Global Warming Climate Change Greenhouse Effect

Global Warming,Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change, the single biggest threat to humanity.

“The era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing and baffling expedients of delay are coming to a close. In its place,we are entering a period of consequences." Winston Churchill

The overwhelming majority of scientists agree that our globe is undergoing major climate change. They also agree that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising significantly.

We can see from satellite images and research that the ice caps are melting faster, our sea levels are rising, and weather patterns are changing. We are experiencing more water shortages and we will see hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones increasing in ferocity and frequency. The deserts will expand and the world will ultimately have difficulty growing enough food. Without doubt, we have to change the way we live.

There are a few scientists who claim our earth is going about business as usual. In dealing with global warming, we should at least adopt an approach based on the precautionary principle. “The precautionary principle states that if the potential consequences of an action are severe or irreversible, in the absence of full scientific certainty the burden of proof falls on those who would advocate taking the action.”

Thousands of scientists from a hundred countries are working on the scientific aspects of climate change. They are not just proving this theory to be correct, but they are also advising on what action we must take.

The earth has gone through many natural climatic cycles during its long history. The scary part is we are causing changes to happen at an unbelievable rate, much faster than normal. Burning fossil fuels pours out greenhouse gases at a life-threatening rate and causing global warming. Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect, Climate Change …. they are all happening right now!

The rate of climate change is now so fast we are struggling to adapt our philosophies, economics, and lifestyle to slow it down. We must alter the way we live or we will suffer staggering consequences.

There is a lot of information on this site and I trust it adds to your understanding about greenhouse issues. I also hope it leads you to discover more about global climate change and what you must do.

This is a crisis of global proportion, but please don’t despair! Come with me and understand what causes global warming and climate change, then act, do something…. You Can Make A Difference


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Climate News
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What is Global Warming ?
What is Global Warming? do you really know?
Ways You Can Reduce Global Warming
100s of practical tips and advice to reduce global warming
The 3 Step Climate Change Plan
The 3 Step Climate Change Plan is a dynamic way to reduce the impacts of global warming we are causing.
Green Living
Tips and ideas for the home and green living.
Renewable Energy eBooks
The Renewable Energy eBooks page provides a range of resources for your consideration, which will enable you to make your own fuel or electricity.
IPCC 4th Report
The hard hitting IPCC 4th Report is summarised here.
IPCC 5th Report
Stay tune for the Upcoming IPCC 5th Report or AR5 for short.
Climate Change
The world’s changing climate is a little scary. What is happening to cause this…
Measuring Climate Change
There is no single instrument measuring climate change.
Global Carbon Cycle
The global carbon cycle is at the heart of our Earth, what are we doing to it?
Climate Change Society
Climate Change Society: What affect will climate change have on our society as we know it?
Greenhouse Gas
Greenhouse gas – The cause of global warming, and we need to reduce these emissions NOW!
Climate change is impacting on our oceans. Then what?
Global Temperature
Global temperature is forecast to rise 4°C (7.2°F) toward the end of the 21st century.
Sea Level
Global warming causes a rise in sea level… coastlines will go under
Polar Caps and Global Warming
Global warming has many implications for the planet, but what is the effect of this process on polar caps including icebergs in the arctic, antarctic and to the world oceans.
Extreme Weather
Documenting recent extreme weather events from around the globe
Alternative Energy
Alternative energy, or renewable energy is the way of the future, but why?
Carbon Credits
Buying carbon credits helps stimulate clean energy production
Your Climate Stories
Other people would love to hear about your climate stories! Tell them here…
Climate Change Questions and Answers
A range of climate change questions and answers.
Contact Us
Feel free to contact us with comments or suggestions. What can we do improve the site? What would you like to see?
Links and references to global warming and climate change
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Privacy Policy
Global Greenhouse Privacy Policy
Glossary Climate Change
glossary climate change
Abrupt Climate Change
From the IPCC, AR4, WGI, Chapter 10 Global Climate Projections, Future Abrupt Climate Change, ‘Climate Surprises’, and Irreversible Changes
Adaptation and Mitigation
Combating climate change requires a mix of adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Advanced Pulverised Fuel
Advanced Pulverised Fuel power plant should enable efficiencies of 55% to be achieved in the future.
