See also the GLOBAL WARMING page...
This is an issue which has a huge range of coverage on the web. The important thing is to remember to provide various views, but is this an issue where that alternative viewpoint is difficult to find ?
It's important to visit the site of the IPCC. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
For an opposing view visit ECEF. There is also the sceptical viewpoint put forward by people such as Bjorn Lomborg.
See the GLOBAL WARMING page above for most of the links you will need.
Spring Flowering: including Snowdrop and Blackthorn.
Birds: nest building, arrival of the Cuckoo, Blackbird, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Turtle Dove, Fieldfare, House Martin, Nightingale, Redwing, Rook, Swallow, Swift, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Great Tit
The date that the lawn was first cut, or whether it was cut all year round.
Trees: Spring events relating to the Alder, Ash, Beech, Birch, Blackberry, Horse Chestnut, Elder, Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly, Ivy, Larch, Oak, Rowan, Sycamore
Flowers: Celandine, Bluebell, Colt's Foot, Primrose, Snowdrop
Autumn: Trees - leaves turning & fruiting.
Insects: Bumble bee, Wasp, Ladybird - 7 spot, Butterflies
Go to the website and sign up - there's a record number of observers at the moment. Just got my new Spring 2005 recording sheet and there are a number of new exciting developments. The first thing is the addition of a recording sheet to put up on the fridge door, complete with fridge magnet. There's also a new website to encourage children to take part in recording - a sheet of stickers has been provided and a leaflet with details on the new website: NATURE DETECTIVES.
The site is EXCELLENT. It has interactive maps, desktop wallpapers and details on monthly activities. The Interactive maps are well worth checking out. Recommended.
Sign up and get involved !!
November 2004: Wasp found by Inuits inside the Arctic Circle - they apparently didn't know what it was as they'd never seen one before. This is yet another tiny sign of climate change - the evidence is mounting.
1. Lesson notes for Effects of Climate Change in the UK.
2. Go to the EU CARTO PAGE. This has links to some great images and maps, but down the left column there are a series of activities related to CLIMATE CHANGE. An excellent resource.
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