2014 Resources on Climate Change in Coastal Ecosystems
16th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
Climate Change in Coastal Ecosystems
June 1-6, 2014
All links retrieved on 5/19/14 unless otherwise noted.
University of Rhode Island. http://www.uri.edu/
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. http://www.gso.uri.edu
University of Rhode Island Office of Marine Programs. http://omp.gso.uri.edu/ompweb
University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center. http://www.crc.uri.edu/
University of Rhode Island College of Environment & Life Sciences (CELS). http://web.uri.edu/cels/
City of Providence Planning & Development. http://www.providenceri.com/planning
Gilbane, Inc. http://www.gilbaneco.com/
Neighborhworks Blackstone River Valley. http://www.neighborworksbrv.org/
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center. http://nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/Narragansett/
Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. http://www.crmc.ri.gov/
Rutgers University Institute of Coastal and Marine Science. http://marine.rutgers.edu/main/
Save the Bay. http://www.savebay.org/
University of Connecticut Marine Sciences Program. http://www.marinesciences.uconn.edu/
Jeffries, P. (2000). Narragansett Bay: The World’s Finest Estuary. Maritimes. Winter 2000.
Science and Environmental Journalism References
EcoLabs. Mapping Climate Communication Timeline poster – Version No. 1.
“This poster explores two decades of climate communication. It is the first iteration of a project mapping organizations, individuals, discourses, methods and funders that contribute to climate communication. The work visualizes research by Professor Max Boykoff (and others) using network visualizations, timelines and strategy maps.”
Fox, F. (2011). A Few Simple Checks Would Transform Science Reporting. New Scientist. Dec. 2011.
Issues in Ecology. http://www.esa.org/esa/?page_id=1638
Published by the Ecological Society of America, these periodic publications devoted to reviews of specific topics use commonly-understood language to report the consensus of a panel of scientific experts on issues related to the environment.”
Journalist’s Resource. Journalist’s Guide. http://journalistsresource.org/journalists
Kloor, K. (2012). The Rift Between Journalism and Science
Leslie, H.M., et al. (2013) How good science and stories can go hand-in-hand. Conservation Biology, 27(5): 1126-29. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12080
NASW. Twenty-five rules for good writing. National Association of Science Writers.
Nijhuis, M. (2011). It’s Not (Always) About the Lorax: The Last Word On Nothing.
Palmer, L. (2011) Show me the money. Nature Climate Change, 1: 376-380.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism
Society of Environmental Journalists. Recommended Reading.
State of the News Media
Barnosky, A.D., et al. (2012, June 7) Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere. Nature. 486: 52-58.
Brewer, J. (2008) New Directions in Climate Change: Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation Assessment.
National Research Council. http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12545&page=R1
Brook, E. (2008, May 15) Paleoclimate: windows on the greenhouse. Nature, 453(7093): 579-581.
Fogarty, M., et al. (2007) Potential Climate Change Impacts on Marine Resources of the Northeastern United States. Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment.
Gifford, R., Kormos, C., and A. McIntyre. (2011) Behavioral dimensions of climate change: drivers, responses, barriers, and interventions. WIREs Climate Change.
Goldstone, H. (2011, March 2) Climate change threatens New Engalnd’s offshore liquid assets – phytoplankton. Climatide. http://climatide.wgbh.org/2011/03/climate-change-threatens-new-englands-offshore-liquid-assets/
Hansen, J., M. Sato, and R. Reudy. (2012, March 29) Perception of climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Harvell, C.D., et al. (2002, June 21) Climate Warming and Disease Risks for Terrestrial and Marine Biota. Science. 296: 2158-2162.
Harvey, F. (2012, September 5) Climate change is already damaging global economy, report finds. The Guardian.
Heffner, L., et al. (2012) Climate Change & Rhode Island’s Coasts. URI Graduate School of Oceanography and URI Coastal Resources Center.
This report elaborates on the current trends and consequences of climate change as seen in the state of Rhode Island. The report includes extensive “Literature Cited” and “Climate Change References” sections that are useful resources for further information.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Fifth Assessment Report. http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/
Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. http://ipcc-wg2.gov/SREX/report/
Joint Ocean Commission Initiative. (2009, April) Changing Oceans, Changing World.
Kloor, K. (2011, November 30) Can Journalists Better Capture the Nuances of Climate Science? The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media.
Kloor , K. (2012, March 19) Who Do You “Outsource” to on Climate Science? The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media.
Miller-Rushing, A.J. and R.B. Primack. (2008) Global warming and flowering times in Thoreau’s Concord: A community perspective. Ecology, 89(2): 332-341.
Milly, P., et al. (2008) Climate change: stationarity is dead: whither water management? Science, 319(5863): 573-574. Claims that current water resource management techniques are insufficient due to climate change.
Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment. http://www.northeastclimateimpacts.org/
National Climate Assessment. (2014) http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/
National Drought Mitigation Center. http://drought.unl.edu/Planning/PlanningInfobyState.aspx
National Ecology Observatory Network. http://www.neoninc.org/
Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Climate Change 101: Understanding and Responding to Global Climate Change (Overview).
Link to full series: http://www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-basics/climate_change_101
Rhode Island’s Climate Challenge. http://www.riclimatechange.org/
This website was developed by the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Sea Grant to answer common questions about the science and impacts of climate change for Rhode Island residents. Much of the information is relevant for broader audiences.
Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program (SHARP). www.Tidalmarshbirds.org
SHARP is a large collaborative initiative to conserve the tidal-marsh bird community of the Atlantic seaboard. In the long-term, the project’s goal is to provide a regionally consistent platform for tidal marsh monitoring in the face of anticipated sea-level rise and upland/watershed development. The “Public Downloads” page features maps with historical data, descriptions of field methods, presentations, and relevant literature.
Skeptical Science. Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation.
U.S. Climate Change Policy Action at the State Level. This list, compiled by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, provides links to climate change legislation, statewide climate change commissions, and climate action plans around the U.S. The list is not exhaustive, but provides a good starting point for additional information.
The Ultimate Climate Change FAQ. Compiled by The Guardian.
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Global Warming & Climate Change – Frequently Asked Questions.
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Regional Governance Evaluation. Water Sustainability and Climate in the Yahara River Watershed.
Wilbanks, T.J. (2014) Climate change and energy supply and use: technical report for the U.S. Department of Energy in support of the National Climate Assessment. Island Press: Washington, D.C.
Wolff, E., et al. (2014) Climate Change Evidence & Causes. The Royal Society and U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
Woods Hole Research Center. Understanding Climate Change: A Primer.
