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Joe Romm's blog. Sign up and you'll receive a daily update, featuring the latest shocking information on how bad things really are, inspirational updates on policies and technologies that are making a difference, and insights into world actors who are helping find solutions and those that work to obscure, deny and obstruct. The highs and lows, all in one package. Politics US focused.Climate Progress
Good European perspective on the climate crisis, policies and solutions. Excellent opinion pieces by writers like George Monbiot.http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange
The New Scientist
This site includes information on the political and economic aspects of fighting climate change as well as the underlying science of the problem. The site also features Climate Change: a guide for the perplexed which offers an excellent overview of the problem as well as rebuttals to common claims by climate change skeptics. The site is continually updated.http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/climate-change
This is a very interesting site that takes apart mainstream media coverage to expose contradictions, confusion, sloppy reporting and industry funded denial of the climate crisis. It is updated daily, covering a wide range of media sources, locally based and read around the world. DeSmogBlog also provides good news stories of inspiring actions and humour to keep you going, as well as timely updates on IPCC reports etc. The site provides good links to key sites, an ever expanding data base of bought and paid for climate change deniers who are regularly quoted in the media, and pithy summaries of things like "the scientific consensus on climate change."http://www.desmogblog.com/
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The IPCC is the source of the quarterly reports in 2007 which drove much of the media coverage on climate change that year. When you read that "scientists say that it is very likely (a greater than 90 percent chance) that human activity has caused warming of the earth's atmosphere," you are reading a reference to these reports.
Undistilled deep background -- don't forget to come up for air.http://www.ipcc.ch/
Their own introduction says it best: "Real Climate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science." The site is well indexed with an extensive archive. This is a good place to get an understanding of what is in the IPCC reports.