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World in the Balance

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Who Will Take the Heat? - Resources



General

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_4_1.htm
Introduction to climate change


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ResourceCenterPublicationsOutreachMaterial.html#basic
Fact sheets on climate change


United Nations
http://www.grida.no/climate/vital/intro.htm
Introduction to the science of climate change in graphs

http://unfccc.int/resource/iuckit/
Climate change information kit


Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/trends/emis/top2000.tot



Role Perspectives

UNITED STATES


Official government sites
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ResourceCenterPublicationsUSClimateActionReport.html
"Climate Action Report," 2003

http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ResourceCenterPublicationsPositionPapers.html
Collection of U.S. government policy papers on climate change, 1992-2003

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/china/part2.html
Information on China's energy use and carbon emissions from the Department of Energy's Energy Information Network


ENN Environmental News Network
http://www.enn.com/news/enn-stories/2001/09/09172001/global_44956.asp
Results of public opinion polls on climate change


PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA


Office of National Coordination Committee for Climate Change
http://www.ccchina.gov.cn/english/source/ga/ca2003011801.htm
"China and Global Climate Change," statement on how China sees the issue of climate change

http://www.ccchina.gov.cn/english/
Links to a wide range of information on climate change issues from Chinese government perspective


National Geographic Magazine
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0403/feature4/index.html
"China's Growing Pains: More money, more stuff, more problems. Any solutions?" Article in March 2004 issue.


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


International Chamber of Commerce
http://www.iccwbo.org/home/environment_and_energy/sdcharter/topics/climate/climate.asp
International business views and advocacy on climate change


U.S. Chamber of Commerce
http://www.uschamber.com/government/issues/environment/climatechange.htm
U.S. business views and advocacy on climate change


ENVIRONMENT


Sierra Club
http://www.sierraclub.org/globalwarming/


World Wildlife Fund
http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/climate_change/index.cfm


Environmental Defense
http://www.environmentaldefense.org/article.cfm?contentid=2218
Carbon emissions from U.S. cars and SUVs compared to other countries

http://www.environmentaldefense.org/article.cfm?ContentID=503
Business-environmental partnerships to reduce emissions


Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.suvsolutions.org/news_events.asp
"Vehicle Experts Unveil Design for a Better SUV"

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/renewable_energy/page.cfm?pageID=48
Information on benefits of a renewable energy requirement in the U.S.


U.S. Department of Energy
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/china.html
Information on China's energy use


Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energynyou.htm
Information on U.S. energy generation