Agriculture and Climate Change
Agriculture and climate change: Agriculture and forestry can be part of the solution by contributing to climate change mitigation.
Aircraft Contrails
Contrails are the white line of clouds often visible behind aircraft.
Al Gore Videos
Al Gore addresses the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Aluminium production is electricity intensive and carbon expensive.
An Inconvenient Truth
An Inconvenient Truth shows humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb
Annapolis Tidal Power
The Annapolis tidal power station is one of three tidal power plants in the world.
The main ice covered landmass is Antarctica at the South Pole, with about 90 percent of the world’s ice (and 70 percent of its fresh water).
Antarctic Wordie Ice Shelf
the Antarctic Wordie Ice Shelf collapsed in the late 1980s.
Anthropogenic Climate Change
Anthropogenic climate change means “human made” and we are changing the climate through the production of these greenhouse gases.
Aral Sea
The mighty Aral Sea is drying up and in it’s death throws.
What is Global Warming doing to the Arctic?
Bali Action Plan
Bali Action Plan – the advance unedited version
B15 Antarctic Iceberg
The B15 Antarctic iceberg was the world’s largest recorded iceberg.
Be Smart
There are smart choices you can make to beat global warming
Bigeye Tuna
The once plentiful Bigeye Tuna are on the brink of collapse.
Biodiesel From Algae
Producing biodiesel from algae requires large amounts of CO2.
Biodiesel From Tallow
Biodiesel from tallow can be easily made using very similar processes to plant oils.
The biodiversity of our planet is being impacted upon by Global Warming
Biodiversity and Human Wellbeing
Climate, biodiversity and human wellbeing are inextricably linked.
Biofuel – a note of caution is sounded!
Power generation through biomimicry, the way of the future?
Biomass Power
Biomass is a renewable fuel, can it contribute to global warming?
Books on renewable energy, food security, weather, ecology and recycling for children
Books Energy
Books Energy – alternative energy sources, reducing the impact of global warming
Books recycle
Books recycle… yes you can reduce your output!
Boyds Forest Dragon
As our climate warms, the Boyds Forest Dragon is likely to be one of the species to become extinct.
Build A Gas Wood Generator
How to build a gas wood generator for your car or truck.
Buy Carefully
Buy a green appliance, save you money, and cut carbon emissions
Carbon Capture Storage CCS
Carbon capture storage ccs technology may reduce global warming
Carbon Tax or Trade ?
Which should it be? a carbon tax or trade ?
Carbon Price
One of the most powerful mechanisms in order to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions is to introduce a carbon price.
Carteret Atoll
Carteret Atoll, also known as The Carteret Islands, will be largely submerged and entirely uninhabitable by 2015.
Climate change poses a severe threat to the Cassowary.
Cement CO2 Emissions
Cement CO2 emissions – Production of cement accounts for about 4% of global total CO2 emissions.
Chacaltaya Glacier in Bolivia
Scientists say the Chacaltaya Glacier in Bolivia is likely to have melted by 2010.
Chemical Climate Changes
Chemical climate changes in air or water can be measured by tracking levels of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, and measuring ratios of oxygen isotopes.
Chicago Climate Exchange
The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is a voluntary GHG emissions cap-and-trade scheme based in North America.
China and Climate Change
China and climate change… changes on a massive scale.
Civilisation and Climate Change
Civilisation and climate change are closely entwined.
Clean Coal
Clean coal, is it really clean?
Clean Development Mechanism
The Clean Development Mechanism CDM was launched in 2001 and was designed as an international market mechanism that engages developing countries.
Clean Development Mechanism
Clean Development Mechanism
Climate Beyond 2012
Climate beyond 2012 – is a book that explores the critical policy issues that will need to be addressed during the forthcoming negotiations for a post-2012 climate treaty.
