A new online reporter’s “toolkit” from the University of Maryland offers journalists a handy tool for studying and keeping abreast of climate change developments in the U.S. and beyond.
Along with a concise list of “quick facts” and a searchable database of Maryland climate change experts, the site provides links to leading international and national climate change sites. A continuous newsfeed brings links to current stories being reported worldwide.
Maryland has a legitimate claim to some substantial climate expertise. Located in College Park, near the Nation’s Capital, the campus early next year is to become the site of the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, expected to be the U.S. focal point for generating short and long-term ocean and atmospheric forecasts. In addition, the campus is home to the university’s Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), the latter a collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.