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This PEW survey
says "Climate Change and Financial Instability Seen
as Top Global Threats" http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/06/24/climate-change-and-financial-instability-seen-as-top-global-threats/
from June 24, 2013, from the Pew Research Global
Attitudes Project. Islamic extreemist groups are a close
The UN has these Millennium Goals http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
and reports about them
End poverty and hunger
The UN also has a list of issues http://www.un.org/en/globalissues/
including aging, Africa, AIDS, climate change,
disarmament, drugs and crime, refugees, science and
technology, terrorism, water and others.
Global Education Website http://www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au/globaled/page1.html
The Global Education Website is initiated and
funded by AusAID to support its Global Education Program.
This site also lists a number of critical issues such as
Issues of the Twenty-First Century and United Nations
lists a bunch of issues organized into various
topics such as conflict, crime, development, environment,
human rights and health.
Global Challenges for Humanity http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/challenges.html
15 challenges, about global warming, inequality, etc.
World Economic Crisis The
current situation, prospects, how it got here
These people, Roubini, Stiglitz, Krugman, among
others, predicted the recession.
Nouriel Roubini's “Crisis Economics: A Crash Course
in the Future of Finance.” Explains the world wide
watch him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izbXsvV5xj4&feature=related
a 2011 presentation
Joseph Stiglitz also explains the world wide
recession. A kind of review is here http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/30/freefall-global-economy-joseph-stiglitz
another review http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/books/19book.html
and Stiglitz describes Obama's stimulus, Feb 20,
watch him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DPL6TpNct0&feature=fvst
Menzie Chinn and Jeffry Frieden, Lost Decades: The
Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long
This is about the economic problems of the US but
also explains recessions in general.
See their talk http://www.imf.org/external/mmedia/view.aspx?vid=1239060532001
Professor Chinn is Professor of Public Affairs and
Economics, Robert M. La Follette School of Public
and he lists a bunch of reviews to the book at his
NY Times page for his writings http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/paulkrugman/index.html
Global Economic Prospects http://go.worldbank.org/RWLJPPA0D0
and Prospects for the Global Economy.
Brookings Global Economy http://www.brookings.edu/global.aspx
news, studies, etc
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Global Economy http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/global_economy/index.html
has a page of indicators http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/global_economy/globalindicators.html
and Europe area.
IMF research page http://www.imf.org/external/research/index.aspx
includes world outlook reports, includes 2011
Brookings section on economy http://www.brookings.edu/global.aspx
more like news and reports.
London School of Economics public lectures page http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/Home.aspx
has some related videos. Look for the last 500
Johnson, Peterson Institute for International Economics in
testimony before the Subcommittee on Terrorism,
Nonproliferation and Trade, Committee on Foreign Affairs, US
House of Representatives
March 12, 2009 http://www.petersoninstitute.org/publications/testimony/testimony.cfm?ResearchID=1147
says "I forecast a contraction of 1 percent in the
world economy in 2009 (on a Q4-to-Q4 basis) and no recovery
on the horizon"
The Peterson Institute was tied for first among
International Economic Policy Think Tanks
news and info, reports, conferences
Economy Watch is listed
World Economic Forum http://www.weforum.org/
news and info, reports, conferences etc.
The World Economic Forum is listed here
Global Warming has the
potential to cause the greatest changes in society.
EPA's Climate Change Site http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible
and meaningful to all parts of society"
Also see this EPA site http://www.epa.gov/ncea/
National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Global Climate Change http://climate.nasa.gov/
Vital signs of the planet.
Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global
some 'basic science'
World Meteorological Organization http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html
go to 'climate' and get data, current status,
Climate Change and Human Health http://www.who.int/globalchange/en/
UK's National Weather Service http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-change
one area is the basics of climate change
Guardian FAQ page http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/series/the-ultimate-climate-change-faq
questions and answers about climate change
central US gov't place
National Geographic page on global warming http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/
The causes, effects, the science, etc
Union of Concern Scientists
http://ucsusa.org/global_warming/ some of
recent news stories
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/climate-change
recent news stories
New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/topic/climate-change
New York Times http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html
Global cloud height fluctuations measured by MISR
on Terra from 2000 to 2010. Davies and Molloy.
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol 39, 2012
explained here http://www.physics.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/home/news/template/news_item.jsp?cid=466683
Says basically that clouds have lowered a little, which
may reduce global surface temperature. If this
continues, it will counteract global warming somewhat.
But too soon to tell.
World Bank http://climatechange.worldbank.org/climatechange/
UN Central Portal http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/climatechange/gateway
UN Environmental Program http://www.unep.org/climatechange/
news, projects, etc
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change http://www.ipcc.ch/
This group was established "to assess scientific, technical
and socio- economic information relevant for the
understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and
options for adaptation and mitigation."
IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc/emission/index.htm
Projected distributions of novel and disappearing climates
by 2100 AD, John W. Williams, Stephen T. Jackson, and
John E. Kutzbach. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 10.1073.
Key risks associated with projected
climate trends for the 21st century include the prospects of
future climate states with no current analog and the
disappearance of some extant climates.
Livestock's Long Shadow: environmental issues and
that livestock is 18% of global warming effect, more than
the transportation sector worldwide.
Comments about the
The IPCC - on the run at
of the IPCC reports, by Bob Carter, is or was a researcher at
the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University.
His papers and presentations about global warming are
The US Senate Committee On
Environment and Public Works has this story http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=D4B5FD23-802A-23AD-4565-3DCE4095C360
summarizing an open letter to the UN Secretary General,
also critical of the IPCC reports, signed by 103
professionals, including professors of environmental
scientists, and one expert reviewer for the IPCC.
