The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, the economy, and national security. The ASE also runs The Environment Site, a website that raises funds that support projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by charging sponsors 1 cent for each time a user clicks on a leaf on the site. (link updated 19 October 2001)

Climate Ark is dedicated to promoting public policy that addresses global climate change through reductions in carbon dioxide and other emissions, renewable energy, energy conservation and ending deforestation; providing full text searches of climate change and renewable energy internet content, news, and links.

Climate Change and Human Health Integrated Assessment Web.  This site, maintained by Johns Hopkins University, provides recent information about the potential health impacts of climate change, including a database of related publications. (link updated 26 July 2000)

The Climate Program of the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business works with companies to reduce and offset their greenhouse gas emissions in their own operations as well as invest in carbon and energy offsets. The Center's Climate Change program builds on Conservation International's previous work in developing countries, where the opportunity for positive impact and the need for financial, institutional, legal and technical capacity are great. By addressing the connections between climate change and biodiversity, the program is working to target significant opportunities to reduce emissions that go beyond a company's immediate operations to include its supply chain as well emissions outside the industrial sector. The Center is also strategically partnering with other institutions and businesses to advance collaborative efforts between environmental organizations and businesses and to avoid duplicating existing work. (link updated 24 July 2002)

In the UK, the Energy Saving Trust was set up after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to help reduce CO2 emissions in the UK. Its current priorities are to stimulate energy efficiency in UK households and achieve social, environmental and economic benefits, and to create a market for clean fuel vehicles to deliver local and global environmental benefits. (link updated 4 October 2001)

Energy Quest.  Excellent energy education site from the California Energy Commission.  (link updated 2 April 2001)

Environment Canada  (links updated 26 July 2000)

Environmental Defense Fund, Global Warming. EDF focuses on free-market solutions to environmental problems like climate change. The group advocated for the carbon-emissions trading strategy that was subsequently adopted by the U.S. government. EDF has several interesting features on its website, including a virtual tour of an exhibition on global warming, now on permanent display at the Biosphere 2, and "What Does Global Warming Mean For Your City?", a map showing how many extremely hot days are expected to hit various cities in the future due to global warming. 

See also 20 Simple Steps to Reduce Global Warming; Global Warming: The History of an International Scientific Consensus; and Global Warming: Facts vs. Myths. (link updated 26 July 2000)

Glacier.  “A website about Antarctica and the part Antarctica plays in our global system of weather and climate and oceans and geology.”  Sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs and Rice University.  Includes participation of scientists with the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Study. (link updated 26 July 2000)

Global Change.  Global Change is an electronic and print journal on climate change and ozone depletion, aimed at a broad audience and published regularly by the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. The site also has many useful links to other sites with info on climate change. (link updated 26 July 2000)

Take the Green Ribbon Pledge to conserve energy for a secure future. Conserving energy is the single most important thing you can do to secure our nation's future from the negative effects of unreliable, unsustainable and environmentally damaging energy sources. There are hundreds of things you can do every day to conserve energy and save money. At the same time, you will also be helping to increase our national security, reduce our trade deficit, create more jobs in the United States, improve our air and water quality, lessen the threats posed by global climate change, and benefit the health of all Americans. (link updated 6 February 2002)

Greenpeace Climate Campaign.   Greenpeace has been influential in the climate debate, particularly internationally, advocating for increased investments in renewable energy and against hidden government subsidies that encourage the use of fossil fuels. (link updated 26 July 2000)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  The IPCC, the authoritative group of scientists appointed in 1988 under the auspices of the United Nations to assess the problem of climate change, offers many useful documents online, including the First Assessment Report (1990), the Second Assessment Report (1995), and the Summary for Policymakers (1995), which contains the influential statement, “The balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate.”   (link updated 26 July 2000)

Natural Resources Canada has developed a climate change site with general information and links as well as information specific to Canada. A second Canadian government climate change site is at The Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention also has a climate change section of their website. (link updated 4 October 2001)

OneWorld provides daily news and analysis of international development, human rights, and foreign policy issues from a global network of nonprofit organizations. Its climate channel includes extensive news on climate change. is a OneWorld partner. (link updated 4 October 2001)

Ozone Action. Ozone Action (Washington, DC) is a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting stratospheric ozone and educating the public about ozone-related issues. The site provides access to broad mix of material, including the newsletter Ozone Action News. (link updated 26 July 2000)

Resources for the Future, Weathervane. RFF, a middle-of-the-road Washington, D.C., think tank, maintains the Weathervane site with articles by members of its staff and others analyzing the economic and policy implications of climate change. The site is designed "to provide the news media, legislators, opinion leaders, and the interested public with analysis and commentary on US and international policy initiatives designed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases." (link updated 26 July 2000)