Climate Change and Crime
climate change and crime: What has this to do with social disorder?
Climate and Floods
Changing climate and floods are the most widespread direct risk to human settlements.
Climate and Ocean Cores
Climate and ocean cores: revealing large changes in past climates.
Climate Change and Sea Turtles
Climate change and sea turtles… disappearing like the dinosaurs?
Climate Change and Tourism
Climate change and tourism will produce winners and losers.
Climate Change and Wildfires
Climate change and wildfires are closely linked, higher temperatures, drier conditions produces more fuel for wildfires
Climate Carbon Wedge
A climate carbon wedge is one component of a portfolio of energy technologies entailing choices about how we live,
Climate Change 2007
Climate Change 2007, The IPCC 4th WG1 Assessment report is out now!
Climate Change Course
Become a Climate Change Champion, enroll today in the Climate Change Course!
Climate Change Health
Climate change health – multiple direct and indirect consequences for human health.
Climate Change in Australia and New Zealand
Climate Change in Australia and New Zealand is expected to intensify water security problems.
Climate Change in Indonesia
Climate Change in Indonesia – Implications for Humans and Nature, highlights that annual rainfall in the world’s fourth most populous nation is already down by 2 to 3 per cent, and the seasons are cha
Climate Change in Niger Delta
Report on climate change in Niger Delta
Climate Change in North America
Climate change in North America is projected to cause decreased snowpack, more winter flooding, and reduced summer flows.
Climate Change Letter
Use this climate change letter to ask your local politician what policies are in place to reduce carbon emissions in your country.
Climate Change – Magnitudes of Impact
The IPCC advises that magnitudes of impact can now be estimated more systematically, for a range of possible increases in global average temperature.
Climate Change Pictures
Create your own web page with climate change pictures!
Climate Change School Lessons
Free climate change school lessons are being developed for teachers.
Climate Change Temperature
Climate change temperature… is the primary measure of change.
Climate Change Videos
Series of climate change videos.
Climate Feedback
What is a climate feedback mechanism?
Climate Insurance
Between the 1960s and 1990s the number of natural catastrophes doubled and climate insurance losses increased nearly seven-fold…
Climate Lesson One
Climate Lesson One – Climate and Weather
Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
What really does climate mitigation and adaptation mean?
Climate Mitigation To 2030
Climate Mitigation To 2030 (short to medium term)
Climate Policies
IPCC suggests a range of climate policies, measures and instruments.
Climate Quotes
Climate quotes from world leaders and senior officials at the UN-led climate talks in Bali.
Climate Refugee
Climate refugee, a major disaster stemming from global warming.
Do you understand the difference between climate-weather?
Coal Hybrid Advanced Systems
Coal hybrid advanced systems are also under development.
Coal Stack Gas Treatment
Coal stack gas treatment, attempts to clean up coal fired power stations.
Conservation Tillage Wedge
In pursuing the conservation tillage wedge it is estimated that 22-29 Giga tonnes of carbon could retained in agricultural soils.
Continuous Volcano Monitoring
Continuous volcano monitoring can detect short lived degassing events as well as long-term changes that occur over days to years.
Coral Bleaching
Coral bleaching could see most of the world’s coral reefs killed within our lifetime.
The Cryosphere and Climate Change
What do you know about the cryosphere and climate change?
Cyclones are actually the release of stored solar energy.
IPCC Report on Coastal Systems and Low-Lying Areas
The IPCC Report on Coastal systems and low-lying areas projects significant increased risk due to climate change and sea-level rise.
Davos in the Swiss Alps
Davos in the Swiss Alps experiences warmest January on record.
Definition for Global Warming
Definition for global warming… choose from a number of them!
As the area of deforestation increases, so the impact on climate grows.
More than 12,500 desalination plants are in operation worldwide.
Deserts and Desertification
Deserts are likely to become more extreme as climate change kicks in.
Climate change and extended drought will enhance desertification
Eco Gadgets
Check this out!… you can have eco gadgets to help slow climate change.