New Peer-Reviewed Scientific
Studies Chill Global Warming Fears http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=84E9E44A-802A-23AD-493A-B35D0842FED8
that there are a number of peer This story says reviewed
studies have "prompted scientists to declare that fear of
catastrophic man-made global warming “bites the dust” and the
scientific underpinnings for alarm may be “falling
apart.” The latest study to cast doubt on climate fears
finds that even a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide would
not have the previously predicted dire impacts on global
The above story refers
to this article: Heat capacity, time constant, and
sensitivity of Earth's climate system. Stephen E. Schwartz.
Atmospheric Science Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
in the J. Geophys. Res. 2007. A preprint version
is here http://www.ecd.bnl.gov/steve/pubs.html
While I don't understand most of it, I'm not
entirely sure that says that fears of man made global
warming "bites the dust". I'm guessing more likely it says we
aren't sure enough yet, or the models make a lot of
assumptions and still aren't entirely clear.
Adapting Cities for Climate Change: The Role of the Green
S.E. Gill, J.F. Handley, A.R. Ennos, S. Pauleit. Built
Environment, March 2007, 115-133
This paper says that adding more trees and other plants can
greatly reduce city heat.
Global Climate Change http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/index.html
the home page "Overview of Climate Change
uncertainties, for example, difficulties in measurement.
The Natural Resources Defense Council http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/
a solution guide.
The Republican Policy Committee has a number of papers, such
Global Warming: The Settled Versus The Unsettled
from Feb 2007
This paper is listed on the Environment
This article has some
data: Global and hemispheric temperature
anomalies--land and marine instrumental
E. Parker,2 T. J. Osborn,1 and K. R. Briffa
Clouds of Global-Warming Hysteria http://www.aei.org/article/24335
Global Warming.org http://www.globalwarming.org/
"dispel the myths of global warming by exposing flawed
economic, scientific, and risk analysis.
The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global
argues against global warming.
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine http://www.oism.org/
has some global warming slides and a
petition. The petition links to "A review of the
research literature ... leads to the conclusion that
increases during the 20th Century have produced no
deleterious effects upon global weather, climate, or
This organization is listed here http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/climvar/climate-paper.html
Blowing the whistle on climate change: New
evidence shows the extent to which the White House censored
scientific reports on the dangers of global
Organizations There are millions
of organizations aimed at climate, global warming, etc. These
are just a few of them.
is the online platform of the Climate-Eval community of
practice. It is a venue for members to share information on
the latest development on the evaluation of climate change and
SEA Change http://www.seachangecop.org/
is a maturing virtual Community of Practice (CoP)
focused on the monitoring and evaluation of climate change
interventions in Asia, and beyond.
FAO, World Food Situation http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/en/
news, issues, etc
UN's World Food Program http://www.wfp.org/
news, stories, etc.
from the US Navy
Country Reports on Terrorism http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/crt/
Annual reports from the US Dept of State
UN Action to Counter
links to strategies, other documents.
Council on Foreign Relations has this http://www.cfr.org/issue/terrorism/ri135
section about terrorism.
The Global Terrorism Database http://www.start.umd.edu/gtd/
has data on terrorism.
about what interpol is doing, a fact sheet and some info about
Terrorist hazards http://www.ready.gov/terrorist-hazards
Are you ready? Chapter on terrorism http://www.ready.gov/are-you-ready-guide
Also here http://www.fema.gov/pdf/areyouready/terrorism.pdf
list of links http://www.nps.edu/Library/Research%20Tools/Subject%20Guides%20by%20Topic/Special%20Topics/Terrorism/TerrorismSubjectGuideEssay.html
from the Naval Graduate School
Development, especially sustainable
development, could be the key to many world issues, such as
global warming, economic development, inequality, freedom,
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United Nations Division of Sustainable Development http://www.un.org/en/development/progareas/dsd.shtml
documents, reports, links, conferences, etc.
What is Sustainable Development http://www.iisd.org/sd/
links to organizations, reports, etc. Developed
by members of the Sustainable Development Communications
The World Wide Web
Virtual Library Sustainable Development page http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/meta/sustvl.html
events, directories, etc....
FAO's Sustainable Development Department (SD) http://www.fao.org/sd/
serves as a global reference centre for knowledge and
advice on biophysical, biological, socio-economic and social
dimensions of sustainable development.
The International Development
Research Centre http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspx
public corporation created by the Parliament of Canada
in 1970. They work "in close collaboration with researchers
from the developing world in their search for the means to
build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous
US Dept of State Sustainable Development http://www.state.gov/e/oes/sus/
links to some report, other organizations, conferences.
from the Free Management Library. Lots of links.
Sustainable Development http://www.globalissues.org/issue/367/sustainable-development
a nice introduction by Anup Shah.
International Institute for
Sustainable Development http://www.iisd.org/
publications, reports, etc.
Dashboard of Sustainability http://esl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/envind/dashbrds.htm
developed by Jochen Jesinghaus. The Dashboard "is a free,
non-commercial software which allows to present complex
relationships between economic, social and environmental issues in
a highly communicative format aimed at decision-makers and
citizens interested in Sustainable Development."
Learning for Sustainability http://learningforsustainability.net/
a practical resource for those who work with communities (in the
wider sense of the term) to help them identify and adopt more
World Bank Sustainable Development Network http://go.worldbank.org/57GVYJEEN0
reports and so on.
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