Links – Sources & Additional Resources by Topic

General Resources on Global Warming and Climate Change

Books, Periodicals, and Major Reports

Additional Resources (General)

  • Assessing ‘Dangerous Climate Change’: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature, by James Hansen, Johan Rockström, and 15 other scientists. Public Library of Science, 2013.
    [journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0081648]
  • Carbon Flows diagram 2014. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2016. Sankey chart showing sources, carbon flows & processes, and destinations. [flowcharts.llnl.gov/commodities/carbon]
  • Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (Formerly the Pew Center on Global Climate Change). A highly-rated center for reliable information, policy proposals, and action plans. [www.c2es.org]
  • Climate Accountability Scorecard. Union of Concerned Scientists, 2016. Climate deception, disclosure, and action by major fossil-fuel companies.
  • [www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/fight-misinformation/climate-accountability-scorecard-ranking-major-fossil-fuel-companies]
  • Climate Adaptation – State of Practice in U.S. Communities. Kresge Foundation, November 2016. [www.kresge.org/sites/default/files/library/climate-adaptation-the-state-of-practice-in-us-communities-full-report.pdf]
  • Climate Change, Climate Justice – Education Resource Pack (Primary)and
  • Climate Change, Climate Justice – Education Resource Pack (Secondary). Trócaire, Republic of Ireland (Overseas Development Agency of the Catholic Church of Ireland). Impact of climate change on communities around the world; uses active teaching methodologies to critically examine the reasons why climate change is a global justice issue. NOTE: These 2 items include useful resources, but please note that they are produced by a church-related organization, and there are one or two references to God and Jesus in their Curriculum Links on page 2.[www.trocaire.org/getinvolved/education/resources/education-resource-pack-primary-schools] || [www.trocaire.org/sites/trocaire/files/education/lent2015/post-primary-resource-trocaire.pdf]
  • Climate Hot Map website. Union of Concerned Scientists. Explore the signs of global warming on this map or Google Earth. The evidence of climate change includes heat waves, sea-level rise, flooding, melting glaciers, earlier spring arrival, coral reef bleaching, and the spread of disease. [climatehotmap.org]
  • Energy Flows diagram 2015. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2016. Sankey chart showing sources, energy flows & processes, and destinations/uses.[flowcharts.llnl.gov/content/assets/docs/2015_United-States_Energy.pdf]
  • Global Climate Change website – vital signs of the planet. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NASA]. [climate.nasa.gov]
  • Global Warming: Natural & Man-made Causes, Conservation & Debate. Social Studies for Kids website. [www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/geography/globalwarming1.htm]
  • State of the Climate monthly reports with global, national, and regional updates on atmospheric conditions, temperatures, ice and snow, and severe weather. National Oceanographic & Atmo-spheric Administration [NOAA]. [www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc]
  • Stories from the Field: Examples of Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Education. Washington State Department of Education, 2014. 30+ activity descriptions from K-12 teachers. [www.k12.wa.us/EnvironmentSustainability/Curriculum/Examples.aspx]
  • Sustainable Scotland. Learning for Sustainability Scotland website, University of Edinburgh. Ideas and programs to promote engagement and learning about sustainability for all ages.  [learningforsustainabilityscotland.org]
    Sustainable Scotland – Schools Global Footprint [Teacher Handbook]
    These resources are no longer online at this site.
  • Teachers Guide to High Quality Educational Materials on Climate Change and Global Warming. Carnegie Mellon University [hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm]
  • Ten Common Misconceptions about Climate and Climate Change [DOC]. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] website. (Currently available only in Microsoft Word format.) [oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/pd/climate/teachingclimate/common_misconceptions_about_climate_and_climate_change.doc]
  • These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral: Ten people turning disheartening data into amazing paintings, sculptures, and illustrations. OutsideOnline (2017)
    [www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral]
  • Zinn Education Project & their Environment & Food teaching materials)[zinnedproject.org] | [zinnedproject.org/teaching-materials/?themes=environment-food]

