A (new to me) source for information about contemporary issues on the web is “The Conversation”. This Aussie website has the taglines: “Academic rigour, journalistic flair” and “For curious minds”.
The website covers a number of themes, from Business to Health to Politics. Right now–and what initially brought me to the site–they are sponsoring a discussion on climate change.They begin with an open letter that states: “Today, The Conversation launches a two-week series from the nation’s top minds on the science behind climate change and the efforts of “sceptics” to cloud the debate.”
This is all from an “Australian” perspective, but it looks like it may be useful for the rest of us as well.