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Carbon Cycle Science Program   
The Carbon Cycle Science Program was established by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) to provide critical unbiased scientific information on the fate of carbon dioxide in the environment to contribute to the ongoing public dialogue. The Program provides the scientific foundation for estimating the capacity of the land and the ocean to sequester and store the considerable quantities of carbon dioxide anticipated from human activities in the future. The website provides information about current research activities, funding opportunities, meetings & workshops and access to online publications.
 
 
Carbon Sequestration - The Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy   
This website provides an overview of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Carbon Sequestration Program . A summary of the program areas, links to the various sequestration centers and online DOE Carbon Sequestration project data sheets can be found on this site.
 
 
Catalog of U.S. Government Science and Technology Web Site Resources   
SciTechResources.gov is a catalog that provides the scientist, engineer, and technologist with easy, one-stop access to key U.S. Government web resources.
 
 
Climate & Carbon Research   
The Climate and Carbon Research (CCR) activity in the Center for Computational Science at ORNL is a scientific research center that focuses on the computational aspects of how the global climate and carbon systems interact with natural and anthropogenic processes. The goal of CCS-CCR is to serve as a world-class climate and carbon research center and be a focal point for the computational climate and carbon simulation community.
 
 
Climate Change: Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State   
The site is produced and maintained by the U.S. Dept. of State, Office of International Information Programs and provides access to climate change information.
 
 
Climate of 2003 (US and Global Climate Perspectives)   
Climate perspective reports (monthly climate reports, climatic extremes, global surface temperature anomalies, etc.) for the year 2001, from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).
 
 
Climate Time Line Information Tool   
The Climate Time Line is an online tool that allows one to examine climate change and variability at different time scales, from daily diurnal cycles and climate and weather forecasts for the near-term, to 100,000 year scales.
 
 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)   
The EREN homepage serves as a portal to the Department of Energy's (DOE) energy efficiency and renewable energy information, with access to more than 600 links and 80,000 documents.
 
 
EPA Global Change Research Program   
EPA's Global Change Research Program is an assessment-oriented program with primary emphasis on understanding the potential consequences of climate variability and change on human health, ecosystems, and socioeconomic systems in the United States. The website is designed to provide a portal through which scientists, resource managers, and the public can access information about the program and partners.
 
 
EPA Global Warming   
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an excellent overview of the problem of global warming. The science of climate change is presented along with the potential impacts of global warming as well as strategies to adapt to, or mitigate, those potential impacts.
 
 
EPA: Public Officials and Climate Change   
The site contains many resources to assist public officials in addressing climate change issues.
 
 
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)   
The Federal Geographic Data Committee coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The NSDI encompasses policies, standards, and procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share geographic data.
 
 
Global Change Data and Information System (GCDIS)   
no description available
 
 
Guide to the Climate Change Convention Process  2002
This guide provides an overview of the international climate change process as of May 2002. It focuses on the institutions and procedures of the Convention and the Protocol, the participants in the climate change process, and on how the on-going negotiations are conducted.
 
 
IISD Linkages: A Multimedia Resource for Environment and Development Negotiations   
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Linkages website provides reporting services on international negotiations, conferences, workshops, symposia and regional meetings that concern sustainable development, climate and atmosphere and other topics concerning environment and development.
 
 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Assessment Reports  2001
This web-site contains the full text and graphics from the 4 Climate Change 2001 reports by the IPCC's Working Groups. It was first released for the 7th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, Morocco, 29 October - 9 November 2001.
 
 
NASA Earth Observatory   
The purpose of NASA's Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.
 
 
NASA Visible Earth   
The purpose of NASA's Visible Earth is to provide a consistently updated, central point of access to the superset of NASA's Earth science-related images, animations, and data visualizations. These images are considered to be public domain and, as such, are freely available to the interested public-at-large, the media, scientists, and educators for re-use and/or re-publication.
 
