Get the Data - some great web sources for data collection.
Anything having to do country statistics...
- Index Mundi - This site contains detailed graphs, maps, charts and statistics.
- Nation Master - This is a vast compilation of data from hundreds of sources.
- World Fact Book - Compiled by the CIA but available to the public. Another great resource.
- Gap-minder - Great comparative statistics with progressive bent
- Wunderground Weather - Great site for all sorts of historical weather data from around the world.
- National Weather Service - Good data, but mostly restricted to the U.S.