Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Southern Oregon
(Fall 2022)

 

Thank you for signing up to participate; 

    I
hope you enjoy the experience.

As the term approaches and unfolds, I will provide links as needed from this page to relevant documents and web sites.

If you have any questions, please email me
or call my cell 541-301-4107. Although we have no land line, we have just installed a VOIP system which is more reliable at home:  541-500-2331 so, if you have problems getting through on the first number (it frequently goes directly to the recorded message without ringing when we are at home), try the second.  My wife’s name is Kathy Conway, so if she answers the second number, don’t be surprised.

 For information on SOCAN, visit Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

This is an SOU (Southern Oregon University) OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) course offering.  For information on registration, visit OLLI @ SOU.

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Session I – September 13

Course Introduction, including a preview of the main effects of greenhouse gas emissions (global warming and ocean acidification), and a discussion of the consensus scientific explanation, and introduction to the greenhouse gas emissions (carbon) footprint calculator.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Southern Oregon 2022 course description and weekly topic outline.
Exploratory Questionnaire Fall 2022 A preview questionnaire to assess attitudes, understanding, and what participants want.

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 1 – Intro & Risk Assessment 2022 September 13 pdf File of slides used during Class Period 1

Berkeley Cool Climate Greenhouse Gas Footprint Calculator

Basic science review

I will post and link the presentation file as a pdf when it’s ready.  If you wish to download and print it (several slides to a page), that might help during the class.  I post the PowerPoints as pdf files because the PPT files themselves are sometimes huge and take a long time to download.

Session 2 – September 20

Review of the scientific consensus, the scientific explanations of the main effects of greenhouse gas emissions (global warming and ocean acidification), the main competing hypotheses, credibility of computer models, regional climate trends and projections.

Carbon-GHG-Footprint-Calculator-Mobile-blank  A blank spreadsheet to enter data from the Carbon (GHG) Footprint Calculator.

Basic science review image set for discussion on Day 2.  Please look at the 5 images, organize them into a story that you could use to explain to someone else how global warming is driven by incoming solar radiation and compose that story.  I plan to break folks into two of three break-out groups to develop and agree on a story they could develop.

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 2 – Physical Basis September 20 pdf  File of slides to be used during Class Period 2

 

Session 3 – September 27

The physical climate change consequences of global warming; local trends and projections

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 3 Physical Consequences September 27 pdf

Carbon-GHG-Footprint-Calculator-Mobile-blank This excel sheet provides a location to enter data to be used in and generated from the Berkeley Carbon Footprint Calculator.

The U.C. Berkeley Cool Climate Footprint Calculator

Tutorial video for the calculator by Ellie Cosgrove.

Session 4 – October 4

The physical climate change consequences of global warming; local trends and projections

Alternative Hypotheses set

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 4 Physical Consequences October 4 pdf

Carbon-GHG-Footprint-Calculator-Mobile-blank This excel sheet provides a location to enter data to be used in and generated from the Berkeley Carbon Footprint Calculator.

Session 5 – October 11

The physical climate change consequences of global warming; local trends and projections

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 4-5 – 6 Physical Consequences pdf format PDF file of Day 5-6-7 presentation.

Session 6 – October 18

The biological consequences of global warming; impacts on individual species; impacts on terrestrial natural ecosystems, impacts on aquatic natural systems.

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 4-5 – 6 Physical Consequences pdf format PDF file of Day 5-6-7 presentation.

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 6 – 7 – 8 Biological Consequences PDF file of Day 8 – 9 presentation.

Session 7 – October 25

The biological consequences of global warming; impacts on individual species; impacts on terrestrial natural ecosystems, impacts on aquatic natural systems.

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 4-5 – 6 Physical Consequences pdf format PDF file of Day 5-6-7 presentation

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 7 – 8 – Biological Consequences pdf PDF file of Day 7 – 8 – 9 presentation.

Session 8 – November 1

The biological consequences of global warming; impacts on individual species; impacts on terrestrial natural ecosystems, impacts on aquatic natural systems.

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 7 – 8 – Biological Consequences pdf

Session 9 – November 8

Individual and collective action to address the climate crisis.

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 7 – 8 – Biological Consequences pdf PDF file of Day 7 – 8 – 9 presentation.

Session 10 – November 15

Individual and collective action to address the climate crisis.

OLLI Course – Fall 2022 Day 9 – An Array of Reasoned Responses 2019 pdf

final formatted CEJ Policy Outcomes October

McKinsey & Jacobson

Climate trends Jackson Co AJ GM