There are oodles of weather discussion boards, and lots of climate blogs, and some people like Facebook and Twitter. However there aren't too many options for people who aren't bloggers but who occasionally want to write something about climate change at the time they think of it, and chat about it with other people.
HotWhopper Chat was conceived as a place where people with a common interest in climate change can develop a real sense of community - a climate community, that they can own. A place where everyone can feel welcome, from scientist to complete climate newbie.
So come and join in the discussions.
There's also an embryonic HotWhopper Wiki. It has a guide to HotWhopper Chat. It also has lots of resources that you can use. You can join the Wiki and edit it. Make it your own resource.
- Climate websites: there are some excellent websites that provide an introduction to climate change, and help you keep up to date with the latest. If you know a good website, add it to the list.
- Climate data resources: Looking for data on temperature, sea ice or other climate indicator? Try the Climate Resources section of the Wiki. Help out and add some more resources.
- Climate blogs: Want to know the best climate blogs around? Check out the list on the Wiki. You can even sort the list, and don't hesitate to add your own favourites.
- Videos: There's also a section for videos. At the moment it has some on climate models, and one about how to talk to a climate science denier. There are oodles more that could be added, either as a video or a link to the video.
- Journals: A start has been made on the main climate science journals, too.
The charts section of the main HotWhopper website has been updated and can now be found here. Feel free to use the charts, which I'll endeavour to keep up to date. If you want a chart that isn't there, just ask and I'll see what I can do (no promises).