Link x-conference/x-cooltalk Climate change myths (UK Met Office) — 13 Dec 2007
The Met Office recognises that climate change is a complex subject. There are genuine areas of uncertainty and scientific controversy. There are also a number of misunderstandings and myths which are recycled, often by non-climate scientists, and portrayed as scientific fact. Recent coverage has questioned the influence of humans on the climate. While the arguments used might have been regarded as genuine areas of sceptical enquiry 20 years ago, further observed warming and advances in climate science render these out of touch.
Link Responses to common contrarian arguments (by RealClimate) — 13 Dec 2007
Responses to common contrarian arguments on the reality of climate change and related issues
Link RealClimate — 13 Dec 2007
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. It aims to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion is restricted to scientific topics and does not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.
Link Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF) — 04 May 2007
A partnership between seventeen companies and six governments, and managed by the World Bank, the Prototype Carbon Fund (PCF) became operational in April 2000. As the first carbon fund, its mission is to pioneer the market for project-based greenhouse gas emission reductions while promoting sustainable development and offering a learning-by-doing opportunity to its stakeholders. The Fund has a total capital of $180 million.
Link UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) — 04 May 2007
The UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) provides scenarios that show how our climate might change and co-ordinates research on dealing with our future climate. UKCIP shares this information, free of charge, with organisations in the commercial and public sectors to help them prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Link Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research — 04 May 2007
The Tyndall Centre brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists, who together are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change through trans-disciplinary research and dialogue on both a national and international level - not just within the research community, but also with business leaders, policy advisors, the media and the public in general.
Link International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) — 04 May 2007
The Linkages team of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Reporting Services (IISD RS), provides news, information and analysis from international environment and sustainable development negotiations. The team of experts regularly updates the “Linkages” website and produce two-widely read publications – Linkages Update and the MEA Bulletin – which are sister publications of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB).
Link chemical/x-pdb European Climate Assessment & Dataset (ECA&D) — 04 May 2007
The European Climate Assessment & Dataset (ECA&D) project presents indices for monitoring and analysing changes in climate extremes, as well as the daily dataset needed to calculate these indices. ECA&D is initiated by the European Climate Support Network ECSN and supported by the Network of European Meteorological Services EUMETNET.
Link International Energy Agency — 04 May 2007
The International Energy Agency (IEA) acts as energy policy advisor to 27 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens. IEA's mandate incorporates the “Three E’s” of balanced energy policy making: energy security, economic development and environmental protection. Current work focuses on climate change policies, market reform, energy technology collaboration and outreach to the rest of the world, especially major consumers and producers of energy like China, India, Russia and the OPEC countries.
Link World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe - Global Change and Health — 04 May 2007
The programme on global change and health coordinates a Europe-wide interagency network that assesses and monitors the health impact of global environmental changes, evaluates policy options and advocates with Member States on preventive measures and carries out capacity building activities.
Link Greenfacts.org: Scientific Facts on Climate Change and Global Warming — 04 May 2007
This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2007 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): "Fourth Assessment Report (AR4)". More specifically, it is a summary of the reports by the three Working Groups: "The Physical Science Basis” (WGI), "Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability" (WGII), and "Mitigation of Climate Change" (WGIII).
Link Greenpeace's International Campaign to Save the Climate — 04 May 2007
Take part in an energy revolution. To go from a world powered by nuclear and fossil fuels to one running on renewable energy. Human caused climate change is a reality. Fortunately, there are proven energy solutions we can put to use today to provide sustainable development and energy for all. Will this energy transformation occur rapidly enough to avert the worst effects of a warming world? You will help decide the answer to that question.
Link Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) — 04 May 2007
Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E) is recognised as Europe's leading network working on climate and energy issues. With over 109 members in 25 european countries, CAN-E unites to work to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable energy and environment policy in Europe.
Link Climate Action Network (CAN) — 04 May 2007
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 430 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
Link application/x-troff-me World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) — 04 May 2007
The World Climate Research Programme is sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The two overarching objectives of the WCRP are to determine the predictability of climate and to determine the effect of human activities on climate.
Link Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) — 04 May 2007
PIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impact and sustainable development. Researchers from the natural and social sciences work together to generate interdisciplinary insights and to provide society with sound information for decision making. The main methodologies are systems and scenarios analysis, modelling, computer simulation, and data integration.
Link International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) — 04 May 2007
The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) is a research programme that studies the phenomenon of Global Change. IGBP studies the interactions between biological, chemical and physical processes and interactions with human systems and collaborates with other programmes to develop and impart the understanding necessary to respond to global change.
Link Hadley Centre for Climate Change — 04 May 2007
The Met Office Hadley Centre is the UK’s official centre for climate change research. Partly funded by Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), it provides in-depth information to, and advise, the Government on climate change issues.
Link Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) — 04 May 2007
GCOS is a long-term, user-driven operational system capable of providing the comprehensive observations required for monitoring the climate system, for detecting and attributing climate change, for assessing the impacts of climate variability and change, and for supporting research toward improved understanding, modelling and prediction of the climate system. GCOS addresses the total climate system including physical, chemical and biological properties, and atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial hydrologic, and cryospheric components.
Link Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — 04 May 2007
The Climatic Research Unit is concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change. It 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.
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