Climate Central. Surging Seas Risk Finder. http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/ssrf/rhode-island/
“An interactive searchable data toolkit that shows populations, infrastructure, and assets exposed to coastal flooding aggravated by sea level rise. The Risk Finder incorporates the latest, high-resolution, high-accuracy LIDAR elevation data supplied by NOAA and assesses exposure of over 100 infrastructure and other elements — from airports to road miles, from schools to hospitals to wastewater treatment plants — in order to allow users to explore vulnerability from zip code through city, county and state levels.” Currently available for Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island.
Climate Science Rapid Response Team. http://www.climaterapidresponse.org/
This is a matchmaking service to connect journalists with climate scientists who have expertise relevant for your story.
Google Scholar. http://scholar.google.com/
Developed by Metcalf Institute alumna, Julia Kumari Drapkin, this innovative citizen science project is a crowd sourced approach toward understanding and communicating climate change.
Map Knitter. http://mapknitter.org
“…a free and open source tool for combining and positioning images (often from MapMill.org) in geographic space into a composite image map.”
“OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.”
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. National Wetlands Inventory: Wetlands Mapper.
“The Wetlands Mapper integrates digital map data with other resource information to produce timely and relevant management and decision support tools.”
Based in NY and Madrid, Vizzuality designs and develops data driven, interactive internet applications and visualizations to communicate environmental topics such as biodiversity, forest conservation, and climate change.
See example of climate policy project here: http://www.vizzuality.com/projects/thepolicyclimate
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. http://cdiac.ornl.gov
Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center.
Provides a variety of data sets using remotely sensed (satellite) data for forecasting harmful algal blooms, tracking dust storms, and linking agricultural practices to phytoplankton blooms, among others.
National Nutrient Database
National Ocean Economics Program
Established in 1999, the National Ocean Economics Program (NOEP) provides a full range of the most current policy-relevant economic and demographic information available on changes and trends along the U.S. coast, Great Lakes, and coastal waters. The NOEP delivers its information through searchable databases available on this site, as well as through published articles and reports. Download the most recent (2014) report on the State of the U.S. Ocean and Coastal Economies at the link above.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Annual Greenhouse Gas Index.
The AGGI is a measure of the warming influence supplied by long-lived trace gases and how that influence is changing each year. The index was designed to enhance the connection between scientists and society by providing a normalized standard that can be easily understood and followed.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Program Office. Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments.
Ocean Health Index. http://www.oceanhealthindex.org/
“This Index is the first comprehensive global measurement of ocean health that includes people as part of the ocean ecosystem. It scientifically compares and combines all dimensions of ocean health – biological, physical, economic and social, in order to generate an objective and accurate snapshot of the health of the ocean controlled by every coastal country.”
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Phytoplankton Survey
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography Fish Trawl
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Sea Level Rise Reports
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency State and Local Climate and Energy Program
“…helps states develop policies and programs that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy costs, improve air quality and public health, and help achieve economic development goals.”
U.S. Geological Survey Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science
The White House. Data.gov: the home of the U.S. government’s open data. https://www.data.gov/climate/
This site provides data related to climate change that helps inform citizens, communities, and business owners. It includes data and resources on flooding, sea level rise, and other coastal impacts.
Williams, M. (2009, April) Beyond Google: From better searches to the invisible web.
Other Useful Sources and Organizations
The Daily Climate. http://www.dailyclimate.org/
“…an independent media organization working to increase public understanding of climate change, including its scope and scale, potential solutions and the political processes that impede or advance them.”
Knight Science Journalism Tracker. http://ksj.mit.edu/tracker
Started by Paul Raeburn and hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Knight Science Journalism program, this blog offers “peer review within science journalism.” It’s an invaluable resource and a good way to check your assumptions on the best way to report science stories. This particular post offered an interesting discussion of how science reporting can sometimes get ahead of the actual data. http://ksj.mit.edu/tracker/2013/12/patterns-and-trends-2013-year-conclusion
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. http://www.sesync.org/projects-activities
List of projects and activities at SESYNC, which is “dedicated to solving society’s most challenging and complex environmental problems” through collaborations among natural, social, and computational scientists.
Powledge, T. (2014, January 10) 2013 in Science and Medicine: List of Lists of Lists. On Science Blogs, PLoS Blogs. http://blogs.plos.org/onscienceblogs/2014/01/10/2013-science-medicine-list-lists-lists/
While this is related to news from 2013, Tabitha Powledge’s end-of-year summary on the biggest news in science and medicine is a great source for story ideas.
Scientific Method, Peer Review, Ethics
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) http://www.doaj.org/
Master list of “free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals” (7000 entries as of September 2011).
Doubtful News. Media Guide to Skepticism. http://doubtfulnews.com/media-guide-to-skepticism/
Ethical Guidelines for Publishing. (2011) American Chemical Society. ACS Publications. December 31, 2011.
Harvey, F. (16 May, 2014) Rejected climate science paper contained errors, says publisher. The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/16/rejected-climate-science-paper-environmentalresearch-letters
Jennings, C. (2006) Quality and Value: The True Purpose of Peer Review. Nature.
McNutt, M. (2014) Editorial: Reproducibility. Science, 343: 229.
National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine. (1995) On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research. Second Edition.
Discusses the social and historical context of science, the allocation of credit for discovery, the scientist’s role in society, the issues revolving around publication, and more. Note section on conflicts of interest in science: http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309051967&page=8#pagetop
Nature. Special Issue on Peer Review. http://www.nature.com/nature/peerreview/debate/
Orzel, Chad. (2013, May 28) How journalists can help the scientists they interview. physicsfocus.org http://physicsfocus.org/chad-orzel-how-journalists-can-help-the-scientists-they-interview/
Rabinowitz, G. and E.J. Dennis. (2013, April 12) 5 Steps to Separate Science from Hype, No PhD Required. The Incubator. The Rockefeller University.
Raff, J. (25 August, 2013) How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists. Violent Metaphors Blog.
Ritter, S.K. (2001) Publication Ethics. Chemical & Engineering News. Nov. 12, 2001.
Sagan, C. (1997) Baloney Detection Kit (excerpted from The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark).
Sense About Science. (2013). I Don’t Know What to Believe: Making sense of science stories. http://www.senseaboutscience.org/resources.php/116/i-dont-know-what-to-believe-us-version
Sense About Science. (2013) Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts. Video of workshop about peer review process held May 31, 2013.
Spears, T. (19 April, 2014) Blinded by scientific gobbledygook. Ottawa Citizen.
