MCP Human Responses (Physical & Psychological Health, Consumption) Resources

(edited 04/04/2020)


Overshoot day

Bunky Echo Hawk    Break slide

Key Question 1. How will climate change affect human physical and mental health?

Has Your Doctor Talked To You About Climate Change? (July 13, 2019) by Martha Bebinger. Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday

The lost summer’: the emotional and spiritual toll of the smoke apocalypse  (Sharon J. Riley, Aug 21, 2018. The Narwhal.)

MEDICAL ALERT! Climate Change Is Harming Our Health by The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

Climate Change is Bad for your Health (Jeff Nesbit, Oct 30, 2017. New York Times)

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. Global

What if we never changed? Looking at what would have happened if we didn’t adopt the Clean Air Act

Doctors: Climate Change Is Already Making US Kids Sicker Honora Montano

As Long As Grass Grows byDina Gilio-Whitaker 2019 Beacon Press

County, State and National Plans

Jackson County Climate and Health Action Plan (2013)

Oregon’s Public Health Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (pdf)

Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Health Care Facilities Toolkit

Key Question 2. How does population growth impact global warming/climate change?

Remember the Population Bomb? It’s Still Ticking (New York Times, 2017)

Key Question 3. How does consumption impact global warming/climate change?

The Story of Plastics

Lend a Plate

Is This the End of Recycling?The Atlantic, March 5, 2019

Climate Justice Alliance  Just transition is our main organizing framework

Politicians blew off Gen Z’s climate goals. The coronavirus shows we can act fast. Washington Post

Carbon Offsets (Carbon Credits):

Caution should be used when purchasing Carbon Offsets. Green America provides information about considerations. Green America: Carbon Offsets Demystified

Carbon (calculators and buying)

Native Energy (How Offsets work and Buying)

My Climate


Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

Arcadia Power accredited by the Better Business Bureau, certified Green-e, and part of the Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership. (Link to check availability on webpage).

Blue Sky Renewable Energy for Pacific Power customers

Key Question 4. Can the world sustain the current trend of economic growth and consumption?

Story of Stuff (video)

Intro Video (2:38)

Full version (21:25)

The Story of Microfibers (video: 2:47)

Key Question 5. How does our consumption affect our GHG footprint?

Eating Seafood Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint, But Some Fish Are Better Than Others

To Shrink Your Carbon Footprint, Ease Up on the Dairy


Link to SOCAN Physical & Psychological Health Project Resources