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New Scientist: Introduction to Climate Change

www.newscientist.com/article/dn9903-introduction-climate-change/

Skeptical Science

The Skeptical Science web site presents science based information on climate change
www.skepticalscience.com

The Conversation

www.theconversation.com/au/environment

Renew economy

www.reneweconomy.com.au

 

 

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

BOM Current Climate Updates
www.bom.gov.au/climate/updates/

BOM Special climate statements
The list of titles alone tells a story of record heat, rainfall and floods
www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/special-statements.shtml

BOM State of the Climate Report
www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

BOM Recent Climate Reports and Summaries including Annual Reports
www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/index.shtml

Australian CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the national science agency of  Australia
www.csiro.au

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Climate Change
www.epa.gov

US National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Climate Change: Evidence
www.climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

Climate Change: Causes
www.climate.nasa.gov/causes/

NASA: Vital Signs of the Planet

  • Rising CO2 concentration in the atmosphere
  • Rising global temperature
  • Reduced Arctic sea-ice
  • Reduced Antarctica and Greenland ice
  • Rising sea-level
  • Forest Cover

www.climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/carbon-dioxide/

US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

www.noaa.gov

NOAA Climate News
www.climate.gov/news-features

Annual State of the climate reports
US National Climate Data Centre (NCDC)
www.ncdc.noaa.gov

NOAA Global Climate Dashboard

NOAA graphs under “climate change” tab:

  • Global average temperature
  • Carbon Dioxide concentration in the atmosphere (ppm)
  • Snow Covered Area in Northern hemisphere spring
  • Global Average Sea Level (mm)
  • Arctic Sea Ice Area each September
  • Ocean Heat energy in the top half-mile of ocean
  • The Sun’s energy reaching the Earth (watts per square metre)
  • Melting of glaciers
  • Heat Trapping Gases in the atmosphere

Also graphs under “climate variability” tab including
El Nino / La Nina movement over time

Graphs under “climate projection” tab
•    Expected Temperatures under varying scenarios

You can drag the bars new “earlier” and “later” to view difertn dat arranges

www.climate.gov/maps-data

US National Snow & Ice Data Centre (NSIDC)

www.nsidc.org

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

www.ipcc.ch

The Science of Climate Change: Frequently Asked Questions (IPCC)
www.ipcc.unibe.ch/publications/wg1-ar4/faq/wg1_faqIndex.html

UK Met Office

UK Met Office
www.metoffice.gov.uk

Research News (UK Met Office)
www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/news

Royal Society (United Kingdom)

www.royalsociety.org/policy/climate-change

British Broadcasting Commission (BBC)

www.bbc.co.uk/science/earth/atmosphere_and_climate/climate

 

Real Climate

Real Climate: Climate Change information from climate scientists
www.realclimate.org

Resources: Start here to understand climate change
www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2007/05/start-here/

Climate Code Red

Climate Code Red by David Spratt
www.climatecodered.org

Brave New Climate

Brave New Climate: Climate change information  edited by climate scientist, Professor Barry Brook.
www.bravenewclimate.com

A pessimistic view

Guy McPherson in “Nature Bats Last” writes that the we have already passed tipping points and that our days are numbered.  He is professor emeritus of natural resources and the environment at the University of Arizona, where he taught and conducted research for 20 years.
http://guymcpherson.com/climate-chaos/

Local Climate Action Groups

Climate Change Australia: A community climate action group, with branches in Grafton, Port Macquarie and Taree in New South Wales.
http://www.climatechangeaustralia.org/

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