Student Recommended Websites for Climate Impact Research Prepared by Ms. Chang’s 9th grade Earth Science Class (Yellow Section). Edited by student, Lisa H
For really good websites I suggest the Environmental Protection Agency. www.epa.gov/
I did the Arctic for my essay but this site has so much information on it, any essay writer can get good info on it. Also, the Hadley Center is really good when looking for data, facts, and graphs.
When looking for information on what is climate change and what are greenhouse gases, a really good website is The University of Michigan. They have really good pictures and it is fairly easy to understand.
Finally for anyone who is researching the Arctic, using ProQuest and finding the Science News Article Printed November 12, 2005 (Volume 168, Issue 20) is a good idea. It has a lot of really good information.
I hope this helps the students next year!
Meghan W. (M.W.)
I liked this site a lot because of a few reasons. One main reason I liked this site was because it was a good overview of what climate change is as well as it divided the site up into many different sub categories. It gave specific areas and examples of how the climate was going to be affected there. It also had some diagrams to further help explain their opinions. I chose this site because of their explanation on climate change which was good, yet understandable.
2) http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/wg2/595.htm, http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc_tar/wg2/611.htm (these sites go together)
I chose this site because of its deep analysis of the Arctic situation. It gave many precise details about the Arctic and how it was affected and what would continue to happen if it continues to thaw at the rate at which it is now. It was a long explanation, yet it was fairly easy to understand and it gave me the base of a few points in my essay.
I chose this site because it gave an extremely brief recap of the situation. Before reading detailed information about any topic I like to get a general understanding of the concepts so that I don't get lost when reading more complex websites. This website did a great job of summing up the situation in few sentences.
I chose this site for a few reasons. One when I saw this site my eye immediately jumped to the pictures of the sea animal's habitats dying. This made me want to read on, hoping that there would be an explanation in this site as to how we can help prevent these future extinctions. When I read this site I thought that it was extremely helpful because it took 3 main causes of the Arctic's thinning and explained them in good depth; it made it easy for me to use those 3 points as main arguments in my essay.
I chose to use this site because of the way it explained the situation of the Arctic. It went into great detail on how we can slow the rate of thawing down if we really wanted to. I thought the explanation was easy to understand and this site did a good job of noting the major points of this situation.
I chose this site because of the many graphics. I consider myself to be a pretty visual learner and am always looking for visuals to support the text that I am reading. This site provided me with many visuals, clearing depicting how bad the Arctic is. By seeing these pictures it made it completely obvious of how much the Arctic has and will continue to shrink in the past and upcoming years.
7) http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=221398481&Fmt=4&clientId=6785&RQT=309&VName=PQD , http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=927220341&Fmt=4&clientId=6785&RQT=309&VName=PQD, http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=808828841&Fmt=4&clientId=6785&RQT=309&VName=PQD
I chose all of these ProQuest sites because I knew all of these sites were primary sources. I wanted to get a first-hand view of this issue by the scientists to see their opinions on this matter. By getting news from online scientific books and magazines I could be sure I was getting actual information and I could compare the thoughts of different types of scientists from all different locations.
Climate Change and Global Warming:
EcoBridge: Evidence of Global Warming
The Impact Of Climate Change
Last Update: 12/29/05
Climate Change and Global Warming
Alyssa G. (A.G.)
This was a very trustworthy source that has great diagrams, other links, pictures, etc.
This website had information for coral reefs and marine life in general and what humans can do to help it
This had very good pictures and information on specifically coral reefs
Maddie R. (M.R.)
IPCC Third Assessment Report – Climate Change 2001
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control
Heat Waves and Unusually Warm Weather
Union of Concerned Scientists
Consequences of Global Warming
Natural Defense Resource Council
Extreme Weather (??):
Here are the sites which I found most helpful.
Chisholm, Suzanne and Michael Parfit. “Greenland Melting? Satellite to Help Find Answer.” National Geographic Today. 24 Oct. 2002. National Geographic. 2 January 2006. <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/10/1024_021024_TVGreenland.html>
-This source provided more general information on Greenland’s ice sheet, including its rough size as compared to that of Antarctica’s. It gave evidence of how scientists know that the Greenland ice sheet is indeed melting, including an increase in the speed of the ice sheet.
Hadley Center on Climate Research. “Melting Greenland Ice Threatens Global Rise In Sea Level.” 7 April 2004. Hadley Center on Climate Research. 22 December 2005. <http://www.metoffice.com/corporate/pressoffice/2004/pr20040407a.html>
-This source gave specific information on Greenland’s ice sheet and how it will affect sea level rise. It gave a brief summary that was very helpful to understanding/seeing “the big picture”/”the main point”.
Lovgren, Stefan. “Greenland Melt May Swamp LA, Other Cities, Study Says.” National Geographic News. 8 April 2004. National Geographic. 2 January 2006. <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/04/0408_040408_greenlandicemelt.html>
-This article gave information of which cities may be in danger if the sea level were to rise. It briefly explained global warming and the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere, and was extremely helpful and easy to read and understand.
Oppenheimer, Michael. “Polar Ice Sheets, Melting, and Sea Level Change.” Princeton University. 15 June 2004. <http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2004/0615Oppenheimer.pdf>
-This PowerPoint gave a summary of polar melting and how it will affect sea level rise. It was quite helpful and for the most part simple and easy to understand—it was a good review and captured the main points.
Pachauri, R. K. “Address to the Ninth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” IPCC. 10 December 2003. <http://ww.ipcc.ch/press/sp-10122003.htm>
-This speech by the Chairman of the IPCC gives a detailed summary of climate change and the increase in temperatures and its effects. However, much of the speech is irrelevant and needs to be expanded more.
Perkins, Sid. “Glacial Change.” Science News. 17 Dec. 2005. ProQuest. 5 January 2006. <http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=954882851&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=6785&RQT=309&Vname=PQD>
-This source gave specific information of Greenland and which portions of its ice sheet are melting. This is a more informative than explanatory article.
“Sea Level.” U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. 7 January 2000. Global Warming – Climate. <http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ClimateFutureClimateSeaLevel.html>
-This article gave a graph of predicted sea level rise and numbers, as well as a graph of the projected rise in sea level. It is for the most part easy to understand; however, not much new information is given.
--Lisa H (L.H.)
National Geographic. August 2005, "In Hot Water"
Because it gave information on recent hurricanes of 2004, and talked about their structure.
National Geographic. September 2004. “Signs from Earth"
Huge global warming issue, looking at every aspect such as effects on the geosphere, biosphere, etc.
NOAA. Hurricane Basics. 1999
Basic hurricane information.
National Geographic News. "Global Warming May Alter Currents, Study Says"
Article explaining problems that may occur due to global warming melting ice caps.
Fanni T. (F.T.)
Here are the websites I found most helpful during the writing of my climate change and global warming/ water currents paper...
^ The one above is an article that I found while searching ProQuest...so basically the helpful website is ProQuest but the specific article is the link above.
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