Ecology of Snow
The importance of the ecology of snow has been recognized by science since at least the beginning of the 20th century.
Economic Growth Driving Higher Emissions
Global economic growth driving higher emissions – CO2 increasing 3.1 per cent per year from 2000 to 2006.
IPCC Climate Report on Ecosystems
The IPCC Climate Report on Ecosystems states the resilience of many ecosystems is likely to be exceeded this century.
The free eBook is full of tips and practical advice to reduce carbon emissions in your home and workplace.
Effect Green House
Effect green house…. What is this? What does this mean?
Efficient Buildings Wedge
To secure the efficient buildings wedge, significant improvements to existing building codes plus new buildings efficiencies are required.
Efficient Coal Wedge
How might an efficient coal wedge feature in reducing carbon dioxide emissions?
Ellesmere Island Ayles Ice Shelf
The Ellesmere Island Ayles Ice Shelf represents the largest break up of its kind in 25 years.
El Nino
El Nino describes the direr conditions associated particularly with the eastern states of Australia
Emissions Trading Scheme
This discussion paper by Garnaut, on an Emissions Trading Scheme focuses on the key role for such a scheme to mitigate climate change.
Ethanol Biofuel
Is ethanol biofuel sustainable and is production net energy positive?
Ethics of Biofuel
Discussion paper on the ethics of biofuel
Extinct Golden Toad
The extinct Golden Toad was a small, shiny, bright-orange toad that was once abundant in Costa Rica.
Extinction of Harlequin Frogs
Will climate change spell the extinction of Harlequin Frogs?
Extratropical Cyclones
Extratropical cyclones are sometimes called mid-latitude cyclones,
Extreme Droughts
Extreme droughts are predicted as a result of global warming.
Extreme Flooding
Extreme flooding causes deaths, displaces millions of people, causes landslides, affects marine animals and livestock, destroys freshwater supplies and generally creates extraordinary havoc.
Extreme Heat Wave
Where is the latest extreme heat wave ocurring?
Extreme Storms
Extreme storms often result destruction of life and property on a grand scale.
Extreme Weather Frequency
Extreme weather frequency: Events are projected to increase with climate change.
Extreme Winter
Extreme winter temperatures frequently lead to many deaths and disruption to essential services.
Facts Impacts Climate Change
Facts impacts climate change… what are they?
Fishing and Climate Change
fishing and climate change
Fluidised Bed Combustion
Fluidised Bed Combustion (FBC), is a method of burning coal in a bed of heated particles suspended in a gas flow.
Flying Energy Generator
A Flying Energy Generator (FEG) could be the way of future energy generation.
Food fibre and forest products
Climate change will impact on production of food fibre and forest products
Composition of forests will change with as little as one degree of global warming.
Fossil Fuel
Fossil fuel is non renewable, but we do have alternatives
Freshwater is expected to decrease by 10-30% over some dry regions at mid-latitudes and in the dry tropics.
Gas as a wedge against carbon emissions
Switching to gas to produce electricity and using gas as a wedge against carbon emissions makes sense in the short term.
Gas vs Coal
Natural gas vs coal: Gas produces half as much carbon dioxide, less than a third of nitrogen oxides than a coal fired power plant.
Gastric Brooding Frog
The Gastric brooding frog or Platypus frogs are presumed extinct.
Geothermal Power
Geothermal has the potential to contribute significantly to power generation facilities in many parts of the world
Glacial Retreat
Glacial retreat is a feature of global warming
Global Dimming
Global dimming is not global in extent and it has not continued after 1990.
Global Warming Action Kit
Get your own Global Warming Action kit and reduce the emission of carbon.
Global Warming Potential
All greenhouse gases have what is called a Global Warming Potential.
Gobi Desert
The Gobi Desert has expanded and its sands are now within 160 kilometres (100 miles) of Beijing.
God and Global Warming
What is the connection between God and global warming?
Gold Standard
The Gold Standard is a full-fledged carbon offset standard.
Graphs Diagrams of Global Warming and Climate
Graphs diagrams of global warming and climate change used on this site.
