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Academic Earth: Climate change leture series

This freely available lecture series explores the issue of climate change through 12 lectures (each approximately 1hr 30mins). The subjects explored are: The Science of Climate Change The Economics of Climate Change Financing Adaptation Insurance The International Climate Regime Engaging the Developing World Climate Change and Biodiversity Climate and Trade Law: The Biofuels Problem Massachusetts v. EPA and its Aftermath Putting a Price on Carbon - Cap & Trade, Carbon Tax Current Federal Statues and Litigation State initiatives

The Critical Decade

This report, created by the Australian Government's recently established "Climate Commission" outlines the case for immediate action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a useful and easy-to-understand update of the climate change science and what it may mean for Australia. They state that the "risks have never been clearer and the case for action has never been more urgent. Our Earth’s surface is warming rapidly and we can already see social, economic and environmental impacts in Australia.

Earthscan: Blogging for a Sustainable Future

This website provides a wealth of science podcasts and blogs, including 114 resources on issues related to climate change. This site is a must to bookmark and listen to on the way to work.

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

This website is the direct link to the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research RSS feed where users can keep up to date with the latest research.

The Naked Scientists

This website is hosted by "a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University" who provide easy-to-understand bite-sized information on a range of issues - including a fair amount on climate change mitigation and adaptation. This is a useful site for keeping up to date with the science. Users can subscribe for free using a range of platforms such as Yahoo and iTunes.

Nature Reports Climate Change

This website is hosted by the leading journal Nature. Although the site will no longer be updated, it has a variety of resources, including podcasts and articles on climate change, with the latest version (May 2010) discussing sea level rise predictions of 1.6m by 2100.

The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers

A useful summary on the science of climate change. Questions answered include "are human activities causing climate change"; could changes in the sun be causing climate change". The factsheet also provides a good overview of Australian historical climate

Greenhouse 2011: The Science of Climate Change. Conference Web Site

The link to the Greenhouse 2011 conference.  "The latest in the influential GREENHOUSE conference series, GREENHOUSE 2011 will focus on the science of climate change.

The GREENHOUSE 2011 program will cover a range of topics, including: oceans, atmosphere, biosphere, climate modelling, climate change projections, climate variability, extreme events and community resilience, Pacific nations and climate change, impacts and adaptation, biodiversity, policy and economics, communicating climate change.

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Global Warming 101

A 3 minute video introducing the basics of global warming, prepared by the National Geographic Channel