Master Climate Protector Resources

updated 4/14/2022

Footprint Calculators

CoolCalifornia.Org: Household Footprint Calculator  CoolCalifornia’s mission is to is to provide all Californians with the tools they need to take action to protect the climate and keep California cool by partnering with State Agencies, Universities and Next 10.  This calculator was developed by the CoolClimate Network at UC Berkeley. Find out how your household contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and discover some of the ways you can reduce your GHG footprint. This is the calculator we use for the MCP Course.

Written instructions for filling out the CoolCalifornia Footprint Calculator

Instructional Video for Filling out the CoolCalifornia Footprint Calculator

CC Mobile Footprint Calculator Excel Spreadsheet (use this to keep record of your inputs): CC Footprint Calculator_record_sheet

OK, I’ll bite. What the hell is my carbon footprint? Grist Magazine,  (

Americans have Texas-sized carbon footprints-here’s why  Ars Technica Earth Day 2020

Other Calculators you may be interested in

Oregon DEQ Footprint Calculator: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality – Find out how your household contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, and discover some of the ways you can reduce your GHG footprint. This is an older version also developed by the CoolClimate Network. Note: Your data is not saved in this calculator.

Global Footprint Calculator: Global Footprint Network – This is a Total Ecological Footprint versus Carbon Footprint only. This will also calculate your personal Earth Overshoot Day.

Grace Water Footprint Calculator  (this is the calculator we use for Session 5: Weather & Water)

Regeneration Regeneration is a radical new approach to the climate crisis, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy, and transformation that can end the climate crisis in one generation.

Table of Contents in Regeneration book – the Regeneration website does not organize their solutions into categories like they do in the book. This is helpful for folks reading through Regeneration’s solutions in tandem with the MCP course (Categories: Oceans, Forests, Wilding, Land, People, The City, Food, Energy, Industry, Action + Connection)



Drawdown Solutions with links  from D Spinney



Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops – Introduction. Video (13:09) Official Launch with the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg (Jan 10, 2021).

Why It’s Time to Think About Human Extinction (Dec 16, 2018). An interview with Canadian Geneticist and long-time environmental activist about the current status of climate concern Dr. David Suzuki. It is about an hour long but presents an excellent summary of the main problems. (1:00:25)

Greta Thunberg

Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way (Feb 18, 2019) New York Times.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg turns 18 Jan 3, 2021 (2.32 minutes)

Greta Thunberg’s speech at UN Climate Change Conference Dec 11, 2019 (8.18 minutes)

Greta Thunberg – Inspiring Others to take a stand against Climate Change | The Daily Show  Sept 14, 2019 (8.51 minutes)

You Are Stealing Our Future (Dec 13, 2018). Greta Thunberg, 15, Condemns the World’s Inaction on Climate Change (4:05 min)

School strike for climate – save the world by changing the rules (Nov, 2018) Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm (11:10 min)

Other links

Mapping Climate Vulnerability Peter Fairley (February 24, 2021) As part of the yearlong reporting project “Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia,” InvestigateWest commissioned a set of maps that provide digital windows into vulnerabilities spanning Washington and Oregon that are likely to worsen with climate change.

US Climate Resilience Toolkit (NOAA) A visualization tool to explore interactive graphs and maps of climate projections and observations for any county in the contiguous United States. There is also a framework to define and build resilient solutions to local climate risk hazards.

A Lost Decade: How Climate Action Fizzled in Cascadia (Jan 11, 2021) by Peter Fairley / Investigate West, JPR.

Fourth Oregon Climate Assessment Report: State of climate science (2019) Oregon Climate Research Institute

Keep Oregon Cool – Oregon Global Warming Commission Reports and Resources

Biennial Report to the Oregon Legislature (2020) Oregon Global Warming Commission

Oregon Global Warming Commission Reports Highlight Oregon’s Climate Change Challenges 

Oregon Environmental Council

Fourth National Climate Assessment Report Volume I (2017)

Fourth National Climate Assessment Report Volume II:  Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (2018)

Here’s how climate change will impact your part of the country November 27, 2018). Detail from National Climate Assessment released November 23, 2018)

Northwest Climate Impacts Detailed In National Report | Jefferson Public Radio

How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet. Bill McKibben, Nov 26, 2018 The New Yorker

EPA Climate Change website (saved by City of Chicago)

US Climate Resilience Toolkit – A visualization tool to explore interactive graphs and maps of climate projections and observations for any county in the contiguous United States

NASA: Climate Change and Global Warming

8 Climate Tools to Spend Hours On

Sample Climate Conversations

Videos created to help conversations

Questions about Climate Change

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Session Resources

Session 1 – Introduction & Basic Science

Session 2 – Climate Communication, Local Projections & Alternative Explanations

More Communication Resources

Session 3 – Energy & Construction

Session 4 – Transportation

Session 5 – Weather & Water

Session 6 – Terrestrial (Land Based) Natural Systems

Session 7 – Agriculture

Session 8 – Human Responses (Physical & Psychological Health, Consumption)

Session 9 – Individual & Collective Actions

Session 10 – Wrap-up

PowerPoints from Refresher Sessions, Videos from 2022 Sessions & FAQs

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