Kingwood College Library Assignment Guide
Geography 1300 Spring 2002

GLOBAL WARMING

Man-Made or Natural Cycle?

For the most current information on Global Warming, try journal articles.
Reference Books are particularly useful for background information and statistics. Find books for checkout in the Library Catalog. Keywords: Global Warming; Greenhouse Effect; Climatic Changes; Greenhouse Gasses
 

Useful Web Sites

Or search Google | About.com | Metacrawler | Librarian's Index to the Internet
www.epa.gov/globalwarming/ Climate, impact, emissions, and news about Global Warming, from the Environmental Protection AgencyMan-made.
www.climatehotmap.org/ Map of Global Warming indicators around the world, from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Man-made
www.globalwarming.org/brief/student.htm Student Research page from the Global Warming Organization includes the Kyoto Protocol and other more recent negotiations. Natural
www.ncpa.org/hotlines/global/gwhot.html Global Warming Hotline from the National Center for Policy AnalysisNatural
lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html Climatic changes observed by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.  Information from 1999.  Man-made.
www.ipcc.ch/ The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has its Climate Change 2001 available online.  Go for the summary.  Balanced.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming/ NOVA & Frontline: What's Up With the Weather?  Investigation of the complex scientific, ethical, and political issues surrounding possible human-induced global warming caused by the burning of fossil fuels.  Man-Made.
www.co2science.org Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change uses data such as world and U.S. temperatures, and plant growth data, to produce position papers that find no correlation between increased carbon dioxide emissions and global warming.   Natural.
www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/aric/eae/ The Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment  examines a range of atmospheric issues, including air quality, acid rain, global warming, and ozone depletion.   Man-Made.
www.greenpeace.org/~climate/index.html Greenpeace: Climate Crisis campaign against human-induced climatic change, caused by steadily escalating emissions of the so-called greenhouse gases.  Man-Made.
www.enn.com/specialreports/climate/ Environmental News Network.  Climate Change  - special report.  Man-Made.
www.pace.edu/lawschool/env/energy/globalwarming.html Global Warming Central  has a comprehensive site covering the debate, with news and updates, key experts, documents and treaties, discussion, and other resources.  Balanced.
www.enviroweb.org/edf/ Global Warming: Focus on the Future  - interactive explanations of the phenomenon; from EnviroLinkMan-Made.
www.nrdc.org Global Warming reports and fact sheets from the Natural Resources Defense CouncilMan-Made.
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Databases

Try keywords such as : Global Warming; Greenhouse Effect; Climatic Changes; Greenhouse Gasses
PA Research II Periodical Abstracts Research II, an index to articles in a variety of journals.  To help limit to more scholarly articles, choose "Peer Reviewed Publications."
Today's Science This is an index to science journals and reference books.  Articles are full text.  (From home, use the Facts on File link.)
Academic Search Premier Index to journal articles, many full text.  For best results limit to "Peer Reviewed Journals." 
CQ Researcher In depth research reports, full-text.
Facts on File Includes Issues & Controversies for in-depth research and World News Digest for evaluating trends.
NetLibrary Books on line.  There are several books on Global Warming, Climatic Change, and the Greenhouse Effect.  Watch for currency.  All students of NHMCCD may come into the library to register for NetLibrary.  Once you have a password, you may use it from anywhere.

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Reference Books

In other libraries, try browsing the sections QC-QE and GE
QC854 .E523 1996 Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather
QE5 .E5137 MacMillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences
This has sections on "Global Climate Changes, Human Intervention," and "Global Climate Changes, Natural."
GE10 .M66 2000 Encyclopedia of Environmental Science
GE10 .H67 2001 The Environment A to Z
G116 .C645 1996 Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind. "Climatic Variation."
HA202 .A3 2000 Statistical Abstract of the United States.  "Geography and Environment."  Good for statistics, although they're limited to the United States.

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