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Questions and Answers
Climate Change
| El Niño | Weather Data | Sea Level Rise | Ozone Depletion | Global Change Policy | Data Resources | Other Experts

Questions and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions from the IPCC's "Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis." Nineteen FAQs (each as a separate PDF file) from the Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, first published in 2007.

Twenty Questions and Answers About the Ozone Layer: 2006 Update. From Report of the 2006 Assessment of the Scientific Assessment Panel (dtd February 2007) from the World Meteorological Organization.

Frequently Asked Questions from Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion and its Interactions with Climate Change: 2006 Assessment [PDF], report (dtd December 2006) prepared by the Secretariat for The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

Global Warming Questions and  Answers. Feature (dtd 2 July 2007) from NASA's Earth Observatory.

  

Global Warming and Our Changing Climate -- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (2.2 Megabytes, PDF).  From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  (dated 2000).  (link posted 19 April 2004)

Global Warming: Frequently Asked Questions.  From the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  Last Updated 29 March 2007. (link updated 9 May 2007)

Climate Change FAQs.  From the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

Greenhouse: Questions and Answers.  From Australia's Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Atmospheric Research.  Last modified Modified: 10 August 2005. (link updated 10 May 2007)

Climate Change Science: Questions Answered.  Twenty-eight page brochure (dated 2005) [PDF] from the Australian Greenhouse Office. (link updated 10 May 2007)

Frequently Asked Questions About the Science of Climate Change [PDF].  From Environment Canada, dated 2002. (link posted 19 April 2004)

 

Climate Change
US Climate Change Science Program
The Climate Change Science Program integrates federal research on climate and global change.
EPA Climate Change Web Site
Climate System, Emissions, Impacts and Actions
Common Questions about Climate Change
A good overview from the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Learning Center - Q&A
Climate Change, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, Sea Level Rise, El Niño
Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Education Site: Global Warming
A good site for kids
Climate Change: State of Knowledge
El Niño / La Niña
National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration El Niño Theme Page
Weather
U.S. National Weather Service
US National Weather Service Internet Weather Source
Provides weather conditions, forecasts, watches and warnings, as well as radar and satellite images for the US. Also has aviation weather and international weather conditions.
National Hurricane Center
Tropical cyclone forecasts and information.
USA Today Weather
Excellent source of US and international weather conditions, satellite and radar imagery, and forecasts. Has background information on weather basics and severe weather. You can also "Ask Jack", USA Today's weather editor, questions.
The Weather Channel
Intellicast
CNN Weather
Weather Links Directory from University of Massachussets at Lowell
Sea Level Rise
Glacier Volume and maximum sea level rise potential
Chart of present day area and volume of glaciers and maximum sea level rise potential if they were to melt.
Global Sea Level Change: Determination and Interpretation
American Geophysical Union paper available online.
GCMD Learning Center - Q&A: Sea Level Rise
Polar Ice [PDF]
This NASA Fact sheet explains the difference between land ice and sea ice, and the significance of each to climate change.
National Snow and Ice Data Center
Ozone Depletion
Science of Ozone Depletion
EPA Ozone Depletion Web Site
A comprehensive site with links to everything. Ozone Depletion Science, Laws and Regulations, UV Index, etc.
GCMD Learning Center - Q&A: Ozone
Ozone Depletion FAQs. Great basic information. Excellent diagrams.
NASA Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Resource File
This is a resource file for both teachers and students interested in the ozone layer.
Ozone: What is it, and why do we care about it? [PDF]
This NASA fact sheet has a really good diagram of ozone molecules being destroyed by chlorofluorocarbons.

Will the Ozone Layer Recover? Can We Make More Ozone?
From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Why Does the Ozone Hole Vary in Size?
From NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Environment Canada's Stratospheric Ozone Web Site
Ozone depletion, health impacts and a "Kid Zone".
The Ozone Hole Explained
There's a really nice set of questions and answers at the bottom of this British Antarctic Survey report, addressing issues such as "How can we mend the ozone hole?".
Health Effects of Ozone Depletion
SEDAC: Stratospheric Ozone and Human Health Project.
Health and Environmental Effects, Policies
EPA's SunWise School Program Home Page.
Contains health effects of UV radiation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
A lot about health effects of ozone depletion from the United Nations Environment Programme.
Global Change Policy
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC
Full text of the Kyoto Protocol, Beginners Guide to the Convention, Signatories to the Convention, Conference of the Parties (COP) Documents, Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data
The Ozone Secretariat, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
Ozone Treaties (Montreal Protocol), Status of Ratification, Reports, Publications.
U.S. Department of State - Global Climate Change
Key Speeches, Remarks, Reports and Documents on Climate Change. Fact Sheets to the Conference of the Parties.
Data Resources
NASA GCMD Learning Center - Data You Can Use .  Links to Atmospheric, Ocean, Geologic and Biological Data.
U.S. Global Change Data and Information System - New Datasets
Links to global change datasets made available by U.S. federal agencies.
Other Experts to Ask and Archives to Browse
Ask the Space Scientist (NASA)
Ask-A-Geologist (USGS)
Ask an Earth-Scientist (U. Hawaii)
Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks; Geochemistry, the Environment and Pollution; Earthquakes and Seismology; Hydrology and Water Quality; Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks; Natural Hazards; Minerals, Gems, Ores and Crystals.
The Mad Scientist
Ask Dr. Universe (Washington State University)
Ask-A-Scientist Archive - Environment / Earth Science (Argonne National Laboratory).
Some excellent questions and answers archived here.
Ask USGS Earth Science Information Center
USGS is a world leader in the natural sciences through its scientific excellence and responsiveness to society's needs.
Dr. Dewpoint
Weather Q&A, Article Library, Weather 101.

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