This site did much to support
my experience that there just had to be better models than the Greenhouse model
for communicating the thermodynamics of Earth's atmosphere.
The Rocky Mountain Institute is
the source of a fantastic range of ideas for using energy more effectively. It
is the birthplace of the concept of negawatts which in turn begat the concept of
This site contains some useful
definitions of energy. It contains nothing on Climate Change but does have a
link to a site that will give you an idea of the arguments surrounding the
impact of human activities on the atmosphere.
If you want to read the
text of the United Nation's Convention on Climate Change, this is the place to
go. Some people say UN officials live in a fish bowl. Not true. Nor do they live
in a greenhouse despite all the talk here of greenhouse gases.They are really
talking about the very special and powerful Warmer Trace Gases. These gases are able absorb and re-emit infrared
radiation and in their absence Earth's surface
would be over 30oC cooler! Human activities are changing their relative
A lot of useful looking links
don't seem to work. I have asked them to track down a very good summary for
teachers of the likely impact of Climate Change that seems to have disappeared.