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View Resource Summary for Policymakers: A Report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

On January 22, 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued perhaps the most comprehensive and dire report to date on global warming and climate change. Over three years in the making, the full report includes contributions from 123 lead authors and runs over 1,000 pages. The report finds that global temperatures could rise as much as 10.5 degrees over the next century and...

https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg1/ar4-wg1-sp...
View Resource Global Warming Kid's Site

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set up this site to teach kids about global warming, climate change, and climatology, as well as environmentally friendly habits that benefit the earth. The site allows students and educators to approach ecological issues from various perspectives. Global Warming (What it is) is an introduction to current climatological change. Other resources such...

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/signpost/cc.html
View Resource Global Climate Change Research Explorer: Biosphere

Take a first-hand look at how climate change affects the biosphere at this Web site from San Francisco's Exploratorium. Visitors can access long-term, short-term, and even near real time data from a number of research projects conducted by various institutions. All data are presented graphically, with straightforward explanations of phenomena in question. Science educators may find this Web site...

https://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/land-and-living-system...
View Resource GreenHouse Gas Online

Keep current with global warming issues with this Web site edited by greenhouse gas scientist Dave Reay. GreenHouse Gas Online offers current and archived articles from newspapers and peer-reviewed journals around the world. Only journal articles with freely available abstracts are included. The latest general news and journal articles can be found listed by title on the site's main page, while...

http://www.ghgonline.org/
View Resource Earth Observatory: Melting Snows of Kilimanjaro

Satellite photos of Mt. Kilimanjaro have become recently available from NASA's Earth Observatory, a "freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet." Taken in 1993 and again in 2000, these photos chronicle the dramatic disappearance of Kilimanjaro's glacial ice cap, a sensitive indicator of climate...

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/3054/snow-and-ice-o...
View Resource Researchers Find Genetic Response to Global Warming

University of Alberta biologist Stan Boutin and his research team have recently published findings that North American red squirrels exhibit genetic changes in response to a warming climate. This Web site contains a University of Alberta press release detailing this first-ever demonstration of genetic adaptation to global warming. With implications that extend far beyond the immediate research...

https://sites.ualberta.ca/~publicas/folio/40/12/front.html
View Resource Researchers Find Genetic Response to Global Warming: Changing Climate Prompts Genetic Change in Squirrels

University of Alberta biologist Stan Boutin and his research team have recently published findings that North American red squirrels exhibit genetic changes in response to a warming climate. This Web site contains a University of Alberta press release detailing this first-ever demonstration of genetic adaptation to global warming. With implications that extend far beyond the immediate research...

https://sites.ualberta.ca/~publicas/folio/40/12/front.html
View Resource Coral Bleaching -- Will Global Warming Kill the Reefs?

This Web site from the Australian Academy of Science presents "reliable and up-to-date information" about coral reefs as part of Nova: Science in the News. This online educational series provides background information on timely issues to secondary school teachers (or any other interested reader). Visitors will find a brief overview of the biology and environmental status of coral reefs and an...

https://www.science.org.au/curious/earth-environment/coral-b...
View Resource National Academies Press: Implementing Climate and Global Change Research

Another free offering from the National Academic Press (NAP), which was created "to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States." NAP publishes several hundred books a year on a wide range of topics and...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10635/chapter/1
View Resource Canadian Institute for Climate Studies

The Canadian Institute for Climate Studies, created by the Meteorological Service of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, investigates the variability and potential change of climate systems and applies this knowledge to decision making in the public and private sectors. This expansive website illustrates the research pursuits of the four divisions: Climate Scenarios, Climate Applications,...

http://www.cics.uvic.ca/
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