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  1. e360.yale.edu A publication by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Health with latest news and issues on Climate Change.

  2. Climateprogress.org Looks at the complex issues that society faces in the area of Climate Change [can subscribe to an email newsletter also].

  3. Extremeicesurvey.org The Extreme Ice Survey is the most wide-ranging glacier study ever conducted using ground-based, real-time photography. EIS uses time-lapse photography, conventional photography, and video to document the rapid changes now occuring on the Earth's glacial ice. The EIS team has installed 27 time-lapse cameras at 15 sites in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountains. EIS supplements this ongoing record with annual repeat photography in Iceland, the Alps, and Bolivia.

  4. Climatehotmap.org  The World Resources Institute oversaw the production of the printed version of the map and undertook the design and construction of this web site. In January 2003, the Union of Concerned Scientists updated the website to reflect the new map points.  Support for this project has been generously provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  The printed version of the map and the graphic images used on this web site were designed by Cutting Edge Graphics, and modified by Kamenko Pajic at UCS.

  5. Eere.energy.gov  Here you'll find information about the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), which manages the ten EERE programs.

  6. Americanprogress.org  The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We combine bold policy ideas with a modern communications platform to help shape the national debate, expose the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter.

  7. Meted.ucar.edu  These modules should interest anyone who wants to learn more about how weather, climate and the environment can affect them – and what they should do about it if they find themselves in harm’s way.

  8. Arcus.org/synthesis2k/  This project is a coordinated response to the pressing need for new high-quality proxy-climate records from high latitudes. It contributes to the long-term perspective on natural climate variability that is needed to understand historically unprecedented changes now occurring in the Arctic.

  9. IPCCinfo.com Resource Media is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our Climate Science Program is dedicated to connecting scientists directly with journalists. This project is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and The Energy Foundation.

  10. Geophysical Research Letters  GRL is a Letters journal; limiting manuscript size expedites the review and publication process. GRL also publishes a limited number of frontier articles, by invitation from Editors. GRL's mission is to disseminate concisely-written, high-impact research reports on major scientific advances in AGU disciplines [PDF].

  11. American Meteorological Society The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, professors, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.

  12. Earth System Research Lab (NOAA)  ESRL was formed to pursue a broad and comprehensive understanding of the Earth system. This system comprises many physical, chemical and biological processes that need to be dynamically integrated to better predict their behavior over scales from local to global and periods of minutes to millennia.

  13. Climate-impacts.ch Case studies of weather and climate impacts in various sectors, methods and tools for climate impact assessment, climate change scenarios for the region of the European Alps

  14. Climate 1-Stop - The Climate 1-Stop provides a single location to share and access climate change tools, resources and information, with a primary focus on adaptation in developing countries.The Climate 1-Stop is a partnership of southern and northern organizations working at all levels, from grass roots to global. Please contribute by adding an entry!

  15. Real Climate - RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.

  16. National Academy Press - The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the nation's leading experts in every field to serve on their award-winning panels and committees. This is the right place for definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition.

  17. United States Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development The U.S. Partnership consists of individuals, organizations and institutions in the United States dedicated to education for sustainable development (ESD). It acts as a convener, catalyst, and communicator working across all sectors of American society.

  18. Tiempocyberclimate.org Portal - The Tiempo Climate Portal is a listing of selected websites covering climate and development and related issues.  Tiempo Climate Newswatch is a weekly on-line magazine with news, features and comment on global warming, climate change, sea-level rise and development issues. The news stories carried by Newswatch are updated weekly. Comment, features, interviews and other sections of the magazine are updated on a weekly to monthly basis.

  19. Climate Research Unit - The Climatic Research Unit is widely recognised as one of the world's leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.  Consisting of a staff of around thirty research scientists and students, the Unit has developed a number of the data sets widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system, as well as statistical software packages and climate models. The aim of the Climatic Research Unit is to improve scientific understanding in three areas: past climate history and its impact on humanity; the course and causes of climate change during the present century; prospects for the future

  20. Energy Industry Analysis and Statistics - Reportlinker provides a fast and easy way to purchase industry reports published by leading private firms and analysts. Our catalogue covers 350 vertical industries for all major countries worldwide, spanning from early 80's to nowadays.

  21. Alliance to Save Energy e-FFICIENCY - Alliance Associates were among the clean energy advocates at the Clean Energy Ministerial Stakeholder Meeting on July 19, 2010. Hosted by the Alliance, the American Council on Renewable Energy and the U.S. Green Building Council, this meeting was designed to inform the energy ministers attending the two-day Clean Energy Ministerial government meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy.

  22. NCDC State of the Climate 2009 - This 20th annual State of the Climate report highlights the climate conditions that characterized 2009, including notable extreme events. In total, 37 Essential Climate Variables are reported to more completely characterize the State of the Climate in 2009.

