Climate Change Resources
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Climate Science Websites
Note: An extended list of climate-related blogs is provided on this page.
- AAAS - What we know - A concise summary of, well, what we know about human-caused climate change or as the tagline on their homepage states “Based on the evidence, about 97% of climate scientists agree that human-caused climate change is happening.”
- Climate change: evidence and causes - A very good introduction to climate change from the Royal Society. It includes video and answers to key questions.
- SkepticalScience.com - has detailed explanations of some of the most commonly discussed aspects of climate change (by the general public, not necessarily by scientists). The site has a lot of information sorted under “denier” memes such as “it's the sun”.
- NASA - Global Climate Change - the NASA website about global climate change, providing a depth and breadth of information for the general public.
- Global Change:- Climate - climate change pages from GlobalChange.gov, a website managed by a conglomerate of related government agencies in the USA.
- Climate Council (Australia) - The Climate Council was created after “thousands of Australians chipped in to Australia's biggest crowd-funding campaign”, raising more than $1m in a matter of days. The Climate Commission, which was abolished by the then incoming Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, was relaunched as the independent Climate Council. It provides information on climate change with a focus on how it affects Australia.
- Climate Science Rapid Response Team - a match-making service where 160 climate scientists are available, chosen on the basis of their professional competence, to connect with lawmakers and the media who are seeking expert advice relating to climate change.
- How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: Responses to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming - GRIST series by Coby Beck - an oldie but still good.
- Climate change: A guide for the perplexed - article by Michael Le Page at New Scientist. Another oldie but goodie from 2007.
Data - temperature, sea ice and other climate data
Temperature Data and Reports
Land and sea surface temperature
Air temperature - troposphere and stratosphere
Sea surface temperature (SST)
- Sea surface temp monthly anomaly - chart from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
- SST Anomaly Charts - NOAA
- Animated sea surface temp and anomalies - 12 weeks - NOAA
- HadSST - from the Met Office Hadley Centre
- Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) - v 3(b) from NOAA
- ERSST v4 Nino regions - from NOAA
Pacific Decadal Oscillation
Earth null school
This section needs tidying up and proper names added (full name with initials in brackets) plus short descriptions.
- Arctic Sea Ice blog from Neven
Sea ice charts
- State of the cryosphere - The Cryosphere Today from the Polar Research Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Excellent visuals and detail.
- Ice extent news - National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
- Ice extent arctic daily - chart - National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
- Ice extent arctic interactive chart - NSIDC
- Ice extent antarctic daily - chart - National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
- Arctic ROOS - chart - sea ice area and sea ice extent
- AMSR2 ice maps and charts - sea ice area/extent
- JAXA sea ice - chart
- PIOMAS forecast- animated
- Polar Science Centre Arctic sea ice volume description (PIOMAS)
Sea ice data
Sea ice other, including historical
El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
Carbon Dioxide - CO2
- Coral Reef Watch - a website of NOAA that shows alerts for coral bleaching, and more.
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority - website, with page on climate change
- David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef - companion and interactive website for his BBC-series. Contains lots of footage about hands-on research at stations like Heron Island.
Models - the climate kind
- The emergent patterns of climate models - Ted Talk with Gavin Schmidt
- Why trust climate models? It’s a matter of simple science - Ars Technica article by Scott K. Johnson
- Timeline of Climate Modeling, A history of climate modeling, from the 1850s to the present - Steve Easterbrook on Prezi - 9 February 2015
- Engineering the Software for Understanding Climate Change - Steve Easterbrook on a study he did of Hadley Centre climate models
This section is a long way from being complete. Please add to it :)
Science Press Releases
- Earth's Future (open access)
AMS - American Meteorological Society Journals
Other Climate-related Journals
General Science Journals
Climate Change Blogs
This has it's own page - Climate Change Blogs