Climate Change

LPL Professor Emeritus Robert Strom has marshaled together several resources about global warming and climate change, including a PowerPoint tutorial, for all those interested in this important issue. All materials are available in PDF format. (Overview)

COMMENTS ON “CLIMATEGATE” and “GLACIERGATE”
Anatomy of IPCC’s Mistake (Sample
Pew Center on “Climategate” 
If It’s That Warm, How Come Say It’s So Darned Cold? (Sample)


ECONOMIC & SOCIETAL COSTS
Climate Change Effects on the United States:
   Impacts Report 
   Executive Summary 
   Summary and Findings 
Climate Change Synthesis Report 
EPA Report on Health Impacts 
Global Warming Costs to the U.S. 
Impacts on Society for Three Scenarios 
Oxfam Climate Report (2009)


GLOBAL WARMING TUTORIAL
PowerPoint format (Mac/Win) (103MB) 
ZIP file (90MB) 

For your convenience, the tutorial is presented as individual sections for download (PowerPoint format): 

  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals
  3. Past Climates
  4. Greenhouse Gas Levels
  5. Temperature Increase
  6. Human Cause
    1. Human Cause Summary
  7. Consequences
  8. Arctic and Antarctic
  9. Oceans
  10.  Weather Changes
  11.  Impacts in U.S.
  12.  The Future

EUROPEAN UNION REPORT (MAY 2009)
ADAM: Final Report


IPCC UPDATE FOR COPENHAGEN 2009 REPORTS
The Copenhagen Diagnosis 

IPCC 2007 REPORTS
Containing the science, impacts, and mitigation summaries, and a complete report summary of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 assessment. 
Impacts: Summary for Policymakers 
Impacts: Technical Summary 

Mitigation: Summary for Policymakers 
Mitigation: Technical Summary 

Science Summary: Summary for Policymakers 
Science Summary: Technical Summary 

Report Summary

WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK & STATISTICS 2009
World Energy Outlook 
Key Statistics


UN REPORT 2009
UN Environment Program


SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS
A talk and a chapter by Dr. Naomi Oreskes on consensus in science, and the science consensus on global warming and its primary cause. This material is particularly important for the non-scientist, and even some scientists, to understand when the media, politicians and others mention it with respect to global warming. 
Oreskes Chapter 4 
Oreskes on Science Consensus 
Oreskes Summary 
Oreskes References


POLITICAL INTERFERENCE
The report by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives titled “Political Interference with Climate Change Science Under the Bush Administration.”Download/View


SKEPTICISM
Various climate change myths and their explanations. 
Climate Change: A Guide for the Perplexed 
Climate Skepticism: The Top 10 
The Skeptics vs. the Ozone Hole 

CONTACT
Robert G. Strom 
Professor Emeritus 
Department of Planetary Sciences 
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory 
University of Arizona 
Tucson, AZ 85721 
e-mail: rstrom@lpl.arizona.edu 

Professor Strom’s book, “Hot House: Global Climate Change and the Human Condition” is available from Amazon.com 

CLIMATE-RELATED SITES
Real Climate 
MetOffice 
National Climate Data Center: Global Warming 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 
Woods Hole Research Center 
GISS Surface Temperature Analysis 
Global Warming: Early Warning Signs 
UNEP/GRID-Arednal: Maps and Graphics