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====== Climate Change Resources ====== On this page are some references to particular topics relating to climate science. To add to the list you will first need to register on the Wiki and log in. This is a separate login from the chat forum, although you can use the same user name to register (and this is preferred). For instructions on how to add to or edit this page, [[:wikiguide#adding_to_the_climate_references_page|refer to the Wiki Guide]]. ===== Climate Science Websites ===== **Note**: An extended list of **climate-related blogs** is provided [[:climate_change_blogs|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. * [[|]] - a commentary site on climate science by [[|working climate scientists]] for the interested public and journalists. It was set up with the aim of providing a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. * [[|]] - 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, 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 ===== ==== Snapshots ==== * [[|NOAA Climate Dashboard]] - A great site to refer people to who want to see the facts about climate change, or who claim they want to see empirical evidence. US-based. * [[|HotWhopper Charts]] - some charts that show global changes. ==== Temperature Data and Reports ==== === Land and sea surface temperature === * [[|NASA GISS GISTemp]] * [[|UK Met Office, Hadley Centre - HadCRUT4]] * [[|NOAA monthly global report]] - state of the climate reports * [[|Bureau of Meteorology, Australia]]- climate and past weather * [[|Environment Canada weather and climate info]] * [[|Weather reports]] - observations from practically everywhere. Looks to be a private volunteer effort from [[|]] * [[|KNMI Climate Explorer]] - for plotting and obtaining data from a wide variety of sources from the [[|Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut]] * [[|Wood for Trees]] - plots data obtained from various sources (See the intro on the [[|About page]], the [[|Examples page]] and [[|Notes]]) === Air temperature - troposphere and stratosphere === * Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) - [[|downloadable monthly data]] * University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) - [[|downloadable monthly data]] * [[|NOAA comparison of UAH and RSS lower troposphere]] * [[|Satellite Data Source and Information Links]] - NOAA ==== Sea ice ==== //This section needs tidying up and proper names added (full name with initials in brackets) plus short descriptions.// * [[|Arctic Sea Ice blog]] from Neven​​​ * [[|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]] - National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) * [[|Ice extent arctic interactive]] NSIDC * [[|Ice extent antarctic daily]] - National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) * [[|DMI Arctic sea ice extent]] * [[|Arctic ROOS]] - sea ice area and sea ice extent * [[|AMSR2 ice maps and charts]] - sea ice area/extent * [[|Arctic sea ice volume PIOMAS chart]] * [[|JAXA sea ice]] * [[|PIOMAS forecast]]- animated * Polar Science Centre [[|Arctic sea ice volume description]] (PIOMAS) * [[|Arctic webcams - North Pole]] and more from the [[|North Pole Environmental Observatory]] * [[|Arctic Sea Ice 1953-2011 ]]from Meier et al (2012) * [[|]] * [[|NSIDC - Nordic ice edge 1750 - 2002]] * [[|Sea ice boundaries August from 1751]] - various years as jpg files from NOAA ==== El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) ==== * [[|Latest ENSO wrap-up]] - Australian Bureau of Meteorology, very detailed and comes out fortnightly * [[|NOAA Weekly ENSO Update]] * [[|NASA sea surface heights]] (ENSO) * [[|ERSST v4 Nino regions]] - sea surface temperature and temperature anomalies from NOAA ==== Carbon Dioxide - CO2 ==== * [[|CO2 Mauna Loa and Global]], monthly - trends in atmospheric CO<sub>2</sub> from NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory * [[|CO2 reduction scoreboard]] - analysis of the current UN pledges, with a graphic showing the likely impact - from Climate Interactive, a not-for-profit organisation based in Washington DC. ==== Coral Reefs ==== * [[|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 ===== * Ted Talk with Gavin Schmidt - [[|The emergent patterns of climate models]] * Ars Technica article by Scott K. Johnson - [[|Why trust climate models? It’s a matter of simple science]] * Steve Easterbrook on Prezi: [[|Timeline of Climate Modeling, A history of climate modeling, from the 1850s to the present]] - 9 February 2015 * TedX at U Toronto 2014 with Steve Easterbrook: [[|Computing the Climate]] with [[|an article about it here]]. * Steve Easterbrook on a study he did of Hadley Centre climate models: [[|Engineering the Software for Understanding Climate Change]] ===== Climate Journals ===== //This section is a long way from being complete. Please add to it :)// ==== Science Press Releases ==== * [[|Eurekalert]] * [[|Phys.Org]] * [[|ScienceDaily]] ==== AGU Journals ==== * [[|Earth's Future]] (open access) * [[|Geophysical Research Letters]] * [[|Paleooceanography]] * [[|Full list of AGU journals]] ==== AMS - American Meteorological Society Journals ==== * [[|Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society]] * [[|Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology]] * [[|Journal of Climate]] * [[|Full list of AMS Journals]] ==== Other Climate-related Journals ==== * [[|Nature Climate Change]] ==== General Science Journals ==== * [[|Nature]] * [[|Science]] ===== Climate Change Blogs ===== This has it's own page - [[:climate_change_blogs|Climate Change Blogs]]