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References Regarding Climate Change and

Reduction of Fossil Fuel Emissions

Legislation

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

Hosted by climatehealth.net– federalcarbontax.org: 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: www.pricecarbon.org

A free book about both global warming and energy policy: www.sorryaboutthat.net 

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

www.getenergysmart.org

www.energystar.gov

www.energysavers.gov

http://eere.energy.gov/

www.pge.com/res/rebates/energy_tools_resources/

www.climatestar.org

Science Museum in Washington www.koshland-science-museum.org/exhibitgcc

www.fightglobalwarming.com

www.worldchanging.com

www.environmentaldefense.org

www.climateandfarming.org

Financing and tax breaks: 1-877-NY-SMART or www.nyserda.org/loanfund

Solar without the upfront investment: www.renu.citizenre.com

National Resources Defense Council www.nrdc.org

Highest CO2 Emitting Power Plants in the World http://carma.org

Agricultural Adaptation and Mitigation

www.climateandfarming.org – David Wolfe, Ph.D.

Plant Hardiness Zones usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html

Impacts in CA and Northeast www.climatechoices.org

Travel

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 www.greencar.com.

www.fueleconomy.gov

For an auto club providing roadside assistance, that’s pro-environment: www.betterworldclub.com

About bio-diesel from vegetable oil: www.IthacaBiodiesel.org

Emissions from Aviation www.rcep.org.uk/aviation/av12-txt.pdf

http://www.grida.no/climate/ipcc/aviation/064.htm

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 www.terrapass.com.

The Museum of the Earth– Donations directed to the Global Change Project at www.priweb.org 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

http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ResourceCenterToolsGHGCalculator.html

Green Buildings

Educational slides on this website: Slides, Further Topics

Information on housing improvements: http://housing.cce.cornell.edu.

Enhanced R-factor using insulated concrete forms to increase thermal mass and heat sink into ground: http://logixicf.com

The Passive Solar House by James Kachadorian

www.greenbuildingpages.com

www.usgbc.org

www.GreenResourceHub.org

Structural insulated panels: http://insulspan.com

Green roofs: http://earthouronlyhome.com

Shipping containers made into housing units: http://sgblocks.com

Apartment building in Manhattan: www.thesolaire.com/green_features

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association www.nesea.org

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 http://californiagreensolutions.com

U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a group of businesses and leading environmental organizations www.us-cap.org

www.interfaceflooring.com/sustain/seven.html

http://novonordisk.com/sustainability

Green Collar Economy greencollarmedia.com

Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise www.johnson.cornell.edu/sge/

World Business Council for Sustainable Development http://wbcsd.org

Transition generates jobs: www.ApolloAlliance.org

www.ecobusinesslinks.com

www.greenbiz.com

www.Climatebiz.com

Examples in government

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

www.american.com/archive/2007/may-0507/tax-or-trade/?searchterm=bailey

Local Governments for Sustainability (www.iclei.org)

www.SustainableTompkins.org

U.S. cities committed to emissions reduction www.coolcities.us

Apollo Alliance Ten Point Plan www.wdiny.org/apolloalliance.html

Examples in academia

www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu

www.ithaca.edu/sustainability

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education www.aashe.org

Higher Education: Strategic Action www.SecondNature.org

University Leaders for a Sustainable Future www.ulsf.org

Ecumenical Transition: Stewards of Creation

The National Religious Partnership for the Environment www.nrpe.org

Evangelical Environmental Network “Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation” www.creationcare.org/Energy’s Future Beyond

Green Cross www.globalgreen.org

Renewable Energy Sources

www.powernaturally.org

Windpower: Tompkins Renewable Energy Education Alliance www.treea.org

National Renewable Energy Laboratory www.nrel.gov

www.renewableenergyinfo.org

www.business.com/directory/energy_and_environment/alternative_energy/

Green Investments

Article in Environmental Magazine

Books

Insulate and Weatherize by Bruce Harley

Low Carbon Diet by David Gershon www.empowermentinstitute.net

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 www.theclimateproject.org

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

www.realclimate.org 

www.un.org/climatechange

www.climatechangeeducation.org

“How to Talk to a Skeptic” at www.illconsidered.blogspot.com

http://gristmill.grist.org/skeptics

http://skepticalscience.com/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Reanalysis Project www.aoml.noaa.gov

EPA http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf

Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change, Foreword by Tony Blair, MP www.defra.gov.uk

Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast http://forecast.uchicago.edu/       www.pewclimate.org

www.ucsusa.org

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

World Resources Institute www.climate.wri.org

Compendium of Studies: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change www.ipcc.ch

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment www.millenniumassessment.org

National Snow and Ice Data Center www.nsidc.org  Kyoto: United Nations Environment Program www.unep.org

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) www.amap.no/acia/index.html

http://allianceforclimateprotection.org

Inundation graphics: www.net.org/globalwarming/sea_level/

Human crises from water stress

Movies from NASA

Smokestack Capture and Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

Educational slides on this website: Slides, Further Topics

www.ipcc.ch/activity/sprep.htm

www.co2captureandstorage.info

www.ieagreen.org.uk/ccs.html

www.iea-coal.org.uk/content/default.asp?PageId=65

www.fe.doe.gov/programs/powersystems/futuregen/index.html

www.netl.doe.gov/publications

www.carbonsequestration.us

www.fossil.energy.gov/fred/feprograms.jsp?prog=Carbon+Sequestration

www.cslforum.org

www.coal-seq.com

www.esru.strath.ac.uk

www.co2captureproject.org/technologies/tech_indexP2.htm

Slides

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 (www.ipcc.ch).

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 (www.DrFuhrman.com 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 (www.tcolincampbell.org)

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

“Unhappy Meals” by Michael Pollan www.michaelpollan.com/article.php?id=85

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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