Useful Links to Other Websites
Ofcom’s ruling [PDF]
The Fairness and Standards rulings in full.
A reluctant whistle-blower (BBC website opinion piece)
One of the lead authors of this complaint explains why he felt compelled to challenge the programme's contents.
The Royal Society is the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth.
The UK Met Office is the government agency responsible for weather forecasting, although it also incorporates The Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research . See also Wikipedia.
A series of videos in which an American high school teacher tries to cover all arguments in the debate in a simple manner, going from risk management to the inherent uncertainty in science. A must see.
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.
(Source of quote: Realclimate’s “About” page)
Widely regarded as the most scholarly and authoritative introduction to the history of climate change research, and written by the science historian Spencer Weart. It is can be read online via the above link, as well as in book form. Covers in detail the progress of scientific research into the subject, from the 19th century to today.
The Royal Society is the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth. It was founded in 1660 and counts many highly distinguished scientists as its fellows (e.g., Sir Isaac Newton was president of the Society between 1703 and 1727). Today, the Society supports many top young scientists, engineers and technologists, and it debates scientific issues with the public. It maintains a page “Facts and fictions about climate change”, addressing 12 claims often raised by climate change skeptics.
(Source of quote: The Royal Society’s “About” page)
“We are one of the world’s leading providers of environmental and weather-related services. Our solutions and services meet the needs of many communities of interest... from the general public, government and schools, through broadcasters and online media, to civil aviation and almost every other industry sector - in the UK and around the world.”
(Source of quote: The UK Met Office’s “About” page)
A thorough analysis of some of the misrepresentations of scientific evidence that are still present in the DVD release of The Great Global Warming Swindle.
Despite its off-putting title, this site contains a large number of short, clearly written, and very informative articles, with hundreds of links to supporting evidence, explaining why the myths that circulate about climate change on the internet are inaccurate.
Similar to the “How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic” site linked to above.
Some interesting correspondence between Dean Morrison, who submitted a separate complaint to Ofcom, and Andrew Morgan of Ofcom, regarding Ofcom being allegedly partly to blame for the misleading reporting of its ruling in some sections of the media. The most recent email is at the top, so start from the email from Morrison to Morgan dated Tue 22/07/2008 22:57, and work upwards from there.