Sutherland, W.J., D. Spiegelhalter, and M. Burgman. (2013) Twenty tips for interpreting science claims. Nature, 503: 335–337, DOI: 10.1038/503335a
Yong, E. (2013) A Guide for Scientists on Giving Comments to Journalists. National Geographic Online. http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/22/a-guide-for-scientists-on-giving-comments-tojournalists/
About the Science Citation Index. http://wokinfo.com/sci-anniversary.html?elq=5eb463baca4c4b45a00a4bdeea21aae9&elqCampaignId=9007
Tips for getting a copy of a scientific journal article if you do not have academic credentials or access to a university library:
- Contact the corresponding author directly and ask for a copy.
- Contact the press office, if the paper is being promoted with a press release.
- Search for the paper via Google or Google Scholar
- Tweet a link and the DOI with the hashtag: #icanhazpdf. This works best if you list your email account publicly on your Twitter profile.
Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Science Resources
Allan, R.P., and B.J. Soden. (2008) Atmospheric warming and the amplification of precipitation extremes.
Science, 321(5895): 1481-84. DOI: 10.1126/science.1160787
Allan, R.P. (2011) Climate change: human influence on rainfall. Nature, 470: 344-45. DOI: 10.1038/470344a
Barnes, E.A., L.M. Polvani, and A.H. Sobel. (2013) Model projections of atmospheric steering of Sandy-like superstorms. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1308732110
Comment on this paper from Weather Underground:
Bender, M.A., T.R. Knutson, R.E. Tuleya, J.J. Sirutis, G.A. Vecchi, S.T. Garner, and I.M. Held. (2010)
Modeled impact of anthropogenic warming on the frequency of intense Atlantic hurricanes. Science, 327(5964): 454-58. DOI: 10.1126/science.1180568
Bonfils, C., and B.D. Santer. (2011) Investigating the possibility of a human component in various pacific decadal oscillation indices. Climate Dynamics, 37(7-8): 1457-68. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-010-0920-1
Bradbury, J., and C. DeConcini. (2012) The connection between climate change and recent extreme weather events. World Resources Institute (Fact Sheet). http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/pdf/connection_between_climate_change_and_extreme_weather.pdf
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Extreme heat and climate change. http://www.c2es.org/scienceimpacts/extreme-weather/extreme-heat?utm_source=Center+for+Climate+and+Energy+Solutions+newsletter+list&utm_campaign=5ab5a8 bbc7-April_2014_Newsletter4_30_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_36e5120ca4-5ab5a8bbc7303502101
Coumou, D., and S. Rahmstorf. (2012) A decade of weather extremes. Nature Climate Change, 2: 491-96.
De Sherbinin, A. (2014) Climate change hotspots mapping: what have we learned? Climatic Change, 123(1): 23-37. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0900-7
Emanuel, K. (2013) Downscaling CMIP5 climate models show increased tropical cyclone activity over the 21st century. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1301293110
Francis, J.A., and S.J. Vavrus. (2012) Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in midlatitudes. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(6): L06801. DOI: 10.1029/2012GL051000
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Hurricanes and Climate Change.
Holdren, J.P. (2014, February 28) Drought and global climate change: An analysis of statements by Roger Pielke, Jr.
Knutson, T.R., et al. (2010) Tropical cyclones and climate change. Nature Geoscience, 3: 157-163. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo779
Kunkel, K.E., T.R. Karl, D.R. Easterling, K. Redmond, J. Young, X. Yin, and P. Hennon. (2013) Probable maximum precipitation and climate change. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(7): 1402-08.
Liu, J.P., Curry, J.A., Wang, H., Song, M., and R.M. Horton. (2012) Impact of declining Arctic sea ice on winter snowfall. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(17): 6781-6783. http://www.pnas.org/content/109/11/4074
Meehl, G.A., C. Tebaldi, G. Walton, D. Easterling, and L. McDaniel. (2009) Relative increase of record high maximum temperatures compared to record low minimum temperatures in the U.S. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(23): L23701. DOI: 10.1029/2009GL040736
Morss, R.E., O.V. Wilhelmi, G.A. Meehl, and L. Dilling. (2011) Improving societal outcomes of extreme weather in a changing climate: an integrated perspective. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 36: 1-25.
Ogburn, S.P. (2013, September 6) Climate change exacerbates some extreme weather. Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-exacerbates-some-extreme-weather/
Schiermeler, Q. (2013, April 11) Climate change brings stormier weather to the US. Nature. http://www.nature.com/news/climate-change-brings-stormier-weather-to-the-us-1.12763
Trenberth, K., J. Meehl, J. Masters, R. Somerville, H. Cutting, S. Chung, and S. Hassol. (2011, September 7) Current extreme weather and climate change. Climate Communication Science and Outreach.
URI Today. (2014, February 26) URI professor discusses this season’s winter weather, climate change. University of Rhode Island. http://www.uri.edu/news/releases/?id=6958
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Climate change indicators in the United States: weather and climate. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/weather-climate/index.html
Wallace, J.M., I.M. Held, D.W.J. Thompson, K.E. Trenberth, and J.E. Walsh. (2013). Global warming and winter weather. Science. 343(6172): 729-730. DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6172.729
The White House YouTube Channel. (2014, January 8) The Polar Vortex explained in 2 minutes.
Extreme Weather, Policy, and Economics
Beddington, J., et al. (2012, March) Achieving food security in the face of climate change. Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change (final report).
Lazo, J.K., M. Lawson, P.H. Larsen, and D.M. Waldman. (2011) U.S. economic sensitivity to weather variability. Bulletein of the American Meteorological Society, 92: 709-20. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2011BAMS2928.1
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Environmental Protection Agency. (2013) Case study of Virginia tidewater area, water resource strategies and information needs in response to extreme weather/climate events.
Policy Lab. (2014, February 14) Science for Disaster Risk Reduction – An Academic Exercise? The Royal Society. http://royalsociety.org/events/2014/02/Science-for-DRR/
Smith, A.B., and R.W. Katz. (2013) U.S. billion-dollar weather and climate disasters: data sources, trends, accuracy and biases. Natural Hazards, 67(2): 387-410. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-013-0566-5
U.S. Department of Energy. (2013) U.S. energy sector vulnerabilities to climate change and extreme weather. http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/07/f2/20130716Energy%20Sector%20Vulnerabilities%20Report.pdf
U.S. Department of Transportation. (2012, December) Climate Change and Extreme Weather Vulnerability Assessment Framework.
U.S. Government Accountability Office. Extreme Weather Events: Limiting Federal Fiscal Exposure and Increasing the Nation’s Resilience.
Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Journalism Resources
Carey, J. (2011, June 28) Storm warnings: extreme weather is a product of climate change. Scientific American.
Harris, R. (2013, December 3) Ready – or not. Abrupt climate changes worry scientists most. National Public Radio. http://www.npr.org/2013/12/03/248474721/ready-or-not-quick-climate-changes-worryscientists-most
Henry, T. (2014, January 12) Climate change role in cold snap triggers debate: hypothesis centers on massive loss of Arctic ice. The Blade.
Linden, E. (2014, February 13) The true cost of extreme weather…or is it climate change? The Daily Beast.
Masters, J. (2013, August 5) Hurricanes and climate change: Huge dangers, huge unknowns. Weather Underground.
Samenow, J. (2013, May 22) Lots of talk, few conclusions on climate change and tornadoes. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/05/22/lots-of-talk-fewconclusions-on-climate-change-and-tornadoes/
Satterfield, D. (2014, January 13) Don’t let the thaw fool you, the revenge of the Polar Vortex may be coming. AGU Blogosphere. http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2014/01/13/dont-let-the-thaw-foolyou-the-revenge-of-the-polar-vortex-may-be-coming/#.UtQxInqGMAc.facebook
Yale Forum on Climate Change. (March 13, 2014) California’s Record Drought and Meteorological “Three R’s.” http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2014/03/californias-record-drought-and-meteorologicalthree-rs/
Public Understanding of Climate Variability and Impacts
Brulle, R.J., J. Carmichael, and J.C. Jenkins. (2012) Shifting public opinion on climate change: an empirical assessment of factors influencing concern over climate change in the U.S., 2002-2010. Climatic Change,
Davies, B. (2014, March 10) Why is communicating climate change science hard? Bogology Guest Blog. http://bogology.org/2014/03/10/why-is-communicating-climate-change-science-hard/
Deser, C., R. Knutti, S. Solomon, and A.S. Phillips. (2012) Communication of the role of natural variability in future North American climate. Nature Climate Change, 2: 775-79. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1562
Jaspal, R., B. Nerlich, and N. Koteyko. (2012) Contesting science by appealing to its norms. Science Communication, 35(3): 383-410. DOI: 10.1177/1075547012459274
Leiserowitz, A., Feinberg, G., Rosenthal, S., Smith, N., Anderson A., Roser-Renouf, C. & Maibach, E. (2014). What’s In A Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change. Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.
Leiserowitz, A., E. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf, G. Feinberg, S. Rosenthal, J. Marlon, and P. Howe. (2014) Extreme Weather and Climate Change in the American Mind, November 2013. Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.
Leiserowitz, A., E. W. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf, N. Smith, and E. Dawson. (2013) Climategate, Public Opinion, and the Loss of Trust. Am. Behavioral Scientist, 57(6): 818-837. DOI: 10.1177/0002764212458272
Retchless, D.P. (2014) Communicating climate change: spatial analog versus color-banded isoline maps with and without accompanying text. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 41(1): 55-74. DOI:
Sherman, A. (2013, August) Mapping the climate skeptical blogosphere. Center for Climate Change Economics and Policy (Working Paper No. 144) and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (Working Paper No. 124).
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. Extreme weather, climate, and preparedness. http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/article/extreme-weather-climate-preparedness
Communicating Scientific Uncertainty
Aklin, M. and J. Urpelainen. 2014. Perceptions of scientific dissent undermine public support for environmental policy. Environmental Science and Policy, 38: 173-177. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901113002141
Budescu, D.V., S. Broomell, and H. Por. 2009. Improving communication of uncertainty in the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Psychological Science, 20(3): 299-308. http://intlpss.sagepub.com/content/20/3/299.full
Budescu, D.V., H. Por, S. Broomell, and M. Smithson. 2014. The interpretation of IPCC probabilistic statements around the world. Nature Climate Change, DOI :10.1038/nclimate2194. http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate2194.html
Mastrandrea, M.D., et al. 2010. Guidance note for lead authors of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Consistent Treatment of Uncertainties. IPCC Cross-Working Group Meeting on Consistent Treatment of Uncertainties, Jasper Ridge, CA, USA, July 6-7, 2010.
Pidgeon, N. and B. Fischoff. (2011) The role of social and decision sciences in communicating uncertain climate risks. Nature Climate Change, 1: 35-41. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1080.
Relevant Tools, Databases, Organizations
Earth Gauge. http://www.earthgauge.net/
“Earth Gauge is a free information service designed to make it easy to talk about links between weather and environment. Originally developed for weathercasters, the information is also available to the general public, educators, parents and students.”
Earth Observatory. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/?eocn=topnav&eoci=home
The mission of this NASA project is to “share images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.” Great source for global maps and images of specific weather, climate, and natural hazard phenomena.
Hurricanes: Science and Society. http://www.hurricanescience.org/
“This website and associated educational resources provide information on the science of hurricanes, methods of observing hurricanes, modeling and forecasting of hurricanes, how hurricanes impact society, and how people and communities can prepare for and mitigate the impacts of hurricanes.” The section on Hurricanes and Climate Change will be especially useful.
Talking Climate. http://talkingclimate.org/database/
“The gateway to research on climate change communication.”
National Weather Service. http://www.weather.gov/
The Nature Conservancy. Climate Wizard. http://www.climatewizard.org/
This interactive site displays maps of temperature and precipitation shifts based on scientific models. It allows users to view historic changes as well as future predictions of U.S. and global temperature and rainfall. “ClimateWizard enables both technical and non-technical audiences to access leading climate change information and visualize the impacts anywhere on Earth.”
U.S. Geological Survey Climate Projection Portal. http://cida.usgs.gov/climate/derivative/
“This web portal allows visualization and downloading of future climate projections from a group of ‘statistically downscaled’ global climate models (GCMs).” Note, this works best in Chrome and Firefox, and may not work with Internet Explorer.
Weather Underground Blog. http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html
Dr. Jeff Masters is a co-founder of Weather Underground and writes blog entries sharing the most up-todate information on the current state and impacts of the climate and extreme weather events around the world.
We the Geeks. http://www.whitehouse.gov/we-the-geeks
“We the Geeks” is a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States. Topics such as commercial space exploration, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, turning science fiction to science fact, and others will be discussed with Administration officials and key private sector contributors. Join the conversation using the hashtag #WeTheGeeks.
