Climate Change Resources
from outside the RC Communities

While some of this information is older it is still useful.  The sources are good, and you can go to their websites for more updated resources.

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Websites, Videos, and Articles Explaining Climate Change

NASA: Climate Science, How Do We Know? This NASA website is an excellent resource for both basic and more detailed information that has many videos and graphics on different aspects of climate change.

2% More, If humanity invests just an extra 2% of Global GDP in developing eco-friendly technologies and infrastructure every year, this would be enough to prevent catastrophic climate change, while also creating lots of new jobs and economic opportunities.

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof New York Times 2021 FAQ about climate change causes and effects; debunking misinformation. (Article)

IPCC Report 2022 and IPCC Report 2021 Key reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN body of volunteer scientists, whose work forms the basis for UN policy on climate change.

Emissions Gap Report, October 2022  "The Closing Window: Climate Crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies." There is no credible pathway to 1.5C in place.

IPCC Interactive Atlas allows for a flexible spatial and temporal analysis of both data-driven climate change information and assessment findings.

Six Graphics that Explain Climate Change, by BBC News, does exactly what it says - nice succinct graphics show what’s happening, why it’s happening, and what can be done.

Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye the Science Guy is a 4-minute video that explains global warming and its effects.

Climate Science: What you Need to Know is a 6-minute video making the case for human-created climate change, explaining the science of how greenhouse gases create global warming and its effects seen in rising sea levels, ocean life, and more.

A Timeline of Earth's Average Temperature is one giant (humorous) graphic showing the increase in average global temperature from 20,000 BCE to the present day.

Global Cities at Risk from Sea-Level Rise has short videos that show what flooding would look like in different cities around the world if average temperatures increased 4 degrees Celsius versus 2 degrees.

The Oceans and Climate Change is a 6-minute video that explains the carbon cycle, especially the critical role of the ocean in regulating Earth’s carbon balance.

Solutions to Climate Change

Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, a 13 minute video summarizing the IPCC 2022 report on climate change mitigation.

Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot, a short video on the importance of Natural Climate Solutions.

How to Cut U.S. Emissions Faster? (New York Times, February 2019). This is an interactive graphic showing how policies that are already used by other governments could cut US greenhouse gas emissions drastically.

The Solutions Project is a U.S.-based NGO that works for 100% clean energy by providing research, visuals, and grants.

Ten Solutions for Climate Change talks about a mix of individual actions and policies: alternatives to fossil fuels, infrastructure upgrades, shorter commutes, reducing consumption, energy efficiency, eating lower on the food chain, unplugging electrical devices, and more.

Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming. Based on the 2017 book Drawdown, this list of 100 policies, practices, and individual actions is divided into categories by electricity generation, food, women and girls, buildings and cities, land use, transportation, and materials.

Hopeful Articles about Climate Change

10 Reasons to Feel Hopeful About Climate Change in 2019, Sierra Club magazine, January 2019

Resources to Learn More about Climate Change

The Impacts of Climate Change at 1.5C, 2C and Beyond. This interactive graphic shows the effects of 1.5 degrees Celsius warming versus 2 degrees Celsius on different parts of the world as well as on specific areas such as oceans, ice, temperatures, rainfall, storms, flooding, crops, wildlife environments, GDP, and public health.

Climate Interactive is a website that provides online interactive tools to see the effects of climate change and policy solutions, as well as videos.

Carbon Brief--Carbon Countdown is a UK-based website with a daily briefing and collection of articles on climate science, climate policy, and energy policy. Lots of clear graphics and easy-to-follow explanations.

Climate Justice/Environmental Racism Resources

Farmworkers and Climate Change describes how climate change, along with pesticides, makes for unbearable conditions for farmworkers.

The Equitable and Just Climate Platform advances the goals of economic, racial, climate, and environmental justice to improve the public health and well-being of all communities, while tackling the climate crisis. video

11 Young Climate Justice Activists You Need to Pay Attention To  Young Indigenous and people of the global majority who are doing great climate justice activism. 

The People's Demands for Climate Justice excellent framing of demands for climate justice by a strong coalition of groups.

Poor People's Campaign, 50 year report. Produced in conjunction with the 2018 Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, this report presents data about the impact of racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation on poor and working class people and people of the global majority, and calls for transformative action.

Food Security. This graphic and article discuss the impact of climate change on hunger and food security around the world.

Our Power Film/Black Water Mesa Coalition. This 8-minute video discusses the work of the Black Water Mesa Coalition in fighting for a just transition to clean energy on Navajo Nation land, with partners from around the country in the Climate Justice Alliance.

Movement Generation, Transition Is Inevitable, Justice Is Not. This website outlines a set of principles for what they call a “Just Recovery” from climate-caused disasters that are based on working for justice, rights, self-governance, and ecological restoration.

Environmental Racism Explained. This 3-minute video describes how environmental racism targets communities of the global majority for polluting industries, hazardous waste, and lack of access to clean air and water. It looks at Flint and Detroit, Michigan, and other places as examples.

Environmental Justice, Explained. This 3-minute video explains how communities of the global majority and poor people are segregated and then targeted for environmental contamination, in different neighborhoods within cities and also globally.

