References Regarding Climate Change and

Reduction of Fossil Fuel Emissions


Article, Carbon Trading and Offsets Counterproductive Compared to Politically Possible Carbon Tax

Hosted by– Initiative for local governments’ resolutions in support of a federal carbon tax, including a free model resolution: Initiative. References for background information for this Initiative are accessed from Initiative, not here.

A computerized Letter to Congress to support the carbon tax:

A free book about both global warming and energy policy: 

Tips on Energy Saving and Emission Reduction

Articles on this website:

Article, Climate Change, How to Reduce Emissions

Article, How to Redirect All of the Payment for Electric Supply to Renewable Energy

Selected key steps to reduce emissions: Flyer "Wonder what  you can do?" CCAGCNY Flyer.pdf, written by the Climate Change Action Group of Central New York CCAGCNY

Educational slides on this website:

Slides, Climate Change, and How to Reduce Emissions

Science Museum in Washington

Financing and tax breaks: 1-877-NY-SMART or

Solar without the upfront investment:

National Resources Defense Council

Highest CO2 Emitting Power Plants in the World

Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation – David Wolfe, Ph.D.

Plant Hardiness Zones

Impacts in CA and Northeast


Ethanol from corn or soy provides only slight improvement, if any. (See Ethanol slide on this website: Slides, Climate Change, and How to Reduce Emissions) Otherwise Green Car Journal offers useful information at

For an auto club providing roadside assistance, that’s pro-environment:

About bio-diesel from vegetable oil:

Emissions from Aviation

I no longer believe that carbon offsets balance out auto and flight emissions, for the reasons given in Article, Carbon Cap/Trade and Offsets Ineffectual Compared to Carbon Tax. However, donations to worthwhile projects to absorb CO2 can be made at

The Museum of the Earth– Donations directed to the Global Change Project at can have a multiplier effect from the education regarding climate change, for the many visitors to the Museum and to its sister museums.

EPA's Personal Greenhouse Gas Calculator

Green Buildings

Educational slides on this website: Slides, Further Topics

Information on housing improvements:

Enhanced R-factor using insulated concrete forms to increase thermal mass and heat sink into ground:

The Passive Solar House by James Kachadorian

Structural insulated panels:

Green roofs:

Shipping containers made into housing units:

Apartment building in Manhattan:

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

Businesses Profiting in a Sustainable World

Articles on this website, addressed to the concerns of businesses:

Article, Do Well Doing Good: Profiting in a Sustainable World

Article, Carbon Cap/Trade and Offsets Ineffectual Compared to Carbon Tax

Examples in business

Business to business

U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations

Green Collar Economy

Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Transition generates jobs:

Examples in government

Carbon Taxes Versus Carbon Markets: What’s the Best Way to Limit Emissions?

Local Governments for Sustainability (

U.S. cities committed to emissions reduction

Apollo Alliance Ten Point Plan

Examples in academia

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Higher Education: Strategic Action

University Leaders for a Sustainable Future

Ecumenical Transition: Stewards of Creation

The National Religious Partnership for the Environment

Evangelical Environmental Network “Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation”’s Future Beyond

Green Cross

Renewable Energy Sources

Windpower: Tompkins Renewable Energy Education Alliance

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Green Investments

Article in Environmental Magazine


Insulate and Weatherize by Bruce Harley

Low Carbon Diet by David Gershon

Sustainable Energy: Choosing Among Options by Jefferson W. Tester

Renewable Energy by Godfrey Boyle

Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning by George Monbiot 2007

Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do by Joseph Romm 2006

Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis--And What We Can Do to Avert Disastery Ross Gelbspan

Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester R. Brown 2006

With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change by Fred Pearce 2007

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert 2006

The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America's Coastal Cities by Mike Tidwell 2006

Global Warming: The Complete Briefing by John Houghton

The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery                       

Carbon Scientific American September 2006

Capitalism at the Crossroads: From Obligation to Opportunity by Stuart L. Hart.

An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond

Climate Science:

Educational slides on this website:

Slides, Climate Change, and How to Reduce Emissions and

Slides, Further Topics

“How to Talk to a Skeptic” at

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Reanalysis Project


Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change, Foreword by Tony Blair, MP

Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast

"Impact from the Deep" –Hydrogen sulfide as contributor to mass extinction– by Peter D. Ward, Scientific American, October 2006

World Resources Institute

Compendium of Studies: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

National Snow and Ice Data Center  Kyoto: United Nations Environment Program

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA)

Inundation graphics:

Human crises from water stress

Movies from NASA

Smokestack Capture and Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

Educational slides on this website: Slides, Further Topics


Please contact Sylvester for written instructions on how to download the free original Powerpoint files. A further resource for slides is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (

Food Choices Greatly Affect Resources Used

Emphasizing plant-based foods substantially reduces carbon footprint. One could consider the health benefits–

The following describe the scientific basis for the health benefits of emphasizing plant-based foods, reducing consumption of animal products to one serving of a deck of card’s worth per day, or eliminating them:

Healthspan: Free video, book and audio interviews for download from this website.

Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman MD ( ISBN 0-316-82945-5)

China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long Term Health by Colin Campbell, PhD Professor of Nutrition, Cornell University (

Breaking the Food Seduction by Neil D. Barnard, MD (ISBN 0-312-31493-0) (www.

“Unhappy Meals” by Michael Pollan

Happy meals using plant-based recipes, including recipes for children, referenced on this website at the bottom of the page Healthspan.

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