Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

The Climate Debate


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

Red Pepper
Red Pepper

Strongly contrasting views, and various shades of opinion in between, on the climate issue — selected resources on the web

On the Web

Carbon Trade Watch
Carbon Trade Watch monitors the impact of pollution trading upon environmental, social and economic justice.

Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change was created to disseminate "factual reports and sound commentary" on new developments in scientific efforts to determine the consequences of the ongoing rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide content. It meets this objective through weekly online publication of its CO2 Science magazine.

Climate Change Reconsidered
Climate Change Reconsidered, from the Heartland Institute, presents a detailed rebuttal of the findings of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Climate Change: a Guide for the Perplexed
Climate Change: A Guide for the Perplexed provides a round-up of the most common climate myths and misconceptions as well as a guide to assessing the evidence and a blog looking at the history of climate science.

Climate Science
Climate Science presents a stimulating perspective on technical issues from Roger Pielke Sr.

CO2 Science Magazine
A sceptic's view of recent scientific news and developments.

Edison Electric Institute
Representing United States shareholder-owned utilities and international affiliates, the Edison Electric Institute favours voluntary approaches on climate change and promotes energy efficiency in the electricity sector.

European Round Table of Industrialists
The European Round Table argues for the full involvement of industry in developing climate policy alongside governments.

Flat Earth Award
The Flat Earth Award was created as a humorous effort to highlight the denial of global warming by prominent public figures.

George C Marshall Institute
From the American right wing, strong views on the science and politics of global warming and other issues.

Global climate change and solar variability
Views on the issue of solar effects on climate and links to related sites.

Global Commons Institute
The Global Commons Institute advocates a policy of contraction and convergence, limiting growth in overall emissions and setting a worldwide per capita emissions allowance.

Global Warming Policy Foundation
The Global Warming Policy Foundation is a think tank, based in the United Kingdom, whose stated aims are to challenge "extremely damaging and harmful policies" envisaged by governments to mitigate anthropogenic global warming.

Greenhouse Warming: Fact, Hypothesis or Myth?
Douglas V Hoyt, astronomer, criticizes various aspects of the scientific consensus on global warming.

Greenpeace International
The aims of the Greenpeace International Climate Campaign are to inform the public about the seriousness of the climate problem, to create the political climate that will compel governments to take action, and to promote the 'solar revolution'.

Heartland Institute
The Heartland Institute provides a critical commentary on many environmental issues, including climate change.

Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think-tank which has supported the greenhouse sceptic viewpoint.

How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic
Coby Beck presents a set of responses to the most common sceptical arguments on global warming.

International Conference on Climate Change 2009
The 2009 International Conference on Climate Change, organized by the Heartland Institute, provided a platform for those sceptical of the case for action on climate change. The proceedings includes audio, video and Powerpoint presentations as well as text.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change
The Pew Center aims to conduct public education, undertake studies and promote climate solutions globally. Several major corporations, joining with the Center as the Business Environmental Leadership Council, will cooperate in developing marketplace solutions. A number of reports are available for downloading.

RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists.

Red Pepper Temperature Gauge
Radical comment on the climate issue.

Science and Environmental Policy Report
The Science and Environmental Policy Report presents the views of S. Fred Singer, prominent greenhouse sceptic, including congressional testimony, articles and newspaper reports.

Smoke, Mirrors & Hot Air
Smoke, Mirrors & Hot Air, from the Union of Concerned Scientists, documents ExxonMobil's disinformation campaign on global warming science. Published January 2007

The Ecologist
The Ecologist website contains a wealth of news, information and comment on a range of environmental issues, including climate.

The Global Warming Sceptic
"Please take a step back, and stay cool for a moment. Shut your ears off from the deafening cries and shouts of the global warming advocates, and sharpen your mind."

World Coal Institute
Representing the world coal community, the World Coal Institute presents a well-argued case for restrained action on the climate problem. Site includes the quarterly newsletter Ecoal.

World Wide Fund for Nature
WWF's climate campaign site contains a wealth of material in support of their call for strong action on global warming, including a straightforward overview of the climate issue.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015