Science-Based Resources

The Science of Climate Change

The Union of Concerned Scientists on Global Warming 101:
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/global_warming_101/

New York Times Science editors’ overview on global warming:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.ht...

At a loss for an argument?
How to talk to a climate skeptic: http://gristmill.grist.org/skeptics

Five myths concerning climate change: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/12/five-dire-green-myths-causing-th...

Climate Progress – on the science and politics of climate change and energy -- http://climateprogress.org/

Union of Concerned Scientists -- http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/

Natural Resources Defense Council -- http://www.nrdc.org

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paper on the scientific basis behind climate change:
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Carbon_dioxide

http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/global_warming/IPCC-WGIII-UCS-sum...


How to Cut Your Carbon Emissions

Cut Your Footprint: http://www.cutyourfootprint.com/

Reducing emissions from business travel: http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?type=RESOURCES&itemId...


Coal

Coal is either clean or cheap, but not both: http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/1/12/04446/3368

Several articles on the changing nature of coal as fuel: http://www.loe.org/features/coal.htm

Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage:
http://arch.rivm.nl/env/int/ipcc/pages_media/SRCCS-final/SRCCS_Chapter1.pdf


Clean Energy in Indiana

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technol...


Climate Policy, Legislation, and Politics

Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana – essential for statewide information -- http://www.citact.org/newsite/

Environment America – green jobs campaign -- http://www.environmentamerica.org/

Friends Committee on National Legislation -- http://www.fcnl.org/energy/

Hoosier Environmental Council - essential for statewide information - http://www.hecweb.org

Repower America – Al Gore’s campaign for 100% clean energy in 10 years -- http://www.repoweramerica.org/


Food and Climate Change

Northwest Earth Institute – good information on Ethical Eating --http://www.nwei.org/

Earth Save International – good information on Ethical Eating -- http://www.earthsave.org/

Food First – The Institute for Food and Development Policy -- http://www.earthsave.org/

The Oakland Institute – food and social justice -- http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/


Grassroots, Movements, Coalitions
350.org – grassroots climate action -- http://www.350.org/

1Sky - http://www.1sky.org/


Carbon footprints

The Nature Conservancy’s explanation of the carbon footprint:
http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/indiana/misc/art24...

Carbon calculator and helpful suggestions on carbon reduction ideas tailored specifically to Indiana: http://www.carbonfootprint.com/
also: http://www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator/
and also: http://blog.dopplr.com/?s=carbon+footprint

http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/clean_energy/cashing-in-indiana.pdf


Greenhouse gases

Audio discussion on greenhouse gasses: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92415007

Missing greenhouse gas, NF3: http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2008/2008GL034542.shtml

The carbon atom: http://www.letus.northwestern.edu/projects/gw/cycles/carbo/index.html

The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. The primary US Government (DOE) climate-change data and information center: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/

Academic explanation of carbon dioxide (C02): http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/pdf/CarbonDioxide.pdf

Quick explanation of the C02 problem by the BBC Weather Centre:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/climate/evidence/carbon_dioxide.shtml

The carbon atom and the carbon cycle:
http://www.lenntech.com/carbon-dioxide.htm; http://www.lenntech.com/carbon-cycle.htm

Environmental Protection explanation of carbon dioxide problem:
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/co2.html

Carbon Dioxide Information Center FAQs: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/faq.html

Ocean regulation of C02: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/co2-home.html

Stats on C02 emissions: http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/coefficients.html