The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
version for printing
Web Site Links
This site is provided as a public service by the
Environmental Protection Agency. It offers timely information on the
broad issues of climate change and global warming. It aims to be
accessible to all sectors and has pages tailored to specific groups,
including kids, industry, wildlife advocates, and concerned citizens.
(Last updated 2007)
Environment America is a federation of state-based,
citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. Our
professional staff in 23 staff and Washington, D.C., combines
independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to
overcome the opposition of powerful special interest and win real
results for the environment. Environment America, the new hoe
of U.S. PIRG's environmental work draws on 30 years of success in
tackling environmental problems.
Environmental Defense Fund is a leading national nonprofit organization.
Since 1967, it has linked science, economics and law to create
innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most
urgent environmental problems. The site offers history, current
facts, statistics and the latest news on global warming, as well as
other environmental issues.
Warming : Frequently Asked Questions
This site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) has questions and answers about global warming,
with many informative links.
Live Science - Environment
This fascinating site has a wide variety of interesting information on
science and environmental issues. The site changes almost daily
as it present current news articles and reports. There is a
feature story and many other headlines dealing with the issue.
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization.
It uses law, science and the support of more than 1 million members
and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places
and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
There are "In Brief" and "In Depth" features, as well as related
links. The site can also be translated into Spanish.
Union of Concerned Scientists: Global Warming
Sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), this is an excellent
resource on global warming providing definitions, causes, impacts, and hope
for the future. Also has global warming FAQs, along with policy briefs, and scientific
U.S. Global Change Research Information Office
This Columbia University based site provides access to data and information on global change research
reports and related educational resources. Contains links to many
international and governmental sites. One section of the home page,
“Ask Dr. Global Change,” answers questions submitted by users.
Statistical data and bibliographies are accessible in the FAQ section.
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
You can enter 'global warming' in the Subject Headings field or scroll down
to Global Warming in the 'Leading Issues' in the List box just below.
Under the List Box there are tabs which can give you a synopsis of the topic.
There are several formats to review, including newspapers, magazines, Websites,
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Earth almanac : an annual geophysical review of the
state of the planet
Call number: Ref QB631.G65 2000
Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change
Call number: Ref QC981.8.G56E47 2008
The environment encyclopedia
Call number: Ref GE10.E55 2001
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Global temperature changes
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library,
to be viewed in the Library.
After the warming
Call number: Video 001052 (2 videos)
Social journalist James Burke presents several possible scenarios caused by the greenhouse effect during the 1990's to 2050.
Global warming : hot enough for you?
Call number: Video 001222
Discusses sources of greenhouse gases, abrupt climate changes, and how they affect the environment; also whether humans need to, or can, stop global warming.
Greenhouse crisis : the American response
Call number: Video 000176
An examination of the energy policy answers to the problems associated with global warming.
An inconvenient truth
Call number: DVD 0089
Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming,
presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached
the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests
to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture
segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment,
sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a list of
all the online databases to which you have access. Click on
ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
(SUB(global warming) ) (from Peer-Reviewed Journals only)
(SUB(global warming) and SUB(environmental impact) )
(SUB(climate change) and SUB(greenhouse effect))
(SUB(global warming) and SUB(climate change) )
(SUB(global warming) and NAME(Bush, George W.) )
(SUB(global warming) and SUB(treaties) )
Researched and evaluated by:
D. Petticoffer, Librarian 5/1998
last update: T. Shacklett, Librarian 12/2009