Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Interactive Discussion


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.


Discussion fora on weather- and climate-related subjects — selected resources on the web

On the Web

Asia Pacific Human Development Network
The Asia Pacific Human Development Network (AP-HDNet) is an e-platform where members exchange knowledge, raise and debate issues on human development in the region. The Network is an integral part of the process leading to the preparation of the Asia Pacific Human Development Reports.

Blog World Hunger
Blog World Hunger, from the International Food Policy Research Institute, discusses sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty.

Barry Brook, director of climate science at The Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide in Australia, discusses climate science and policy.

Cartoons by Marc Roberts
Cantankerous Frank, Labrats and Only Planet strips from Throbgoblins International.

China Dialogue
Bi-lingual discussion of the subject of climate change and its implications for China.

Climate Change Action
Weblog on climate change from Calvin Jones.

Climate Feedback, Nature
The Climate Feedback blog aims to be an informal forum for debate and commentary on climate science in Nature and other journals, in the news, and in the world at large.

Climate for Change: Gender Equality and Climate Policy
European Union project, carried out by the Climate Alliance of European Cities, collecting information, data and case studies on gender and climate. Includes a forum for sharing experience and the "Climate for Change" Toolkit.

Climate Frontlines
Climate Frontlines is a global forum for indigenous peoples, small islands and vulnerable communities.

Climate Progress
The Climate Progress blog presents an insider's view of climate science, politics and solutions. It is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

ClimateChangeWater Blog
Global travels in freshwater climate adaptation. Site lists events, grants and courses in the adaptation field as well as other resources on the web.

The purpose of the Coral-List listserver is to provide a forum for Internet discussions and announcements among coral health researchers pertaining to coral reef health and monitoring throughout the world. The list is primarily for use by coral health researchers and scientists.

EcoRes Forum
The EcoRes Forum provides an opportunity for interactive exploration of the ethical, political and socio-cultural aspects of climate change.

Future International Action on Climate Change Network
The purpose of the website is to provide an interactive international platform for discussion on future international action on climate change, including approaches of a post-2012 commitment regime under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

Gender and Environment
Information and resources on gender and the environment, including a discussion forum, from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Glen Barry
News, analysis and links emphasizing abrupt climate change and sufficient responses.

InfoSpring is a place for sustainable development practitioners to ask questions and find answers from a global community.

International Scientific Council for Island Development
The International Scientific Council for Island Development (INSULA) was formally created in 1989 as a non-governmental organization whose aim is to contribute to shape island awareness and develop islands' common future, supporting necessary cooperation and information actions in the scientific and technological fields. INSULA publishes the magazine INSULA, the International Journal of Island Affairs and manages a forum of debates and exchanges

It's Getting Hot in Here
It's Getting Hot in Here is the voice of student and youth leaders of the global movement to stop global warming, a global online community with over 100 writers from countries around the world.

Papers are available from the latest of a series of on-line conferences, Klima, with an opportunity to comment.

Open Democracy: Climate Change
Discussion forum on the climate issue.

Post Carbon Institute
The core focus of the approach of the Post Carbon Institute is to bring together the best ideas and models for transitioning from the carbon-addicted world to the post-carbon world as quickly, equitably and sustainably as possible.

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

Discussion group covering environmental science, including global warming.

Discussion group covering the science of meteorology.

Discussion group covering the science of oceanography.

Discussion group covering chaos theory.

SPROL - climate change
Making use of remote sensing images, Sprol shows the visual macroscopic effects of the decisions and behavior of our society.

Weather Underground Blog
Weather Underground's directory of blogs for people who love weather and the outdoors.

Wind Turbines
Wind Turbines is a social network for the wind energy community and a source of news and information.

Women-related Science/Technology Email Lists
Email lists on women-related science and technology issues.

World Changing Daily Blog
Worldchanging.com comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers, covering the world's most innovative solutions to the planet's problems.

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

More Bright Ideas...

Updated: May 15th 2015