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Governmental Agencies and Organizations on Climate Change
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
This is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. Including the work of thousands of scientists, the group seeks to assess the most recent scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.
United States Global Change Research Program
This inter agency program coordinates the work of all federal agencies working on climate change. Includes links to new major reports and findings.
NASA Global Climate Change
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration site on global climate change. Includes a good introduction to the causes of climate change, as well as key indicators and evidence that humans are having a major impact on the world's climate.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Scientific Integrity Commons
Policies, guidelines and other materials discussing the importance of scientific integrity in the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Organizations and Web Sites Discussing the Misuse of Science in the Climate Change Debate
Organizations and Web Sites Seeking to Disprove Climate Change
Competitive Enterprise Institute - Climate Change
A policy advocacy organization dedicated to free enterprise and limited government, CEI generally espouses a market-oriented, anti-regulatory agenda and opposes the mandatory emission controls of the Kyoto Protocol. Links to their latest news and opinion pieces on climate change.
Science and Environmental Policy Project
This organization, founded by atmospheric physicist S. Fred Singer, includes opinion pieces, supports meetings, and gathers information challenging the scientific mainstream view that human greenhouse gas emissions are significantly changing the world's climate.
The Skeptic's Handbook
A popular handbook written and distributed by Joanne Nova, an Australian science presenter, giving strategies and tools for skeptics of climate change to argue their case.
CHEM410: Science of Climate Change
Taught by Dr. Peter Lykos of IIT's Chemistry Department, CHEM 410 focuses on the science underlying global warming/climate change. How can we continue to lead the good life while living in harmony with nature? Although obviously important, commercial/political aspects are not considered here. However, any serious debate about climate change issues eventually has to rest on the underlying scientific facts so we need to be informed. Ultimately the sun is our primary source of power. How do we responsibly access that power in the short, intermediate and long terms? Bio-fuels, carbon dioxide, polar ice caps, and solar power are some of the topics to be discussed.