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Climate Change and Internet Sites

General climate change information

Commonwealth Department of Climate Change
www.climatechange.gov.au/

Bureau of Meteorology
www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/

Global Warming: Early warning signs
www.climatehotmap.org/index.html

Impact of climate change on marine environments

Commonwealth Dept of Climate Change report
www.climatechange.gov.au/impacts/publications/pubs/marinelife-parta.pdf

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
www.gbrmpa.gov.au/corp_site/key_issues/climate_change/
climate_change_and_the_great_barrier_reef

Marine and Coastal Community Network www.mccn.org.au/?q=marine_coastal_issues/Climate%20Change/National/10/10

Marine Conservation Society
www.marineconservation.org.au/default2.asp?active_page_id=189

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1634702/deep_sea_study_returns
_with_climate_change_info_new_creatures
/

Emissions Calculators / Energy use Guides

Flying off to a warmer world?
www.chooseclimate.org/flying/mf.html

Global warming – cool it!
www.environment.gov.au/settlements/gwci/

Greenhouse gas emissions calculator
www.environment.gov.au/settlements/gwci/calculator.html

Teacher-focussed sites

Climate choices – children’s voices
www.climatechoices.org.uk/index.htm

Clean up Australia’ school’s climate kit
www.cleanup.com.au/au/GetInvolved/schools-climate-kit.html

WA Dept of Environment and Conservation classroom climate change ideas
portal.environment.wa.gov.au/portal/page?_pageid=
54,6437292&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

General

Learning for a Sustainable Future
Environment Canada and Global Climate Change
The White House and Climate Change
CNN and Global Change
The United Nations Environmental Programme and Climate Change
The United Nations Environmental Protection Agency and Global Warming
Southern Institute and Global Warming
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Student-focussed sites

Cool Climate Kids’ Club
www.coolclimate.org/index.html

Cool Kids for a Cool Climate
www.coolkidsforacoolclimate.com/home.htm

Planet Patrol – by kids for kids
www.planetpatrol.info/

One Climate
tiki.oneworld.net/global_warming/climate_home.html

US Environmental Protection Agency climate change kids’ site
epa.gov/climatechange/kids/cc.html

Online activities

Various Ages: www.marinediscoverycentre.com.au/Quiz

Poles apart www.csiro.au/resources/ps2zv.html
An activity to see how melting ice and snow affect sea levels.

Years 4 -7:

www.mbayaq.org/lc/kids_place/seaweed_i/

www.marinediscoverycentre.com.au/Games/FishingWithLes.htm

www.marinediscoverycentre.com.au/Games/PIRSA/BensFishingAdventures.html

www.mesa.edu.au/seaweek2007/game/instruct.asp

www.marinediscoverycentre.com.au/Games/MatchEm.htm

Years P-3:

www.mbayaq.org/lc/kids_place/tidepool/tidepool.asp

www.mbayaq.org/media/all_about_otters/whatsanotter01.html (even though we don't have sea otters here)

As a whole class: www.mbayaq.org/lc/kids_place/cngb/yes_nibble.html

www.marinediscoverycentre.com.au/Games/MatchEmGame2.htm


 

Local News

Greens oppose water price rises in territory
www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/
greens-oppose-water-price-rises-in-territory/1403059.aspx

Water usage jumps as summer sets in
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/08/2461370.htm
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/13/2464439.htm
A green way to leave this life
www.canberratimes.com.au/news/opinion/editorial/
general/a-green-way-to-leave-this-life/1405399.aspx

Of winds and waves
www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20090901-18646.html

Greenhouse

Greenhouse gas emissions up in 2008: Australia *
www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24900584-29277,00.html
Abrupt climate shifts may move faster than thought: US *
www.huliq.com/11/75431/abrupt-climate-shifts-may-move-faster-thought
Global warming concerns as China to raise coal output
www.industrysearch.com.au/News/Global_warming_concerns_as_
China_to_raise_coal_output-36272

