A Collective Climate Intelligence

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Search the internet for almost any climate-relevant topic and you’ll get tens of millions of hits. The Climatographers have spent thousands of hours doing just that, searching for and organizing climate-relevant source materials in the Climate Web. Today the Climate Web organizes:

  • 8,000+ books, reports, journal articles, and PPTs organized under hundreds of “Sources” categories. Many of them can be downloaded as PDFs through the Climate Web.

  • 25,000+ news and opinion URLs organized under hundreds of “News” categories.

  • 3,000+ videos and 3,000+ infographics, cartoons and other “Multimedia” materials organized under hundreds of topical headings

  • 5,000+ websites, web pages, and experts organized under “Networking” categories.

One way to think of the Climate Web is as a filing cabinet for these materials. And it is that, but it is also much more.

That’s because the Climate Web:

  • Organizes thousands of ideas and graphics the Climatographers have extracted from source materials.

  • Uses more than 3,500 Index Entries to point you to increasingly granular topically relevant materials.

  • Uses Audience Entry Points to point to places in the Climate Web most likely to contain “their” actionable knowledge.

  • Uses Topical Entry Points to provide topical insight, and to illustrate how to dig deeper into the topics.

  • Uses hundreds of Topical Dashboards to help users come up to speed on key climate change topics. Carbon Pricing 101, Carbon Pricing for a 2o C Scenario, and Carbon Price Forecasts, for example, each represent a different Topical Dashboard.

  • Uses eCourses to help users dig more deeply into particularly important topics or books.

  • Can be customized in all kinds of fit-for-purpose ways, including allowing you to purchase a fully modificable copy of the Climate Web. Details are provided via the pages at right.

These attributes of the Climate Web are why the Climatographers call it the closest thing today to a “collective climate intelligence.”