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Will Global Warming Driven Hurricane Sandy-Like Frankenstorm Floods Result in Fukushima-Like Nuclear Power Plant Disasters in the U.S? Download Shapefiles to Investigate the Possibilities.

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2009 Climate Impacts in the United States Maps, Charts and Tables

White House Releases Landmark Climate Change Report, United States Global Change Research Program: Clmate Impacts on the United States.

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Entergy CEO Warns Of Humanity's Extinction If Climate Legislation Not Passed.

Arctic to be Ice-Free in Summer - The Arctic Ocean could be largely ice-free and open to shipping during the summer in as little as ten years.

Climate change hitting Arctic faster, harder - The new study found that change was occurring in all arctic systems, impacting on the atmosphere and oceans, sea ice and ice sheets, snow and permafrost, as well as species and populations, food webs, ecosystems and human societies.

The War to End All Wars - Day by day, before our eyes, the planet is deteriorating: ice caps are melting, weather systems shifting, and the poorest are finding themselves facing life-threatening water shortages. Our wildlife is suffering, species are being lost before our children even have a chance to witness them in all their beauty.

Food Crisis Rippling Out Like a "Tsunami" - A rolling tsunami of social unrest is underway as we speak - hungry people are desperate people capable of taking desperate actions. This tsunami is rapidly enveloping the global South, and it won't take much longer before it knocks at the door of the global North

Zones of Death Are Spreading in Oceans Due to Global Warming - Researchers found that the warming of sea water through climate change is reducing its ability to carry dissolved oxygen, potentially turning swathes of the world's oceans into marine graveyards.

Exxon Facing Shareholder Revolt Over Approach to Climate Change - Exxon is facing a rebellion from its investors over its hardline approach to global warming. The firm has refused to follow rival oil companies in committing large-scale capital investment to environmentally friendly technology such as wind and solar power.

Earth Impacts Linked to Human-Caused Climate Change - "This is the first study to link global temperature data sets, climate model results, and observed changes in a broad range of physical and biological systems to show the link between humans, climate, and impacts," said Rosenzweig, lead author of the study.

Hansen: Climate Target Is Not Radical Enough - In a startling reappraisal of the threat, James Hansen, head of the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, calls for a sharp reduction in C02 limits.

Climate Injustice - Differential impacts of climate change and global warming.

Abrupt Climate Change - New draft report released April 30, 2007 by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.

Abrupt Climate Change Public Comments - Comment on the new draft report released April 30, 2007 by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.

Ten Billion Acres - Since 1492 Human Civilization has cleared nearly 10 Billion Acres of Trees - part of the matrix of life on earth that supplies the oxygen we need to breathe. We've cut down many more, but many have re-grown. That means we have about 54% less trees and plants on Earth today. The clearing was done mainly by civilization's expansion and fires. Logging and Wood Industries are generally respectful of the forests and replant forest areas they perform logging activities in so that new growth will eventually become wood products (with some noteworthy exceptions). Civilization has also cleared plant life in corresponding amounts.

Climate Change and Sea Level - Shoreline geomorphology, erosion, deposition, and subsidence, tide range and wave height, engineered structures such as jetties and seawalls, and elevation above sea level are some of the many factors that determine the degree to which a coastal area is susceptible to sea level rise. Of these, elevation data are available for any location of the globe and are very effective in depicting and communicating to the public areas that may be susceptible to sea level rise.

Cool California - Welcome to CoolCalifornia.org. Virtually everything we do results in the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, mostly in the form of carbon dioxide. Cool California is a collaboration of state government, academia, and NGOs working together to develop an innovative carbon calculator that helps California households, individuals and communities evaluate their climate-related performance, while assisting users in making more informed decisions so they can reduce their carbon footprints effectively.

