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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.

The Guardian Environment Network brings together the world's best websites focusing on green topics. The network connects sites from across the globe that provide high-quality news, opinion, advice, blogs, data and tools. We believe information should lead to action, so the network also includes selected campaigns.

Climate 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

Open Mind -- 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 nearly complete, and some of the links below are not yet active! Give it time…

Climate Feedback 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.

Climate Progress 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 organization.

Rabett Run , droppings along the bunny trail, by Eli Rabett.  

Stoat, Taking science by the throad ... by William M. Connolley

James' Empty Blog.  By James Annan.

Climate Change -- by Chris Colose 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

Atmoz -- a blog on climite topics.

The Climate Science weblog has been successful in communicating climate change issues. The comments have almost always been collegial and constructive. We will continue to post information on the weblog that is not readily accessible elsewhere. The hope is that your views on climate science are broadened as a result of reading the weblogs. Please continue to submit comments as appropriate.

Prometheus -- The Science Policy blog. Prometheus provides daily news and commentary on science policy issues.

The 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 government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices

Aerosols 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.

Fermi Paradox. -- I actually started this blog to write about Debian, Linux and atheism, 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 Paradox’ 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 Wars” blog format, and more towards a discussion from the perspective of those “in 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.

Ryan Morlock's  Blog --  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.

Skeptical Science 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 picking.

Watts Up With That?  I’m a former television meteorologist who spent 25 years on the air 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 (if you like my work, please consider buying a weather gadget there, StormPredator for example) and, and turn key weather channels with advertising at

The Web Site of Barton Paul Levenson -- Climatology is the study of long-term 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). and are among Web sites where issues are explored in an ongoing way, rather than in response to news releases and scientific papers. at 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 said, “the 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 self-improvement.”

Robert J. Brulle , 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 to sift sources of information to reinforce existing views.

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