World Meteorological Organization: Global Weather and Climate Extremes Archive. Arizona State University. http://wmo.asu.edu/
Assessing Long-term Trends in Fisheries: Science Resources
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Fisheries Public Policy Resources
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Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change: Science Resources
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Rodriguez, A.B., et al. Oyster reefs can outpace sea level rise. Nature Climate Change, 4:493-497.
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U.S. Geological Survey. Coastal ecosystem response to climate change.
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Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change: Public Policy Resources
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Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change: Journalism Resources
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Dessler, A.E. (2011) Cloud variations and the Earth’s energy budget. Geophysical Research Letters, 38: L19701. DOI: 10.1029/2011GL049236.
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Tools, Databases, & Useful Organizations
Association of State Wetland Managers. http://www.aswm.org/
Fishery Management Glossary. http://www.talkingfish.org/fishery-management-glossary
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Global Fisheries Databases. http://www.fao.org/fishery/topic/16054/en
FAOSTAT Database. http://faostat3.fao.org/faostat-gateway/go/to/home/E
Large time-series and cross sectional data relating to hunger, food, and agriculture for 245 countries and territories and 35 regional areas, from1961 to the most recent year.
Global Fisheries Database Project.
International Institute for Species Exploration. http://www.esf.edu/species/
Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment (MEECE). http://www.meeceatlas.eu/Menu/
“The MEECE Model Atlas provides climate and ecosystem response scenarios, from plankton to fish, in a readily accessible form for marine policy and management.”
Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program (SHARP) http://www.tidalmarshbirds.org/
SHARP is a large collaborative initiative to conserve the tidal-marsh bird community of the Atlantic seaboard. In the long-term, the project’s goal is to provide a regionally consistent platform for tidal marsh monitoring in the face of anticipated sea-level rise and upland/watershed development. The “Public Downloads” page features maps with historical data, descriptions of field methods, presentations, and relevant literature.
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Data. http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/index
Commercial Fisheries Statistics. http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/commercial-fisheries/
Sea Level Rise: Science Resources
Crow, C. (2010) Establishing Vertical Control & Geospatial Infrastructure for Monitoring Sea Level Rise. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.edc.uri.edu/monumentation/Resources/CACOKickOff/Crow.pdf
Freedman, J. (2012) Losing Ground: Coastal Erosion in Rhode Island.
This presentation by Janet Freedman, coastal geologist with the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, describes some of the erosion threats Rhode Island’s coastal areas are facing, as well as efforts the state is undertaking to help municipalities and property owners address these problems.
Joughin, I., B.E. Smith, B. Medley. (2014) Marine ice sheet collapse potentially under way for the Thwaites Glacier Basin, West Antarctica. Science, 344(6185): 735-38. DOI: 10.1126/science.1249055
Kolbert, E. (2014, May 13) The West Antarctic ice sheet melt: defending the drama. The New Yorker. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/05/the-west-antarctica-ice-sheet-meltdefending-the-drama.html
Lynch, P. (2014, May 12) The “unstable” West Antarctic ice sheet: a primer. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/news/antarctic-ice-sheet-20140512/
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. IceBridge – Arctic 2014. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/index.html#.U3Yd9FPrkT9
IceBridge is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. These flights will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice.
Rasmussen, C. (2014, May 12) NASA-UCI study indicates loss of West Antarctic glaciers appears unstoppable. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Release 14-131. http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/may/nasa-uci-study-indicates-loss-of-west-antarctic-glaciers-appearsunstoppable/#.U3EQtMbnDWQ
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Kemp, A.C., and B.P. Horton. (2013) Contribution of relative sea-level rise to historical hurricane flooding in New York City. Journal of Quarternary Science, 28(6): 537-41. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2653
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Coastal Adaptation & Resilience: Science Resources
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Climate Change Adaptation: Journalism Resources
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Glass, D. (2014, May 27) The future of evacuations in the climate change era. CityLab. http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2014/05/the-future-of-evacuations-in-the-climate-change-era/371584/
Goodell, J. (2013, June 20) Goodbye, Miami: Why the city of Miami is doomed to drown. Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-the-city-of-miami-is-doomed-to-drown-20130620
Gose, B. (2013, May 14) Rockefeller Pledges $100-Million to Help 100 Cities Cope With Crises. The Chronicle of Philanthropy. http://philanthropy.com/article/Rockefeller-Pledges/139231/?cid=pt&utm_source=pt&utm_medium=en
Jaffe, E. (2013, May 2). Why Sewage Plants Are Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change. Atlantic Cities.
Klinenberg, E. (2013, January 7) Adaptation: How can cities be “climate-proofed?”. The New Yorker, pp. 32-37.
Lascher, B. (2014, January 20) The next generation of infrastructure: Building for hotter, wetter, stormier cities. Next City. http://nextcity.org/forefront/view/the-next-generation-of-infrastructure
Life After Sandy. Series on WNYC. http://www.wnyc.org/series/life-after-sandy/
Marshall, B. (2013, February 21) New research: Louisiana coast faces highest rate of sea-level rise worldwide. The Lens. http://thelensnola.org/2013/02/21/new-research-louisiana-coast-faces-highest-rate-of-sea-level-riseon-the-planet/
Oakes, B. (2013, August 23) As climate changes, urban planners help cities adapt. WBUR. http://www.wbur.org/2012/08/23/cities-adapt-climate-change
Plumer, B. (2014, May 22) Should we try to fight rising sea levels – or abandon the coasts? Vox.
Porter, E. (2013, May 14) For Insurers, No Doubts on Climate Change. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/business/insurers-stray-from-the-conservative-line-on-climatechange.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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Walsh, B. (2013, October 1) The hard math of flood insurance in a warming world. Time http://science.time.com/2013/10/01/the-hard-math-of-flood-insurance-in-a-warming-world/
Weeks, J. (2013, February 22) Coastal Development. The CQ Researcher, 23(8): 181-204.
Zolli, A. (2012) Good-bye Sustainability, Hello Resilience. Conservation Magazine (Reprint). http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2013/03/good-bye-sustainability-hello-resilience/
Climate Change Adaptation: Public Policy Resources
The Bay Institute. The Horizontal Levee. http://bay.org/bay-restoration/the-horizontal-levee
“The Horizontal Levee, The Bay Institute’s groundbreaking study about the economic value of tidal marshes, demonstrates conclusively that nature performs critical functions for society. During the current era of sea level rise, the forgotten marshlands of San Francisco Bay have become a critical adaptation tool.”