GHG Protocol
The GHG Protocol Initiative has developed two separate protocols. The Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard covers accounting for corporate GHG emissions inventories.
Ground Source Heat Pump
A Ground Source Heat Pump is “low hanging fruit” and one of the most efficient residential or commercial heating and cooling systems available today.
Heatwaves resulting from global warming
Help Save Fuel
Help save fuel by adjusting your driving habits.
High Temperature Gas cooled Reactors
High Temperature Gas cooled Reactors run at very high temperatures.
Himalayan Gangotri Glacier
The Himalayan Gangotri glacier is rapidly retreating, with potentially disastrous glacial lake outburst floods, and downstream deterioration in crop production and quality of agricultural lands.
Home Sized Wind Generator
A home sized wind generator is a great way to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
Hugh Outhred
Hugh Outhred has held academic positions at the University of New South Wales since 1973.
Human Well Being and The Environment
The end point of sustainable development is human well being.
Hurricanes can contain and release enough energy to supply electricity to the US for one year.
Hybrid Electric Vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEVs) uses both electricity and hydrocarbon fuels to provide motive power.
Hydrogen Cars
Will hydrogen cars be outdone by electric?
Hydrogen Fuel Cell
What is a hydrogen fuel cell?
Hydro Power
Hydro is currently the leading renewable energy source
Ice Ages and Sea Levels
Ice ages and sea levels are strongly connected and fluctuations occur throughout Earth’s history and often in unison.
Are icebergs melting as a consequence of global warming?
Ice Core
An ice core can contain an abundance of climate information
Industry CO2 Emissions
Industry CO2 emissions account for 36% of all emissions and nearly a third of the world’s energy consumption.
Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle IGCC
What is integrated gasification combined cycle IGCC ?
IPCC 4th Report Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability
Summary of the IPCC 4th Report Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability
IPCC 4th Report Mitigation of Climate Change
The IPCC 4th Report Mitigation of Climate Change was released on 4 May 2007 in Bangkok.
IPCC 4th Report The Physical Science Basis
IPCC 4th Report The Physical Science Basis, Summary for Policy Makers
IPCC Climate Change Africa
IPCC Climate Change Africa – One of the most vulnerable continents to climate variability.
IPCC Climate Change Asia
IPCC Climate Change Asia – Higher rates mortality due to diarrhoeal disease primarily associated with floods and droughts.
IPCC Climate Change Europe
IPCC Climate Change Europe – It is anticipated that climate change will negatively affect nearly all regions in Europe.
IPCC Climate Change Report and Small Islands
The IPCC climate change report and small islands: Projected high vulnerability, due to the effects of climate change, sea level rise and extreme events.
IPCC 4th Report – Observed Impacts
The IPCC 4th Report “Observed Impacts”, presents a broader and more confident assessment of the relationship between observed warming and impacts than was available in the IPCC Third Assessment..
IPCC Greenhouse Gas Emission Trends
IPCC Greenhouse Gas Emission Trends: Fossil fuels are projected to maintain their dominant position in the global energy mix to 2030 and beyond.
IPCC Projections on Health
The IPCC confirms that the health ststus of millions will be affected by climate change.
Iron and Steel Emissions
The iron and steel emissions account for about a quarter of direct CO2 emissions from the industry sector.
ISO 14064
ISO 14064 is an offset protocol. It is an independent, voluntary GHG project accounting standard, and is deliberately policy neutral.
Kyoto Protocol
Who didn’t ratify the Kyoto Protocol?
Landfill Gas
The harvesting of landfill gas is an important role of waste management because methane is a greenhouse gas with a greater global warming potential than carbon dioxide.
La Nina
The La Nina event in 1998-2001 contributed to serious drought in the western United States.
largest wind turbine
The 5M is currently the largest wind turbine, rated at 5 megawatts!
Larsen Ice Shelf
Collapse of the Larsen Ice Shelf may have been this ice shelf’s first in 12,000 years.
