Scientists and politicians have been talking about climate change for a while now, but what is the latest news and information on the subject? How much scientific debate continues about this issue? As Congress starts to debate a new energy bill, here are two sites that can answer your questions:
The PEW Center on Climate Change was established in 1998 to provide credible and objective information on global climate change. With this site, you can follow state, national and international issues and policies related to climate change. Are you curious about the relationship between your local climate and global climate change? This is the site for you.
So you want to dig deeper and get actual facts and figures on energy use and emissions both internationally and in the US? Go to the website (http://eia.doe.gov/) that gives the official energy statistics from the US government. This site is data-driven, providing current and historical statistics as well as analysis of energy production, demand, trade, and prices.
Finally, Sno-Isle has a new book that pulls together the science with possible solutions: “The climate solutions consensus: What We Know and What to Do About It” by the National Council for Science and the Environment; David E. Blockstein, Leo Wiegman, editors.
These three credible resources will give you a lot to think about and explore.
Source: Library Journal April 15, 2010, Vol. 135 No. 7