- Monbiot's post-debate musings on his December 15 exchange with Plimer (see video directly above), with a links to several of the scientific studies discussed.
- Michon Scott, Short-term Cooling on a Warming Proposalet, ClimateWatch Magazine, NOAA, December 31, 2009.
- Skeptical Science, Skeptic Arguments and What the Science Says (updated on an onging basis).
A table with nearly 100 arguments put forward by skeptics, each accompanied by a response. Includes many links to articles from scientific journals on the relevant subjects.
Other Resources #
- Sceptics arguments from Skeptical Science
- Hockey Stick myths from Real Climate
- deniers v consensus visualisation from Information is Beautiful
- notes on "the petition" from OneClimate