Climate Change

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Databases

  • Access Science
    Search for encyclopedia articles and research updates under Climate Change, Greenhouse Effect, Global Warming. Recent news articles from science magazines are included under News section.
  • SIRS
    Search leading issues or click on Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change or Global Warming in the Pro vs. Con section which includes Powerpoint presentation templates for students.
  • EBSCO
    Suggested search terms include Carbon Tax, Climate Change, Global Warming, and Greenhouse Gases

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Global Warming

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    The AAAS Board considers “global climate change caused by human activities …a growing threat to society.” Their site surveys recent scientific literature and lists things individuals can do to reduce their impact on the climate.
  • CNN – Special Topic – Planet in Peril
    A special section entitled “Planet in Peril” looks at the top news stories about things affecting the environment including the ways to measure and respond to climate change.
  • Global Climate Change – NASA’s Eyes on the Earth
    Shows real indications of planetary health like changing levels of Arctic sea ice, carbon dioxide, sea level, global temperatures and ozone holes using graphs, tables, models and interactive features.
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    Comprehensive information on climate change and the environment, including a section on greenhouse gas emissions and another on what individuals and businesses can do to reduce waste, save energy and focus on green power sources.
  • International Polar Year
    A new report from multidisciplinary researchers with the International Polar Year 2007-2008 that “reveals new evidence of global environmental change.”
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    A scientific inter-governmental body established by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Association“to provide an objective source of information about climate change. Their annual report is widely quoted as a source for climate change evidence.
  • International Scientific Conference on Climate Change
    Findings of a conference in Copenhagen, March 10-12, 2009 indicating that temperatures, sea levels, acid level in oceans and movement in ice sheets are already “beyond the patterns of natural variability within which our society and economy have developed and thrived.”
  • National Climatic Data Center
    Search for a wide range of data and historical information on global climate change and other climate phenomena, including hurricanes and tornadoes, from the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service.
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Global Warming FAQ
    Summarizes the findings of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and data from the National Climatic Data Center.
  • New York Times Science Topic – Global Warming
    Includes current and archived articles from the New York Times about climate change, headlines gathered from around the web, topic blog and links to related topics such as air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Pew Center on Climate Change
    A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to provide objective analysis and pragmatic policy solutions to address global environmental concerns. Tracks policy proposals and U.S. climate legislation.
  • What’s Up With the Weather?”
    Frontline and Nova examine the “truth about global warming” in a series of interviews and discussions with scientists and experts. The site has program excerpts, teaching guides, graphs and links to a number of web resources and books on the topic.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
    Information on global warming from a leading science-based nonprofit organization.
  • “Keeping track of climate change”
    Online article by Matthew Knight for CNN, updated January 5, 2009.
  • “Five places to go before global warming messes them up”
    CNN interviewed Bob Henson, author of “The Rough Guide to Climate Change” about five travel spots which will be altered or destroyed by global warming.
  • “Six ways to save the world: scientists compile list of climate change clinchers.”
    Article from The Guardian newspaper, March 12, 2009 on the results of the International Congress of Scientists who met in Copenhagen, March 9-12, 2009.

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Skepticism

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Climate Policy

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Take Action

See also: Energy & Recycling & Reusing

  • Environmental Protection Agency
    Comprehensive information on climate change and the environment, including a section on greenhouse gas emissions and another on what individuals and businesses can do to reduce waste, save energy and focus on green power sources.
  • Global Warming - Facts
    Independent commercial site listing “Top 50 things to do to stop global warming.”
  • “Planet in Peril” – CNN Special Topic
    See Impact Your World and Take Action–Volunteer to find organizations working on environmental issues. Highlights news articles about issues affecting the health and survival of the planet.
  • Wecansolveit.org
    A project of the Alliance for Climate Protection, founded by former Vice President Al Gore, on ways to take action.

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