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What will global warming mean for our region? The "Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region" seminar series provided a forum for starting this important discussion. Between March and September 2007, eight experts spoke at seven sites around Wisconsin to discuss what is known, what is predicted and what can be done to adapt to a changing climate. This list of web resources was developed in support of the seminar series. For more information, please visit our recommended reading list on climate change.


Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems Final Report, Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.6
This site focuses on impacts of global climate change, especially human health, human settlements, and human welfare. Washington, D.C.: US Climate Change Science Program.

BBC News – Climate Change
This BBC special feature on climate change is part of their Planet Under Pressure series. It includes an archive of articles on the subject, an interactive "Guide to Climate Change", charts and maps, an energy quiz and scientific background on climate change.

CDIAC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center is the US Department of Energy's main online climate-change data and information analysis center.

Climate Change
This EPA site provides up-to-date, accurate climate change information, including summaries of US Climate Policy and implemented environmental programs.

Climate Change 2007, Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Summary for Policymakers; Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Summary for Policymakers briefly reviews the “current scientific understanding of impacts of climate change on natural, managed and human systems, the capacity of these systems to adapt and their vulnerability.” It incorporates knowledge gained since the last IPCC assessment in 2001.

Global Change Master Directory
This site holds more than 25,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - www.ipcc.ch/
A leading authority on climate change, the IPCC was established by the World Meteorological Organization and the UN Environment Programme in 1988 to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to climate change. IPCC climate experts synthesize the most recent scientific findings to issue comprehensive assessments of the state of knowledge on climate change. The “Summary for Policymakers” of the most recent comprehensive assessment, “Climate Change 2007”, is available on the Web site.

New Scientist Special Report: Climate Change
In addition to constantly updated news on climate change, the magazine offers a section called "Instant Expert" which contains a timeline, articles, reading lists, and notable quotes.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Established in 1998, the Center's brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change. The Web site provides a wealth of both basic and in depth information for those interested in this important subject.

Union of Concerned Scientists: Global Warming
Writing for the general public, the Union of Concerned Scientists provides an easily understood overview of the problem of global warming along with the scientific evidence that it is underway and what we can all do to reduce the threat.

US EPA: Climate Change
EPA's Climate Change Site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society – communities, individuals, business, states and localities, and governments.

US Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS)
This site provides access to the set of agency data and information systems that support global change research. US Global Change Research Program & Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. Oak Ridge, Tenn.: Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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