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Change: The Next Generation. "Men
occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves
up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." Winston Churchill
-- I usually (but not always) include links to data on which my posts
are based. It occured to me that it would be useful to collect data
links in a single location. Therefore this page is a holding area for
links to climate data.
It’s just starting, so at the moment it’s not
complete, and some of the links below are not yet active! Give it
is a blog hosted by Nature
Reports: Climate Change
to facilitate lively and informative discussion on the science and
wider implications of global warming. The blog aims to be an informal
forum for debate and commentary on climate science in our journals and
others, in the news, and in the world at large.
is dedicated to providing the progressive perspective
on climate science, climate solutions, and climate politics. It is a
project of the Center
for American Progress Action Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan
, droppings along the bunny trail, by Eli Rabett.
Taking science by the throad ... by William M. Connolley
James' Empty Blog.
By James Annan.
-- by Chris Colose
AccuWeather.com Global Warming
Center where you will find links to the latest
research, commentary by experts with various points of view on all
aspects of climate change, and a forum
to share your own thoughts and ask questions.
Only In It For the Gold
Probably the weakest reason for mistrusting us climate scientists is
the idea that we are in it for the money. When I was a starving grad
student, I told a dignified lady from rural Mississippi that I was
doing climate modeling. She was briefly taken aback. After a beat, she
gathered her wits and politely replied "Oh, that must be... lucrative".
By Michael Tobis, a Research Scientist
Associate (in practice, mostly a software engineer) at the University
of Texas Institute for Geophysics
blog on climite topics.
The Climate Science
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-- The Science Policy blog.
Prometheus provides daily news and commentary on science policy issues.
Union of Concerned Scientists is the
leading science-based nonprofit
working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines
independent scientific research and citizen action to develop
innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in
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and Clouds in the Climate System
-- Welcome to the
world of atmospheric
aerosols, clouds and climate science. Atmospheric aerosols (or PM) are
complex mixture of solid and liquid particles that vary in size and
composition, and remain suspended in the air. They affect human health
and play an important role in weather and climate change processes. Due
to high temporal and spatial variability, their characterization into
climate models is highly uncertain. This blog is our science diary
about latest research in this field.
-- I actually started this blog to write about Debian, Linux and
but for some reason I got stuck with posts about global warming because
it interests me most at the moment. This may change after some time
when I get bored with it. I got the idea for the name ‘Fermi
after reading a (stupid) paper about the Fermi Paradox. I intended to
blog about it, but so far never did. But the name stuck, and I think it
is quite appropriate:
The Head in a Cloud
blog began in July of 2006 as a place for
discussion of current topics in cloud science. From the beginning, Head
in a Cloud strived to move beyond the typical “Climate
format, and more towards a discussion from the perspective of those
the trenches” of atmospheric science. In January of
2007, Head in a Cloud broadened it’s horizons to
include all atmospheric and climate related topics by expanding to
include an author board of 5 scientists from the University of Colorado.
-- I recently started my first full-time job at EmergingSoft Corporation.
They make a software product, MeetingPlanner, that allows large
companies to schedule their meeting rooms and other resources more
effectively. The biggest advantage of the product is that it integrates
completely with Microsoft Outlook/Exchange to make the process of
scheduling a meeting and booking a room as seamless as possible. While
my official title is Senior Software Engineer, my day-to-day work falls
somewhere between software engineer, business analyst, IT specialist
and gimpy circus clown.
was created by John Cook, an ex-physicist
(majoring in solar physics at the University of Queensland). My
interest in global warming began when I got into some discussions with
a skeptical family member who handed me a speech by Senator Inhofe. It
took little research to show his arguments were misleading and lacking
in science. Since then, I've scoured peer reviewed scientific
literature in an attempt to penetrate the political agendas and cherry
Up With That?
I’m a former television meteorologist who spent 25 years on
and who also operates a weather technology and content business, as
well as continues daily forecasting on radio, just for fun.
Weather measurement and weather presentation technology is my
specialty. I also provide weather stations and custom weather
monitoring solutions via www.weathershop.com
(if you like my work, please consider buying a weather gadget there, StormPredator
for example) and www.tempelert.com,
and turn key weather channels with advertising at www.viziframe.com
The Web Site of Barton Paul
Levenson -- Climatology is the study of
environmental conditions. It's a little different from meteorology,
which deals with daily or weekly weather. Weather becomes chaotic
fairly quickly (say, after five days or so), and can't be predicted
long-term. Climate, being a sort of average weather with a huge number
of values to average out, is much more predictable. Here's an example
to distinguish the
two: I don't know what the temperature will be tomorrow in Cairo, Egypt
(weather). But it's a fairly safe bet that it will be higher than in
Stockholm, Sweden (climate).
are among Web sites where issues are explored in an ongoing way, rather
than in response to news releases and scientific papers.
Princeton and the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media, focus on
improving media coverage.
Morris Ward, the editor of the Yale effort says that it will
be up to the public to choose to be better informed
on momentous issues that do not fit the normal template for news or
clash with their ingrained worldviews. “At some point,” he
public at large has to step up to the plate in terms of scientific and
policy literacy, in terms of commitment to education and strong and
effective political leadership, and in terms of their own general
, a sociologist at Drexel University, said it was hard to be optimistic
about such efforts. “In this public sphere,” he said,
“it is assumed
that the better argument, backed up with solid scientific evidence,
will prevail.” He said many studies had shown that people tended
sift sources of information to reinforce existing views.