Personalized Access

Personalized Doorways into the Climate Web reflect two realities: 1) the sheer scope and depth of the Climate Web in covering the massive topic of climate change; and 2) the fact that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all actionable knowledge when it comes to climate change.

The Climate Web links information, graphics, and ideas from more than 1,000 books, 2,000 videos, 3,000 websites, 20,000 reports/papers, and 40,000 news stories. More than 5,000 headings and 3,000 Index terms help users access thousands of individual topics from the broad to the granular, including dozens of topical and sectoral Deep Dives. And the Climate Web is added to and improved every day.

Any given person is likely to be particularly interested in a very small subset of all of this information, but would like to be able to find and then access that subset as easily as possible. Personalized Doorways make that possible:

  • Working with the Climatographers to build your Personalized Doorway can leverage your time by 100:1 in finding and linking you to the topics, topical headings, and index entries of most interest to you.
  • Doorways let you take advantage of more than 1,000 tags in the Climate Web that take climate information curation to the next level, pulling together everything from “The Most Recent 3 Months of Climate News Coverage” and “101 - Level Dashboards” to “Core Topical Libraries.” Tags are not normally visible in the Climate Web.
  • Personalized Doorways provide you with instant access to everything linked to your Doorway and a unique URL gives you (and only you!) instant access to the Doorway itself. You can still access and explore the entire Climate Web, but you’ll save time every time you access the Climate Web.
  • Personalized Doorways can be modified as your actionable knowledge needs change. 

In just 15 minutes with you by phone, Skype, or Zoom we can learn enough about your goals and priorities to structure your Customized Doorway. We will link up to…

Perhaps you want to organize materials for a climate-relevant class you’re teaching. Or you want to embed into your website a Climate Web frame focused on your organization’s publications. Or…

For a subset of the topics, headings, index entries, and tagged information collections you can access through your Customized Doorway you can download this document. Reviewing the list is likely to give you a better idea of what you’d like to see in your own Doorway.