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Global Climate Change Links

This page provides links to web pages that we at CDIAC feel do a responsible job of presenting information and discussion pertinent to the science behind the global climate change ("global warming") debate. These sites include those on both sides of the debate; some asserting that global warming is a clear and present danger, and others that might be labeled global warming "skeptics." Some of these sites don't take a position per se; they exist to offer the public objective scientific information and results on our present understanding of the climate system. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, by any means. We hope it will be especially helpful for those who may be just beginning their research into global climate change issues.

These links will take you outside of CDIAC's web server. Many will lead you to other valuable links pages. Please feel free to email Dale Kaiser at CDIAC regarding any broken links on this page, or with the addresses of quality links you think might improve this list (although we intend to keep the list manageable in size). Thank you.

National and International Programs

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

  • Actionbioscience.org
    (Organization whose goal is the promotion of public literacy in the biosciences.)
  • CO2 Science
    (Non-Profit Organization Specializing in Research and Educational Developments Related to the Rising CO2 Content of Earth's Atmosphere.)
  • Climate Ark
    (Climate Change Portal and Internet Search Tool that provides access to reviewed climate change and renewable energy news and information.)
  • Climate Action Network Europe (CNE)
    (European focal point of the global Climate Action Network which focuses on European climate change issues.)
  • EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal
    (EarthTrends is an online source for timely, accurate, and relevant environmental and sustainable development information. The site contains something for everyone: policy-makers in government and private industry, NGOs, educators, students, and the general public.)
  • Global Forest Watch
    (International data and mapping network that combines on-the-ground knowledge with digital technology to provide accurate information about the world's forests.)
  • Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast
    (Teachers' Resource Manual produced by the Environmental Defense Fund and the American Museum of Natural History.)
  • George C. Marshall Institute
    (Nonprofit corporation that conducts technical assessments of scientific issues having an impact on public policy.)
  • Internet Scout Project
    (Weekly current awareness publication highlighting only the most useful new and newly discovered online resources.)
  • Intute
    (Gateway to quality evaluated Internet resources in the natural world, coordinated by The Natural History Museum, London.

Newsletters

  • World Climate Report
    (Thought provoking biweekly summary. Lead writer and editor: Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, University of Virginia.)

Articles of Interest

  • Global Warming: State of the Science
    (Dr. Alan Robock's (Univ. of Maryland) 1997 testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives' Science Committee on Global Warming.)
  • The Great Climate Flip Flop
    (William H. Calvin's article fromThe Atlantic Monthly, January 1998.)
  • The Little Ice Age: When Global Cooling Gripped the World
    (Alan Cutler's Washington Post article, August 1997.)
  • Measuring the Temperature of Earth from Space
    (NASA's Dr. Roy Spencer discusses the effect of corrections applied to Microwave Sounding Unit data. From NASA's Space Science News, August 1998.)
  • Science Briefs articles from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)
    (Since the mid 1990s, GISS scientists have prepared short articles about their research with the aim of briefly communicating to the public the relevance and even the excitement of our research. These summaries are shorn of most technical language and may be thought of as "popular science" discussions.)

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