Although the scientific community has largely come to a consensus on global warming and the contribution of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, the issue has sparked out-sized controversy within the political and media communities, where claims and assertions often are not based on objective analysis of the data. What is the data, and what have we learned from it thus far? What does it show about warming trends, sea level changes, natural climatic variation versus human-induced changes? How is such data measured, gathered, and analyzed? In short, what is the scientific evidence?

Multimedia Atlas of Global Warming and Climatology is an online compendium of 100 maps designed to graphically illustrate for students key concepts in global warming and the study of climate. Map topics were selected from the approximately 700 articles in the Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. Covering such disciplines as environmental studies, atmospheric sciences, meteorology, glaciology, oceanography, and paleoclimatology, the map topics range from what the world looked like in the past during various climate ages to predictions of sea level rise due to global warming.


  • The maps are accompanied by clickable icons that deliver the data and statistics making up each map.
  • Multimedia elements, including videos and full color photographs, accompany map themes and presentations.
  • A video introduction by the General Editor, Thomas Eley of University of Alaska, Fairbanks, introduces the Atlas.
  • A Resource Guide to key books, journals, and associations, a Glossary, and easy-to-use search-and-browse features enhance the user experience.

Available in online format only, Multimedia Atlas of Global Warming and Climatology is an engaging multimedia introduction to the key concepts of global warming and the study of climate.

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