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Twenty-two documents in the library in the category International References

International References: International references refers to scientific studies, models, and reports that are normally peer reviewed, and generally recognized and promoted by international organizations, such at the UN. Often this references are produced by large teams or are "meta reports" which are condensations of many other studies. Often, this data is overlooked by organizations with an ideological agenda.
also in categories effects, energy, health, nuclear, radiation moreless
UNSCEAR's assessment of levels and effects of radiation exposure due to the nuclear accident after the 2011 great east-Japan earthquake
and subsequent tsunami. The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered major damage from the failure of equipment after the magnitude 9.0 event. moreless
also in categories energy, solar, technology, wind moreless
MacKay deals with the essential numbers that put various clean energy sources into the context necessary to make sensible choices. He puts emphasis on energy density, or in other words, how much land is needed for each source, and how applicable each is in different environments. The finest source on the subject. moreless
also in categories economics, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, nuclear, sea, solar, wind moreless
Do numbers speak? Here are the numbers, and here are explanations of what they are saying. The truths are more important than the myths. Should be obligatory reading. moreless
also in categories causes, coal, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, sea, solar, wind moreless
The graphs show both the climate changes and the consequences over time. Click on the graph and see the scientific papers that support the graph data. moreless
also in categories carbon capture, causes, coal, education and training, effects, energy, fossil fuel, government, mitigation, models, natural gas, negotiations, nuclear, petroleum, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
This Synthesis Report is based on the assessment carried out by the three Working Groups (WGs) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Topic 1 summarizes observed changes in climate and their effects on natural and human systems, regardless of their causes, while Topic 2 assesses the causes of the observed changes. Topic 3 presents projections of future climate change and related impacts under different scenarios. Topic 4 discusses adaptation and mitigation options over the next few decades and their interactions with sustainable development.
Excellent example of the thinking and methodology, but not the most recent data. moreless
also in categories nuclear, radiation, waste moreless
UNSCEAR, the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, is the international body with the responsibility to report on the exposure of people to radiation worldwide and to assess the scientific information on the effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. The document discusses the following: What is radiation? How is radiation measured? How are people exposed to radiation? What levels of radiation exposure do people receive? What are the effects of exposure to radiation? moreless
also in categories education and training, energy, nuclear, radiation moreless
IAEA Summary report on the Chernobyl accident 20 years after. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 was the most severe in the history of the nuclear power industry, causing a huge release of radionuclides over large areas of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Now, 20 years later, UN agencies and representatives of the three countries have reviewed the health, environmental and socio-economic consequences. moreless
also in categories causes, economics, effects, energy, health, mitigation, nuclear, plans and scenarios, solar, wind moreless
Massive climate documentation library. A “must” reference for diverse quality information. Few areas can benefit as much from Open Access as climate change research: the combination of public, scientific, and governmental interest with the mounting misinformation, unsubstantiated opinions, and unsourced data make public access to original, well-reported, and peer-reviewed climate change research of utmost importance. An international reference. moreless
also in categories agriculture, economics, energy, forests, government, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A public database of submitted INDCs. This data can be used to calculate a worldwide mitigation response. These commitments are expected to improve over time. moreless
also in categories agriculture, economics, education and training, effects, government, mitigation, models, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
A United Nations overview of climate issues, activities, and science. This interactive guide gathers and shares information on GHG emissions, national policies and best practices including mitigation, adaption, and climate finance. Users can simulate policy options and view results. moreless
also in categories agriculture, causes, economics, education and training, effects, energy, forests, government, models, plans and scenarios, sea, technology moreless
The State of the Climate report series is an authoritative annual summary of the global climate. Published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the report is edited by scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. The 2015 report is based on contributions from more than 450 scientists from 62 countries, drawing on tens of thousands of measurements of Earth's climate. moreless
also in categories community, education and training, government, mitigation, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
Since the beginning of the UN’s international climate activities, measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of Parties’ progress has been an important activity. For climate change mitigation recommendations to be effective and a useful planning tool, parties need reliable information on emissions and actions, both at home and worldwide. MRV is a term used to describe all measures which states take to collect data on emissions, mitigation actions and support, to compile this information in reports and inventories, and to subject these to international review or analysis. moreless
also in categories community, government, negotiations, plans and scenarios moreless
The 4th November 2016, the Paris Agreement entered into force. 94 countries have ratified the Agreement. Ratification turns their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Most countries didn’t modify their INDCs. In total, there are now 162 NDCs and INDCs covering 191 countries, who are collectively responsible for more than 99% of global greenhouse gas emissions. moreless
also in categories causes, energy, forests, government, habitation, industry, models, plans and scenarios, videos moreless
Wakeup call for climate realism. moreless
also in categories causes, economics, education and training moreless
Blogs by climate scientists supplemented by comments from anyone. Lots of sophisticated graphics. moreless
also in categories mitigation, plans and scenarios moreless
Proposed outline of the special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty. moreless
also in categories government, industry, transportation moreless
In 2015, total gross U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were 6,586.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMT CO2 Eq.). Total U.S. emissions have increased by 3.5 percent from 1990 to 2013, and emissions decreased from 2014 to 2015 by 2.3 percent (153.0 MMT CO2 Eq.). The decrease in total greenhouse gas emissions between 2014 and 2015 was driven in large part by a decrease in CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. Data for 2016 are not included. Due to current political situation, improvements are unlikely to be repeated. moreless
also in categories agriculture, causes, economics, energy, forests, government, habitation, health, models, sea moreless
This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. moreless
also in categories government, industry, success and failures, technology moreless
The "Climate Action Tracker" is an independent science-based assessment, which tracks the emission commitments and actions of countries. The website provides an up-to-date assessment of individual national pledges, targets and INDCs and currently implemented policy to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. moreless
also in categories carbon capture, economics, energy, forests, mitigation, models, plans and scenarios moreless
An interactive graphic showing the world’s NDCs, sorted by income and many other categories. moreless
also in categories education and training, effects, energy, government, health, nuclear, plans and scenarios, radiation, success and failures moreless
Analysis and critique of previous disaster responses, and lessons for the future. moreless
also in categories biofuel, carbon capture, causes, coal, economics, effects, energy, fossil fuel, hydroelectric, industry, mitigation, natural gas, nuclear, petroleum, solar, success and failures, technology, wind moreless
Vast source of energy data, including power plants, fuels and resources, energy transmission, and energy consumers. Data presented in many ways. Current worldwide list of coal power plants from this site. moreless

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