MCP Basic Science Resources
Homework from Session 1 for Session 2:
Watch three and a half minute video of Greta Thunberg, 15-year old Swedish student speaking at the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference of the Parties 24, in Poland (December 2018).
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)
Fourth Oregon Climate Assessment Report: State of climate science (2019) Oregon Climate Research Institute
Oregon Climate Assessment Report (2nd report on page) (2010)
National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV) from USGS. Look up climate trends and projections for any county in contiguous US. Tutorial .pdf included.
Skeptical Science (a good source for responses to climate denier claims)
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.
Links to resources organized by Key Question
Key Question 1.What is the difference between climate and weather?
Key Question 2. What is the current scientific understanding of anthropogenic (human-induced) global warming and climate change?
Key Question 3. What are the major contributors to global warming?
Key Question 4. What are the regional climate trends and projections?