Carmin, J., Nadkarni, N., and C. Rhie. (2012) Progress and Challenges in Urban Climate Adaption Planning: Results of a Global Survey. MIT. http://web.mit.edu/jcarmin/www/urbanadapt/Urban%20Adaptation%20Report%20FINAL.pdf
C-Change. Canada-Caribbean Coastal Climate Adaptation Strategies. http://www.coastalchange.ca/
Farhat Kassab, S. (2013, March 7) Is the U.S. Insurance Industry Prepared for Climate Change? Analysis of first-ever industry-wide survey finds that only 23 of 184 companies have comprehensive climate change strategies, yet some leaders are emerging. Skoll Foundation.
GAO. (2013, April 12). Climate Change: Future Federal Adaptation Efforts Could Better Support Local Infrastructure Decision Makers. GAO-13-242, April 12. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-242
Georgetown Climate Center. State and Local Adaptation Plans.
Morello, L. (2013) Poll finds U.S. support for adaption to climate change. Nature. http://blogs.nature.com/news/2013/03/poll-finds-americans-favor-adaptation-to-climate-change.html
New York City Panel on Climate Change. (2010) Climate change adaptation in New York City: building a risk management response. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1196: 1-354. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.2010.1196.issue-1/issuetoc
Neumann, J.E., Hudgens, D.E., Herter, J. and J. Martinich. (2010) The economics of adaptation along developed coastlines. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Climate Change, 2(1): 89-98. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.90/full
Olcott, C., and E. Penn. (2013) Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in Virginia: Legal and Policy Issues for Local Government. Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic.
Polefka, S. (2013, December 12) Moving out of harm’s way. Center for American Progress.
PopTech. Climate Resilience Lab Resources. http://poptech.org/climate_lab_resources
The CRLR is “exploring innovation at the intersection of community resilience, climate change, and the empowerment of girls and women.”
Project on Integrated Maritime Policy in the Mediterranean. Partner Country: Israel. http://www.impmed.eu/En/israel_26_pp
Rosenzweig, et al. (2011) Developing coastal adaptation to climate change in the New York City infrastructureshed: Process, approach, tools, and strategies. Climatic Change, 106, 93-127. http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abs/ro06110e.html
Sanchez-Rodriguez, R., Fragkias, M., and W. Solecki. (2008) Urban Responses to Climate Change: A Workshop Report. Urbanization and Global Environmental Change, IHDP. http://ccsl.iccip.net/ur2cc.pdf
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. (2013). Americans Back Preparation for Extreme Weather and Sea Level Rise.
Swart, R., R. Biesbroek, S. Binnerup, T.R. Carter, C. Cowan, T. Henrichs, S. Loquen, H. Mela, M. Morecroft, M. Reese and D. Rey. (2009) Europe Adapts to Climate Change: Comparing National Adaptation Strategies.
PEER Report No 1. Helsinki: Partnership for European Environmental Research. http://www.peer.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/publications/PEER_Report1.pdf
Tompkins, C.F. (2013) Coastal communities in Virginia lead the way on climate change. World Resources Institute. http://www.wri.org/blog/coastal-communities-virginia-lead-way-local-climate-action
Tulou. C. (2009) Resilient Coasts: A Blueprint for Action. The Heinz Center, Washington DC. https://www.travelers.com/about-us/docs/ResilientCoastsBlueprint.pdf
USAID. (2009, May). Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planners. United States Agency for International Development.
U.S. EPA. Climate Change Impacts and Adapting to Change. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impactsadaptation/
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Federal and EPA Adaptation Plans. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/fed-programs.html
Lists a variety of U.S. adaptation plans developed by the EPA and across agencies.
U.S. Geological Survey. Sea-level Rise Hazards and Decision Support.
U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2013, February 14) GAO Adds Financial risks of Climate Change and Gaps in Weather Satellite to “High Risk List”. GAO-13-242. http://www.gao.gov/press/high_risk_additions_2013feb14.htm
U.S. Government Accountability Office. (2013, April 12) Climate Change: Future Federal Adaptation Efforts Could Better Support Local Infrastructure Decision Makers. GAO. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13242
Urban, M.C., De Meester, L., Vellend, M., Stoks, R., and J. Vanoverbeke. (2012) A crucial step toward realism: responses to climate change from an evolving metacommunity perspective. Evoluationary Applications, 5(2): 154167. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3353337/
Wagner, M., N. Chhetri, and M. Sturm. (2014) Adaptive capacity in light of Hurricane Sandy: the need for policy engagement. Applied Geography, 50: 15-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.01.009
The White House Council on Environmental Quality. (2010, October 5) Progress Report of the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force: Recommended Actions in Support of a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ceq/Interagency-ClimateChange-Adaptation-Progress-Report.pdf
State Coastal Zone Management Programs
California Coastal Commission. http://www.coastal.ca.gov/
Delaware Coastal Management Program. http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/coastal/Pages/CoastalMgt.aspx
Maryland Chesapeake and Coastal Service. http://www.dnr.state.md.us/ccs/index.asp
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/czm/
New York Office of Ocean and Coastal Management. http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/mystate/ny.html
Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. http://www.crmc.ri.gov/
Virginia Coastal Zone Management. http://www.deq.state.va.us/programs/coastalzonemanagement.aspx
Washington State Coastal Zone Management. http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/czm/prgm.html
Tools, Databases, & Useful Organizations
Adaptation Learning Mechanism. http://www.adaptationlearning.net/about
Works to provide a common global platform for climate change adaptation strategies.
El Salvador Profile: http://www.adaptationlearning.net/country-profiles/sv
Israel Profile: http://www.adaptationlearning.net/country-profiles/il
Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network. http://www.acccrn.org/
Center for Integrative Environmental Research. http://cier.umd.edu/research-adaptation.html
Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland. http://www.climatemaryland.org/
COINAtlantic. Coastal and Ocean Information Network. http://coinatlantic.ca/
Columbia University Law School Center for Climate Change Law. http://web.law.columbia.edu/climatechange
Community & Regional Resilience Institute. http://www.resilientus.org/
Consortium for Climate Impacts in the Urban Northeast. http://www.ccrun.org/
Evacuteer recruits and trains New Orleanians to assist in the event of a future evacuation.
Federal Emergency Management Agency. National Flood Insurance Program. http://www.fema.gov/nationalflood-insurance-program
Gulf Coast Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency. http://www.evaccenter.lsu.edu/
Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Climate Change Impact Area Mapper.