Resources for the Greenhouse Effect and Sources of GHG

  • Arctic Report Card 2016. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] website [www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2016]
  • Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect. Tufts University.[ase.tufts.edu/cosmos/view_chapter.asp?id=21&]
  • A Students Guide to Global Climate Change: The Greenhouse Effect. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] website. (Suitable for younger students.)[www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/basics/today/greenhouse-effect.html]
  • Teachers Guide to High Quality Educational Materials on Climate Change and Global Warming. Carnegie Mellon University [hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm]

Resources for Earth’s carbon cycle

  • Assessing ‘Dangerous Climate Change’: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature, by James Hansen, Johan Rockström, and others. Public Library of Science, 2013. [journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0081648]
  • Carbon Cycle. National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA], Earth Observatory. [earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/]
  • Carbon Cycle & photosynthesis, combustion, sedimentation, respiration, & human impacts. University of California – Davis. [chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Biological_Chemistry/Biochemical_Cycles/Carbon_Cycle]
  • Kids’ Crossing – the carbon cycle (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
    [eo.ucar.edu/kids/green/cycles6.htm]
  • Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. T. W. Crowther, et al. Nature Magazine, December 2016. [www.nature.com/articles/nature20150.epdf]
  • A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change. EPA website. (suitable for younger students)
    [www3.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/basics]

Resources for the Carbon – Global Warming Connection

  • Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA)[www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aggi/aggi.html]
  • Assessing ‘Dangerous Climate Change’: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature, by James Hansen, Johan Rockström, and 15 other scientists. Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2013.
    [journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0081648]
  • Carbon Flows diagram 2014. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2016. Sankey chart showing sources, carbon flows & processes, and destinations. [flowcharts.llnl.gov/commodities/carbon]
  • How to Teach High-School Students to Spot Fake News. Slate.com, December 2016.
    [www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/12/media_literacy_courses_help_high_school_students_spot_fake_news.html]
  • The ‘Keeling Curve’. Scripps Institute of Oceanography. [scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/]
  • Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming. T. W. Crowther, et al. Nature Magazine, December 2016. [www.nature.com/articles/nature20150.epdf]
  • Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change [PDF]. Rodale Institute, 2014. [rodaleinstitute.org/regenerative-organic-agriculture-and-climate-change]
  • Teachers Guide to High Quality Educational Materials on Climate Change and Global Warming. Carnegie Mellon University [hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm]
  • Carbon Flows diagram 2014. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2016. Sankey chart showing sources, carbon flows & processes, and destinations. [flowcharts.llnl.gov/commodities/carbon]

Resources for the Energy – Climate Connection

  • A Bridge to Nowhere: methane emissions and the greenhouse gas footprint of natural gas [PDF]. Robert W. Howarth, Cornell University. Energy Science and Engineering, 2014.
    [www.eeb.cornell.edu/howarth/publications/Howarth_2014_ESE_methane_emissions.pdf]
  • Emissions Gap Report 2016, United Nations Environmental Programme [UNEP], November 2016. Available in PDF format [web.unep.org/emissionsgap]
  • Energy Flows diagram 2015 [PDF]. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2016. Sankey chart showing sources, energy flows & processes, and destinations/uses.
    [flowcharts.llnl.gov/content/assets/docs/2015_United-States_Energy.pdf]
  • Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math by Bill McKibben. Rolling Stone, July 2012. [www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719]
  • Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry, by Bill McKibben. The Nation, April 2016. [www.thenation.com/article/global-warming-terrifying-new-chemistry/]
  • Life Cycle Assessment. Global Development Research Center, Urban Environmental Management, 1990. [www.gdrc.org/uem/lca/lca-for-cities.html]
  • Life Cycle Analysis. Environmental Literacy Council. [enviroliteracy.org/environment-society/life-cycle-analysis/]
  • National Energy Development Project (NEED). Many curricular materials for different subjects and levels. [www.need.org]
  • Renewable Infrastructure Investment Handbook: A Guide for Institutional Investors. World Economic Forum, 2016. [www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Renewable_Infrastructure_Investment_Handbook.pdf]
  • Teachers Guide to High Quality Educational Materials on Climate Change and Global Warming. Carnegie Mellon University [hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm]
  • Why I must Speak Out About Climate Change (TED talk), by James Hansen (2012) (about 18 minutes) [www.ted.com/talks/james_hansen_why_i_must_speak_out_about_climate_change]

