The following links are quite varied. On the climate change spectrum, they lean towards the idea that an anthropogenic influence is occurring or is a problem.
The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, is the primary global-change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy. The site provides a very good Frequently Asked Questions page with several nice illustrations and explanations. The Products and Services page lets the visitor access an amazing array of data and reports for nearly every aspect of climate change.
Global Warming Central is a project of the Pace University School of Law. This site addresses several areas not covered by others. Unfortunately, the site can be very slow and it does not appear to have been updated since February 1999.
Fossil Fuel Center is a site that has 1000 annotated links to the use of fossil fuel. The selection for global warming, Environmental Aspects of Fossil Fuel Use, is quite extensive and provides links to various viewpoints.
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry is a wonderful site from York University. The site provides a good introduction to atmospheric chemistry from global warming to ozone depletion. The site also provides a link to a very good multimedia tour of the ozone hole.
Atmospheric Chemistry Data, Information, and Resources is a site from NASA concentrating on ozone. There is a great deal of data available as well as information explaining ozone destruction. In addition to numerous links, a nice collection of images is also available.
The Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) was founded in 1990 as a "research hub ... for the development of innovative environmental technologies and the broadening of the range of CO2 sinks." This group has experimented with probably the most controversial method of sequestering CO2. The theory is to pump CO2 deep into the ocean where, due to temperature and pressure, it would remain in place. The major concern of critics is that it is possible that the CO2 could return to the surface and form a “death cloud” similar to what has happened in Africa.
The Environmental Defense Fund is a good site to learn about all the horrible things possibly occurring in our world. The site contains a good deal of information on global warming and ozone depletion. The site also provides several ways of putting the projected affects to our environment in an understandable way; such as Warming Projections for the Year 2100 for selected cities.
The US Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) is implemented by The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University. The brochure available at this site is one of the best in explaining global warming in the context of climate, impacts and policy.
The Greenpeace International Homepage is the ‘radical’ environmentalist home. The web site on climate provides a wide variety of information on various climate issues. The debate with industry section provides information useful to debate skeptics of global warming.
The Center for Global Change site for the This specialization provides information that is difficult to find on the web.concentrates primarily on climate change in the arctic.
The Center for International Climate and Environmental Research is a very good site to check on the latest environmental news releases. The site provides links to articles of major news organizations or press releases from prominent groups.
Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs page on Global Warming is very interesting. The site provides summaries of both Japanese and International approaches to global climate change. One of the more interesting reports of the Japanese approaches involves the Household Eco-Account Book. One of the many elements of this program has citizens monitor “the volume of energy consumed, whether electricity, liquid petroleum gas, water, kerosene, or gasoline, and calculat[e] the amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced by each.” (Is this why the Japanese score higher in math?)
NASA’s website provides access to a wealth of information. The Global Change Master Directory is very effectively organized by categories and thereby simplifies the task of locating specific information.
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network provides many interesting sources of information. The potential increases in human mortality due to global warming is one of the more uncommon aspects of climate change covered by this web site.
The NOAA Home Page present several sources that are effective for gathering information. In addition to the National Climatic Data Center, which provides a access to data, NOAA’s site also provides access to over 12,000 photographs.
The National Safety Council offers a wonderful site for environmental issues. The Climate change page allows access to the Climate Change Guidebook. The guidebook may be the best source of information available to introduce someone to the issues and background of climate change.
The Natural Resources
Defense Council provides useful information in their Global
Warming Briefing. From this
page, the visitor has easy access to International
negotiations, U.S. legislation and possible solutions to global warming.
Ozone Action is a non-profit public interest organization. They focus solely on ozone depletion and global warming. The site provides several informative fact sheets as well as a Summary of Global Climate Coalition Activities: 1996-1997. GCC is an industry-funded organization and the summary explains how Ozone Action believes GCC’s statements are flawed.
Physicians for Social
working to create a world free of nuclear weapons, global environmental
pollution, and gun violence. The Climate
Change and Human Health Homepage supplies good information on Surviving
a Heat Wave. There is also a fact
sheet explaining why ozone is beneficial at high altitudes and harmful at
House web site on Global
Climate Change contains little information that is not available elsewhere.
However, there is a nice press
release congratulating everyone on the giant strides made in Kyoto and a
statement that no one is more committed to stopping global warming than the
United States of America.
Wildlife Fund is another ‘radical’ environmental group.
The site provides lots of information on a variety of topics, including climate
change. Additionally, there is
a page that shows how
industrialized countries can reduce their emissions by 50-80% while still
allowing a growth of 2% per anum.
The DoD’s Defense Environmental Network & Information eXchange (DENIX) site has a climate changepage that has a different flavor and viewpoint than other web sites. The Climate Change and National Security Talking Points is interesting and contains little known Kyoto trivia (the U.S. was the only nation in Kyoto to have uniformed military representatives on its delegation). Additionally, there are military-relevant loopholes: under Kyoto, a multilateral operation is broadly defined to include those undertaken by U.S. forces with any support from another country (including, for example, the permission of a country to pass through its airspace or to use U.S. forces based in its territory), so virtually all current military operations are multilateral in nature.
Bad Greenhouse is another site with an atypical flavor. This site will educate the reader in the proper vernacular of climate change.