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GIS Climate Change Scenarios project is conducted by the NCAR GIS Initiative and intended to serve a community of GIS users interested in climate change. This GIS data portal provides access to free global datasets of climate change scenarios generated for the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by the Community Climate System Model (CCSM). The datasets can be downloaded in a common GIS format (i.e., shapefiles) or text file format. Currently, our GIS portal distributes a subset of all the data produced by the CCSM. One can view and/or download global monthly mean, 2D atmospheric and land variables from the CCSM component models.

Climateprediction.net is the largest experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century. To do this, we need people around the world to give us time on their computers - time when they have their computers switched on, but are not using them to their full capacity.

BBC Climate Challenge Online Game - The BBC has produced a Flash-based "Climate Challenge" that puts you at the helm of Europe as "President." Your goal is to curb carbon emissions and pull in the reigns on global warming without running the economy in to the ground or upsetting constituents to the point that you're booted from office, and it does a pretty fair job of highlighting the complexities of maintaining the balance without being impossibly difficult.

Sea-level Rise and Coastal Habitats in the Pacific Northwest.

Global Climate Change - research explorer.

Climate Indymedia - topic based indymedia established to spread news and grass roots activism on this most vital topic.

Pentagon Reports - An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security.

Energy Bill Aids the Expansion Plans of Atomic Power Plants.

NASA Study Predicts More Severe Storms With Global Warming.

Brazil Alarmed, Reconsiders Policy on Climate Change.

The Earth Today Stands in Imminent Peril.

Darfur Conflict Heralds Era of Wars Triggered by Climate Change, UN Report Warns.

The Rising Tide of Climate Activism.

Wild Weather a Taste of Things to Come.

Hansen: "Time's Up!": NASA: EARTH'S CLIMATE IS APPROACHING "DANGEROUS" POINT.

Extreme heat, humidity blanket U.S.

Early 2007 Saw Record-Breaking Extreme Weather.

Amphibian Epidemic May Be Driven by Global Warming.

China Blames Climate Change for Extreme Weather.

Hedging Against Climate Change: Powerful Farmers Negotiate Deal for Billions of Gallons of Water in Parched California.

EU Environment Chief Wants to Put a Price on Water.

Gore Calls for 90% Reduction in CO2: RE-ELECT AL GORE.

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The Great Global Warming Swindle - Learn more about climate change disinformation in recent articles about this recent film.

NOAA Spring 2007 Outlook Maps - Temperature, Flood Risk, Precipitation and Drought.

ANTI-ENVIRONMENT SENATOR INHOFE ON GLOBAL WARMING - HOT & COLD MEDIA SPIN CYCLE: A CHALLENGE TO JOURNALISTS WHO COVER GLOBAL WARMING.

Even in Winter, Arctic Ice Melting.

Climatologist Kelly Redmond on climate changes in the Western U.S. Click here to review and download.

PEW index of state actions on climate change. Click here to review and download.

California Climate Action Team: Report to Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature. Click here to review and download.

Hurricane Halliburton: Conflict, Climate Change & Catastrophe, May 15th, 2006. Click here to review and download.

An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security October 2003 by Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall. This is the Pentagon report on the consequences of Climate Change. This is a Word document so right click here to save on your computer. If this link fails to work, contact me.

National Academies: "June 22 -- There is sufficient evidence from tree rings, retreating glaciers, and other "proxies" to say with confidence that the last few decades of the 20th century were warmer than any comparable period in the last 400 years, according to a new National Research Council report. There is less confidence in reconstructions of surface temperatures from 1600 back to A.D. 900, and very little confidence in findings on average temperatures before then." Click here for full report.

NOAA’s 2006 Atlantic hurricane season outlook indicates an 80% chance of an above-normal hurricane season. Click here for full report.

November 24-27, 2006 - Inter-Research Symposium # 1, Death by a Thousand Coasts: The Ethics of Climate Change.

PG&E's Comments on the Proposed Methodology To Estimate The Generation Resource Mix of California Electricity Imports.

Absolutely Amazing photographic tour of the effects of global warming and climate change.

