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Sixth Mass Extinction

 

 

Look around. The world seems so normal. Yet we are in the middle of the sixth mass extinction in the history of the planet. And we are causing it.

 Biodiversity Vital To Streams As Extinctions Rise 
April 7, 2011. Reuters / Planet Ark.

Are We Causing a Mass Extinction in Our Oceans? 
July 29, 2010. Christian Science Monitor.

Ecosystems at "Tipping Point" - U.N. Report 
May 10, 2010. CNN.

Coral Reefs Face Extinction Within Century 
March 26, 2010. CBS News.

Ecosystems in Rivers and Lakes Are Collapsing 
October 11, 2009. The Guardian.

Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs 
March 10, 2009. The Guardian.

World Is Undergoing Mass Extinction 
October 21, 2008. UPI.

Earth Faces Catastrophic Loss of Species 
July 20, 2006. Independent.

Warning Sounded on Decline of Species 
March 19, 2004. The Guardian 

Wake-Up Call on Extinction Wave 
May 19, 2003. BBC News.

Scientists Agree the World Faces Mass Extinction 
August 23, 2002. CNN.

Dying Seas Threaten Extinction, Spelling Doom For Everything From Zooplankton to Dolphins 
December 2, 2001. The Observer.

The Sixth Extinction  
Niles Eldridge, ActionBioScience

 

Climate Change

 

Don't let the ideologues and the corporations fool you. Climate change is real, and its going to be bad. It is the greatest issue of our time. Here are some websites that provide reliable information.

 

INFORMATION ON GLOBAL WARMING
AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is probably the greatest issue of our time -- and for the foreseeable future. There is a lot of information -- and misinformation -- available about this topic. Here are some websites that provide reliable information. The most important source is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Two of their reports have been published, with more coming later this year.

 

REPORTS
Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Key Questions – Summary 

Forecast Earth (The Weather Channel)

*IPCC Reports -- The most comprehensive assessment*

Stern Review – The Economics of Climate Change and Executive Summary


SCIENTIFIC WEBSITES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science
 

EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) climate change website

*Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)*

National Climatic Data Center (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Union of Concerned Scientists


INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES & AGREEMENTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Kyoto Protocol (1997)

United Nations Resolution on Protection of Global Climate for Present and Future Generations of Mankind (1988)

United Nations Climate Change Conference - Nairobi 2006

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
National Wildlife Federation global warming website

Nature Conservancy climate change website

Sierra Club global warming website

U.S. Climate Action Partnership (Partnership of corporations and environmental groups 

World Wildlife Fund climate change website


CLIMATE CHANGE AND WISCONSIN
EPA Environmental Atlas and Resource Book: Great Lakes (large book)

EPA - Climate Change and Wisconsin

Union of Concerned Scientists - Great Lakes and Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists – Wisconsin and Climate Change 

  

State of the Environment

 

One of the most important questions in environmental studies is: How bad is it? Here are some major publications that give broad and detailed assessment of where we are and where we are going.

GENERAL ASSESSMENTS

 
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