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Climate Science Info Zone -

Climate Science Info Zone -
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 SciencesGreenhouse Gases and Paleoclimatology - Project

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.

TckTckTck | the Global Campaign for Climate Action 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

Native Vegetation Group 16 - Heathlands Native Vegetation Groups for Victoria home Heathlands Native Vegetation Map High resolution map of Simplified Native Vegetation Group 16 [PDF File - 707.8 KB] - includes major roads and towns. Ecological Vegetation Class Descriptions Bioregional Conservation Status and EVC benchmarks 16.1 Heathlands - Sandy and/or well drained EVC 5 Coastal Sand HeathlandAn open or closed coastal heathland dominated by a diverse shrub layer and a variable ground layer of sedges, lilies and grasses. EVC 6 Sand HeathlandTreeless heathland (or with scattered emergent mallee-form eucalypts and/or banksias) occurring on deep infertile sands. EVC 89 Dunefield HeathlandTreeless heathland or low shrubland. EVC 90 Tea-tree ScrubA dense scrub of Mallee Tea-tree Leptospermum coriaceum associated with the Outlet Creek system. Page Top 16.2 Heathlands - Not well drained EVC 7 Clay HeathlandOccurs on sites with impeded drainage, often on duplex soils. 16.3 Heathlands - Sub-alpine

Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time Encyclopedia of Earth Nine Facts about Climate Change [Originally published in November 2006 as a PDF (click here, 1.5 Mb). Launched in Canberra by Sir Arvi Parbo on 28 February 2007] Introduction In January 2006 I wrote a pamphlet entitled Nine Lies about Global Warming in which I sought to summarise for the lay reader the state of the debate about increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, and the widespread predictions of catastrophic global warming which would ensue as a consequence of man's use of fossil fuels. Despite the inherent scientific implausibility of these predictions, and the complete lack of empirical evidence to support them, a number of current political leaders and former leaders, notably UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, former US Vice President Al Gore and Australian Labor Leader Kim Beazley, have embraced these predictions. The science debate is at the heart of the global warming campaign. Politically, however, they are moving forward, using the current drought in Australia as a vehicle for their campaign.

Renewables: The 99.9 percent solution A view of wind turbines from the Hrad, in Slovakia. Photo by Ricz Ribeiro/flickr. Jan. 20, 2013 Renewable energy? Too unreliable, too expensive, many people think. By Tim RadfordClimate News Network LONDON – A combination of wind and solar power and sophisticated energy storage systems could keep a power grid fully supplied between 90 and 99.9 percent of the time, at costs comparable with today's fossil fuel and nuclear mix, according to a new study from Delaware in the United States. The key is to get the right combination of electricity sources and storage. - Willett Kempton, University of Delaware Computer simulation measured the performance of inland and offshore wind farms and photovoltaic cells, backed up by battery and fuel cell storage, under the lowest cost conditions, for a 72 gigawatt grid system (one gigawatt will typically provide power for about 750,000 to a million US households).. Huge storage costs But they found quite a different result. Without subsidies