Get the Facts: Global Warming Basics
NASA: 2005 Warmest Year in Over a Century
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Climate Change 2007
Pew Center on Global Climate Change: global warming in-depth
EPA climate change page
Union of Concerned Scientists global warming page
NOAA global warming FAQs
Sierra Club global warming page
NRDC global warming basics
NWF global warming page
Maps of potential sea level rise from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
National Assessment Synthesis Team, 2000: Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. Overview Document. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington DC, pp. 154.
Impacts on Birds & Wildlife
Beavers, R.L. 2001. Natural Resource Year in Review 2001: USGS science for coastal national parks. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, as cited in: Dudley, N. 2003. No Place to Hide: Effects of Climate Change on Protected Areas. Berlin, Germany: World Wildlife Fund Climate Change Programme.
Dunn, P.O., & D. Winkler. 1999 Climate change has affected the breeding date of tree swallows throughout North America. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 266: 2487-2490.
Gitay, H., A. Suarez, R.T. Watson, and D.J. Dokken. 2002. Climate Change and Biodiversity. IPCC Technical Paper V. Geneva, Switzerland: IPCC. 86 pp.
Huntley, B., Y.C. Collingham, R.E. Green, G.M. Hilton, C. Rahbek, and S.G. Willis. 2006. Potential impacts of climate change upon geographical distributions of birds. Ibis, 148: 8-28.
Leatherman, S.P., R. Chalfont, E.C. Pendleton, and T.L. McCandless, 1995. Vanishing Lands: Sea level, society and the Chesapeake Bay. Laboratory of Coastal Research, University of Maryland, as cited in: Dudley, N. 2003. No Place to Hide: Effects of Climate Change on Protected Areas. Berlin, Germany: World Wildlife Fund Climate Change Programme.
Lemoine, N. and K. Bohning-Gaese. 2003. Potential impact of global climate change on species richness of long-distance migrants. Conservation Biology, 17 (2): 577-586.
Malcolm, J.R., C. Liu, R.P. Neilson, L. Hansen, and L. Hannah. 2006. Global warming and extinctions of endemic species from biodiversity hotspots. Conservation Biology, 20(2): 538-548.
Mathews, S.N., R.J. O'Connor, L.R. Iverson, and A.M. Prasad. 2004. Atlas of Climate Change Effects in 150 Bird Species of the Eastern United States. General Technical Report NE-318. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 340 pp.
Murphy-Klassen, H.M., T.J. Underwood, S.G. Sealy, A.A. Czyrnyj . 2005. Long-term trends in spring arrival dates of migrant birds at Delta Marsh, Manitoba, in relation to climate change. The Auk 122(4): 1130-1148.
Sorenson, L.G., R. Goldberg, T.L. Root, and M.G. Anderson. 1998. Potential effects of global warming on waterfowl populations breeding in the northern great plains. Climatic Change, 40: 343-369.
Thomas, C.D., A. Cameron, R.E. Green, M. Bakkenes, L.J. Beaumont, Y.C. Collingham, B.F.N. Erasmus, M.F. de Siqueira, A. Grainger, L. Hannah, L. Hughes, B. Huntley, A.S. van Jaarsveld, G.F. Midgley, L. Miles, M.A. Ortega-Huerta, A.T. Peterson, O.L. Phillips, and S.E. Williams. 2004. Extinction risk from climate change. Nature, 427: 145-148.
Thomas, J. A., M. G. Telfer, D. B. Roy, C. D. Preston, J. J. D. Greenwood, J. Asher, R. Fox, R. T. Clarke, and J. H. Lawton. Comparative Losses of British Butterflies, Birds, and Plants and the Global Extinction Crisis. Science 303(5665):1879-1881.
Viet, R.A., J.A. McGowan, D.G. Aimley, T.R. Wahl, and P. Pyle. 1997. Apex marine predator declines ninety percent in association with changing ocean climate. Global Change Biology, 3: 23-28.
Be a Part of the Solution
Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Davis, California.
Environmental Protection Agency. Energy Star: Refrigerators and Freezers.
Environmental Protection Agency. How to Conserve Water and Use it Effectively.
Green Mountain Energy. Calculate Your Green Carbon Footprint.
NSW Environmental Protection Agency.
USDA Forest Service, Syracuse, NY