Game about economic balances by Chris Crawford…updated recently for Flash.

Are our industrial and agricultural practices changing Earth’s climate? You’ll examine humankind’s impact on the global environment as well as Earth’s past in an attempt to answer this important question.

This site might be a bit young for you, but take a look. Games about ecology and environment.

Games about ecological balanaces.

Game about global warming under development. This blog tracks the progress.

Game about ecological, political and economic balances.

A panel of experts from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UCSD discuss the relationship between hurricanes and global warming and the potential economic impact. (Streaming video)

The purpose of NASA’s Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth’s climate and environmental change.

We usually don’t get into the debate about Linux – Mac vs PC, but for this great tool, grab a PC for a few hours (or days). (Did that give away our bias?)

Weather Watches, Ocean, Satellites, Fisheries, Climate, Research, Coasts, Charting & Navigation…and much more!

Boston Museum of Science interactive site.

Dr. Bob is a professor of oceanography. He is a wonderful resource for those tough to answer questions about the oceans posed by our students. Please feel free to tap into his knowledge.

Meet up with world class scientists who are leading programs such as: Education | Forest Function | Global Carbon | Land/Water | Landcover/Land Use | Science in Public Affairs

Great resource!

A colorful NASA diagram of Kiehl and Trenberth’s (1997) Energy Budget and link to a great fact sheet.

Kiehl and Trenberth’s 1997 diagram with explanatory text.

Earth’s energy balance explained by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.

Read about the Gaia Hypothesis in this short article. Is Earth alive?

Who is James Lovelock and where did his Gaia ideas come from?

And here is the skinny on the Gaia Hypothesis!

University College Dublin’s Energy Research Group provides this fascinating 1989 review of James Lovelock’s publication, The Ages of Gaia.

Learn more about James Lovelock, his Gaia Hypothesis and pro-nuclear energy ideas at his own website.

An interesting series of slides about climate dynamics and the coupling of Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere. The presentation connects ideas in evolution, climate change, greenhouse gas emission, the Gaia Hypothesis and Daisyworld.

An entertaining animation of James Lovelock’s Daisyworld.

A good written description of the Daisyworld model.

A little more technical description of the Daisyworld model. You can disregard the sections entitled Model Equations and Experiments for the purposes of STEM Exploration “Earth as a Living System”.

This is another nice description of the model Daisyworld. For those of you working on STEM Exploration “Earth as a Living System”, just look at Sections 1-4.

Colorful graphics illustrate the greenhouse effect and provides some global warming data.