primary aim of Greenhouse Gas Online is to provide a freely available
and up to date resource dedicated to greenhouse gas news and scientific
publications. Read some reviews of the site on the Reviews
page. As you navigate through the site you will find links
to numerous news articles and hundreds of scientific abstracts
from greenhouse gas related papers.
Increased awareness of climate change science and the issues
surrounding global warming is vital if our attempts to tackle
this complex problem are ultimately to succeed. I hope that trhough
websites such as this one peer-reviewed climate change science
will reach an ever wider audience.
The site catalogues the greenhouse gas related articles published
in over 100 peer reviewed journals from around the world. Only
articles for which the abstracts are freely available are included
and the site already has links to many hundreds.
Each month, links to abstracts from the main categories on Greenhouse
Gas Online are catalogued and archived. The archive now already
stretches back to September 2001 and I hope will become a valuable
resource in its own right. (Note: abstract archiving is currently
The aim here is not to replace extensive abstracting services,
like that provided by Web of Science, but instead to distill the
freely available information on cutting edge greenhouse gas science
Greenhouse gas news is garnered each week from sources such as
the BBC, Nature, New Scientist, SciDev.net and Ananova.com. While
every effort is made to ensure a high standard of content, where
links take visitors outside of Greenhouse Gas Online we are not
ourselves responsible for this content.
Also on Greenhouse Gas Online are pages devoted to the background
information on the various greenhouse gases, current scientific
understanding and the potential for control of emissions. This
information is largely based on that given in the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change's in depth book 'Climate Change 2001:
The Scientific Basis'. Pages describing global warming are in
general based on information in John Houghton's excellent book
'Global Warming: The Complete Briefing'.
I hope you find the site useful and easy to use. Don't hesitate
to contact me if you have suggestions on content you would like
to see included, publications I have omitted or news stories I
Dave Reay (Ed)