 
NASA's Global Change Master Directory   
NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) is a comprehensive directory of descriptions of data sets of relevance to global change research. The GCMD database includes descriptions of data sets (DIFs) covering climate change, agriculture, the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere & oceans, geology, geography, and human dimensions of global change.
 
 
NOAA Climate Products and Services   
NOAA's portal to their climate data, information, data centers and laboratories.
 
 
NOAA Office of Global Programs   
The Office of Global Programs (OGP) leads the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program. NOAA has the primary responsibility within the Federal Government to routinely provide climate forecasts and products to the Nation. OGP assists in this capacity by sponsoring focused scientific research, within approximately eleven research elements, aimed at understanding climate variability and its predictability. Through studies in these areas, researchers coordinate activities that jointly contribute to improved predictions and assessments of climate variability over a continuum of timescales from season to season, year to year, and over the course of a decade and beyond.
 
 
NOAA Operational Significant Event Imagery   
The Operational Significant Event Imagery team produces high-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events which are visible in remotely-sensed data available at the NOAA Science Center in Suitland, Maryland. These events include dust storms, fires, floods, icebergs, ocean events, severe weather, snow cover, storm systems, tropical cyclones and volcanoes.
 
 
NSF Global Change Research Programs   
NSF global change research programs support research and related activities that advance fundamental understanding of dynamic physical, biological, and socioeconomic systems as well as interactions among those systems.
 
 
NSF Global Climate Change Research Explorer  2003
You can think of this web site as a window into the world of scientific research. In this primer, you'll find a general discussion of the physical processes underlying the earth's climate, an outline of the kinds of data that may shed light on how the climate is changing - and the role of human activity in these changes -and a description of some of the questions and uncertainties that researchers continue to explore.
 
 
Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)   
The Environment Division of the OSTP (which serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans, and programs of the federal Government) provides national leadership to ensure a sound scientific and technical foundation for environmental policies and programs, and coordinates Federal research and development strategies for environment and natural resource policies, in area's including global climate change research and renewable energy technology. Papers, Reports, Publications, selected Administration Statements, Speeches and Testimony, Media Releases, White House Publications and R&D Budget Documents are available in full text at this site.
 
 
U.S. Climate Action Report 2002   2002
Third National Communication of the United States of America Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
 
 
U.S. Climate Change Research Initiative / U.S. Climate Change Technology Initiative  2001
The President announced his first set of actions implementing initiatives to advance the science of climate change, to spur technological innovation, and to promote cooperation in the Western Hemisphere and beyond.
 
 
U.S. Department of State: Global Climate Change   
The climate change section of the U.S. Dept. of State website links to Remarks, Briefings and Press Releases.
 
 
U.S. Global Change Research Program Homepage   
The USGCRP coordinates the research of the Federal departments and agencies with active global change programs and provides liaison with the Executive Office of the President. The website provides information concerning the program, detailing the topics of greatest interest to the USGCRP, and provides links to agency websites, programs, projects, research and major climate change assessments.
 
 
United Nations Environment Programme: The Ozone Secretariat   
Homepage of the Ozone Secretariat, the Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, and for the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Access ozone treaties, ratification status, reports, documents and other publications
 
 
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC  2003
The website of the secretariat of the Convention provides organizational support and technical information for the Parties to the Convention and observers participating in the intergovernmental negotiations and related activities to combat climate change.
 
 
USDA Global Change Program Office   
The USDA Global Change Program Office (GCPO) operates within the Office of the Chief Economist and functions as the Department-wide coordinator of agriculture, rural and forestry-related global change program and policy issues facing USDA. The Office ensures that USDA is a source of objective, analytical assessments of the effects of climate change and proposed mitigation strategies. The Office also serves as USDA's focal point for climate change issues and is responsible for coordinating activities with other Federal agencies, interacting with the legislative branch on climate change issues affecting agriculture and forestry, and representing USDA on U.S. delegations to international climate change discussions.
 
 
Yahoo! News Full Coverage: Global Warming & Climate Change   
Full coverage of climate change news from around the world.
 
 

 


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