Life on Earth faces challenges from changing climate
The Central Coast Climate Science Education website provides interested citizens reliable and timely access to the rapidly expanding understanding of the Earth's climate system, a topic which will be of increasing importance to our nation and the world. Information presented on this website is constantly evolving, so please check back periodically for new material, using the Update Log page.
Links are provided to other websites and informative posts as well as responses to local inquiries about climate science, and information about upcoming local events bearing on this issue.
If you are new to this website, please visit the Site Guide for a brief explanation of the content of the pages on this website. And, if you are new to learning the basics of climate science, it is highly recommended that you first read the Climate Science Summary page, which summarizes the basic science and the impacts of climate science.
Important features of this website are the Tutorial and Essays pages consisting of step-by-step "lessons" and explanations of various climate science topics for those who do not have an extensive background in science.
In addition, if you are a member of any group that would like a free PowerPoint presentation on "Climate Science Basics", please send a request to ray.climate(@sign) charter.net and a time will be arranged. The presentation runs about 35 to 45 minutes, with time afterwards devoted to questions and comments.
Note: This website utilizes PDF files. For Microsoft Windows computer users, this requires the free Adobe Reader software. For Apple Mac computer users, the Preview application should work fine.
If you have questions, comments, observations or recommendations, please contact website owner and author Dr. Ray Weymann via email ray.climate(@sign) charter.net or use the Contact page.
This is a recent new video by climate scientist Stefan Rahmstorf. It discusses extreme weather events and new insights into a process causing these events. The video is accompanied by a commentary summarizing the main ideas in the video.
Alerts & Events
None at this time.
For expanded information and past postings, see
Alerts & Event Notices
Recent Website Updates
Added Essay #13 The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How is it measured and what does it mean?
Added Essay #12 Trump: An Open Mind or An Attack on Science?
A commentary on actions taken by President-Elect Trump which are damaging not only to climate research but represent an attempt to intimidate scientific inquiry.
Added Essay # 11 Statement of Purpose
This is a guest Essay by Climate Scientist Dr. Benjamin Santer providing his own perspective and resolve in the aftermath of the recent Presidential election.
11.14.16 Resources/Video A series of four short, entertaining videos by climate scientist and communicator par excellence Katharine Hayhoe has been posted in the section of the website
11.09.16 The tutorial topic How the greenhouse effect works has been revised
11.01.16 Resources/Video. Moved the video “We are all sitting ducks” by Chris Field from the home page to the Resources/Video page and added a commentary on the video.
11.01.16 Resources/Video Linked to a video by Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf entitled "Extreme Weather Events on a Warming Earth” with my commentary added.
Added Essay #10 Climate Change: Kids Get It A commentary on climate science education for kids prompted by an email sent to me by a retired science teacher teaching an after school science class to middle school kids.
For all website updates see the Update Log