Latest research on climate change, official government websites, latest news, comment and analysis on climate change and global warming, popular sites with current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from all over the world.
Monitoring and Early Warning
Maps providing monthly updated, near real time, distributed information on rainfall, actual evapotranspiration, radiation, drought and desertification indices, and crop yield forecasts for Africa and Europe. Includes methodology discussions and links to similar resources.
NASA Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder
Microwave radar scatterometers measure wind over the ocean from space. Their data is usefule for monitoring climate conditions. This site provides access to climate record data from the Seasat, NSCAT, ERS-1/2 and SeaWinds scatterometers in image form to support climate change studies.
Environmental Health Perspectives - Global Warming
Government reports into the likely effects of climate change on public health. Includes news and research reports, and links to related articles. Published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
European Environment Agency - Climate Change
Reports on the science of climate change, its impacts and possible mitigation strategies. Collection of indicators, reports, links, data sets and targets on climate change.
The Fates of Low-Latitude Glaciers
Presentation by Lonnie G. Thompson of Ohio State University. Includes discussion of certainties and probabilities, photographic evidence, graphs, graphical representation of 20th century changes in ice cover, and distribution maps.
'Tragedy of the worst kind'
Police: Md. mall shooter may have had Columbine fixation
Two people are killed, at least 22 injured in NYC building explosion.
FAA warning on 777s linked problem to mid-air breakups
MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man who killed two people at a Maryland mall in January before killing himself acted alone, had no connection with his victims and may have had a fixation with the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, police said Wednesday.
Months before Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously vanished, US regulators warned of a "cracking and corrosion" problem on Boeing 777s that could lead to a mid-air breakup and drastic drop in cabin pressure. The revelation comes amid a desperate search for traces of the plane with 239 people on board, which lost contact with air traffic control at around 1730 GMT Friday, about an hour after take-off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. "We are issuing this AD (Airworthiness Directive) to detect and correct cracking and corrosion in the fuselage skin, which could lead to rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane," the Federal Aviation Administration said. During a sudden drop in cabin pressure, the crew and passengers can become unconscious, leaving no one at the controls of the affected aircraft.