Japan to monitor greenhouse gases from space
planetark.org/enviro-news/item/51139
Half of world's population could face climate induced food crisis by 2100 *
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090108144745.htm
Rudd advertising campaign on climate change cost $13.9 million
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24883515-601,00.html
Two Google searches ‘produce same CO2 as boiling a kettle'
www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/technology/google/4217055/
Two-Google-searches-produce-same-CO2-as-boiling-a-kettle.html

Carbon Markets and Emission Trading

Emissions trading scheme will ‘raise food prices,
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24893575-11949,00.html
Russia suspended from UN carbon trading scheme
www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2233321/russia-
suspended-un-carbon

Environment

Sea absorbing less CO2, scientists discover
www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/12/sea-co2-climate-japan-environment
Global warming could overheat crops
www.themoneytimes.com/news/20090110/global_warming_
could_overheat_crops-id-1046933.html

Energy

Small hydropower plants flourishing: China
www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2009-01/07/content_7375582.htm
China unveils oil, gas, coal blueprint
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,28124,24887918-5005200,00.html
The costly compromises of oil from sand: Canada
www.waterconserve.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=114823
Oil drying up as world remains unaware *
www.montrealgazette.com/drying%20world%20remains
%20unaware/1164462/story.html

A $2 trillion bet on powering America
money.cnn.com/2009/01/06/news/economy/smart_grid/
index.htm?postversion=2009010808

National Energy Market and Deregulation Reforms

Western Power fails safety check
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/09/2462500.htm?section=business
More power tariff options as new meters introduced ; NZ
www.industrysearch.com.au/News/NZMore_power_tariff_options
_as_new_meters_introduced-36292

Renewable, Green Energy and Sustainability

New Hollands Wins Golds for Energy Independent Farm Concept
newhollandpressroom.com.au/index.cfm?fuseaction=newsreleases.display&
NewsID=177 &ProductID=128nqr.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/
machinery-and-equipment/ equipment/debut-nears-for-hydrogenpowered-tractor
/1400835.aspx

Demand for hybrid cars steadily growing, figures show
www.industrysearch.com.au/News/Demand_for_hybrid_cars_
steadily_growing_figures_show-36254

International Energy Agency ‘blocking global switch to renewables' *
www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/08/windpower-energy
Japan geothermal projects pick up after 20 years: report
planetark.org/enviro-news/item/51091
Japan races to build a zero-emission car
www.thewest.com.au/aapstory.aspx?StoryName=541632
Motorola unveils phone made from recycled bottles
planetark.org/enviro-news/item/51120
Renewable energy from slow water currents
www.alternative-energy-news.info/renewable-energy-from-slow-water-currents/
Affordable electric car ‘to hit streets in 2012'
www.theage.com.au/environment/affordable-electric-car-to-hit-streets
-in-2012-20090111-7e6v.html

Mini-turbines to harness energy from pressure in UK's gas pipelines
www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jan/06/gas-energy-pressure

Water

Water retailers need a 'cultural change': Melbourne
www.theage.com.au/environment/water-retailers-
need-a-cultural-change-20090105-7aiq.html

Melbournians make small dent in water consumption in 2008
www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24879598-2862,00.html
Shorter showers can save Murray: SA
www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,24881367-2682,00.html
Wonthaggi desalination plant gets Govt approval: Vic
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/09/2462251.htm
Business and Economy
US steel industry in collapse, eyes government aid: report
www.industrysearch.com.au/News/US_steel_industry_in_collapse_
eyes_government_aidrpt-36220

Major Companies

Rio chief says its markets in good shape despite crisis *
www.industrysearch.com.au/News/Rio_chief_says_its_markets_in_
good_shape_despite_crisis-36222

Santos secures $809 million gas deal: WA
www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24883065-664,00.html
Alcoa to cut 15,000 jobs, close plants
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,28124,24883147-36418,00.html
Chinese ore price squeeze on Rio, BHP Billiton
www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24888867-664,00.html
Chinese bid for Rio's assets
au.biz.yahoo.com/090109/2/23yd9.html

 

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