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Climate Science Info Zone -

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There are many institutions and organisations around the world researching climate science, how our climate is changing, and ways of responding. Here are just a few… British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Energy Saving Trust (EST) Environmental Change Institute (ECI) European Space Agency (ESA) The Geological Society (GS) Grantham Institute for Climate Change (GICC) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Met Office (MO) National Academy of Sciences (NAS) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Oceanography Centre (NOC) The Royal Society (RS) Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (TCCCR) UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Related:  Earth Sciences

A History of Climate Science Skeptical Science takes a different approach to Naomi Oreskes' Science paper who sorted her papers into "explicit endorsement of the consensus position", "rejection of the consensus position" and everything else (neutral). In this case, the backbone of our site is our list of climate myths. Whenever a climate link is added to our database, it is matched to any relevant climate myths. Therefore, each link is assigned "skeptic", "neutral" or "proAGW" whether it confirms or refutes the climate myth. This means a skeptic paper doesn't necessarily "reject the consensus position" that humans are causing global warming. There are a large number of neutral papers. So yes, categorisation can get a little complicated and I expect there will continue to be discussion on the issue of classification.

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TckTckTck | the Global Campaign for Climate Action High School Science Vocabulary Many high school students struggle with the depth and breadth of high school science courses. One way to relieve these stresses and learn to understand even the most intricate science concepts is by mastering the science vocabulary that expresses them. A basic understanding of each word’s definition will give students confidence to use these words and inquire about their linkages and applications. Students who study and review the science terminology and vocabulary used in high school science lessons are better equipped to achieve understanding of the concepts. The seven categories are available through “Summary Lists” in the following categories: Biology, Ecology, Integrated Science, Chemistry, Physics, Space Science, and Earth Science. Using alternate means of study, such as high school science word games, can make a big difference. Return to Science Vocabulary Overview. High School Science VocabularyWords at a Glance High School Integrated Science High School Ecology High School Physics

The Earth-Atmosphere Energy Balance The earth-atmosphere energy balance is the balance between incoming energy from the Sun and outgoing energy from the Earth. Energy released from the Sun is emitted as shortwave light and ultraviolet energy. When it reaches the Earth, some is reflected back to space by clouds, some is absorbed by the atmosphere, and some is absorbed at the Earth's surface. Learning Lesson: Canned Heat However, since the Earth is much cooler than the Sun, its radiating energy is much weaker (long wavelength) infrared energy. The absorption of infrared radiation trying to escape from the Earth back to space is particularly important to the global energy balance. Greenhouse warming is enhanced during nights when the sky is overcast. Next: The Hydrologic Cycle

Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time 7 Web 2.0 Tools for Students SmoothDraw SmoothDraw is an easy natural painting and digital free-hand drawing software that can produce high quality pictures. It supports many kinds of brushes (pen, pencil, dry media, airbrush, image, etc.), retouch, tools, layers, image adjustment, and many effects. This software works great with tablets and PC. It is a freeware so it is free to download. You can find the site here: Bitstrips Bitstrips is an educational tool that engages students using a medium they love, comics! You can find the site here: Archimy Is a service for drawing the graphs of all kinds of functions. You can find the site here: ChartGizmo Is a free web 2.0 tools where students can create charts for a website, blog, or social network profile. You can find the site here: The last three are probably the most important for students to use in the classroom and I am not going to include a picture for them.

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