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August 2007

Get up on the air online

Resources for learning more.

Eric Mosher

© Wolfgang Hoffmann

For more ideas of things to do to reduce climate change, educate yourself about the issue by visiting web resources listed below. Many good books and articles on climate change have been published over the past few years.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA maintains an excellent website on climate change. It contains lots of information on climate change science, greenhouse gas emissions, state and federal policies, mitigation methods and lots more, including links to many other excellent climate change websites:
Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
This worldwide group of over 2,000 scientists is responsible for assessing the status of global climate change. They publish assessment reports every five years for the United Nations and the world community. The reports tend to be very technical, but they also publish summaries for policy makers and the general public:
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
This website provides information related to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol:
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The NOAA website has a thorough discussion of weather and climate change for all audiences:
Climate Change and Our Planet

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Information about science, impacts, adaptation, policies and more:
Climate Change from the BBC Weather Centre

Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists provides excellent information on climate change and on how it will likely affect the Great Lakes region and Wisconsin. To access the information on impacts on the Great Lakes and Wisconsin, go to:
Union of Concerned Scientists

Green power alternatives
To find out whether your electric utility offers customers the opportunity to purchase wind power, solar power or other green power, visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Office, the Green Power Network, and look for "Can I buy green power in my state?"
The Green Power Network

For tips on buying or leasing more energy efficient vehicles, visit Greenvehicles from the US EPA, which rates cars and trucks by air pollution scores, greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. The highest scoring vehicles earn a Smartway seal of approval as a good environmental performer:
Green Vehicle Guide

To stay in touch with what's going on in the DNR Air Management program, subscribe to one or more of these e-mail lists at Wisconsin's Air Managemaent Program.

  • Air Health Advisory: Notifies you whenever DNR issues an Air Quality Watch or Air Quality Advisory anywhere in Wisconsin.

  • Air Matters: Notifies you when a new issue of our Air Matters newsletter is available online or the What's New section on the Air Management home page is updated.

  • Clean Air Act Task Force (CAATF): Sends links to DNR web pages where you can find the latest information on CAATF activities.

  • DNR's air quality and health site: Visit Air Quality and Health for related links that provide information about mercury in the air, acid rain in Wisconsin, nitrates and sulfur, health studies and open burning.

Technical papers about acid rain research at Little Rock Lake:

Frost, T.M., J.M. Fischer, et al. (2006) "The experimental acidification of Little Rock Lake." Magnuson, J. J., T. K. Kratz, and B.J. Benson., Eds. Long-term Dynamics of Lakes in the Landscape, Oxford University Press.

Watras, C. J., K. A. Morrison, et al. (2006). "The methylmercury cycle in Little Rock Lake during experimental acidification and recovery." Limnology and Oceanography 51(1): 257-270.

Resources for younger readers:

Environmental Education for Kids

EEK's "You can make a difference":
It's Up to You!

Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco has a neat site to view climate research data:
Global Climate Change Exploratorium

EPA climate change:
Climate Change Kids Site

Eric Mosher works in DNR's Bureau of Air Management.


©2007, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Air Management

Publication number: PUBL-CE 7047

Produced by DNR Bureau of Air Management and DNR Bureau of Education and Information.

Project Coordinator: Elisabeth Olson