  23. Cryosphere Today - A webspace devoted to the current state of our cryosphere.  University of Illinois Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

  24. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy newsletter & searchable site, the EERE Network News, covers national and international energy efficiency and renewable energy news and events, as well as new EERE Web sites and energy facts

  25. Scientific American Climate Change related articles from Scientific American.  Access to these articles may require registration and purchasing costs.

  26. ETCgroup.org addresses the socioeconomic and ecological issues surrounding new technologies that could have an impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. They  investigate ecological erosion (including the erosion of cultures and human rights); the development of new technologies (especially agricultural but also new technologies that work with genomics and matter); and they monitor global governance issues including corporate concentration and trade in technologies. They operate at the global political level. They work closely with partner civil society organizations (CSOs) and social movements, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America

  27. http://www.globsnow.info/  The European Space Agency (ESA) Data User Element (DUE) funded GlobSnow project aims at creating a global database of snow parameters for climate research purposes. The main objective is to create a long term dataset on two essential snow parameters. The project will provide information concerning the areal extent of snow (SE) on a global scale and snow water equivalent (SWE) for the Northern Hemisphere. Both products will include the end product derived from the satellite data along with accuracy information for each snow parameter. The temporal span of the SE product will be 15 years and the span for the SWE product will be 30 years. A key improvement of the snow products, when compared with the currently available data sets, will be the inclusion of a statistically derived accuracy estimate accompanying each SE or SWE estimate (on a pixel level).

  28. Law.columbia.edu/centers/climatechange  The Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) at Columbia Law School develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains law students and  lawyers in their use, and develops databases on climate law and regulation. It works closely with the scientists at Columbia University's Earth Institute and with governmental, nongovernmental and academic organizations

  29. Scientificamerican.com/article.cfm  Want to Learn More about Climate Change? Some recent and past Scientific Americancoverage of global warming

  30. Oxfordenergy.org/  The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies was founded in 1982 as an autonomous centre for advanced research into the social science areas of energy issues. The Institute is committed to the idea of dialogue – between consumers and producers, government and industry and academics and decision makers. This is reflected in the membership of the Institute and in the composition of its research team, which is drawn from different national, academic and professional backgrounds. Our aim is that co-operation between researchers from these varied backgrounds, will lead to a more informed and balanced understanding of the behaviour, motivations and objectives of the various economic forces, agents and policy makers that operate in or influence the performance of international energy markets.

  31. Law.columbia.edu/centers/climatechange  The Columbia Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains law students and  lawyers in their use, and provides the public with up-to-date resources on key topics in climate law and regulation.  It works closely with the scientists at Columbia University's Earth Institute and with governmental, nongovernmental and academic organizations.  CCCL is directed by the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, Michael Gerrard.  See a two-page summary of CCCL and its activities here.

  32. Energy.gov/  The Energy Department is working to ensure America's Energy Future, Scientific & Technological Leadership, Nuclear Security and to resolve the environmental legacy of the cold war.

  33. Comet2.colostate.edu COMET-VR 2.0 is a user-friendly, web-based tool that provides estimates of carbon sequestration and net greenhouse gas emissions from soils and biomass for US farms and ranches.  It links a large set of databases containing information on soils, climate and management practices to dynamically run the Century ecosystem simulation model as well as empirical models for soil N2O emissions and CO2 from fuel usage for field operations.

  34. Swiftwindturbine.com - This is the first quiet rooftop wind turbine that generates electricity by harnessing the power of the wind providing you a cost effective energy source for domestic, community and industrial use.

  35. Wave Energy System (NSF.gov) A team of aerospace engineers is applying the principles that keep airplanes aloft to create a new wave-energy system that is durable, extremely efficient, and can be placed anywhere in the ocean, regardless of depth. Renew

  36. Gridmag.com  Renew Grid is the Web site and trade magazine for professionals implementing smart grid and renewable energy transmission technologies. Utilities, renewable energy developers, project owners and other stakeholders turn to Renew Grid to stay informed about smart grid strategies and technologies; transmission project siting and development; grid management and monitoring; federal, regional and local policies and regulations; demand management; financing and more. 

  37. Fueleconomy.gov is maintained jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA’s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 to provide accurate MPG information to consumers  about cars (automobiles) electric cars and other fuel.

  38. ESRL.noaa.gov/psd/psd3/wfip/  Wind power is a variable power source, dependent on weather conditions. Electric grid operators keep the grid stable by balancing the variable amount of power produced from wind farms by increasing or decreasing power production from conventional generation stations, including coal and natural gas. Having advance knowledge of when wind power will ramp up or down through accurate weather forecasts can lead to significant improvements in the efficiency of operation of these fossil fuel plants, as well as the entire electrical grid system, resulting in lower costs as well as lower CO2 emissions. Lowering the costs of integrating wind energy onto the grid will accelerate the development of wind energy as a growing component of the nation's energy portfolio.