Latin America Climate
The changing Latin America climate will see some important crops decrease in productivity, along with a decline in livestock productivity, with adverse consequences for food security.
Long Term Mitigation
Climate long term mitigation assumes that appropriate and effective incentives are in place for development, acquisition, deployment and diffusion of technologies and for addressing related barri
Low Emission Technology
Low Emission Technology will help to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions
Maglev Wind Generator
The Maglev wind generator is expected to create new opportunities for harnessing wind power in low-wind-speed areas.
Majuro Atoll
The Majuro Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands is projected to lose 80% of its land area.
Marine CCS
Marine CCS will deposit carbon dioxide in the ocean forming liquid pools on the ocean floor.
Measuring Biomass
Measuring biomass is generally quite difficult to measure, but potentially dramatic.
Measuring Precipitation
Measuring precipitation covers rain, hail, snow, rime, hoar frost and fog, and is traditionally measured using a rain gauge.
Measuring Sea Level
Measuring sea level has a long history, and today measurements are very accurate.
Measuring Solar Activity
Monitoring and measuring solar activity along with evaluating its likely consequences for the near-Earth environment requires both a long term commitment as well as daily dedication.
Measuring Water Quality
Measuring water quality refers to the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water.
Measuring Volcanic Emissions
By measuring volcanic emissions like sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide changes occurring in a volcano’s magma reservoir can be inferred.
Measuring Volcanic Gases
In recent years, scientists have made significant progress in monitoring, interpreting and measuring volcanic gases.
Mechanisms For Climate Change Compliance
Paper on Mechanisms For Climate Change Compliance: Emission Offset Purchases under CDM.
Melting Athabasca Glacier
The melting Athabasca glacier has receded more than 1.5 kilometres in last 125 years
Melting Greenland
The melting Greenland Icesheet is likely to raise sea-levels by 7 metres!
Melting Ice and Sea Levels
Melting ice and sea levels, one of the greatest threats to humanity.
Mental Health and Climate Change
There are growing concerns about mental health and climate change.
Milankovitch Cycles
The Milankovitch cycles, or ‘orbital’ theory of the ice ages is now well developed.
Moral Responsibility of Climate Change
Upon whom does the moral responsibility of climate change fall?
A moulin allows water to become a lubricating fluid at the base of the glacier, enhancing glacial motion.
Mountain Permafrost
Significant amounts of mountain permafrost exist in Svalbard, Fennoscandia, the Urals, the Caucasus, the Pyrenees, the Alps, and Iceland.
Mountain Pine Beetle
British Columbia is currently experiencing a mountain pine beetle epidemic throughout the range of lodgepole pine forests in the province.
Mountain Tsunamis
Future glacial floods could have even more catastrophic effects, becoming mountain tsunamis that put millions of people downstream at risk.
Myth of Baseload Power
The myth of baseload power… confronting the fallacy that renewable energy is unable to contribute significantly to electricity generation.
Nuclear Boiling Water Reactors
There are 35 operable Nuclear Boiling Water Reactors in the States… want more?
Nuclear Power
There are over 440 nuclear power plants globally, do we need more?
Nuclear Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor
A nuclear pressurized heavy water reactor has been popular in several countries because they use less expensive natural (not enriched) uranium fuels.
Nuclear Pressurized Water Reactors
Nuclear Pressurized Water Reactors are the most common design type.
Ocean Acidification
How is ocean acidification affecting coral and marine species?
Ozone hole
What is the ozone hole and where is it in the atmosphere?
Palm Oil Biofuel
The production of palm oil biofuel is set to outstrip that of soybean production, with negative environmental effects.
Peak Oil
Scientists have warned us about Peak Oil for years.
Permafrost areas are melting, releasing huge quantities of methane, adding to global warming.
Petratherm Geothermal
Petratherm geothermal exploration has huge potential to deliver clean renewable energy.
Phase Change Material
A phase change material (PCM) can be used in freezers packs, protective clothing, hard hats and building materials.
Photovoltaic PV Energy
Solar energy is provided free by the sun, could you install photovoltaic PV energy on your home?
