Climate change science - scientific publications and websites
|Title:|| ||"InsideClimate News"
|Description/subject:|| ||"InsideClimate News is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped.
We are staffed by professional journalists, many of whom bring decades of experience from leading media organizations in the nation, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, ProPublica, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News and Frontline. We have earned national recognition for our work and many of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
Founded in 2007, InsideClimate News is incorporated in the state of New York and is a 501 C3 tax exempt organization operating with IRS approval as a public charity. It is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by best practices in non-profit management."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"InsideClimate News"|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||04 December 2016|
|Title:|| ||"Nature Climate Change"
|Description/subject:|| ||"Understanding the Earth's changing climate, and its consequences, is a scientific challenge of enormous importance to society. Nature Climate Change is a monthly journal dedicated to publishing the most significant and cutting-edge research on the science of climate change, its impacts and wider implications for the economy, society and policy.
Nature Climate Change publishes original research across the physical and social sciences and strives to synthesize interdisciplinary research. The journal follows the standards for high-quality science set by all Nature-branded journals and is committed to publishing top-tier original research in all areas relating to climate change through a fair and rigorous review process, access to a broad readership, high standards of copy editing and production, rapid publication and independence from academic societies and others with vested interests.
In addition to publishing original research, Nature Climate Change provides a forum for discussion among leading experts through the publication of opinion, analysis and review articles. It also highlights the most important developments in the field through Research Highlights and publishes original reporting from renowned science journalists in the form of feature articles..."|
|Format/size:|| ||html, pdf|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||09 July 2014|
|Title:|| ||Climate Central
|Description/subject:|| ||Mission Statement:
"Communicate the science and effects of climate change to the public and decision-makers, and inspire Americans to support action to stabilize the climate, prepare for impacts of climate change, or some combination of the two"...
What We Do:
"Climate Central conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our public outreach is informed by our own scientific research and that of other leading climate scientists. Our scientists publish, and our journalists report on climate science, energy, impacts such as sea level rise, climate change attribution and related topics. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization. We do not lobby, and we do not support any specific legislation, policy or bill"...
How We Do It: "Climate Central scientists publish peer-reviewed research on climate science; energy; impacts such as sea level rise; climate attribution and more. Our work is not confined to scientific journals. We investigate and synthesize weather and climate data and science to equip local communities and media with the tools they need to visualize the threat of climate change and the need for practical solutions".|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Climate Central|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||19 July 2012|
|Title:|| ||Climate Change and Security
|Description/subject:|| ||"The IISS believes climate change could have a serious effect on regional and global stability, and researches how global warming may affect disputes over territory, water and other resources, or could otherwise threaten peace. It also studies the mechanisms for averting 'climate wars'."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||01 December 2016|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Find and download scientifically and pedagogically reviewed digital resources for teaching about climate's influence on you and society and your influence on climate.
Climate Change: Lines of Evidence (7 chapters)|
|Source/publisher:|| ||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - US Govt.|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||https://www.climate.gov/|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||09 December 2016|
|Title:|| ||Global Climate Change - NASA
|Description/subject:|| ||"NASA is a world leader in climate studies and Earth science. While its role is not to set climate policy or prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change. NASA then makes this information available to the global community – the public, policy- and decision-makers and scientific and planning agencies around the world.".....
* Responding to climate change involves a two-pronged approach: reducing and stabilizing the levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (“mitigation”); and adapting to the climate change already in the pipeline (“adaptation”).