Forecast for Future: Deluge and Drought.

California Takes on Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases.

Putting a happy face on global catastrophe: Bush administration says global warming will increase crop yields in U.S.

Now Bush administration says climate is changing, but offer little in the way of curbing business-as-usual emissions.

US Energy Supplies Vulnerable: Report Says Exposed Infrastructure, Oil Dependence to Blame - Scientists Counter President, Offer Responsible Energy Security Plan.

Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Climate Change: Potential Impacts on Inland Freshwater and Coastal Wetland Ecosystems in the United States, Pew Center on Global Climate Change January 2002.

IPCC Third Assessment Report - Climate Change 2001 is available for download. Summaries are available here.

Sudden Climate Change Due to Pollution - A new National Academy of Sciences report has concluded that greenhouse gases and other pollutants could trigger large, abrupt and potentially disastrous climate changes.

Physicians Call on Bush to Take Urgent Climate Action - Administration Must Work to Craft New Energy Policy, PSR Says.

Scientists Appeal: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Must Be Slashed Quickly.

Critics of Kyoto talks say air now a commodity.

EPA Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse gas emissions and sinks.

Marketing Schemes. Latest from the 5th UNCTAD/Earth Council Policy Forum on Trade and Climate Change (Rio Policy Forum): The State of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Market, 29-31 August 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

'Clean' Power Source Should Carry a Global Warning. "Indeed, a nuclear power plant must operate for 18 years before producing one net calorie of energy." by Dr. Helen Caldicott (founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility).

Check out The Coming Storm: Extreme Weather and Our Terrifying Future by Bob Reiss.

Very Sad News: Leakey Warns of Mass Extinctions (double what he predicted in 1997). The living world is unraveling and we lack the power and will to do anything about it.

Whitman, Jeffords Clash Over Global Warming.

Global warming is happening at nearly twice the rate predicted just six years ago.

Some Experts Fear a Sharp Climate Shift - "unpredictable consequences with cascading effects."

The Bonn Statement on Climate Change - Saving the Kyoto Protocol Means Ending the Market Mania.

Planting Northern Forests Would Increase Global Warming. See also: Carbon sinks won't solve global warming, Carbon sunk, and a realistic altenative, A Modest Proposal to Stop Global Warming By Ross Gelbspan.

The Differential Effects - Warmer World Will Starve Many, Report Says.

The Petition Project claims to have signed up 19,200 scientists who believe that, "... This treaty [Kyoto] is, in our opinion, based upon flawed ideas. Research data on climate change do not show that human use of hydrocarbons is harmful. To the contrary, there is good evidence that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is environmentally helpful..." Also, visit the related website, Global Warming News & Views and join Climate-Watch (subscribe on the right side of this page) to discuss this and other issues related to global warming and climate change.

G-77 ready for real negotiations on Kyoto Protocol in Bonn; U.S. unilateralism criticized.

Australia, Japan Back Away from Kyoto Climate Protocol.

Carbon sinks won't solve global warming -- Only solution is to cut CO2 emissions (Royal Society).

California: Global warming to affect water supply - More rainfall means smaller Sierra snowpack.

A Modest Proposal to Stop Global Warming By Ross Gelbspan.

National Academy of Sciences affirms IPCC Findings. Panel Tells Bush Global Warming Is Getting Worse. Click here for a summary of the NAS report or you can view the entire report online or download it in PDF format. Click here for the NRC website, "A Closer Look at Global Warming."

ExxonMobil Emerges as Major Funder of "Greenhouse Skeptics."

Climate Change Impacts on the United States The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

Location #1 Download or view Overview and Foundation reports.

Location #2 Download or view Overview and Foundation reports.

Order the Foundation or Overview report from Cambridge University Press.

Calculate the high cost of your air travel.

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Extreme Weather

How climate change kills societies - Researcher traces the historical effects of long-term shifts [ACCESS TO WATER IS KEY, EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN TEMPERATURE].

