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.
Climate science overview by Chris Field July 2014
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Recent Website Updates
10.09.15 Climate Science Summary
Posted the initial content on this new page.
Added Essay 08 Why Should California Bother? A commentary by Dr. Weymann responding to a TV interview of Carly Fiorina who opposes policies in the U.S., and in particular California, aimed at severely cutting emissions and transitioning to a low-emission energy economy. It is an expanded version of a commentary scheduled for the October 9, 2015, edition of Atascadero News.
Added Essay 07 A summary of Dr. Weymann's visit to the California Independent System Operator
06.13.15 Resources / Video
Added Denial101x Making Sense of Climate Science Denial series of excellent videos that are part of a seven-week climate science course offered by the University of Queensland, Australia, focused on understanding and dealing with climate science denialism.
04.04.15 Resources / Video
Added Chasing Ice - Global Warming At Work While words can attempt to convey the reality of rapid climate change, images can often convey this reality much more powerfully. A recent example is a portion of a TED talk presented by Chasing Ice movie glacier photographer James Balog of Extreme Ice Survey. I urge readers to view this 13-minute video clip.
For all website updates see the Update Log