climate change basics: Real Climate blog (climate science from climate scientists): LINKS

FROM THE ‘REAL CLIMATE’ BLOG:  LINKS TO BEST CLIMATE SCIENCE

We’ve often been asked to provide a one stop link for resources that people can use to get up to speed on the issue of climate change, and so here is a first cut. Unlike our other postings, we’ll amend this as we discover or are pointed to new resources. Different people have different needs and so we will group resources according to the level people start at.

For complete beginners:

NCAR: Weather and climate basics Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: Global Warming basics Wikipedia: Global Warming NASA: Global Warming update National Academy of Science: America’s Climate Choices (2011) Encyclopedia of Earth: Climate Change Collection Global Warming FAQ (Tom Rees) Global Warming: Man or Myth? (Scott Mandia, SUNY Suffolk)

There is a new booklet on Climate Literacy from multiple agencies (NOAA, NSF, AAAS) available here (pdf).

The UK Govt. has a good site on The Science of Climate Change (added Sep 2010).

The portal for climate and climate change of the ZAMG (Zentralaanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Vienna, Austria). (In German) (added Jan 2011)

Those with some knowledge:

The IPCC AR4 Frequently Asked Questions  (here (pdf))  are an excellent start. These cover:

RealClimate: Start with our index

Informed, but in need of more detail:

Beyond Zero Emissions ( bze.org.au ) is a wonderful Australian research and advocacy group based in Melbourne; they have lots of good publications,  and a lot of up-to-date, interesting material on their blog (in the Media tab)

Science: You can’t do better than the IPCC reports themselves (AR4 2007, TAR 2001).

History: Spencer Weart’s “Discovery of Global Warming” (AIP)

Art: Robert Rohde’s “Global Warming Art

Informed, but seeking serious discussion of common contrarian talking points:

All of the below links have indexed debunks of most of the common points of confusion:

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