Talk:Glossary of climate change

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Glossaries
This article falls within the scope of the WikiProject Glossaries, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Glossaries on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
What is a glossary? It's a specialized type of annotated (stand-alone) list article, where the annotations are descriptions of the terms listed. Glossaries serve the primary functions of lists as well as present definitions to assist topic identification, link selection, and browsing. List structuring and annotation is covered in WP:LISTS, and glossary formatting is covered at Wikipedia:Manual of Style (glossaries).
WikiProject Environment / Climate change  (Rated List-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This environment-related article is part of the WikiProject Environment to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the environment. The aim is to write neutral and well-referenced articles on environment-related topics, as well as to ensure that environment articles are properly categorized.
Read Wikipedia:Contributing FAQ and leave any messages at the project talk page.
 List  This article has been rated as List-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the Climate change task force.

Disputed list[edit]

This glossary had items that are more applicable to a list of topics. A glossary is "a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions." I have removed entries that do not belong in a glossary. Might be time for a List of climate change topics. -- Alan Liefting-talk- 03:13, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes, maybe. The Global Warming box is a good start but not complete. Any more articles in that box would probably be too much. But if we start the suggested List of climate change topics, that would make it the third place (after glossary and global warming box) to collect articles about the subject. That is definately confusing. Splette :) How's my driving? 21:44, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
I do not see that having three locations for links to articles of a common theme to be confusing. The important thing is to have boundaries for the types of articles added. The Global Warming box would be for the most important, a glossary is for technical terms that need explaining and a List of climate change topics is for all relevant article. Other subject areas have a similar schemes and sometimes include a List of basic (subject) topics. -- Alan Liefting-talk- 23:01, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Other perspectives[edit]

Here are some resources which show what others have deemed to be appropriate items for inclusion in a glossary of climate change.

-- Wavelength (talk) 22:32, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikiproject Earth[edit]

Hello i have recently proposed the Wikiproject Earth. This Wikiproject`s scope includes this article. This wikiproject will overview the continents, oceans, atsmophere and global warming Please Voice your opinion by clicking anywhere on this comment except for my name. --IwilledituTalk :)Contributions —Preceding comment was added at 15:31, 30 March 2008 (UTC)