Climate Change Resources & Readings
New York State Climate Change Action Plan Interim Report:
New York State Climate Smart Communities Pledge:
- The Heat is On: From Subways to Dairy Barns, Is New York Ready for Climate Change?: CARDI Research & Policy Brief Series (January 2012), Department of Development Sociology,
- U.S. Global Change Research Program: Various Reports & Resources. The USGCRP coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society, including climate change impacts in the United States.
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): Most up-to-date international climate change assessments from the international community of scientists such as the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007 (AR4), (http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/publications_and_data_reports.htm).
- National Research Council: new reports (2010) on Advancing the Science of Climate Change, Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, and Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, lay out the evidence for anthropogenic climate change, advocate methods for limiting its magnitude, and strategies for mitigating risks in the face of rising sea levels and more extreme weather phenomena.
- Pew Center on Climate Change: Various Reports & Resources. The Pew Center on Global Climate Change was established in 1998 as a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization, whose mission is to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change.
Resources for Educators:
- Climate Change in the Garden – Offers program activities for youth and examples of how youth and their community can get involved in monitoring, adapting, and mitigating climate change in the garden. From the Cornell Garden-Based Learning Program.
- Cornell Cooperative Extension. 2012. Poster prepared for 2012 Empire Farm Days: Farming Opportunities in New York’s Changing Climate
- Cornell Cooperative Extension. 2008. Kids Climate Change Coloring Page: “NY’s Climate is Changing: Kids Take Action.”
- Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED). 2009. The Psychology of Climate Change Communication, New York: CRED at Columbia University.
- Mazze, Sarah. 2009. Climate Masters Handbook. Climate Leadership Initiative.
- NOAA’s website, http://www.climate.gov/, which offers basic tools to understand climate change as well as educational resources.
- Pike, Cara, Bob Doppelt, and Meredith Herr. 2010. Climate Communications & Behaviour Change: A guide for Practitioners. Climate Leadership Initiative.
- Green for All - a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy.
- Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism: http://www.skepticalscience.com/docs/Guide_to_Skepticism.pdf
Climate Change Readings:
- Blockstein, David and Leo Wiegman (Eds). 2010. The Climate Solutions Consensus. Washington, DC: Island Press for the National Council for Science and the Environment.
- Gore, Al. 2009. Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis (http://ourchoicethebook.com/). Rodale Books.
- Friedman, Thomas L. 2009. Hot, Flat and Crowded: Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America. New York: Picador.
- Hansen, James. 2009. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. New York: Bloomsbury USA.