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The President's Plan to Fight Climate Change
On June 25, 2013 President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan.
The White House website has provided an infographic related to the President's executive actions.
The President's Memorandum (June 25, 2013) for the Administrator of the E.P.A. to establish standards for carbon pollution from power plants can be located in the Federal Register.
When did it begin?
Interested in the history of climate change research?
I recommend Spencer Weart's book (see below), "The Discovery of Global Warming."
Weart has also created a website entitled, The Discovery of Global Warming. The site has scholarly essays supplementing his book, and providing "A hypertext history of how scientists came to (partly) understand what people are doing to cause climate change."
This LibGuide is an introduction to the topic of Climate Change for BGSU students.
Ease yourself into this topic by starting with the Free Download booklet to the left, or perhaps click through one of the Online Exhibits listed under The Basics tab.
Carbon Dioxide - What Is The Optimum Atmospheric Level?
Over twenty years (June 23,1988) ago, James Hansen, the director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and a climate studies scientist, brought the topic of Climate Change to the attention of the U.S. Congress, the media, and the public. A recent scientific paper which Mr. Hansen co-authored, states, "If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 385 ppm to at most 350 ppm."
For more information on carbon dioxide levels read or download the free online National Research Council report - Climate Stabilization Targets.
Is Climate Change the same as Global Warming?
The term climate change is often used interchangeably with the term global warming, but according to the National Academy of Sciences, "the phrase 'climate change' is growing in preferred use to 'global warming' because it helps convey that there are [other] changes in addition to rising temperatures."