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There are hundreds if not thousands of websites on climate change and related issues. We've listed a few of our favorites here, we hope you find them helpful!

Global Warming
Sustainable Communities and Economics
Decisions by Democracy

This is the central crisis of our time. If we don't solve it we face a grim future - if any at all.

The Heat Is On was award-winning journalist Ross Gelbspan's ground-breaking 1998 book on global warming. This is his website, brimming with up-to-date information on climate change and what to do about it. An excellent place to start. Also, check out his recent book, Boiling Point.

BBC News has an excellent, comprehensive and easy-to-read website dedicated to news and views of climate change.

Exxon Secrets documents Exxon-Mobil's funding of climate change skeptics, and provides a wealth of information on the fossil fuel industry's dangerous and irresponsible strategy to make its corporate disinformation sound like science, despite the overwelming evidence to the contrary.

The Climate Crisis Coalition seeks to broaden the circle of individuals, organizations and constituencies engaged in the global warming issue, to link it with other issues and to provide a structure to forge a common agenda and advance action plans with a united front.

Climate Change in the Northeast is a downloadable report issued by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and provides a well-documented and compelling case for reversing our carbon dioxide production. The Northeast is currently the seventh largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world. The report includes illustrations of the climate of the Northeast migrating to as far south as South Carolina over the next century. Good-bye sugar maples, and many other things.

Economically and ecologically sound local communities and small, independent businesses are at the heart of a sustainable future. These are some of the organizations leading the way.

Sustainable Portland. Portland, Oregon is an example of a large city that is facing the climate challenge head on, reaping many benefits in addition to reducing its greenhouse gases. Cities and towns across the world are acting where state and national governments, especially the U.S., have failed.

ICLEI is the international sustainable development and environmental agency for local governments. It provides information, delivers training, organizes conferences, facilitates networking and city-to-city exchanges, carries out research and pilot projects, and offers technical services and consultancy. It also provides software and tools to help local governments achieve their sustainable development goals.

The E.F. Schumacher Society
, named after the author of Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered, is an educational non-profit organization founded in 1980. The Society's programs demonstrate that both social and environmental sustainability can be achieved by applying the values of human-scale communities and respect for the natural environment to economic issues. Building on a rich tradition often known as decentralism, the Society initiates practical measures that lead to community revitalization and further the transition toward an economically and ecologically sustainable society.

The mission of E2M is to create a community conscious economic model by providing capital-based solutions to inequities in distribution of wealth leading to new opportunities in a new age of technology, information and spirit. The E2M model embraces and values all stakeholders, including employees and the surrounding community, who share both profits and stewardship of the earth.

The Community Solution is dedicated to the development, growth and enhancement of small local communities. It envisions a country where the population is distributed in small communities that are sustainable, diverse and culturally sophisticated.

What does democracy have to do with global warming? As it turns out, quite a bit. Who made the decisions that have precipitated the crisis, and for whose benefit? Were these decisions for the good of most of us, or only a very small minority? How did that happen, and what can we do about it? These organizations are addressing questions of democracy in the United States.

The Center for Democracy and the Constitution is focusing on global warming as a central issue - how we got here, and how to change our cultural worldview so that we value people and nature over property and profit. A tiny minority of wealthy elite has been deciding our futures long enough, and the course they have set is a dismal failure for billions of people. If we are to survive it's time for us to reclaim our inalienable rights, our sovereignty, in every town, city and state, and to establish a true democracy of, by and for the people.

The Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD) is a group of nine writers, educators, activists,former elected officials, directors of environmental, labor and human rights organizations, union organizers, and researchers scattered around the country who formed POCLAD in 1994, and has spent a over decade researching corporate, labor and legal histories, rethinking our past organizing strategies and talking with people about democracy movements.

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) was launched in 1995 to provide free and affordable legal services to grassroots, community-based environmental groups, and rural municipal governments. CELDF drafts Ordinances for local governments and assists organizations to assert direct, local, and democratic control over corporations. Copies of ordinances and the Model Brief to Eliminate Corporate Rights are available at the CELDF site.

Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (DUHC) educates citizens about the illegitimate seizure of our authority to govern ourselves. We design and implement grassroots strategies that exercise democratic power over corporations and governments. We seek to create a truly democratic society by provoking a non-violent popular uprising against corporate rule in Humboldt County that can serve as a model for other communities across the United States.

Founded in 1915, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is the oldest and largest international women's peace and justice organization in the world. WILPF has an excellent 10-lesson program on study program on abolishing corporate personhood, which is free for downloading here.

ReclaimDemocracy.org is dedicated to restoring democratic authority over corporations, reviving grassroots democracy, and revoking the power of money and corporations to control government and civic society.

Reclaim Democracy strives to work proactively to effect systemic change, rather than react to the agenda of corporate and moneyed interests.