NatureServe. EBM Tools Network – Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning. https://connect.natureserve.org/toolkit/ebm-tool-network/climate-adaptation-planning-tools
New York City Panel on Climate Change. (2013) Climate risk information 2013: observations, climate change projections, and maps. http://www.nyc.gov/html/planyc2030/downloads/pdf/npcc_climate_risk_information_2013_report.pdf
NOAA. Digital Coast. NOAA Coastal Services Center. http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/
NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/
NOAA. State of the Coast. This site compiles data, maps, and other resources about a variety of coastal issues, including climate change, ecosystems, economy, and communities. http://stateofthecoast.noaa.gov/
Puckett, C. (2013, December 10) What are future climate projections for precipitation and temperature for your county? USGS website lets you see. U.S. Geological Survey.
Stormsmart Coasts. http://ri.stormsmart.org/
Surging Seas: A Project of Climate Central. http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/
U.S. Climate Change Policy Action at the State Level
This list, compiled by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, provides links to climate change legislation, statewide climate change commissions, and climate action plans around the U.S. The list is not exhaustive, but provides a good starting point for additional information.
“An online ‘open space’ on climate adaptation issues and synergies with mitigation which allows practitioners, researchers and policy makers to access credible, high quality information and to share experiences and lessons learnt.”
Paleoclimate and Ocean Acidification: Science Resources
Barker, S. & Ridgwell, A. (2012) Ocean Acidification. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10): 21 http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/ocean-acidification-25822734
Braconnot, P., et al. (2012) Evaluation of climate models using paleoclimate data. Nature Climate Change, 2: 417-424. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1456
Cheung, W., et al. (2010) Large-scale redistribution of maximum fisheries catch potential in the global ocean under climate change. Global Change Biology, 16: 24-35.
Collins, S. (2012) Marine microbiology: evolution on acid. Nature Geoscience, 5:310-11.
Cronin, T., et al. (2014) Climatic variability in the eastern United States over the past millennium from Chesapeake Bay sediments. Geology, 28(1): 3-6. DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(2000)28<3:CVITEU>2.0.CO;2
Doney, S.C. and D. Schimel. (2007) Climate Change and Biogeochemical Impacts. eLS. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9780470015902.a0003242.pub2/abstract
Fabry, V.J., B.A. Seibel, R.A. Feely, and J.C. Orr. (2008) Impacts of ocean acidification on marine fauna and ecosystem processes. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 414–432.
Fabry, V.J., et al. (2009) Ocean acidification at high latitudes: the bellwether. Oceanography, 22(4): 160-171. http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/22-4_fabry.html
Feely, R., et al. (2009) Ocean acidification: present conditions and future changes in a high-CO2 world. Oceanography, 22(4): 36-47. http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/22-4_feely.html
Henderson, G., et al. (209) Improving future climate prediction using paleoclimate data. The Leverhulme Climate Symposium 2008 – Earth’s Climate: Past, Present and Future, White Paper. 34 pp. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/69326/2/PaleoClimateWhitePaper.pdf?q=palaeoclimate
Hofmann GE, Evans TG, Kelly MW, Padilla-Gamino JL, Blanchette CA, Washburn L, Chan F, McManus MA, Menge BA, Gaylord B et al.. 2013. Exploring local adaptation and the ocean acidification seascape–studies in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Biogeosciences Discussions. 10: 11825–11856. http://www.biogeosciences-discuss.net/10/11825/2013/bgd-10-11825-2013.pdf
IGBP, IOC, SCOR (2013). Ocean Acidification Summary for Policymakers – Third Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World. International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Stockholm, Sweden.
Kelly, M. W. and Hofmann, G. E. (2013) Adaptation and the physiology of ocean acidification.
Functional Ecology, 27: 980–990. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02061.x
Kroeker, K.J., R.L. Kordas, R. Crim, I.E. Hendriks, L. Ramajo, G.S. Singh, C.M. Duarte, and J.-P. Gattuso. (2013), Impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms: quantifying sensitivities and interaction with warming. Global Change Biology, 19: 1884–1896. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12179
Kump, L.R., Brawlower, T.J., and A. Ridgwell. (2009, December) Ocean Acidification in Deep Time. Oceanography, 22(4): 94-107. http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/22-4_kump.pdf
NASA. Paleoclimatology: the Oxygen Balance. Earth Observatory.
Concise description of the use of oxygen isotopes to understand paleoclimate.
NOAA. Ocean Carbon Uptake: How the oceans absorb carbon dioxide is critical for predicting climate change. PMEL Carbon Program.
NOAA. What is Ocean Acidification? PMEL Carbon Program.
Ocean Leadership. (2012, December 10) IODP Expedition 342, The Documentary!
Pälike, H., et al. (2012, August 30) A Cenozoic record of the equatorial Pacific carbonate compensation depth. Nature, 488: 609-614.
Rivest EB, Chen C-S, Fan T-Y, Li H-H, Edmunds PJ, Hofmann GE. 2013. Energetic consequences of ocean acidification and warming for coral larvae. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53:E360–E360.
Rutherford, S. and S. D’Hondt. (2000) Early onset and tropical forcing of 100,000-year Pleistocene glacial cycles. Nature, 408: 72-75. DOI: 10.1038/35040533.
Wittmann, A.C. and H.O. Portner. (2013) Sensitivities of extant animal taxa to ocean acidification.
Nature Climate Change, 3: 995–1001. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1982
Zeebe, R.E., Zachos, J.C., Caldeira, K., and T. Tyrrell. (2008) Carbon Emissions and Acidification.
Science, 321(5885): 51-52. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/321/5885/51.short
Ocean Acidification: Journalism Resources
Alexander-Bloch, B. (2014, May 28) Seafood industry under threat from climate change and ocean acidification, report states. The Times-Picayune.
Friederici, P. (2013) A Key Experiment to Probe the Future of Our Acidifying Oceans. Environment 360. http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_key_experiment_to_probe_the_future_of_our_acidifying_oceans/ 2644/
Grossman, E. (2013, February 7) What does ocean acidification mean for sea life? Ensia. http://ensia.com/features/what-does-ocean-acidification-mean-for-sea-life/?viewAll=1
Kirby, A. (2013, December 30) Shellfish face uncertainty as oceans become warmer. Climate News Network. http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/2013/12/researchers-study-shellfish-success/
Kunzig, R. (2011) Hothouse Earth – World Without Ice. National Geographic Magazine.