* You can follow NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), NASA's Megacities Carbon Project and this website's Energy Innovations section to learn what the agency is doing to help better understand climate change.|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||11 September 2016|
|Title:|| ||International Energy Agency
|Description/subject:|| ||The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||International Energy Agency|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||21 January 2017|
|Description/subject:|| ||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. All posts are signed by the author(s), except ‘group’ posts which are collective efforts from the whole team. This is a moderated forum. - See more at: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/about/#sthash.dsoACXMy.dpuf|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||02 November 2014|
|Title:|| ||Union of Concerned Scientists - Global Warming
|Description/subject:|| ||Confronting the Realities:
of Climate Change - The consequences of global warming are already here.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Union of Concerned Scientists|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||12 December 2016|
|Title:|| ||Worldwatch Institute
|Description/subject:|| ||"Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing..." Publishes the annual "State of the World" reports and other publications|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Worldwatch Institute|
|Format/size:|| ||html, pdf|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||25 January 2005|
|Title:|| ||Climate change: evidence and causes
|Date of publication:|| ||24 February 2014|
|Description/subject:|| ||"The Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences, with their similar missions to promote the use of science to benefit society and to inform critical policy debates, offer this new publication as a key reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative answers about the current state of climate change science. The publication makes clear what is well established, where consensus is growing, and where there is still uncertainty. It is written and reviewed by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national science academies, as well as the newest climate change assessment from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."|
|Source/publisher:|| ||The Royal Society, US National Academy of Sciences|
|Format/size:|| ||html, Adobe Flash|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv0zONEy_vo|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||08 December 2016|
|Title:|| ||World on the Edge - How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
|Date of publication:|| ||2011|
|Description/subject:|| ||“We can get rid of hunger, illiteracy, disease, and poverty, and we can restore the earth’s soils, forests,
and fisheries. We can build a global community where the basic needs of all people are satisfied—a world
that will allow us to think of ourselves as civilized.” –Lester R. Brown.....
“Lester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and save the
planet . . . in a practical, straightforward way. We should all heed
—President Bill Clinton...
“. . . a far-reaching thinker.”
—U.S. News & World Report
“The best book on the environment I’ve ever read.”
—Chris Swan, Financial Times
“It’s exciting . . . a masterpiece!”
“[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the
general reader is remarkable. . . ”
—Katherine Salant, Washington Post
“In tackling a host of pressing issues in a single book, Plan B 2.0
makes for an eye-opening read.”
—Times Higher Education Supplement...
“A great blueprint for combating climate change.”
—Bryan Walsh, Time...
"[Brown] lays out one of the most comprehensive set of solutions
you can find in one place.”
—Joseph Romm, Climate Progress...
“. . . a highly readable and authoritative account of the problems
we face from global warming to shrinking water resources, fisheries,
forests, etc. The picture is very frightening. But the book
also provides a way forward.”
—Clare Short, British Member of Parliament...|
|Author/creator:|| ||Lester Brown|
|Source/publisher:|| ||EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (1MB-OBL version; 1.68MB-original)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.earth-policy.org/images/uploads/book_files/wotebook.pdf
|Date of entry/update:|| ||10 August 2012|
|Description/subject:|| ||"We actively promote North-South equity and the preservation of livelihoods. We observe, analyse and act. In doing so, we focus on the politics and economics of the North with their worldwide consequences. The situation of marginalised people in the South is the starting point of our work. Together with our members and supporters as well as with other actors in civil society we intend to represent a strong lobby for sustainable development..."|
|Language:|| ||German, Deutsch, English, French|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||23 January 2017|
|Title:|| ||GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX 2015: Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2013 and 1994 to 2013
|Description/subject:|| ||Brief Summary: "The Global Climate Risk Index 2015 analyses to wh
at extent countries have been affected by
the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent
data available – from 2013 and 1994–2013 – were taken into account.
The countries affected most in 2013 were the Philippines, Cambodia and India. For the pe-riod from 1994 to 2013 Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti rank highest.
This year's 10th edition of the analysis reconfirms that, according to the Climate Risk Index,
less developed countries are generally more affected than industrialised countries. Regard-ing future climate change, the Climate Risk Index may serve as
a red flag for already existing
vulnerability that may further increase in regions where extreme events will become more
frequent or more severe due to climate change. While some vulnerable developing countries
are frequently hit by extreme events, there are also some others where such disasters are a
Lima is a stepping-stone in the preparation of
the Paris Agreement. It will provide the framing
for the pivotal Paris Conference in 2015, and it wi
ll have to issue decisive guidance – national
and international for the Paris preparation. Furthermore, in Lima countries must make con-crete decisions to advance the implementation
of National Adaptation Plans, and to develop
the work plan for the Warsaw International Mechanism to support countries in addressing
climatic loss and damage."|
|Author/creator:|| ||S. Kreft, D. Eckstein, L. Junghans, C. Kerestan and U. Hagen|
|Format/size:|| ||html, pdf|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||19 July 2015|