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Exploratorium: Global Climate Change - Educational site provides scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the land, and their living organisms. Teaches how scientists study natural phenomena: how researchers gather evidence, test theories, and come to conclusions. AIP - The Discovery of Global Warming - A hypertext history of how scientists came to (partly) understand what people are doing to cause climate change, told in a set of hyperlinked essays by Spencer Weart. From the American Institute of Physics. NASA's Global 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 global change. START - SysTem for Analysis Research and Training - Aims to evaluate the impact of global change and enhance scientific capacity in developing countries. Usenet: Climate Change: Some Basics - Archived Usenet FAQ. Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Discussion List - Mailing list subscription information and link to archives. The Green Agenda - Describes the rise of the global environmental movement and its future political agenda. Global Warming - Provides factual information on climate change based on IPCC reports and peer reviewed papers. IPCC Data Distribution Centre - Established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to facilitate the distribution of up-to-date scenarios of changes in climate and related environmental and socio-economic factors for use in climate impact assessments. Wikipedia - Global Warming - Hyperlinked encyclopedia article covers the trends, climate models, feedback, attributed and expected effects, responses, debate and skepticism. Wikipedia - Climate Change - Hyperlinked encyclopedia article about climate change over millions of years, including causes and physical evidence. 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. Geological Society of New Zealand: Evidence for 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. National Resources Defense Council: Global Warming - Highlights the issues facing the United States today and suggests ways members of the public can help. Nikan Oti: The Future - The project examines how two First Nations communities have taken initiatives to address adaptation and adaptive capacity to climate related risks and opportunities. Global Boiling - Provides live satellite and sensor imagery which links sea temperatures, hurricane and typhoon strengths, melting polar icecaps, rising sea level, melting glaciers and weather patterns all over the world. Global Climate - Provides resources including peer reviewed articles, funding and research opportunities and recent climate news. Wikibooks - Climate Change - Provides information on the science, evidence of change, causes, effects, and mitigation strategies. From the open-content textbook collection. SourceWatch - Portal: Climate Change - Information resource investigating key aspects of climate change policy and debate. Includes articles, who's who, skeptics corner, COP15 and things to do. WHO: Climate Change and Human Health - Provides links to much detailed information on climate change science and the health implications of global warming. Is Climate Sensitive to Solar Variability? - Nicola Scafetta and Bruce J. West argue that the importance of the variability of the sun's output has not been given sufficient weight when discussing the causes of climate change. Climate Dissent Grows Hotter as Chill Deepens - The extraordinary winter weather of 2008 in different parts of the world is discussed by Christopher Booker. ClimateCrisis - Explains what global warming is, why it should concern you and what you can do about it. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union - Article reviews scientific understanding of the issue of greenhouse gases and climate change, as presented in peer-reviewed publications. 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. Global Change - An elementary introduction to the problems surrounding man-made climate change.
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