Environmental Justice Atlas is an impressive website that has a map of the world where you can choose different places that are the sites of struggle over environmental issues. Each site has extensive information about the details of the conflict, with citations for further information.

Just Transition Resources

Climate Justice Alliance: Just Transition: A Framework for Change  PDF

Indigenous Environmental Network: Indigenous Principles of Just Transition  PDF

Indigenous Environmental Network: Green New Deal Must Be Rooted in a Just Transition for Workers and Communities Most Impacted by Climate Change

People's Climate Movement NY Statement, April 2020

It Takes Roots

United Frontline Table

Videos about Climate Change

Something's Gotta Stop Us (Adaptation of Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now)

Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Ten Years to Transform the Future of Humanity or Destabilize the Planet (TED talk by Johan Rockstrom)

Scientist Rebellion, April 2022

Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

See What 3° of Global Warming Looks Like

Meet the People Getting Paid to Kill Our Planet (agriculture)

The carbon cycle is key to understanding climate change (The Economist)

Natural Climate Solutions, by Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot.

Why the IPCC Report is so Scary is a 10-minute video about the 2018 Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body that is the internationally recognized authority on climate change. The report talks about the catastrophic consequences of the difference between a global average temperature increase of 1.5°C versus 2°C.

Ah'ah Laot: People of the Sea is a 7-minute video about the impact of climate change on the people of Tigtabon Island in the Philippines, who depend on the ocean for their livelihood.

Young Voices for the Planet. This website has a series of short videos of young people talking about the impact of climate change in their lives and taking action to address it.

Human Flow

The Devastating Impact of Climate Change in Ethiopia

The Story of Climate Change (April 2017)

Climate Change Solutions (April 2017)

Sea Level Rise in the Pacific

India Man Plants Forest Bigger Than Central Park to Save His Island

Al Gore: The case for optimism on climate change

Before the Flood, National Geographic

This Changes Everything

The Coming Storm of Climate Change

Call to Earth: A Message from the World's Astronauts to COP21

Years of Living Dangerously (2 seasons, search on the internet)


Videos That Get Your Attention Out

UN Climate Summit Poem "Dear Matafele Peinem"

Greta Thunberg on Hope

Julia Roberts as Mother Nature

Morgan Freeman, Our Future

I'm A Climate Scientist

Funny Videos

John Oliver, Green New Deal

Honest Government Ad: We're F**ked, Net Zero by 2050 (many more, great series on climate change)

Old People Don't Care about Climate Change

John Oliver, Climate Change Debate

Coal Lobby Warns Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit

What's so Funny about Climate Change

Useful Short Videos and Graphics

The Countries with the Largest Cumulative Emissions since 1750

Images of Change

Think about Us

An Introduction to Climate Change in 60 Seconds

Carbon Brief: Data Dashboard

Fossil Free Divestment

The Climate Risks of Natural Gas

Top Ten Solutions to Climate Change from Drawdown

Carbon budget, global mean temperature, CO2 concentration

Countries most likely to survive climate change

CO2 Emissions of top ten countries over time

Current CO2 Emissions

What the world would look like if all the ice melted

Draft Programs of Other Organizations

The Sunrise Movement--Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We're building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people. The Sunrise Movement Plan.

Extinction Rebellion--Extinction Rebellion is a campaign by the Rising Up network. We aim to promote a fundamental change of our political and economic system to one which maximizes well-being and minimizes harm.

Exponential Climate Action Roadmap--A report to the Global Climate Action Summit, September 2018 outlining the global economic transformation required by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement on climate.

The Climate Mobilization--Faced with a catastrophically failing system, the only rational response is a system overhaul. To protect humanity, we need a massive transformation of our economy and society in a matter of years, not decades. We must rapidly direct our resources toward a singular national purpose: restoring a safe climate for our world.

The Leap Manifesto--We call for a Canada based on caring for each other and the planet, moving swiftly to a post-carbon future, upholding Indigenous rights, and pursuing economic justice for all.

World on the Edge, Earth Policy Institute--In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now.

Useful Websites to a very useful daily email briefing our approach to the emissions that will bring us to 2C, 3C, and 4C.  

ClimateActionTracker--independent scientific analysis of 32 countries with 80% of all carbon emissions, tracking progress towards the globally agreed aim of holding warming well below 2°C, and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Green Climate Fund Dashboard

George Washington University listing of 53 climate change websites

Climate Action Network--the largest and broadest website for civil society acting on climate in Canada

US Climate Resilience Toolkit

World Institute on Disability: Climate Change and Disaster Preparation for People with Disabilities

United States Climate Alliance

Important Books

 The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, Naomi Klein

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, P. Hawken

The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy, M. Mann & T. Toles.

The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert

Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein

Important Publications from Groups Working on Climate Change

Missing Pathways to 1.5C, Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance (2018)

Equity and the Ambition Ratchet, Civil Society Review (2018)

Carbon Pricing: A Critical Perspective for Community Resistance (2017)

Dirty Energy Dominance: Dependent on Denial (fossil fuel subsidies), Oil Energy International (2017)





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