Phytoplankton are the basis of marine food and can change global climate
Pictures Images Global Warming Climate Change
This page is continually being added to; pictures images global warming climate change
Plan Vivo
Plan Vivo is an Offset Project Method for small scale LULUCF projects with a focus on promoting sustainable development and improving rural livelihoods and ecosystems.
Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Polar Bears
There is little doubt that polar bears will be negatively affected by the effects of climate change.
Polar Regions
In the Polar Regions, climate change is seeing reductions in thickness and extent of glaciers and ice sheets, and changes in natural ecosystems.
Pollen and Climate Change
What is the connection between pollen and climate change?
A pyranometer is used to measure solar irradiance.
The pyrheliometer is an instrument that measures the direct (or beam) component of solar radiation at normal incidence.
Quiver Tree
The Quiver Tree in Africa is threatened by global warming.
Radiative Forcing
Radiative forcing is a measure of the influence that a factor has in altering the balance of incoming and outgoing energy.
Reducing Vehicles Use
Reducing vehicles use across the globe can cut carbon dioxide emissions by thousands of tonnes.
Renewable Energy Certificates
Renewable Energy Certificates… what really are they?
Ross Gelbspan
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ross Gelbspan speaks about climate change.
Sahara Desert
How far will the Sahara Desert expand to the south?
Sampling Volcanic Gases
Sampling volcanic gases is very up close and personal and is ideally suited for the long term study of volcanos.
Sea Ice
Sea ice extent has declined steeply since 2002
Sea Temperature
Rising sea temperature kills phytoplankton and leads to rising sea levels
Severe Wildfires
Severe wildfires move with amazing speed taking life and property… increased activity with climate change is certain.
Sitemap for Global Greenhouse
Sliver Solar Cells
Sliver Solar Cells use as little as one tenth the amount of hyper-pure silicon as in square solar PV technology.
Snow Cover Changes
Many observations by local people notice snow cover changes.
Snowball Earth
Following runaway global warming, there could be a “snowball earth”
Soil Efflux Measurements
Soil efflux measurements can be made where volcanic gases rise from depth and out gas into the soil.
Solar Central Power Towers
Solar central power towers generate electric power from sunlight by focusing concentrated solar radiation on a tower-mounted heat exchanger.
Solar Concentrator Dish
A solar concentrator dish converts energy from the sun and can be used to boil water into steam to drive a steam engine or steam turbine.
Solar Desalination
Solar desalination is the desalination of water using solar energy.
Solar Hot Water
A solar hot water system can provide between 50 percent and 90 percent of your total hot water requirements.
Solar Irradiance Measurements
NASA’s Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) has been making precise solar irradiance measurements.
Solar Parabolic Trough
There are a number of solar parabolic trough electricity plants which have now been designed to use solar energy as the primary energy source to produce electricity
Solar Power
Solar energy is free, but we need to make the technology cheaper.
Solar Stoves
The use of solar stoves brings with it important health benefits.
Solar Thermal
Solar thermal energy can be focused on a heat exchanger, and converted in a heat engine to produce electric power or applied to other industrial processes.
Solar Tower
EnviroMission are seeking to construct a Solar Tower, a world’s first in large-scale solar thermal power generation.
A sunphotometer is designed to observe certain narrow spectral bands of sunlight.
Sustainability Research News
Get the latest on sustainability research news.
Stern Review
What does the Stern Review really mean?
Sustainable Development Policies
the IPCC advocates sustainable development policies and climate change mitigation.
Sustainable Energy Investment
Sustainable energy investment was $70.9 billion in 2006, an increase of 43% over 2005.
Tesla Electric Cars
Sensational Tesla electric cars – how they work
The Amazon
The Amazon a an example of a key ecosystem for climate regulation.
Tidal Power
Tidal power has potential to generate electricity on a large scale.
A tornado is one of nature’s most violent storms.
Tornado Story
Do you have a great tornado story?
Tropical Cyclones
Tropical cyclones are increasing in strength, causing massive destruction in the range of billions of dollars and disrupting and ending thousands of lives.
