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Reference Resource

Compendium

Glossary of Climate Change Terms - US Environmental Protection Agency

Glossary of climate change terms - New Zealand Govt. 

Climate Change Glossary - Earth Journalism Network.

Glossary of climate change acronyms - U. N. Framework Convention on Climate Change

Link Directory

Climate Change - Open Directory Project.

Climate Change: Resources
 

Data

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

Globalchange

Global Change Master Directory - US NASA

National Climatic Data Center - US

DISCOVER – NASA - satellite-based ocean and climate data since 1979.

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program - analyses data collected through the National Geophysical Data Program for evidence of climate change over geological history. The program provides "a paleo perspective on global warming."

Journal / Publication

Global Change

Network Newsletter: Climate-Related Impacts International Network

NOAA State of the Climate Report – U.S. and global monthly state of the climate reports

Climate Change at the National Academies – repository for reports

Climate Change Indicators in the United States - U S Environmental Protection Agency, (80pg pdf)

Organizations

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. United Nations.

Climate Science Watch: a government watchdog.

U.S. Global Change Research Information Office 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Global Change Science

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Center for Ocean Solutions
  

Blog

Real Climate: - Climate science from climate scientists


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