Books

Martin, Parry L., Osvaldo F. Canziani, Jean P. Palutikof, Paul J. VanderLinden, and Clair E. Hanson. IPCC Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Stork, N. E. "Measuring Global Biodiversity and Its Decline." In Biodiversity: Understanding and Protecting our Natural Resources by M. L. Reaka-Kudla, et al., 41-68. Washington D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 1997. This book examines the changes in biodiversity and possibilities of extinction as a result of global warming.

WEB SITES Global Warming

BBC: Climate Change. Sponsored by the BBC Weather Centre, UK. Available online. URL: www.bbc.co.uk/climate/. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site provides evidence, impacts, adaptation, policies and links about climate change.

Climate Ark home page. Sponsored by Ecological Internet. Available online. URL: www.climateark.org. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site promotes public policy that addresses global climate change through reduction in carbon and other emissions, energy conservation, alternative energy sources, and ending deforestation.

Climate Solutions home page. Sponsored by Atmosphere Alliance and Energy Outreach Center. Available online. URL: www. climatesolutions.org. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site offers practical solutions to global warming.

Environmental Defense Fund home page. Sponsored by Environmental Defense Fund. Available online. URL: www.environmental defense.org. Accessed August 11, 2009. A Web site from an organization started by a handful of environmental scientists in 1967 that provides quality information and helpful resources on understanding global warming and other crucial environmental issues.

Environmental Protection Agency home page. Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Available online. URL: www.epa. gov. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site provides information about EPA's efforts and programs to protect the environment. It offers a wide array of information on global warming.

European Environment Agency home page. Sponsored by the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark. Available online. URL: www.eea.europa.eu/themes/climate. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site posts their reports on topics such as air quality, ozone depletion, and climate change.

Global Warming FAQs. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Available online. URL: http://lwf. ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site presents basic questions and answers about global warming.

Global Warming: Focus on the Future home page. Sponsored by EnviroLink. Available online. URL: www.enviroweb.org. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site offers statistics and photography of global warming topics.

HotEarth.Net home page. Sponsored by National Environmental Trust. Available online. URL: www.net.org/warming. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site features informational articles on the causes of global warming, its harmful effects, and solutions that could stop it.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) home page. Sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Available online. URL: http://www.ipcc.ch/. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site offers current information on the science of global warming and recommendations on practical solutions and policy management.

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies home page. Sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Available online. URL: www.giss.nasa.gov. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site provides a large database of information, research, and other resources.

NOAA's National Climatic Data Center home page. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Available online. URL: www.ncdc.noaa.gov. Accessed October 26, 2007. This Web site offers a multitude of resources and information on climate, climate change, global warming.

Ozone Action home page. Sponsored by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Available online. URL: www.semcog. org/OzoneAction_kids.aspx. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site provides information on air quality by focusing on ozone, the atmosphere, environmental issues, and related health issues.

Scientific American home page. Sponsored by Scientific American, Inc. Available online. URL: www.sciam.com. Accessed August 11, 2009. This organization offers an online magazine and often presents articles concerning climate change and global warming.

Tyndall Centre at University of East Anglia home page. Sponsored by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Available online. URL: http://www.tyndall.ac.uk. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site offers information on climate change and is considered one of the leaders in United Kingdom research on global warming.

UK's Climatic Research Unit home page. Sponsored by the Climate Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. Available online. URL: www.

cru.uea.ac.uk/. Accessed August ll, 2009. This Web site aims to "improve scientific understanding of past climate history and its impact on humanity, the course and causes of climate change during the present century, and future prospects."

Union of Concerned Scientists home page. Sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Available online. URL: www.ucsusa.org. Accessed August ll, 2009. This Web site offers quality resource sections on global warming and ozone depletion.

United Nations Environment Programme-World Meteorological Organization home page. Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme. Available online. URL: www.gcrio.org/ipcc/qa/index. htm. Accessed August ll, 2009. This Web site contains an easy-to-follow question-and-answer presentation on global warming.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) home page. Sponsored by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Available online. URL: http:// unfccc.int/2860.php. Accessed August ll, 2009. This Web site presents a spectrum on climate change information and policy.

United States Global Change Research Program home page. Sponsored by the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Council on Environmental Quality. Available online. URL: www.globalchange.gov. Accessed August ll, 2009. This Web site provides information on the current research activities of national and international science programs that focus on global monitoring of climate and ecosystem issues.

World Wildlife Foundation Climate Change Campaign home page. Sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. Available online. URL: www.worldwildlife.org/climate/. Accessed August ll, 2009. This Web site contains information on what various countries are doing, and not doing, to deal with global warming.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy Information Administration home page. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Available online. URL: www.eia.doe.

gov/environmenthtml. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site lists official environmental energy-related emissions data and environmental analyses from the U.S. government. It contains U.S. carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions data and other greenhouse reports.

World Resources Institute—Climate, Energy & Transport home page. Sponsored by the World Resources Institute. Available online. URL: www.wri.org/climate/publications.cfm. Accessed August 11, 2009. This Web site offers a collection of reports on global technology deployment to stabilize emissions, agriculture, and greenhouse gas mitigation, climate science discoveries, and renewable energy.

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Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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