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The Facts on Climate Change :: April 16, 2007

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Interactive Carbon Footprint Calculator - The Safe Climate carbon footprint calculator allows you to determine carbon dioxide emissions from major sources: home energy consumption and transportation by car and plane.

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives: Local Governments for Sustainability - an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), established the IPCC to comprehensively and objectively assess the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Page The U.S. Conference of Mayors has committed to substantially reducing cities' contributions to climate pollution.

Department of Energy - The Office of Policy and International Affairs directs a number of Presidential initiatives to address climate change. By partnering with other agencies, DOE is working to improve the current voluntary emission reduction registration program under section 1605(b) of the 1992 Energy Policy Act.

Environmental Protection Agency - The EPA provides a comprehensive discussion of climate science and US climate policy.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)- Created in October 2005, the Climate Program Office incorporates the Office of Global Programs, the Arctic Research Office, the Climate Observations and Services Program, and coordinates climate activities across NOAA. The CPO focuses on developing a broader user community for climate products and services, provides a focal point for climate activities within NOAA, leads NOAA climate education and outreach activities, and coordinates international climate activities.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - The Climate and Radiation Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center seeks a better understanding of Earth's climate on all time scales, from daily, seasonal and interannual variability through changes on geologic time scales. Research focuses on atmospheric measurement, numerical modeling, and climate analysis. We investigate atmospheric radiation, both as a driver for climate change and as a tool for the remote sensing of Earth's atmosphere and surface.

NASA Global Hydrology and Climate Center - The GHCC's many areas of study are closely related to each other. Water vapor, winds, temperatures at different altitudes, lightning, aerosols, and other factors all connect in a complex, interactive Earth-atmosphere system. The best way to grapple with so many questions is by scientists teaming across different disciplines and organizations. The GHCC is a unique joining of the talents of government, academic, and industry researchers in this common endeavor.

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies - The climate modeling program at GISS is primarily aimed at the development of three-dimensional general circulation models (GCMs) and coupled atmosphere-ocean models for simulating Earth's climate system.

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