MCP Basic Science Resources

(updated 10/23/2020)


Homework from Session 1 for Session 2:

Watch 1:34 minute video of Greta Thunberg, Speaking at UN conference in September 2019 (1.34 minutes).


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

Berkeley Earth –  a good source for global climate data and interpretations

How humans disrupted a cycle essential to all life. This is the one thing you need to understand before thinking about our options to fight climate change. By 

How Global Warming Works (5 videos explain how global warming (related to climate change) works in as few as 52 seconds.)

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions (vimeo; Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) 2017)

State of the Climate In 2017. Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Vol. 99, No. 8, August 2018.

Complete IPCC 2013 Working Group I -Physical Basis (large file)

National Climate Assessment Report (2014) Climate Change Impacts in the US (Pacific Northwest)

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

Oregon Climate Assessment Report (2nd report on page) (2010)

Jackson County Climate Trends and Projections

Skeptical Science (a good source for responses to climate denier claims)

Pictorial timeline to counter the rubric “climate is always changing”!

Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. A New York Times set of responses to common questions, accurate, but a little vague on occasions.

Melting Permafrost Emits More Methane Than Scientists Thought

Looking for signs of global warming? They’re all around you

Climate Change has become too hot to handle

Allergies, glaciers, and pikas: climate change in action

Climate Change Is Complex. We’ve Got Answers to Your Questions. 

Links to resources organized by Key Question

Key Question 1.What is the difference between climate and weather?

Weather & Climate Basics: What Is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

Key Question 2. What is the current scientific understanding of anthropogenic (human-induced) global warming and climate change?

Climate Change 2013: Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis

GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP)

Fundamentals of Environmental Measurements – Solar Radiation & Photosynthetically Active Radiation

Spectrum of Solar Radiance

Four Climate Change Facts To Keep the Senate Up All Night

Where is Global Warming Going?

IPCC Working Group I: Summary for Policymakers

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reach new record

Key Question 3. What are the major contributors to global warming?

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

EPA: Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks

The Carbon Mistake: Why carbon is not always the appropriate target of our efforts

Key Question 4. What are the regional climate trends and projections?

Renewable Energy Assessment for Jackson & Josephine Counties, Oregon

Southern Oregon Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory

City of Ashland Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

4th National Climate Assessment Report. Volume I, Chapter 3: Detection and attribution of climate change

Open Mind: Models

USGS  Climate Research and Development Program. National Climate Change Viewer (This pages seems to be having intermittent problems. We are checking.)

Projected Heatwaves

Precipitation change

Climate Science Special Report: 4th National Climate Assessment, volume I

101 Blistering Future Summers