Resources for International Efforts on Climate – UNFCCC, COP, & IPCC

  • UNFCCC newsroom [newsroom.unfccc.int]
  • Moravian College at the UNFCCC (Bethlehem-based Moravian College is one of the few colleges accredited to attend the annual COP.) [moraviancollegeatunfccc.blogspot.com]
  • Emissions Gap Report 2016, United Nations Environmental Programme [UNEP], November 2016. Available in PDF format [web.unep.org/emissionsgap]
  • IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (consisting of several complementary reports). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2013 & 2014 [www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5]
  • 350.org – grassroots organization advocating for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
  • Why I must Speak Out About Climate Change, TED talk by James Hansen (2012) (runtime about 18 minutes) [www.ted.com/talks/james_hansen_why_i_must_speak_out_about_climate_change]

Resources for Impacts Are No Longer Theoretical—They Are Happening Now

  • Arctic Report Card 2016. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA [NOAA] website [www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card/Report-Card-2016]
  • Climate Hot Map website. Union of Concerned Scientists. Explore the evidence of global warming—heat waves, sea-level rise, flooding, melting glaciers, earlier spring arrival, coral reef bleaching, and the spread of disease—on this map or Google Earth. [climatehotmap.org]
  • Climate Change Indicators website. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. Information on ocean acidity, ocean heat, sea level, and sea surface temperature. [www.epa.gov/climate-indicators]
  • Sea Surface Temperature. [www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/climate-change-indicators-sea-surface-temperature]
  • Climate Change Indicators report [PDF]. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], 2016. Includes Ecosystems, GHG, Health & Society, Ocean Acidity, Ocean Heat, Sea Level, Sea Surface Temperature, Snow & Ice, Weather, and more.[www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/climate_indicators_2016.pdf]
  • Consequences of Climate Change. National Aeronautics & Space Administration [NASA]. [climate.nasa.gov/effects]
  • Effects of Global Warming. National Geographic website.[environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/gw-effects]
  • Global Climate Change website – vital signs of the planet. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NASA]. [climate.nasa.gov]
  • Global Sea Level Rise Map. Geology.com website. Lets you see sea level rise of various amounts  [geology.com/sea-level-rise]
  • IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (consisting of several complementary reports). Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2013 & 2014 [www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5]
  • Nonnative forest insects and pathogens in the United States: Impacts and policy options. Gary M. Lovett, Marissa Weiss, Andrew M. Liebhold, et al. Ecological Applications. Ecological Society of America, January 2017 [onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/15-1176/full]
  • Ocean Acidification. Smithsonian Institution, Ocean Portal website. Includes information on causes, impacts, and chemistry of the acidification process. [ocean.si.edu/ocean-acidification]
  • Predicting conifer establishment post wildfire in mixed conifer forests of the North American Mediterranean-climate zone, by Kevin R. Welch, Hugh D. Safford, & Truman P. Young. Ecosphere. Ecological Society of America, 20 December 2016. [onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1609/full]
  • Sea Level Rise. National Geographic website.[ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-sea-level-rise]
  • Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] website – lets you set moderate sea level rise. [coast.noaa.gov/slr/]
  • State of the Climate monthly reports with global, national, and regional updates on atmospheric conditions, temperatures, ice and snow, and severe weather. National Oceanographic & Atmo-spheric Administration [NOAA]. [www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc]
  • These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral: Ten people turning disheartening data into amazing paintings, sculptures, and illustrations. OutsideOnline (2017)
    [www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral]

