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Energy, Global Warming (Tab 7)

Below are Web sites that can help you keep your facts and figures up to date. As you use these and other sites, keep in mind how that information fits back into your fundamental frames, so that  it reinforces, not undermines, the "big ideas" you want to convey.  (You can also click here to review the sources for facts and figures presented in the guide).

  • The Apollo Alliance is building a broad coalition within the labor, environmental, business, urban, and faith communities in support of good jobs and energy independence.
  • The Climate Group captures the pioneering experience of corporations, governments and financiers across the globe by analyzing this knowledge and making it available for others to learn from.
  • Day After Tomorrow Facts - Saw the movie?  Find out what's fact and fiction and learn how global warming could change the planet.
  • The Department of Energy seeks to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States, support scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission, and ensure the national cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
  • The Energy Future Coalition is a broad-based, nonpartisan alliance that seeks to bridge the differences among business, labor, and environmental groups and identify energy policy options with broad political support.
  • The Energy Information Administration is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy providing policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
  • The National Environmental Trust  features highly accessible information on a range of environmental issues including global warming, energy and air pollution.
  • The National Resources Defense Council  uses law, science and the support of more than one million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
  • The Pew Center on Climate Change brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new approach to a complex and often controversial issue. Its site offers basic facts about global warming and analysis of key climate issues.
  • The Union of Concerned Scientists is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists augmenting rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.  It collaborated with other organizations on a Climate Hot Map and website to help citizens understand how global warming may affect different parts of the US and the rest of the world.
  • Why Energy Matters - American leadership and innovation in energy technologies can create a new wave of economic growth at home and protect the global environment.
  • The Worldwatch Institute offers a blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Research emphasizes the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it. Its website features a special section on energy.  
  • The World Resources Institute: EarthTrends is a comprehensive online database that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.  The site presents information from world-renowned data sources in multiple formats.

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