Master Climate Protector Resources
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.org: 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)
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)
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)
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
Biennial Report to the Oregon Legislature (2020) Oregon Global Warming Commission
Here’s how climate change will impact your part of the country November 27, 2018). Detail from National Climate Assessment released November 23, 2018)
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
Sample Climate Conversations
Questions about Climate Change
Send an email to ClimateQuestions@socan.eco
Session 1 – Introduction & Basic Science
Session 3 – Energy & Construction
Session 4 – Transportation
Session 5 – Weather & Water
Session 6 – Terrestrial (Land Based) Natural Systems
Session 7 – Agriculture
Session 9 – Individual & Collective Actions
Session 10 – Wrap-up