Resources for Climate Justice — and Injustice

  • Climate Adaptation – State of Practice in U.S. Communities. Kresge Foundation, November 2016.  [www.kresge.org/sites/default/files/library/climate-adaptation-the-state-of-practice-in-us-communities-full-report.pdf]
  • Climate Change, Climate Justice – Education Resource Pack (Primary) and
    Climate Change, Climate Justice – Education Resource Pack (Secondary). Trócaire, Republic of Ireland (Overseas Development Agency of the Catholic Church of Ireland). Impact of climate change on communities around the world; uses active teaching methodologies to critically examine the reasons why climate change is a global justice issue.  NOTE: These 2 items include useful resources, but please note that they are produced by a church-related organization, and there are one or two references to God and Jesus in their Curriculum Links on page 2.[www.trocaire.org/getinvolved/education/resources/education-resource-pack-primary-schools] || [www.trocaire.org/sites/trocaire/files/education/lent2015/post-primary-resource-trocaire.pdf]
  • Global Sea Level Rise Map. Geology.com website – lets you see sea level rise of various amounts [geology.com/sea-level-rise/]
  • Indigenous Environmental Network [www.ienearth.org]
  • Justice and Responsibility in a Changing Climate. National Council for Social Studies website.
    [www.ncss.org/system/files/publications/se/7901/79011535.pdf] (membership site)
  • Next Generation Sustainability, by Maura Adams. Independent School. NAIS, 2013.
    [www.nais.org/Magazines-Newsletters/ISMagazine/Pages/Next-Generation-Sustainability.aspx}
  • The Mystery of the Three Scary Numbers, [PDF], by Bill Bigelow; excerpt from A People’s Curriculum for the Earth. Rethinking Schools, 2014.
    [www.rethinkingschools.org/static/publication/apce/Mystery-of-Three-Scary-Numbers.pdf]
  • Rethinking Schools – quarterly magazine committed to a strong public education system and social justice – features teachers describing real classroom experiences, including teaching on climate, environmental health, and climate justice. [www.rethinkingschools.org]
  • Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] website – lets you set various amounts of moderate sea level rise.[coast.noaa.gov/slr]
  • Social Cost of Carbon Fact Sheet) [PDF]. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].[www3.epa.gov/climatechange/Downloads/EPAactivities/social-cost-carbon.pdf]
  • Social Cost of Carbon Pollution website explores costs that producers avoid, leaving them to the rest of us to absorb [costofcarbon.org]
  • Teachers Guide to High Quality Educational Materials on Climate Change and Global Warming. Carnegie Mellon University [hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm]
  • These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral: Ten people turning disheartening data into amazing paintings, sculptures, and illustrations. OutsideOnline (2017)
    [www.outsideonline.com/2229726/these-artists-are-trying-make-climate-change-feel-visceral]
  • Three Scary Numbers [3-min. video]. Bill McKibben. [www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KtGg-Lvxso]
  • Why I must Speak Out About Climate Change, by James Hansen (2012) TED talk (runtime about 18 minutes.) [www.ted.com/talks/james_hansen_why_i_must_speak_out_about_climate_change]

Resources for Measuring and Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Calculating GHG Inventories. Tufts University
    [sustainability.tufts.edu/wp-content/uploads/InventoryMethods.pdf]
  • Emission Factors for Greenhouse Gas Inventories [PDF]. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], 2015.
    [www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-07/documents/emission-factors_2014.pdf]
  • Global Warming Potential [PDF] GHG Protocol.
    [www.ghgprotocol.org/files/ghgp/tools/Global-Warming-Potential-Values.pdf]
  • Also see resources that apply to many subject areas and Readings for students.
  • If you are looking at food, you can find some in-depth resources at the Sustainable Campus Dining Resources page at the Alliance for Sustainable Communities–Lehigh Valley.

Also see Resources That Apply To Many Subject Areas and Teacher-Recommended Readings for Students. (Additional resources are supplied with the School GHG Calculator and instructions).

The Ideas for Individual Subject Areas and Metric System (System Internationale) pages may include resources that are not listed above.