Rocky Mountain Institute. RMI, a nonprofit research and educational foundation established by Hunter and Amory Lovins, has several climate-related features online, including a section on the “hypercar” and a report, “Climate: Making Sense and Making Money,” which argues that there are many money-saving opportunities to protect the climate through energy-efficiency measures. (link updated 26 July 2000)

Tata Energy Research Institute.  A valuable website that offers a developing world perspective on climate issues, posted by TERI in India. (link updated 26 July 2000)

Tiempo.  Tiempo is a niftily laid-out site, produced by the University of East Anglia and the International Institute for Environment and Development, focusing on the impact of global warming on the developing world.  (link updated 26 July 2000)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  This site posts the full text of the Kyoto Protocol, the climate treaty adopted in December 1997, as well as the follow-up agreement negotiated in Buenos Aires in the fall of 1998.  See also Beginners Guide to Climate Change -- For Kids, animations that are part of a site established for the Convention's Third Conference of the Parties in Kyoto, Japan, December 1997.  (link updated 26 July 2000)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. United Nations Environment Program offers a Beginner's Guide to the Framework Convention and a set of more than 90 fact sheets. Also provides a Climate Change Information Kit based on information available through 1996. (link updated 26 July 2000)

US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network (EREN). The office says its mission is “to lead the Nation to a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and a more secure future through development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies.” EE characterizes the EREN site as the “premier resource for information on the Internet about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.” For students and others who are not experts, the site includes an Ask an Energy Expert page with a form which users can e-mail to EE experts for answers; and Kid's Stuff, with a set of links to pages designed to educate children.  And don't miss the online version of the Fuel Economy Guide. The information it provides on vehicle efficiency provides essential information for those who are shopping for a new vehicle -- and who wish to minimize fuel consumption (and greenhouse gas emissions).  (link updated 26 July 2000)

US Environmental Protection Agency, Homepage on Global Warming. The Environmental Protection Agency maintains what is probably the best organized and most comprehensive government website on climate change. It includes state-by-state descriptions of the expected impacts of global warming as well as a variety of other useful features, including the EPA's quarterly journal Inside the Greenhouse.  For summaries of current news, see In The News page. (links updated 2 April 2001)

US Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Ozone Protection Home Page, Information for the General Public and Consumers. Includes for example a series of documents on The Science of Ozone Depletion and a page on Individual Actions to Protect the Ozone Layer. (link updated 26 July 2000)

US Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO). As part of the US Global Change Research Program, GCRIO serves as a clearinghouse for a wide variety of data and information on global change. This site is one of the GCRIO's primary conduits for such information. Notable are its searchable databases, educational resources, and its full online access to major publications.  Notable offerings include: (links updated 26 July 2000)

US Information Agency (USIA), Gateway to Information on Climate Change. (link updated 26 July 2000)

US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA), Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Goddard describes its research as emphasizing “a broad study of global change, an interdisciplinary research initiative addressing natural and man-made changes in our environment which occur on various time scales from decades to millennia and which affect the habitability of our planet.” In the “Popular Science” papers GISS scientists summarize their work “with the aim of briefly communicating to the public the relevance and even excitement of our research.”   See also the GISS Spotlight features, articles that “may focus on recent research, newly released datasets, newsworthy items, or educational materials.” (link updated 26 July 2000)

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Mission to Planet Earth: For Kids Only. See also NASA's Our Mission to Planet Earth teacher's guide for grades K-4.  (link updated 26 July 2000)

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  NOAA maintains a site extremely rich in information and links related to climate change, including the particularly useful National Climatic Data Center, which offers regular updates on extreme weather events around the globe.  Includes Global Warming, Frequently Asked Questions. (links updated 26 July 2000)

Utility Free helps consumers find alternative energy solutions for their homes.

World Resources Institute. This site is replete with information related to the costs and impacts of global warming. Check out The Costs of Climate Protection: A Guide for the Perplexed, a particularly insightful report which breaks down economic models for determining the costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and concludes that climate protection need not adversely affect the economy.  (link updated 2 April 2001)

Worldwatch Institute. This site is a tremendous resource on climate change issues. See a recent alert by Seth Dunn and Christopher Flavin on the rising cost of insurance industry losses due to weather-related natural disasters -- $91.8 billion in the 1990s so far, almost four times the total for comparable claims handed out during the entire decade of the 1980s. The site also offers summaries of articles from recent World Watch magazines.  (link updated 26 July 2000)

WWF [World Wide Fund for Nature] Climate Change Campaign .Headquartered in Switzerland, the WWF includes climate change among its highest priorities. This site contributes information on climate change and WWF's campaign on the issue.  (link updated 26 July 2000)  


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