Climate Change & Sustainable Living
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Adaptation Factory Climate change & sustainability blog by Jay Moynihan, University of Wisconsin Extension.
American Planners Association Energy and Climate website with searchable database
Climate Change psychology articles posted by Garrison Institute. It includes Clive Thompson's How the Next Victim of Climate Change Will Be Our Minds.
- Climate Change Adaptation Workshop, Raleigh NC, presentations
EcoAdapt's The State of Marine and Coastal Adaptation in North America: A Synthesis of Emerging Ideas, Final Report, January 2011
- Climate Change website: information and tools regarding climate change science, adaptation, mitigation, local government and business energy planning..
- Communicating Climate Change: Using Social Science to Reach Out in Oregon and Maine (NOAA Coastal Services Center)
Rapid Climate Change & Energy Strategy Links Rapid Climate Change & Energy Strategy Resources. University of Wisconsin Extension Sustainability Team website.
RealClimate.org Resources from climate scientists.
Understanding Climate Change: A global warming primer University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
US Global Change Research Program:
- US Global Change Research Program main page
- US Global Change Research Program Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
Education for Sustainable Development from United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
- Home Energy Community of Practice
Joint Council of Extension Professionals Sustainability page
Sustainability Education Handbook (K-12 curriculum, Michigan)
Sustainable Living Education: A Call to All Extension Journal of Extension, April 2008
Sustainable Living Guide National Network for Sustainable Living Education
Sustainable Living Project, Oregon State University
Utah State University Sustainability Extension sustainability website: land, water, air, food, energy
Walking Our Talk: a brief look at Extension survey responses from across the United States: a project of the National Network for Sustainable Living Education (NNSLE)
A wide array of calculators are available on-line. Some are very simple; others require more input.
Carbon Footprint Calculator: What's My Carbon Footprint? (The Nature Conservancy)
Cool Climate Calculator (Univ. of Berkeley, CA)
Your local utility provider is a good place to start. They often have links to other sites.
US Dept. of Energy (multiple calculators)
Calculating the Benefit of Trees (CO2, energy, runoff)
Calculate Your Impact EPA Climate Change Kids Site
Adapting to Climate Change: A Short Course for Land Managers Very informative.
Agriculture, BASF Note: Good video, no advertising.
Arithmetic, Population, and Energy (8 part video, Dr. Albert A. Bartlett, Univ. of Colorado): Good presentation that uses fairly simple math to describe human impact on resources; each video is roughly 9-10 minutes.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8
Climate Change... video series:
- Climate Change: the scientific debate
- Climate Change: the objections
- Climate Change: anatomy of a myth
Climate Change: the Past, the Present and Our Future Presentation by Dr. Douglas Nychka, Director of the Institute of Mathematics Applied to Geosciences for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), speaking at the first Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) Public Lecture. Feb. 15, 2011.
Ray Anderson on the business logic of sustainability Interface Carpets. A corporate view on making sustainability work for them.
- Words to the poem Tomorrow's Child read by Ray Anderson during his presentation. As he put it, proof that his employees were hearing him.
Global Warming 101 National Geographic
How It All Ends Note: A very entertaining video by a science teacher.
Round up of Recent Campus Sustainability Videos Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Steroids, Baseball, & Climate Change by UCAR. Interesting analogy.
Teaching Climate Change to Children Interview with author, with link to the book.
The Story of... video series: