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Title: "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists"
Description/subject: "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists engages science leaders, policy makers, and the interested public on topics of nuclear weapons and disarmament, the changing energy landscape, climate change, and emerging technologies. We do this through our award winning journal, iconic Doomsday Clock, public access website and regular set of convenings. With smart, vigorous prose, multimedia presentations, and information graphics, the Bulletin puts issues and events into context and provides fact-based debates and assessments. For 70 years, the Bulletin has bridged the technology divide between scientific research, foreign policy and public engagement..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 May 2017

Title: "InsideClimate News"
Description/subject: "InsideClimate News is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped. We are staffed by professional journalists, many of whom bring decades of experience from leading media organizations in the nation, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, ProPublica, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News and Frontline. We have earned national recognition for our work and many of the most prestigious awards in journalism, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Founded in 2007, InsideClimate News is incorporated in the state of New York and is a 501 C3 tax exempt organization operating with IRS approval as a public charity. It is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by best practices in non-profit management."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "InsideClimate News"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 December 2016

Title: Climate Central
Description/subject: Mission Statement: "Communicate the science and effects of climate change to the public and decision-makers, and inspire Americans to support action to stabilize the climate, prepare for impacts of climate change, or some combination of the two"... What We Do: "Climate Central conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our public outreach is informed by our own scientific research and that of other leading climate scientists. Our scientists publish, and our journalists report on climate science, energy, impacts such as sea level rise, climate change attribution and related topics. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization. We do not lobby, and we do not support any specific legislation, policy or bill"... How We Do It: "Climate Central scientists publish peer-reviewed research on climate science; energy; impacts such as sea level rise; climate attribution and more. Our work is not confined to scientific journals. We investigate and synthesize weather and climate data and science to equip local communities and media with the tools they need to visualize the threat of climate change and the need for practical solutions".
Language: English
Source/publisher: Climate Central
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2012

Title: Climate Change and Security
Description/subject: "The IISS believes climate change could have a serious effect on regional and global stability, and researches how global warming may affect disputes over territory, water and other resources, or could otherwise threaten peace. It also studies the mechanisms for averting 'climate wars'."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 December 2016

Title: Climate.gov
Description/subject: "Find and download scientifically and pedagogically reviewed digital resources for teaching about climate's influence on you and society and your influence on climate. Climate Change: Lines of Evidence (7 chapters)
Language: English
Source/publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - US Govt.
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://www.climate.gov/
Date of entry/update: 09 December 2016

Title: Germanwatch
Description/subject: "We actively promote North-South equity and the preservation of livelihoods. We observe, analyse and act. In doing so, we focus on the politics and economics of the North with their worldwide consequences. The situation of marginalised people in the South is the starting point of our work. Together with our members and supporters as well as with other actors in civil society we intend to represent a strong lobby for sustainable development..."
Language: German, Deutsch, English, French
Source/publisher: Germanwatch
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2017

Title: Global Climate Change - NASA
Description/subject: "NASA is a world leader in climate studies and Earth science. While its role is not to set climate policy or prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change. NASA then makes this information available to the global community – the public, policy- and decision-makers and scientific and planning agencies around the world."..... Key Points: * Responding to climate change involves a two-pronged approach: reducing and stabilizing the levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (“mitigation”); and adapting to the climate change already in the pipeline (“adaptation”). * You can follow NASA's Carbon Monitoring System (CMS), NASA's Megacities Carbon Project and this website's Energy Innovations section to learn what the agency is doing to help better understand climate change.
Language: English
Source/publisher: NASA
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2016

Title: International Energy Agency
Description/subject: The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond. The IEA has four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Energy Agency
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 January 2017

Title: RealClimate
Description/subject: 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. All posts are signed by the author(s), except ‘group’ posts which are collective efforts from the whole team. This is a moderated forum. - See more at: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/about/#sthash.dsoACXMy.dpuf
Language: English
Source/publisher: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/about/
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 November 2014

Title: Tyndall Centre
Description/subject: "We provide evidence to inform society’s transition to a sustainable low-carbon and climate resilient future. The Tyndall Centre is a network of universities bringing together researchers from the social and natural sciences and engineering to develop sustainable responses to climate change. We work with leaders from the public and private sectors to promote informed decisions on mitigating and adapting to climate change. "Above all, we undertake robust and independent research to identify the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, and inform open and transparent decisions that best serve society"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Tyndall Centre
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 November 2017

Title: Union of Concerned Scientists - Global Warming
Description/subject: Confronting the Realities: of Climate Change - The consequences of global warming are already here.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Union of Concerned Scientists
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 December 2016

Title: Worldwatch Institute
Description/subject: "Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing..." Publishes the annual "State of the World" reports and other publications
Language: English
Source/publisher: Worldwatch Institute
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 January 2005

Individual Documents

Title: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I
Date of publication: 2017
Description/subject: "This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990..." As of 2017, Vol 2 is expected late 2018
Language: English
Source/publisher: UB Global Research Program
Format/size: html, pdf (28MB)
Alternate URLs: https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2018

Title: Climate change: evidence and causes
Date of publication: 24 February 2014
Description/subject: "The Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences, with their similar missions to promote the use of science to benefit society and to inform critical policy debates, offer this new publication as a key reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative answers about the current state of climate change science. The publication makes clear what is well established, where consensus is growing, and where there is still uncertainty. It is written and reviewed by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national science academies, as well as the newest climate change assessment from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Royal Society, US National Academy of Sciences
Format/size: html, Adobe Flash
Alternate URLs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv0zONEy_vo
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2016

Title: World on the Edge - How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
Date of publication: 2011
Description/subject: â€œWe can get rid of hunger, illiteracy, disease, and poverty, and we can restore the earth’s soils, forests, and fisheries. We can build a global community where the basic needs of all people are satisfied—a world that will allow us to think of ourselves as civilized.” –Lester R. Brown..... “Lester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and save the planet . . . in a practical, straightforward way. We should all heed his advice.” —President Bill Clinton... “. . . a far-reaching thinker.” —U.S. News & World Report “The best book on the environment I’ve ever read.” —Chris Swan, Financial Times “It’s exciting . . . a masterpiece!” —Ted Turner... “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable. . . ” —Katherine Salant, Washington Post “In tackling a host of pressing issues in a single book, Plan B 2.0 makes for an eye-opening read.” —Times Higher Education Supplement... “A great blueprint for combating climate change.” —Bryan Walsh, Time... "[Brown] lays out one of the most comprehensive set of solutions you can find in one place.” —Joseph Romm, Climate Progress... “. . . a highly readable and authoritative account of the problems we face from global warming to shrinking water resources, fisheries, forests, etc. The picture is very frightening. But the book also provides a way forward.” —Clare Short, British Member of Parliament...
Author/creator: Lester Brown
Language: English
Format/size: pdf (1MB-OBL version; 1.68MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.earth-policy.org/images/uploads/book_files/wotebook.pdf
Date of entry/update: 10 August 2012

Title: GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX 2015: Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2013 and 1994 to 2013
Description/subject: Brief Summary: "The Global Climate Risk Index 2015 analyses to wh at extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available – from 2013 and 1994–2013 – were taken into account. The countries affected most in 2013 were the Philippines, Cambodia and India. For the pe-riod from 1994 to 2013 Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti rank highest. This year's 10th edition of the analysis reconfirms that, according to the Climate Risk Index, less developed countries are generally more affected than industrialised countries. Regard-ing future climate change, the Climate Risk Index may serve as a red flag for already existing vulnerability that may further increase in regions where extreme events will become more frequent or more severe due to climate change. While some vulnerable developing countries are frequently hit by extreme events, there are also some others where such disasters are a rare occurrence. Lima is a stepping-stone in the preparation of the Paris Agreement. It will provide the framing for the pivotal Paris Conference in 2015, and it wi ll have to issue decisive guidance – national and international for the Paris preparation. Furthermore, in Lima countries must make con-crete decisions to advance the implementation of National Adaptation Plans, and to develop the work plan for the Warsaw International Mechanism to support countries in addressing climatic loss and damage."
Author/creator: S. Kreft, D. Eckstein, L. Junghans, C. Kerestan and U. Hagen
Language: English
Source/publisher: Germanwatch
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2015