RealClimate provides information from working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. Contributing scientists aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary.
This site is widely regarded as the most scholarly and authoritative introduction to the history of climate change research. The site covers the history of scientific climate research from the 19th century to today.
The Royal Society: climate change
The Royal Society is the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth. It was founded in 1660 and counts many highly distinguished scientists as its fellows (e.g., Sir Isaac Newton was president of the Society between 1703 and 1727). Today, the Society supports many top young scientists, engineers and technologists, and it debates scientific issues with the public. The Royal Society has published many scientific reports about climate change including “Facts and fictions about climate change”.
This site provides objective information to help people who saw the film better understand what is known about our changing climate. The website contains details of the most comprehensive of the complaints to the UK Office of Communications (Ofcom) regarding Channel 4’s film The Great Global Warming Swindle.
“The Great Global Warming Swindle”: a critique.
David Jones, Andrew Watkins, Karl Braganza and Michael Coughlan at the National Climate Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia have published a brief analysis of the documentary available here.
A thorough analysis of some of the misrepresentations of scientific evidence that are still present in the DVD release of The Great Global Warming Swindle.
The UK Met Office: Climate change – the big picture
One of the world’s leading providers of environmental and weather-related services.
Despite its off-putting title, this site contains a large number of short, clearly written, and very informative articles, with hundreds of links to supporting evidence, explaining why the myths that circulate about climate change on the internet are inaccurate.
Similar to the “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic” site linked to above.
A "a one stop link for resources that people can use to get up to speed on the issue of climate change" from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
"With the support of leading scientists, political, religious, cultural and business leaders, the Virtual March is creating one, loud collective voice that will be heard around the world. By spreading the word, we are building a movement to stop global warming."
How Global Warming Works
An introduction to the basics on how global warming really works.
Environmental Issues Sources:
The UNEP is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system. It is an advocate, educator, and catalyst www.unep.org
The IPCC assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change. www.ipcc.ch
Federal Government of Canada
Regional and Municipal Governments
Capital Regional District (CRD) Environmental Services
Township of Esquimalt Sustainability Department
City of Victoria Engineering Department http://www.victoria.ca/cityhall/departments_engwaterengineering.shtml
District of Saanich Environment
|Sierra Club of Canada works on issues ranging from climate change and energy to toxic chemical contamination and loss of biological diversity.
The David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based Canadian environmental organization, working to protect the balance of nature and our quality of life,
Individual, Corporate and Government Action on Climate Change
"clear guidance on climate solutions. Positive action is long overdue and this exciting road map will help move us forward."
David Suzuki, scientist, author and broadcaster
A news portal dedicated to climate change has been launched. The site will be updated every morning with links to climate change articles from english language media world wide
contains more than hundred different illustrations explaining the science behind global warming and climate change, as well as current and future impacts on regional and global scales.
These graphics have been produced for the periodic Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Canada's National Political Parties
BC's Provincial Political Parties
Canadian Media Coverage
|"The #1 issue is the environment ... this issue has just taken off like wildfire," pollster Tim Woolstencroft of The Strategic Counsel (2007).