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See posting below for links to summary articles on climate destabilization in the online “Encyclopedia of Earth”.




Thomas K. Rohrer, Asst. Prof. & Director

Environmental Studies Program

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Central Michigan University

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From: news-bounces@lists.earthportal.org [mailto:news-bounces@lists.earthportal.org] On Behalf Of eoe@eoearth.org
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:29 AM
To: news@lists.earthportal.org
Subject: [EP-News] Climate Change in the Encyclopedia of Earth


Dear Friends and Colleagues,


I am pleased to announce the launch of the Climate Change Collection in the Encyclopedia of Earth:




The Collection is anchored by an electronic version of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Nobel Prize-winning reports. It also includes articles by climate experts, biographies of individuals who have made important contributions to climate science and policy, a timeline of key events in the history of climate science and policy, a climate glossary, and much more. Scientists, educators, environmental professionals and concerned citizens should find the Collection to be an invaluable resource.


We seek to expand the Collection with articles on a wide rage of climate-relate’ topics and written for a large and diverse global audience. We encourage potential contributors to contact us.


Please circulate these links among your networks.


With best regards,


Cutler J. Cleveland

Professor of Geography and Environment, Boston University

Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Earth 




  Online Encyclopedia Adds Preeminent Climate Change Reports to Its Collection


Encyclopedia of Earth adds Nobel-prize winning reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


WASHINGTON, DC, MAY 27, 2008. – The world's most respected scientific reports about climate change are now available through the Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE), an online resource designed to make authoritative information about the environment widely available and easily accessible.


The reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were recently added to the EoE’s collection and are now accessible here.  A program of the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization, the IPCC publishes periodic reports on the worldwide scientific consensus about climate change and its potential impacts.   The reports are intended to provide decision-makers and interested citizens with the latest objective information about climate change. The IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its work.


Mohan Munasinghe, Vice-Chair of the IPCC and a member of the EoE's Advisory Board, praised the publishing partnership, noting that the work of the world's foremost authority on climate change is now reaching a much broader audience through one of the most trusted sources of environmental information available on the internet. 


"I am delighted that our efforts to link the IPCC and EoE have borne fruit through this publishing agreement," Munasinghe said. " It will make key information on climate change readily accessible to everyone, and bring enormous benefits to stakeholders ranging from high level decision makers, policy analysts and researchers, to students and the concerned public."


Launched in 2006, the EoE is the first free, expert-driven, massively scaleable online information resource about the environment.  Hundreds of the world's leading scientists and educators write and edit articles for the encyclopedia on a variety of topics. 


“Climate change is now center stage in public awareness and political agendas” noted Cutler Cleveland, Editor-in-Chief of the EoE and professor of Geography an Environment at Boston University. “This collaboration makes the best science about climate change freely available to anyone with access to the Internet.”


The Encyclopedia of Earth is one component of the Earth Portal, published by the National Council for Science and the Environment in Washington, D.C.  The Earth Portal also includes the Earth Forum, featuring bogs by leading scientists and Earth News, providing links to the latest environmental news from around the world.  


For more information, visit www.eoearth.org and www.earthportal.org.

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