Global Warming


Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect El Niņo and La Niņa Southern Oscillation Index

Other Climatic Changes

General

Climate Change: Solutions for Australia - from Australia Climate Group and Insurance Australia Group
http://www.iag.com.au/pub/iag/sustainability/publications/climate/intro.shtml


Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect
Australian Resources

El Nino: The Season of Sacrifice - an ABC New Feature from Australian Broadcasting Corporation
http://www.abc.net.au/news/features/el_nino/

Climate Change Fact Sheets - from Australian Greenhouse Office, titles include Changing for the future, Global warming - cool it, The Heat is on
http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/education/factsheets/

Greenhouse? What's that? - Fact Sheets from the Australian Greenhouse Office
http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/education/factsheets/what.html

Understanding Greenhouse Science - FAQs from the Australian Government Greenhouse Office
http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/science/faq/contents.html

AGO Pictorial Database - images from the Australian Government Greenhouse Office, including graphs of temperatures over last 140 years
http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/media/pictorial/

Carbon Conundrum - a feature from The Lab, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
http://www.abc.net.au/science/features/carbon/

Worldwide Resources

Climate Change - from US Environmental Protection Agency
http://epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

Global Warming Kid's Site - from US Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/

Global Warming: Early Warning signs
http://www.climatehotmap.org/

Climate Change - from United Nations Environment Programme
http://climatechange.unep.net/

Global Warming - from The Why Files
http://whyfiles.org/080global_warm/index.html

Climate Change - a hot topic from New Scientist
http://www.newscientist.com/hottopics/climate/

Global Warming - National Environment Defence Council, USA
http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/

Warming to Cause Catastrophic Rise in Sea Level? - from National Geographic Magazine, also What are the Signs? What are the consequences and What are the remedies?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/04/0420_040420_earthday.html

NASA Satellites Reveal Warming Trend - from Earth Observatory, NASA
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16527

Satellites Acts as Thermometers in Space, Show Earth has a Fever - from Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2004/0315skintemp.html


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Classroom Activities

The Petition: A Global Warming Case Study - from Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo, also Case Teaching Notes
http://www.sciencecases.org/petition/petition.asp

Getting Warmer - from Association for Science Education, UK, activity which gets pupils to look at some of the recent events and the observations scientists have been making. http://www.ase.org.uk/htm/teacher_zone/upd8/upd8_week3/upd8_warmer.php

Evidence Against

Global Warming Petition Project - from Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
http://www.oism.org/pproject/

Greenhouse Sceptics and the Assault on Science - from Arena Magazine
http://www.arena.org.au/archives/Mag_Archive/issue_57/against_the_current_57.htm

GOP disputes global-warming cause - an article in the Washington Post
http://washingtontimes.com/national/20030729-112752-9717r.htm

Global Warming: The Origin and Nature of the Alleged Scientific Consensus - an article by a professor of meteorology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/reg15n2g.html

Still Waiting for Greenhouse - web site created by John Daly
http://www.john-daly.com/


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El Niņo and La Niņa

Climate Variability and El Niņo - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/glossary/elnino/elnino.shtml

Rainfall in El Niņo Years - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/soirain.shtml

Australian rainfall patterns during El Niņo and La Niņa events - includes rainfall distribution map, from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/soicomp.shtml

El Niņo: Web Pages - from the Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/glossary/elnino.shtml

El Niņo and La Niņa - a page of useful links from Trinity College, WA
http://library.trinity.wa.edu.au/subjects/sose/geography/atmosphere/elnino.htm

Rainfall in El Niņo years - includes description of Southern Oscillation Index, from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/soirain.shtml

What is the El-Niņo Southern Oscillation? - from Still Waiting for Greenhouse web site
http://www.vision.net.au/~daly/elnino.htm

The Long Paddock - from the Queensland Government
http://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/

El-Niņo Theme Page - from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/elnino/nino-home-low.html

La Niņa

What is La Niņa? - ABC web page
http://www.abc.net.au/storm/nina/

What is La Niņa? - from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/elnino/la-nina-story.html

Definition - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/glossary/lanina.shtml

Student Activities

Animations of La Niņa and El Niņo - from NOAA Climate Diagnostic Center
http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/map/clim/sst_olr/el_nino_anim.shtml

What are El Niņo and La Niņa? - a ThinkQuest activity
http://library.thinkquest.org/5818/elnino.html

Global Warming: Teacher's Notes - from Global Warming Web Site from UK
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/schools/teachers/index.htm

Global Change and Environmental Education Resources - from US Global Change Research Information Office, multidisciplinary and international collection of resources selected for their relevance to global change and environmental education
http://www.gcrio.org/edu.html

Finding about global warning and climate change - from UK Rivers Network
http://www.ukrivers.net/education.html

Getting into hot water: global warming and rising sea levels - from NOVA, Australian Academy of Science
http://www.science.org.au/nova/082/082key.htm


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Southern Oscillation Index

Southern Oscillation Index graph and archives - from Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/soi2.shtml


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Other Climatic Changes

Seasonal Climate Outlook - includes Southern Oscillation Index and Sea Surface Temperature, from The Long Paddock, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland
http://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/SeasonalClimateOutlook/


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