Master Climate Protector Resources

Carbon (GHG) 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. 

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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.

Water Footprint Calculators

Grace Water Footprint Calculator  (this is an update from the ‘Change Your Course Calculator’)


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

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

Why It’s Time to Think About Human Extinction. 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.

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

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

Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Paul Hawken, ed. 2017. on-line. paperback

EPA Climate Change website (saved by City of Chicago)

Keep Oregon Cool – Oregon Global Warming Commission

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

Oregon Environmental Council

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

The Climate Reality Project: Action Toolkit – BE THE VOICE OF REALITY: Twelve Ways To make a Difference.  Sign up to download a copy of this helpful guide.

NASA: Climate Change and Global Warming

8 Climate Tools to Spend Hours On



Southern Oregon Drawdown

Drawdown Solutions with links  from D Spinney

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 – Alternative Explanations


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

FAQs, PowerPoints for MCP Sessions (posted after the session), & PowerPoints for MCP Refresher Sessions.

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