August 2011: One of the most comprehensive websites on global warming, CO2 Now - http://www.co2now.org/ - is an excellent resource for climate activists, students, journalists and researchers. The website takes hard scientific data and breaks it down for the average reader. The first thing you see when you open the site is the current level of CO2 in the atmosphere and a graph depicting historic carbon levels.
If you scroll down on the right, past the toaster graphic that asks you to help reduce CO2 levels to 350 before "we are all toast", you can see the CO2 levels of the past week. Links to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the two foremost organisations for climate monitoring, are given under the graph as well as links to their recent monthly report on CO2 levels. The 'Global Temperature Update' found as you scroll down the homepage and 'The CO2 Now Climate Sheet' that puts together the most current data and scientific markers for a stable climate system is very well-presented and really brings out the reality of global warming. The right hand panel begins with a list of useful information and the 'Presentations' section has videos of eminent climate speakers and scientists. The '@ThisSite' section includes a list of recommended newsletters for visitors to subscribe too. Ideal for both newbies to the topic and veterans looking for scientific facts to back their arguments, this website is engaging and inspiring.