12 December 2009


I receive regular e-announcements from NASA regarding weather, space and other issues. Here is a comprehensive online resource called Climate One Stop, organized by a group of US and international organizations, including NASA, USAID, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT), the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and CATHALAC in Panama. NASA spokesperson Dan Irwin describes the website as "a 'calm spot' where scientists, decision-makers, non-profit workers and officials can find all the latest research" amid the storm of information in climate and environmental research. The site presents a comprehensive and organized catalog of information, more easily searchable than by simply Googling a given topic.

In my mind, one doesn't need a government or organization affiliation to educate oneself -- climate change is a global issue, and as world citizens, it is incumbent upon us all to clearly understand what's going on, and be able to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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