External Resources

Environmental News

BBC News Climate Change Portal
News, opinions, and explanations on climate change composed by the BBC.


Environmental News Network

Environmental News Service

Google News: Climate Change

Climate Change and Global Warming Portal and Newsfeed

E&E Publishing
"The Premier Information Source for Professionals Who Track Environmental and Energy Policy."

Yahoo! Green
A compendium done by Yahoo of stories involving climate change.

Environmental Organizations

Environmental Education Organizations:

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

North American Association for Environmental Education

National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program

Florida-based Environmental Organizations:

Florida Springs
"Experience the magic of Florida springs and learn about threats to their future and how to protect nature's gems."

Florida Solar Energy Center

General Environmental Organizations:

Earth 911

Redefining Progress

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Environmental Protection Agency

Global Warming/Climate Change Organizations:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The IPCC was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988 to 'assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis 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'.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Environmental Weblogs

A web site devoted to 'unchecked environmentalism'. It contains information and articles on all things environment and energy.

Lighter Footstep
Lighter Foostep focuses on sustainable living and leaving less of an imprint by making greener living choices.

EcoGeek writes about gadgets that are earth friendly.



Green Options
"Practical, personal knowledge that allows people to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle without breaking their budget or seriously sacrificing comfort and convenience."

Sustainablog is dedicated to news, information and personal meanderings related to environmental and economic sustainability, green and sustainable business, and environmental politics.

Climate science from climate scientists.

365 Days of Trash
One man's attempt to throw nothing "away" for a year...and beyond.

Facts, Data, & Case Studies

An introduction to climate change

World Clock
A clock that shows statistics, changing with time, including items such as world temperature, births, deaths, gasoline produced, etc.

Climate Change Case Study
Case study, entitled 'Global Climate Change and What Can Be Done About It,' by Richard P. Appelbaum at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Instructs students about the different topics (e.g., economic, political, environmental) to address when responding to the issue of global climate change. Students play one of four roles, including head of the National Association of Manufacturers, Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, head of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, and the Policy Director for Greenpeace.

Regional Impacts of Climate Change - Four Case Studies
The Heat is On - Climate Change and Heatwaves in the Midwest
The Importance of Climate Change For Future Wildlife Scenarios in the Western United States
Gulf Coast Wetland Sustainability in a Changing Climate
Ramifications of Climate Change for Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia

Polar Sciences Collection


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Shari Hodgson
College of Sciences Shari  Hodgson My teaching philosophy has evolved during my 22 years of experience in the university, business, and legal contexts. To be succinct, I am committed to inspiring all persons to become passionate, engaged, lifelong learners who develop the skills to be productive members of our global society. To accomplish this g...

Otto Phanstiel
College of Sciences Otto Phanstiel I image myself as a co-journeyer, who walks with students through the key concepts of the course and challenges them to solve new problems using these ideas. Revising and creating new curriculum is necessary to prepare our students for their careers. Over the past three years I have worked with other faculty...

Beatriz Reyes-Foster
College of Sciences Beatriz  Reyes-Foster Making the Normal Strange: Cultivating Critical Thinking President Hitt's goal of offering the best undergraduate education in Florida goes hand in hand with the goal of making UCF more inclusive and diverse; the very foundations of anthropology are premised on inclusivity and diversity. To me, teaching Anthropol...