  39. Climate.columbia.edu The Abrupt Climate Change in a Warming World (ACWW) project is the latest incarnation of a long running NOAA funded program of integrated research at Lamont into the problem of abrupt climate change. The focus is on (1) climate change in the late Pleistocene and Holocene periods and (2) near term future abrupt change, including social impacts of anticipated change

  40. AdkResearch.org/

     The Adirondack Research Consortium focuses on stimulating research and acting as a knowledge-based forum and communicator among disciplines and diverse interests, primarily through its annual research conferences and the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies.

  41. EANY.org Environmental Advocates of New York's mission is to protect our air, land, water and wildlife and the health of all New Yorkers. Based in Albany, we monitor state government, evaluate proposed laws, and champion policies and practices that will ensure the responsible stewardship of our shared environment. We work to support and strengthen the efforts of New York's environmental community and to make our state a national leader.

  42. New Hampshire Climate Audit  This site gives an analysis of temperature data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the past 113 years. The first year of the analysis was 1895 and the last year was 2008,  any data for 2009 will be shown in the monthly graphs as they become available and not in the annual graphs until all months for the year are available.

  43. Vermont State Climate Office  The Vermont State Climate Office is housed within the Department of Geography at the University of Vermont, and is part of the State Climatologist Programme sponsored by the National Climate Data Center (NCDC), located in Asheville, North Carolina. At NCDC, all weather data for the U.S. are collected, corrected and archived. Data from other parts of the world are also maintained there. This web page contains many links to the NCDC database of climate and weather records for Vermont. It is also a gateway for Vermonters to learn about atmospheric processes and ways of reducing their vulnerabilty to climate hazards in an ever-changing climate system.

  44. Freeze Climatology for 31 Sites in Northern New York, Central and Northern Vermont - Seasonal dates of the first and last freezing temperature (at or below 32oF) over a 30-year period are analyzed using a percentile rank analysis for each surface observing site. Locations include first-order reporting stations, such as Burlington International Airport, and many long-running cooperative observing stations spread across the North Country. These data are important for agricultural purposes.

  45. GCRIO.org The US Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) provides access to data and information on climate change research, adaptation/mitigation strategies and technologies, and global change-related educational resources on behalf of the various US Federal Agencies that are involved in the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

  46. GlobalChange.gov  The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society.

  47. National Academies Publications

     - The Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change was formed in 1989 to help guide research in the United States on the interactions between human activity and global environmental change. The committee provides broad scientific expertise and judgment to the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) and others, focusing on two main tasks: developing the intellectual basis for progress in understanding human-environment interactions, and setting research directions for the future. The committee’s publications and activities reflect its work on these tasks.

  48. ADKCap.org/  The Adirondack Climate and Energy Action Plan (ADKCAP) is a coalition of organizations and individuals in Northern New York that is developing a plan to foster a vibrant and sustainable local economy based on the efficient use of resources. As the region’s natural history museum, the Wild Center is deeply involved with the science of natural resources. As a consequence, it hosted several high-level conferences that focused on both the threats to, and uses of, the natural resources needed by the human and wild residents and ecosystems of the Adirondack region. In order to learn more about ways to cut waste, increase sustainable economic activity, and benefit from the unique natural advantages provided by the Adirondack Park, conference participants chose to create task forces that work on different aspects of sustainability. By hosting and facilitating the work of ADKCAP, the Wild Center provides a framework in which ADKCAP members can build partnerships, access untapped resources, save costs as neighboring regions are doing, and work with communities to develop innovative, solutions and programs to achieve this ambitious objective.

  49. ACEEEE.org/portal/local-policy/calculator    The Local Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator is a downloadable analysis tool intended for use by local policymakers and stakeholders. It can be used to compare policy choices and explore the results of different implementation scenarios. Users can customize inputs to reflect local characteristics and tailor policy designs to meet their needs. The tool calculates estimates for energy savings, cost savings, pollution, jobs, and other outcomes resulting from selected policies over a time period designated by the user.

  50. California Climate Change http://www.opr.ca.gov/s_climatechangefacts.php  Climate change poses an immediate and growing threat to California’s economy, environment, and to public health. California’s groundbreaking efforts are helping reduce greenhouse gases emissions, which are warming the planet. The state is also taking action to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change, including the increased likelihood of both flooding and drought.

