For more sustainable living
It’s Not Easy Being Green
First of all, it needs to be acknowledged that there are nearly endless ways in which lifestyle changes can help reduce greenhouse gases. And considering where to start can be very complex and confusing. Some recommendations are straightforward and easy to say but not that easy to do; such as drive and fly less. Other decisions are complicated and it’s not always obvious which choice is best.
Planet Vision. This website has well organized pdf Action Guide that can be downloaded.
Other websites with suggestions for personal actions
Green America: This organization that provides information about living, shopping and doing business with an environmental focus.
Soil & Forest Management
Eating & Health
Home & Office
Buying Carbon Offsets
A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere. I purchase offsets when I fly, although I’m also making an effort to fly less often.
Drawdown is the most comprehensive (and only) plan for reversing global warming
The Solutions Project
Jobs in the Clean Energy Economy
A brief movie about transitioning to a sustainable economy in a red state A Just Transition: Creating the New Economy in Eastern Kentucky
Other Climate Information Resources
There is a broad consensus that the best first step that Congress can take to reduce carbon emissions is a carbon fee and dividend plan. There is a bill now proposed in the House of Representatives to do just that. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby has a “laser focus” (their term) working for passage of such a law.
Other Politically-oriented websites
A Tea Party Founder in favor of Energy Freedom
National Nonprofit Organizations
This organization was started by Al Gore with the proceeds from the groundbreaking documentary, The Inconvenient Truth. The Climate Reality Project has trained over 14,000 Climate Reality Leaders on the science of global warming and provided the tools for them to give presentations to others. I was trained as a climate reality leader (Denver, March 2017) and it was a terrific experience.
The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation
The Natural Resources Defense Council
Naomi Klein’s organization. The Leap: Caring for Earth and One Another
More Than Scientists: It has been my feeling for some time that trust in the science of climate change will be enhanced when people see and hear climate scientists as honest, personable, committed, and intelligent — in a word, trustworthy. This website features hundreds of short videos of climate scientists talking about climate change, not about the science itself but their feelings regarding our future on a warming planet.
Union of Concerned Scientists. They’ve been doing great work for years supporting the role of science in policy decisions and calling out the lies and distortions.
Climate Research at UC Berkeley
On September 20, 2016, 378 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 30 Nobel laureates, published an open letter to draw attention to the serious risks of climate change. The letter warns that the consequences of opting out of the Paris agreement would be severe and long-lasting for our planet’s climate and for the international credibility of the United States. The text of that letter is here.
Website of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Watch the videos on this site to see how climate scientists who speak out about his or her research have become a target and needs help from this legal defense fund. I find this shocking and appalling.
These scientists have inspired me with their work in communicating the science to the public.
Government Websites on Climate Change
(note: some have been modified by the current administration)
The Department of Energy website on energy efficiency.
NASA’s take on climate change
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
International Climate Websites
Community Solutions: Ohio
Climate & Big Business
State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
Climate Communication & News
Climate & Health
Graphic version of the Timeline of Earth’s Temperature
Pew Research on Climate
Climate and Kids
This video from NASA astronauts was played before the COP21 in Paris. It’s amazing.
A library of visual images on climate