Tropical Glaciers
Tropical glaciers are retreating.
Due to the low elevation of Tuvalu, the islands that make up this nation are threatened by future sea level rise.
Vehicle Efficiency Wedge
The vehicle efficiency wedge needs to increase fuel economy for 2 billion cars from 30 to 60 mpg.
Vehicle To Grid V2G
The vehicle to grid (V2G) idea is both incredibly simple and hugely complex.
VER Plus
The VER plus (VER+) is a full-fledged carbon offset standard and closely follows the Kyoto Protocol’s project-based mechanisms (CDM and JI).
Voluntary Carbon Market
What is the role of the voluntary carbon market?
Voluntary Carbon Standard
The Voluntary Carbon Standard is a full-fledged carbon offset standard.
Water Resources
Climate change will further exacerbate issues around global water resources.
Wave Power
Wave power could yield much more energy than tidal power
Wave Dragon
The Wave Dragon concept combines existing, mature offshore and hydro turbine technology in a novel way.
Weather and Crime
Weather and crime has received a lot of attention in recent times.
West Antarctic Ice Sheet
The West Antarctic ice sheet may be capable of rapid deglaciation.
What is the greenhouse effect ?
What is the greenhouse effect… do you know?
Why Measure Weather ?
Why measure weather? Find out…
Wind Power
Wind power is part of the global warming solution
Wind Hydrogen Wedge
A wind hydrogen wedge can be achieved through eliminating vehicle tailpipe carbon emissions.
Solar Lights
The applications for solar lights are endless.
Burn Food
Climate groups says, “don’t burn food”
The topic of additionality is the most fundamental − and contentious − issue in the carbon offset market.
Voluntary Offset Standard
The Voluntary Offset Standard (VOS) is a carbon offset screen that accepts other standards and methodologies using certain screening criteria.
Community and Biodiversity Standards
The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCBS) is a project design standard and offers rules and guidance for project design and development.
Solar Research News
Solar research News – for the latest information on technology and research.
Carbon Trading News
Check out the latest Carbon Trading News !
Sea Turtle News
Sea Turtle News will keep you abreast of what is happening to these amazing creatures.
Climate Change Debate
Why has the climate change debate become a big political issue?
History of Climate Change
History of Climate Change – You could be forgiven for thinking that climate change was a relatively recent discovery!
Science and Media
Science and Media – In 1981 the greenhouse effect made page one of the New York Times for the first time.
Birth of IPCC
After the birth of IPCC its dominant position in the debate became self reinforcing.
Politicisation of Climate Change
The politicisation of climate change: green NGOs and the Global Climate Coalition
Intergovernmental Policy
Intergovernmental Policy – Kyoto was a battle between countries with different interests and priorities.
Tipping Point
Was 2006 the politcal tipping point for climate change?
Perceptions of Climate Change
Perceptions of Climate Change
3 Degrees of Warming
3 degrees of warming – like heating a frog slowly, with only one certain outcome.
Dangerous Climate Change
Dangerous climate change ? Is it ? How dangerous ?
Climate Emergency
Climate Emergency – This is an emergency and for emergency situations we need emergency action
African Disaster
African Disaster – Droughts and floods are happening with increasing severity and frequency, accompanied by diseases such as diarrhoea.
Climate change – Diseases that were considered to have been eradicated in Ethiopia are making reappearance.
Climate Change – Despite a decade of rapid economic growth, poverty remains widespread in Rwanda.
Contraction and Convergence
Under contraction and convergence all countries participate in a global emission reduction with quantified emission targets.
Sectoral Approach
Sectoral Approach
Multistage Emissions Reduction
In the Multistage Emissions Reduction model, countries participate in several stages.
Global Triptych
Global Triptych approach to emissions reduction was originally developed at the University of Utrecht.
Solar Water Pumps
Solar water pumps are available for almost all applications where an electric pump is being used.
Solar Fountains
Solar fountains use no energy, apart from that used to initially make the product.