Mooney, C. (2013). The Hockey Stick: The Most Controversial Chart in Science, Explained. The Atlantic. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/05/the-hockey-stick-the-mostcontroversial-chart-in-science-explained/275753/
Morton, J. (2014, February 25) Ocean acidification: The basics. KQED Quest. http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/25/ocean-acidification-the-basics/
Veneziano, S. (2014, January 13) Ocean acidification bill wins broad public support. Boothbay Register. http://www.boothbayregister.com/article/ocean-acidification-bill-wins-broad-publicsupport/27020
Welch, C. (2013) Sea Change. The Seattle Times. http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/seachange/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/
Bednarsek, N., R.A. Feely, J.C.P. Reum, B. Peterson, J. Menkel, S.R. Alin, and B. Hales. (2014) Limacina helicina shell dissolution as an indicator of declining habitat suitability owing to ocean acidification in the California Current Ecosystem. Proc Roy Soc B, 28: 20140123. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0123.
Blanchard, J.L., et al. (2012) Potential consequences of climate change for primary production and fish production in large marine ecosystems. Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. B, 367: 2979-2989. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0231.
Dornelas, M., N.J. Gotelli, B. McGill, H. Shimadzu, F. Moyes, C. Sievers, and A.E. Magurran. (2014) Assemblage time series reveal biodiversity change but not systematic loss. 344: 296-299.
Ruff, T.W., and J.D. Neelin. (2012, February 25) Long tails in regional surface temperature probability distributions with implications for extremes under global warming. Geophysical Research Letters. 39: 1-6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2011GL050610/abstract
Smetacek, V., et al. (2012) Deep carbon export from a Southern Ocean iron-fertilized diatom bloom. Nature, 487: 313-319. DOI: 10.1038/nature11229
Tools, Databases, and Useful Organizations
Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification (BIOACID). http://www.bioacid.de/
This German research program aims to better understand the chain of ocean acidification impacts from biological mechanisms, through individual organism responses, through food web and ecosystem effects, to economic impacts. The site features publications and other resources.
Calcium in a Changing Environment (CACHE). http://www.cache-itn.eu/
CACHE is a €3.6M Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) funded by the People Program (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework program. Its vision is to push forward our understanding of calcium production in the marine environment.
D’Hondt Lab, URI Grad. School of Oceanography.
National Science Foundation. Ocean Acidification funding.
Scroll to the bottom to find a link to recently funded projects.
NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples.
NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center. World Ocean Database.
NOAA Ocean Acidification Program. http://oceanacidification.noaa.gov/
Ocean Acidification International Reference User Group (OA-iRUG).
“…launched as part of the European Project on Ocean Acidification (EPOCA) in 2008 as a key means of conveying the scientific results coming out of the project to non-scientific audiences and science end-users, in particular policy and decision makers.”
Robinson Lab, URI Grad. School of Oceanography. http://www.gso.uri.edu/robinsonlab/Welcome.html
U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center. Research on ocean acidification in polar, temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions.
University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Ocean Acidification Research Center.
University of California Ocean Acidification Consortium. http://oceanacidification.msi.ucsb.edu/
URI Graduate School of Oceanography Marine Geological Samples Lab.
Probabilities and Statistics: Climate Science Resources
Budescu, D.V., H. Por, S.B. Broomell, and M. Smithson. (2014) The interpretation of IPCC probabilistic statements around the world. Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2194
Cook, J., et al. (2013) Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature. Environmental Research Letters, 8(2): 024024. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024024
Lewandowsky, S., J.S. Risbey, M. Smithson, B.R. Newell, and J. Hunter. (2014) Scientific uncertainty and climate change: Part I. Uncertainty and unabated emissions. Climatic Change, 124(1-2): 21-37.
Lewandowsky, S., J.S. Risbey, M. Smithson, and B.R. Newell. (2014) Scientific uncertainty and climate change: Part II. Uncertainty and mitigation. Climatic Change, 124(1-2): 39-52. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-0141083-6
Painter, J. (2013) Climate Change in the Media: Reporting risk and uncertainty. Published by I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd in association with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, 21pp. https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/documents/Publications/Challenges/Climate_Change_ in_the_Media.pdf
Translating Climate Science
Aklin, M. and J. Urpelainen. (2014, May 22) How (not) to talk about climate change. The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/05/22/how-not-to-communicateuncertainty-about-climate-change/
Benestad, R. (2013, December 6) A failure in communicating the impact of new findings. Real Climate.
Caponecchia, C. (2007) Strategies for the effective communication of probabilities. Report prepared for ACERA and Biosecurity Australia. http://www.acera.unimelb.edu.au/materials/endorsed/0608.pdf
Handmer, J. and B. Proudley. (2007) Communicating uncertainty via probabilities: the case of weather forecasts. Environmental Hazards, 7: 79-87.
Mooney, C. (2014, April 29) Study: it is “very likely” that scientists are confusing us about global warming. Mother Jones. http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/ipcc-global-warming-doubtpsychology
Bouchart , M. Data Journalism Blog. http://www.datajournalismblog.com/about/
Google Earth Workbook. This is a handy how-to manual for customizing Google Maps. http://geoworkshops.earthoutreach.org/bioneers2008/GoogleEarthOutreachTraining.pdf
IBM Research and the IBM Cognos Software Group. Many Eyes. (Can be used to create quick graphics just by cutting and pasting.) http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/
Gray, Jonathan, Liliana Bounegru and Lucy Chambers, eds. (2011). The Data Journalism Handbook. Open Knowledge Foundation. Distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.
McGhee, G. (2012) Journalism in the Age of Data. Stanford Knight Center.
Method, J. (2008) The Benefits of Computer-Assisted Reporting. Fall 2008.
Meyers, S. (2009) Using Data Visualization as a Reporting Tool Can Reveal Story’s Shape. Poynter Online. April 14, 2009. http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/95154/using-data-visualization-as-areporting-tool-can-reveal-storys-shape/
National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting. Investigative Reporters and Editors. http://www.ire.org/nicar/
(A lot of the action in this seminal community can be accessed via the NICAR-L listserv at http://bit.ly/MkX2Rv.)
Overview Project. http://overview.ap.org/
Thibodeaux. T. (2011) 5 Tips For Getting Started In Data Journalism. Poynter Institute. October 6, 2011.
Williams, M. (2009) Beyond Google: From Better Searches to Invisible Web.
Wilson, K. (2013, May 14) Data Journalism: GIJN’s Global Guide to Resources. Global Investigative Journalism Network. http://gijn.org/2013/05/14/data-journalism-a-resource-guide/
Tools, Databases, and Other Useful Organizations
Borenstein, S. Math for reporters and editors (Powerpoint presentation).
Kolata, G. (1997) Review of “A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper.” Notices of the AMS, 43(3): 314-316.
Kille, L.W. (2013, October 25) Statistical terms used in research studies: a primer for media. Journalist’s Resource, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy.