on Climate Change (IPCC) - Established by the World
Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP) to assess available scientific, technical, and
socio-economic information in the field of climate change. Links to
full-text papers, meeting schedule, speeches and press releases, and
an information center offering data viewed as statistics,
graphically, and by map.
Global Change - The US Global Change Research Information Office
answers questions on dozens of topics such as land use, the carbon
cycle, ozone depletion and global warming, with links organized by
subject, category, and date of last update. Question-and-answer
Climate and Environment Information Programme - Monthly air
quality measurements from 2000 until 2004, from about a dozen UK
monitoring stations. Support for programme and website withdrawn in
Australian Bureau of Meteorology: Climate Change - Fact sheets
and information on climate change, with an Australian perspective.
Also provides annual statements on Australia's climate.
Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) - Responds to data and
information concerning greenhouse effect and global climate change.
Includes research reports, news and articles.
Climate Change - WikiBook defines climate, the science of
climate change, and discusses evidence of change.
Climate/Weather: Sustaining the Environment and Resources for
Canadians - Portal to information about climate and weather; how
the atmosphere is affected by greenhouse gases and transport and
industry emissions; issues of climate change (global warming),
severe weather and smog. Provided by the Canadian government.
CorpWatch - Climate Justice Initiative - News links and
background information from an organization that reports the effects
on climate of actions by multinational corporations.
Discovery of Global Warming (Weart) - The history of scientific
work on climate change from the 19th century to 2001, told in a set
of hyperlinked essays
EcoAction - Canadian government site reporting official actions
concerning climate change, and suggesting ways people can help.
of the Atmospheric Environment - A one-stop source of
information, for younger and older users alike, on a range of
atmospheric issues, including air quality, acid rain, global warming
and ozone depletion. Provided by the UK Government Department of the
Environment, Transport and the Regions.
Environmental Change and its Impact on
Species/Ecosystems/Agriculture - Searchable bibliography on the
impacts of environmental change on flora and fauna. Citations
include peer-reviewed and selected gray literature. Hyperlinks are
provided to the source where available.
European Environment Agency - Climate Change - Reports on the
science of climate change, its impacts and possible mitigation
strategies. Collection of indicators, reports, links, data sets and
targets on climate change.
German Advisory Council on Global Change - Provides, for the
German government, recommendations for research and further action
to combat global problems in the field of environment and
Global Change - An elementary introduction to the problems
surrounding man-made climate change.
Change Vulnerabilities in the Barents Region: Linking Several
Resources - BALANCE is an EU funded project (2003-2005) that
follows on from BASIS (1997-1999). Its aim is to assess the
vulnerabilities of the Barents Sea system to climate change based on
a common modelling framework for major environmental and societal
Climate Change: Research Explorer - Discover how researchers
study climate change; examine the latest scientific data on this
global problem. From the US National Science Foundation.
Warming - Raising awareness about global warming and alternative
The Global Warming Debate - In-depth coverage of global warming,
related research and policy decisions.
International Center (GWIC) - International body disseminating
information on global warming science and policy, sponsoring
research. Serving governmental, non-governmental organizations, and
industries in more than 120 countries. Conducts the Global Warming
International Conference and Expo and publishes a journal.
Global Warming Quiz - Test your knowledge of global warming with
a fun and informative quiz.
- Conference of international experts hosted by University College
London (UK) in June, 2006. Photos and profiles of keynote speakers,
with twelve RealPlayer presentations and abstracts as text.
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Discussion List
- Mailing list subscription information and link to archives.
Gas R&D Programme - International Energy Agency. Introduction to
climate change, information on technical solutions. Reports and a
regular newsletter, details of forthcoming conferences, links to
Is it Getting Warmer? - Blog dedicated to the balanced
discussion of global climate change.
Earth Observatory - News, feature articles, data and reference
reviews on many aspects of our changing world.
Change Master Directory - A directory of descriptions of data
sets of relevance to global change research. The GCMD database
covers climate change, agriculture, the atmosphere, biosphere,
hydrosphere and oceans, geology, geography, and human dimensions of
NPR : Climate Connections - NPR and National Geographic are
taking a yearlong global voyage, exploring how the Earth's climate
shapes people and how people are shaping the Earth's climate.
Ocean and Climate Change Institute (OCCI) - Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institute group researching climate processes in ocean
and atmosphere. Describes research and includes articles and news on
current topics in global warming and ocean monitoring.
START - SysTem for
Analysis Research and Training - Aims to evaluate the impact of
global change and enhance scientific capacity in developing
Climate Cyberlibrary - Electronic information source covering
global warming, climate change and sea level rise with particular
reference to developing nations. Maintained at University of East
Framework Convention on Climate Change - Online newsletter
concerning issues on and about the UN's convention on long term
weather change. Page includes list of meetings and the background
behind the Kyoto Protocol.
Change Science Program - Integrates federal research on climate
and global change, as sponsored by thirteen federal agencies. Site
provides information on US Federal policy.
US EPA - Global Warming Site - Focuses on the science and
impacts of global warming or climate change, and on actions by
governments, corporations, and individuals that help address global
warming issues. Features include climate change related news,
events, publications, reports, presentations, and links to other
US Global Change
Research Information Office (global warming) - Provides access
to data and information on climate change research,
adaptation/mitigation strategies and technologies, and global
warming related educational resources for users worldwide.
U.S. Global Change
Research Program - Scientific research, links, educational
resources, U.S. national assessment of the potential consequences of
climate variability and change
US NAS: A
Closer Look at Global Warming - A summary of reports from the US
National Academies of Science, as well as full reports, simple
background information and links to related web-based material.
US National Climate Data Center - Answers to frequently asked
questions about climate change.
USA: Climate Action Report 2002 - The USA's Third National
Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change. Includes an assessment of the likely impact of
climate change on the US, and projections of future greenhouse gas
Usenet Global Change Basics - An archived Usenet FAQ.
- Offers a lighter side of global warming including jokes,
consequences, and debate.
Human Impacts on Climate - The updated Position Statement of the
American Geophysical Union. (December, 2003)
Geological Society of New Zealand: a Statement on Global Warming
- A statement by Professor Peter Barrett (Victoria University,
Wellington, New Zealand) on the reality of global warming from the
viewpoint of an earth scientist. (May 10, 2002)
Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change -
Full-text online version of book from the (US) National Academy of
Sciences, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, a detailed
investigation into differences between surface temperatures and
those of the lower troposphere, concluding that the warming trend is
"undoubtedly real." From National Academies Press. (July 1, 2000)
Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases - Article reviews scientific
understanding of the issue of greenhouse gases and climate change,
as presented in peer-reviewed publications. This understanding
serves as the underlying basis of the American Geophysical Union's
position statement of December 1998. (September 28, 1999)