Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Global Warming - General


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.


General introduction to the subject of global warming — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

DIY Guide to Combating Global Warming
101 practical steps each person can take to reduce their contribution to global warming. Originally produced by Reforest the Earth, with the assistance of the Greenhouse Crisis Foundation and Ark, and now presented in a new up-dated electronic edition by the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary.

On the Web

Climate Change: Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency provides information covering current and projected impacts, the science of global warming, and policies and programmes.

Climate Techbook
The Climate TechBook, from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, is an online resource for information on reducing greenhouse emissions from all sectors in the United States. The TechBook is comprised mostly of technology summaries that include how the technology works, how it can reduce emissions and what policy options exist to help promote it. The TechBook also contains sectoral overviews that provide high-level summaries of mitigation opportunities and policy options in the major greenhouse gas-emitting sectors of the economy.

Global Climate Change - NASA's Eyes on the Earth
News, information, data, educational materials and other resources from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Global warming
Glossary on global warming from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Global Warming - Undo It
Briefing on the basics of the global warming issues and steps to control the threat from the Environmental Defense Fund.

IPCC Third Assessment
The full text of the three reports of the IPCC Third Assessment of the climate issue is available. The reports cover: The Scientific Basis; Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability; and Mitigation.

IUC Fact Sheets on Climate Change
The Information Unit for Conventions has produced a very good set of brochures and fact sheets on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and global warming in general.

Primer on Global Warming
Produced by Environment Canada, the aim of the primer is to provide basic information to assist users develop learning products and programmes for specific audiences.

The Discovery of Global Warming
A hypertext history of how scientists came to (partly) understand what people are doing to cause climate change.

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