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The Frontlines of Global Climate Change
» For more information on the Porcupine caribou herd visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service's website on Alaska: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Off-site Link or the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's website Off-site Link.
 
» For more information on the Gwich'n First Nation visit Taiga Net Off-site Link a co-operative environmental and community web network based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada and is operated by the Arctic Borderlands Ecological Knowledge Society.
 
» Also visit the website home of the Vuntut Gwitchin' First Nation www.oldcrow.ca Off-site Link
 
» For a comprehensive, multinational report on the state of the Arctic, see the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA). Off-site Link This sobering assessment was released at the ACIA International Scientific Symposium held in Reykjavik, Iceland in November 2004.
 
Regime Shifts and the Food Web
» For more information on euphasiids visit the website of Jaime Gomez Gutierrez, Off-site Link a foremost authority on euphasiids from Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas (CICIMAR).
 
» Click this link for more information on the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Off-site Link
 
One Degree of Difference
» For more information on heat tolerance in intertidal animals see Global warming: Lessons by Snails and Crabs Off-site Link by Mark Shwartz.
 
» To see how climate change is going to affect wildlife visit the following other sites:
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    Asthma, Coral and African Dust
    » Visit NASA's Earth Observatory for a superb review of dust and its effects on human health and the oceans. Off-site Link
     
    » Satellite photographs of the latest Saharan dust storm are available on NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio site. Off-site Link
     
    » A highly informative website Off-site Link on the North Atlantic Oscillation from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
     
    » The Exploratorium has put together an excellent site on climate change, Off-site Link NAO climate modeling and other important global climate models. This site offers a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena and how researchers gather evidence, test theories and come to conclusions.
     
    » In-depth information on how African dust clouds are associated with increased pediatric asthma and accident and emergency admissions on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Off-site Link
     
    » An excellent review Off-site Link by the USGS of coral mortality, the African dust hypothesis and health.
     
    » Visit NASA's Earth Observatory Off-site Link for a superb review of dust and its effects on human health and the oceans.
     
    » Satellite photographs of the latest Saharan dust storm are available on NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio site. Off-site Link
     
    Global Warming
    » Want to know how actions in and around your own home can impact global climate? Our Interactive House features a normal house and shows how unexpected actions and items can cause unintended effects.
     
    » Your Carbon Diet: See what is draining energy in a typical New England house and learn how to make the home more energy efficient.
     
    » For an informative question and answer site on climate change, consult Worldwatch Climate Change. Off-site Link
     
    » The Pew Center on Global Climate Change Off-site Link provides an excellent review of global climate change basics.
     
    » Frustrated by websites written by so-called experts claiming to debunk climate change? Science Magazine recommends consulting realclimate.org, Off-site Link an information packed site written by nine academic and government scientists on the evidence that humans are helping to heat up the planet.
     
    » For a frequently updated resource dedicated to greenhouse gas news and scientific publications visit GreenHouse Gas Online. Off-site Link
     
    » For an overview of scientific consensus on climate change visit the United Nations Environmental Programme Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Working Group II Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Off-site Link
     
    » For the latest climate findings visit the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Office of Programs. Off-site Link NCAR and UCAR are a collaborative community dedicated to understanding the interconnected Earth system, from deep ocean dynamics to fiery solar processes.
     
    » To increase your understanding of those processes and interactions that regulate the total Earth system and of their cumulative effects on the future of our planet, visit the US Long Term Ecological Research Network Global Change Research. Off-site Link
     
    » For a comprehensive extremely well-referenced review of the discovery of global climate change research visit the American Institute of Physics website. Off-site Link
     
    » For information on global warming as well as the effects of climate change on health, visit Global Warming Facts & Our Future from the Marian Koshland Science Museum. Off-site Link This site reveals the science behind global warming and examines the possible implications of this phenomenon on the quality of life around the world.
     
    Heat Tolerance of Animals
    » A comparative analysis of the upper thermal tolerance limits of eastern Pacific porcelain crabs, Off-site Link genus Petrolisthes: Influences of latitude, vertical zonation, acclimation and phylogeny by J. Stillman and G. Somero.
     
    » Global Warming: Early Warning Signs This site features an interactive world map that illustrates the local consequences of global warming. Curriculum materials are also available for high school teachers.
     
    » Read Fingerprints of global warming on animals and plants. Off-site LinkThis paper provides an overview of animal and plant movement in response to global warming.
     

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