Monday, January 11, 2010

Climate Change Resources

Climate science is a complicated field, made only more difficult for the layman by attempts to increase scientific controversy by capitalizing on remaining questions and the nature of scientific inquiry (nothing is ever proven in science, only proven beyond a reasonable doubt). Below are several sources for more information:
Climate Science by Climatologists. Their postings deal with technical issues, but are generally approachable by anyone with a science background and are very responsive to their (quite substantial) comment threads.

Here you can download the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. The IPCC is generally considered the consensus opinion of hundreds of scientists and researchers around the planet. As such it is in some ways also the "best case" view, as it consists only of the most unimpeachable research and predictions.
This is the US National Climate Assessment for our area. Check it out!