The Carbon Bomb: Climate Change and the Fate of the Northern Boreal Forests by GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL.

SUDDEN CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH HUMAN HISTORY by Jonathan Adams and Randy Foote.

Effects of Climate Change on Biological Diversity in Western North America: Species Losses and Mechanisms DENNIS D. MURPHY AND STUART B. WEISS.

Global Climate Change and California Oaks.

What Drives Societal Collapse?

Recent News:

Bush's gambit on climate By Ross Gelbspan.

U.S. Pulls Out of Kyoto Protocol.

Rx FOR A PLANETARY FEVER By Ross Gelbspan.

Satellite-generated rain maps show air pollution hinders rainfall.

Hotter Earth is confirmed by computer.

U.S. Turns Down Meeting on Climate Change.

Sahara Jumps Mediterranean into Europe.

UN Sees Faster Global Warming, Humanity Responsible.

Christine Todd Whitman confuses global warming with ozone depletion.

Fred Krupp of Environmental Defense on Cop 6.

PATTERNS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE OVER RECENT CENTURIES REPORTED BY NOAA AND UNIVERSITY SCIENTISTS.

IISD Summary of the 6th Conference of the Parties to the Framewsork Convention on Climate Change: 13-25 November 2000.

Global Warming Profiteers: Former Skeptics See a Chance to Bolster Profits.

How The Future of the Planet Grew Dark Europe wants drastic cuts in carbon emissions. America wants to carry on guzzling.

Activists, Delegates Say Washington Is Seeking Loopholes In Efforts To Cut Global Gas Emissions.

UN Climate Talks Fail Activists: 'You've Sunk The World'.

US Berated For Wriggling Out Of Treaty Pledges: EU fury grows as Americans try to exploit loopholes.

US Blocks Attempts To Cut Global Warming.

US Plays Dirty As Planet Chokes Squabbles as America fights to avoid reducing emissions.

Climate Talks Stall Over US Proposal for Carbon 'Sinks', Pollution 'Credits'.

US Plan For 'Emission Credits' Blasted At UN Climate Treaty Talks.

The Great Climate Sell-Off.

Third World Blasts Rich Countries at UN Climate Talks.

Climate Reports, Research and Data:

Climate Change in the U.S.: Does the Election Matter? (600K PDF Format File).

Climate Network Europe has a searchable database of over 3,000 documents on climate change.

Several Climate and Greenhouse Gas Reports from the David Suzuki Foundation.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research.

NOAA Research.

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center.

NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

Union of Concerned Scientists - Global Warming.

NOAA Global Warming.

NOAA Global Climate Highlights and Anomalies.

USA Today World Weather.

Australian Weather Warnings.

Global Observing System Information Center (GOSIC).

Global Climate Observing System (GCOS).

Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).

Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS).

United Nations System-Wide Earthwatch.

NASA Earth Observatory.

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Kyoto Protocol Introduction text.

Resources:

The Heat Is Online web site is based on the book The Heat Is On: The Climate Crisis, The Cover-Up, The Prescription, by Ross Gelbspan, (Perseus Books,1998).

Climate Change Debate.

Climate Action Network - Daily COP6 Updates.

Tiempo: Global Warming and the Third World.

USAID Environmental Publications Online.

WWF Cleaner Energy (PDF Format).

Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research.

Environmental Defense Global Warming and Extreme Weather.

UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Dowload their recent reports.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Daily Reports from COP6 (Sixth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) Headquarters.

Pacific Institue Climate Change Resources.

EPA Global Warming.

Global Warming Information Page (note that this is a conservative "free-market" oriented website sponsored by Consumer Alert).

Choose Climate - Interactive Graphics linking Climate Science and Policy & more.

Politics:

A little background on ED and "credits" - "Chilling and Gassing with the Environmental Defense Fund" by Bob Burton.

PEW Center on Global Climate Change - PEW is a major funder of large U.S. environmental groups.

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