Living With Climate Change – Resources (General)

FOOTPRINT CALCULATORS

CoolCalifornia.Org: Household Footprint Calculator  CoolCalifornia’s mission is to is to provide all Californians with the tools they need to take action to protect the climate and keep California cool by partnering with State Agencies, Universities and Next 10.  This calculator was developed by the CoolClimate Network at UC Berkeley. Find out how your household contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and discover some of the ways you can reduce your GHG footprint.

Written instructions for filling out the CoolCalifornia Footprint Calculator

Instructional Video for Filling out the CoolCalifornia Footprint Calculator

OK, I’ll bite. What the hell is my carbon footprint? Grist Magazine,  (

Americans have Texas-sized carbon footprints-here’s why  Ars Technica Earth Day 2020

Other Calculators you may be interested in

Global Footprint Calculator: Global Footprint Network – This is a Total Ecological Footprint versus Carbon Footprint only. This will also calculate your personal Earth Overshoot Day discussed in Session 9.

Grace Water Footprint Calculator  (this is the calculator we use for Session 6: Weather & Water)

GENERAL

Videos

Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – Introduction. Video (13:09) Official Launch with the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg (Jan 10, 2021).

Why It’s Time to Think About Human Extinction (Dec 16, 2018). An interview with Canadian Geneticist and long-time environmental activist about the current status of climate concern Dr. David Suzuki. It is about an hour long but presents an excellent summary of the main problems. (1:00:25)

Other links

Mapping Climate Vulnerability Peter Fairley (February 24, 2021) As part of the yearlong reporting project “Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia,” InvestigateWest commissioned a set of maps that provide digital windows into vulnerabilities spanning Washington and Oregon that are likely to worsen with climate change.

US Climate Resilience Toolkit (NOAA) A visualization tool to explore interactive graphs and maps of climate projections and observations for any county in the contiguous United States. There is also a framework to define and build resilient solutions to local climate risk hazards.

A Lost Decade: How Climate Action Fizzled in Cascadia (Jan 11, 2021) by Peter Fairley / Investigate West, JPR.

Sixth Oregon Climate Assessment Report (2023)  Oregon Climate Research Institute

Fourth Oregon Climate Assessment Report: State of climate science (2019) Oregon Climate Research Institute

Keep Oregon Cool – Oregon Climate Action Commission Reports and Resources formerly (before 2024) the Oregon Global Warming Commission

Biennial Report to the Oregon Legislature (2023) Oregon Global Warming Commission

Biennial Report to the Oregon Legislature (2020) Oregon Global Warming Commission

Oregon Global Warming Commission Reports Highlight Oregon’s Climate Change Challenges 

Fifth National Climate Assessment Report (2023)

Fourth National Climate Assessment Report Volume I (2017)

Fourth National Climate Assessment Report Volume II:  Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (2018)

Here’s how climate change will impact your part of the country November 27, 2018). Detail from National Climate Assessment released November 23, 2018)

Northwest Climate Impacts Detailed In National Report | Jefferson Public Radio

How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet. Bill McKibben, Nov 26, 2018 The New Yorker

EPA Climate Change website (saved by City of Chicago)

US Climate Resilience Toolkit – A visualization tool to explore interactive graphs and maps of climate projections and observations for any county in the contiguous United States

NASA: Climate Change and Global Warming

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