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 of Materials (PDF))

COMMENTS ON “CLIMATEGATE” and “GLACIERGATE”

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


ECONOMIC & SOCIETAL COSTS

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


GLOBAL WARMING TUTORIAL

Tutorial in PowerPoint format (PPT, 103MB)
Tutorial in ZIP file (90MB)

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

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

EUROPEAN UNION REPORT (MAY 2009)

ADAM: Final Report (PDF)


IPCC UPDATE FOR COPENHAGEN 2009 REPORTS

The Copenhagen Diagnosis (PDF)

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 (PDF)
Impacts: Technical Summary (PDF)

Mitigation: Summary for Policymakers (PDF)
Mitigation: Technical Summary (PDF)

Science Summary: Summary for Policymakers (PDF)
Science Summary: Technical Summary (PDF)

Report Summary (PDF)

WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK & STATISTICS 2009

World Energy Outlook (PDF)
Key Statistics (PDF)


UN REPORT 2009

UN Environment Program (PDF)


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 (PDF)
Oreskes on Science Consensus (PDF)
Oreskes Summary (PDF)
Oreskes References (PDF)


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 (PDF).”


SKEPTICISM

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

CONTACT

Robert G. Strom 
Professor Emeritus 
Department of Planetary Sciences 
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory 
University of Arizona 
Tucson, AZ 85721 
e-mail: PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOmVmZ2ViekB5Y3kubmV2bWJhbi5ycWgiPmVmZ2ViekB5Y3kubmV2bWJhbi5ycWg8L24+

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