NNOAA launched its new climate portal this month, including an online magazine called Climate Watch that features an article those of you experiencing abnormally cool weather this winter might want to check out.
The site is still in prototype mode, and even though navigating it is tedious at times, a lot of the information it contains is worth the effort. The presentation library in the “Understanding Climate” tab might be particularly useful to those of you looking for teaching tools. It features several ready-to-use presentations on topics from human contributions to global warming to how scientists create and use climate models. There are more professional development activities and teaching resources in the “Education” tab.
There’s a lot of information on the site, and we still haven’t made it through all of it. We’d encourage you to try out some of the tools offered, and be sure to let us know what you find useful.