This guide serves as a starting point for those looking for key documents and resources on the topic of global warming.
News about global warming and climate change is everywhere and the offerings can be overwhelming. This site
is designed to bring together the most important web and print
resources on this topic, and serve as a jumping-off point for the
The Final Draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report, AR5, will be published on Sept. 30, 2013. Incorporating findings from better climate models and more scientific data, this document reports an even increased likelihood that climate change is real and related to human activity.
Available at Boston College, from the important Nature Publishing Group, the monthly journal, Nature Climate Change.
- Climate Central
Basics and a whole lot more. Scientists and science journals working together have created this rich site.
- Global Warming Basics: The Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Highly informative site from this well-respected foundation
- Climate change: A Summary of the Science
From the Royal Society, the prestigious U.K. scholarly society
- Global Warming- Science - The New York Times
In-depth articles drawn from the pages of the New York Times
- Climate Change | U.S. EPA
Basic information, science, policy, consequences, information on what you can do
- Climate Change -- New Scientist
FAQ's, news stories, timeline, quotes and more from this widely-read and respected science news journal
- Climate Change at the National Academies
Gateway to information on climate change resources from the National Academies; use the horizontal menu for easy access to an extensive listing of reports, links to related information, climate change "basics", and other authoritative information.
- Nat'l Academies Press Discovery Engine
Searches on "global warming" to find NAP freely-available scholarly texts
- U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
USGCRP coordinates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society; this site brings together the work of 13 departments and agencies representing diverse perspectives, including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, and State, to name just a few, as well as the National Science Foundation, U.S. AID, among other agencies.
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