EarthComm Earth System Evolution: Climate Change and Your Community Activity 6

Earthsystem Evolution book
It's About Time/AGI

Problems with Making Predictions

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Drawbacks to the Computer Models

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What Do the Computer Models Say?

  • Global Warming: US Climate, EPA
    To learn how computers lend insight into the future of Earth's temperatures and rates of precipitation, click here.
    • Climate Change and the Future
      Future Temperature Changes, EPA
      This site provides information on why scientists say deserts are likely to expand as a result of global warming.
      Future Climate Change, EPA
      Find out more about what the future holds for the Earth with Climate Change.
    • Changes in Sea Level and Ocean Circulation
      National Close-up: Science Talk, Washington Post
      Glacial melting effects many systems in and surrounding our oceans. Reporters address typical questions regarding these relationships at this web site.
      Climate Dynamics and Prediction Group, NOAA- Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
      This web site provides information on NOAA scientists' interpretations and predictions regarding sea level conditions.

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To learn more about energy conservation, visit the following web sites:

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To learn more solar and wind power, visit the following web sites:

  • Guided Tour of Wind Energy, Danish Wind Energy Association
    If you want to know a little or a lot about wind energy, this site is for you.
  • About Solar Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Explore this site to learn more about the variety of technologies that harness solar energy.
  • Wind Energy Basics, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Learn the basics about wind energy here.
  • Wind Energy FAQ/Technical Information - American Wind Energy Association
    This web page lists frequently asked questions about wind as an energy resource, including information about how to calculate the amount of power in the wind at a given wind speed, the basic types of wind turbines, the cost of wind power, and more.
  • Wind Energy in California, California Energy Commission
    This site gives an overview of wind energy. Also visit the "Fast Facts" page, which gives wind facts in a table format.

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To learn more about climate change and crops, visit the following web sites:

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