  51. Sustainable energy Policy & Practice is a knowledge management project for activities related to international negotiations, policy and technology news from leading international energy policy and technology organizations and institutions. It was launched in 2012 and is published by International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services, which manages and is fully responsible for the content posted on Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice. It is published by IISD in cooperation with theInternational Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and with funding from the .

  52. Climate Solutions Centre - Five documentary shorts, telling a story global warming; climate change. This story, told by world-class scientists, academics, journalists, and filmmakers, takes us around the globe. Showing us our world as it is and, more importantly, as it can be.Five documentary shorts, telling a story global warming; climate change. This story, told by world-class scientists, academics, journalists, and filmmakers, takes us around the globe. Showing us our world as it is and, more importantly, as it can be.

  53. http://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook - The Sea Ice Outlook project looks to coordinate and evaluate activities to predict sea ice, integrate, assess and guide observations, synthesize predictions and observations, disseminate predictions and engage key stakeholders

  54.  http://epi.yale.edu/  The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) at Yale University is launching its 2016 report, featuring new data and indicators on high-priority environmental issues, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Saturday, 23 January 2016. We will also launch a brand new website with the full report and data available for download on this day. The 2016 EPI is a preliminary report card to assess country performance on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Their Mission [http://epi.yale.edu/why-measurement-matters]

 

    Climate Commons

    Climate Commons is part of the ICSUSA.org website where sites, organizations, and books are shared that maintain a common focus regarding research, public awareness, and scientific data as the Institute of Climate Studies, USA.

    Recommended Books about Climate Change

  1. Climate Change 2007 – The Physical Science Basis.
    Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC
    [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change]
    ISBN-10: 0521705967
    ISBN-13: 978-0521705967

  2. Global Warming; The Complete Briefing, Third Edition
    by Sir John Houghton, 2004
    ISBN-10: 0521528747
    ISBN-13: 978-0521528740

  3. Dire Predictions; Understanding Global Warming
    by Michael Mann and Lee R. Kump, 2008
    ISBN-10: 0756639956
    ISBN-13: 978-0756639952

  4. Field Notes From a Catastrophe; Man Nature and Climate Change
    by Elizabeth Kolbert, 2006
    ISBN-10: 1596911301
    ASIN: B001FA23ZE

  5. Hell and High Water; Global Warming, the Solution and the Politics and What We Should Do
    by Joseph Romm, 2007
    ISBN-10: 006117212X
    ISBN-13: 978-0061172120

  6. The Two-Mile Time Machine; Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and our Future
    by Richard B. Alley, 2000
    ISBN-10: 0691102961
    ISBN-13: 978-0691102962

  7. Six Degrees; Our Future on a Hotter Planet
    by Mark Lynas, 2008
    ISBN-10: 1426203853
    ISBN-13: 978-1426203855

  8. The Global Deal; Climate Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
    by Nicholas Stern, 2009
    ISBN-10: 1586486691
    ISBN-13: 978-1586486693

  9. Climate Change; Picturing the Science
    by Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe, 2008
    ISBN-10: 0393331253
    ISBN-13: 978-0393331257

  10. Early Spring: An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World
    by Amy Seidl, 2009
    ISBN-10: 0807085847
    ISBN-13: 978-0807085844

  11. Environmental Chemistry
    by Colin Baird and Michael Cann, Fourth Edition, 2008
    ISBN-10: 1429201460
    ISBN-13: 978-1429201469

  12. Fixing Climate: What Past Climate Changes Reveal About the Current Threat – and How to Counter It
    by Wallace S. Broecker and Robert Kunzig, 2008
    ISBN-10: 0809045028
    ISBN-13: 978-0809045020

  13. The Vanishing Face of Gaia
    By James Lovelock, 2009
    ISBN-10: 0465015492
    ISBN-13: 978-0465015498

  14. The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate
    by David Archer
    ISBN-10: 0691136548
    ISBN-13: 978-0691136547

  15. Extreme Ice Now; Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate: A Progress Report
    by James Balog
    ISBN-10: 1426204019
    ISBN-13: 978-1426204012

  16. The Rising Sea
    by Orrin Pilkey and Rob Young
    ISBN-10: 1597261912
    ISBN-13:
    978-1597261913

  17. The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth
    by Eric Pooley, 2010
    ISBN-10: 140132326X
    ISBN-13:
    978-1401323264

  18. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
    by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, 2010
    ISBN-10: 1596916109
    ISBN-13:
    978-1596916104

  19. The Weather of the Future, Heat Waves, Extreme Storms and Other Scenes From a Climate-Changed Planet
    by Heidi Cullen, 2010
    ISBN-10: 0061726885
    ISBN-13: 978-0061726880

  20. The Cryosphere (Princeton Primers in Climate)
    by Shawn J. Marshall, 2011
    ISBN-10: 0691145261
    ISBN-13: 978-0691145266