Thursday, May 17, 2007

Global Warming: A Technical Guide For The Layperson

This list of links comes from "DocNavy", a thoughtful and intelligent person who has become a global warming skeptic. Thanks Doc.
The information is posted on the MSNBC discussion board here:

Message #105/15/07 02:09 PM
Greetings all, Here for your perusal are a number of Articles, and Websites that help explain Global Warming. As this is a complex subject that is EASILY spun in a number of directions I have attempted to pull together a few resources that start at a basic level and work their way up to the more technical aspects of Climate Change. All of these sites contain referenced material, and bibliographies if you wish to go more in depth.

If anyone finds/has more educational information that they'd like to include, please post it. Please make sure that your posts contain active links, and the material can be understood by the Layperson. I invite both "Pro-AGW" and "Skeptics" alike. Thanks.


**Disclaimer** A number of sites I list could be classified as "Skeptic", but even those sites endeavor to show accurate, referenced, scientific data.
A decent referenced primer that covers most everything related to AGW, HERE.

An engaging scientific DEBATE between Pro-AGW authorities and "Skeptics".

A transcript of "An Inconvenient Truth" and a LINK to "The great Global Warming Swindle" Documentary that is the response.

An interactive explanation of what "The Greenhouse Effect" is, HERE.

An explanation of what "Carbon Sequestering" or a "Carbon Sink" is, HERE.

The "Hockey Stick", a peer reviewed, referenced paper on exactly what it is, HERE.

A peer reviewed paper on the science of Climate Change, HERE.

A referenced article explaining some of the more esoteric and confusing mathematical expressions often cited in IPCC TAR Report used to express actual warming, HERE.

Transcript of the Testimony of Richard S. Lindzen before the Senate Commerce Committee on 1 May 2001 on Global Warming and The Kyoto Protocol.

A peer reviewed paper explaining Climate Change, The Kyoto Protocol, it's results and how it effects the average person, HERE.

A peer reviewed paper discussing the effect of a warmer, CO2 enhanced World on Human Health, HERE. --==One of my personal FAVORITE reads!!==--

An interesting article from the WASHINGTON POST about the "Fuzzy Math" used by mainstream media about Climate Change, HERE.

An excellent site explaining what thermal inversions, and Photochemical Smog are, HERE. (Thanks LtDan)

**UPDATED!!** 16May2007

More to come...

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