Global Warming and Climate Change

Global Warming & Climate Change




What is Global Warming?

If you’ve heard of global warming but aren’t familiar with the details, this is a great place to get started. Empower yourself with basic building blocks of knowledge.


What are greenhouse gases?

What are greenhouse gases? How do they get into our atmosphere, and what is their long-term effect on global warming?


Global Warming or Climate Change?

What do we mean when we use these different words? Global warming and climate change. Cause and effect.


What is Deforestation?

What are the principle causes of deforestation and its impacts? How is it related to the global warming?


Agriculture & Climate Change.

Modern-day agriculture and it’s role in encouraging deforestation, climate change, and a loss of biodiversity.


Global Habitat Destruction

Yes, it is real. And yes it is happening all around us. As individuals we are linked to it! We are part of it, and we can do something about it!


Useful Sites and References

Established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Program (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.

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change. This NASA website is based on the evidence, causes, effects, and solutions of climate change.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security.

The greenhouse effect is a process that occurs when gases in Earth’s atmosphere trap the Sun’s heat. This process makes Earth much warmer than it would be without an atmosphere. The greenhouse effect is one of the things that makes Earth a comfortable place to live.

Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere are called greenhouse gases. This section provides information on emissions and removals of the main greenhouse gases to and from the atmosphere.

Key points, articles, pros and cons, and resources regarding 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.

Discover how researchers study climate change; examine the latest scientific data on this global problem. From the US National Science Foundation.

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 global 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.

Scientific research, links, educational resources, U.S. national assessment of the potential consequences of climate variability and change.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president. The nonprofit corporation claims 6.5 million supporters.

Dominion Movement – Animal Rights Documentary

Exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. Available to watch online for free.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

A groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. This documentary discusses animal agriculture in terms of a leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, greenhouse gases, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and other environmental problems.