Initial Publication Date: December 12, 2005

Name of Resource: Planet Under Pressure
Climate Change Theme: General Information
Sponsoring Organization: BBC
Intended use: Background information
Intended audience:
Educator and Learners
Average Review Ratings (Poor to Excellent, 1-5 scale): 5 stars

Description: This site is a comprehensive collection of news articles with images, data, graphs, animations, interactives, and videos developed by the BBC. It is packed full of information, news, Q&A, quizzes, etc. concerning all aspects of global climate and climate change that has been assembled from a large number of sources, many of them well respected scientific organizations. This site is an every-person's guide to the workings of the climate system and the potential for future climate change. An excellent, high quality, well-designed site. (JG)

Summary of Reviews

Reviewer: Carrie Morrill 5 stars
Comments: Looks good for the most part. I think it is irresponsible to include statements in the "Viewpoints" section such as "Global warming alarmism is an implausible theory for which there is remarkably little scientific evidence.". I know that journalists are taught to report all sides and opinions on a story, but they wouldn't pay serious attention to someone who says the earth is flat, would they?
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Reviewer: Jack Ganse 5 stars
Comments: This site would make a great interactive scavenger hunt, tour lab, or research guide. It also provides wonderful data and graphs that could be analyzed in the classroom.
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