MCP Human Responses (Physical & Psychological Health, Consumption) Resources
Information Related to Key Questions
Key Question 1. How will climate change affect human physical and mental health?
Climate Collapse: I’ve just found out how bad things are. What now? How to avoid falling into a pit of despair and hopelessness (Aug 9, 2021) by Gwyneth Jones, Age of Awareness.
Climate change anxiety: How to stop spiraling and make a difference (July 11, 2021) by Rebecca Ruiz, Mashable.
Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It (Feb 7, 2021) by Susan Shain, New York Times.
How climate change could undo 50 years of public health gains (Dec 7, 2020) by Zoya Teirstein. Grist
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 (Aug 21, 2018) by Sharon J. Riley. The Narwhal.
Climate Change is Bad for your Health (Oct 30, 2017) by Jeff Nesbit. New York Times
As Long As Grass Grows (2019) by Dina Gilio-Whitaker. Beacon Press
County, State and National Plans
Climate and Health in Oregon 2020 Report. Oregon Health Authority – Public Health Division
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?
Climate-Friendly Food Is Easier Than We Think (March 27, 2021) Edwina Hughes, Richard Waite and Gerard Pozzi, World Resources Institute.
Food Label Guide (Green America)
Grass-Fed Beef Will Not Help Tackle Climate Change. (Oct. 03, 2017) EcoWatch
All birds How much did your outfit cost the planet? Now any brand can use our Carbon Footprint tools to label their emissions.
Pros and Cons of 6 Natural Fabrics (2019) by Lydia Noyes in Mother Earth Living
Are These Trends Green or Greenwashed? (Winter 2019) by Eleanor Greene in Green America.org. We fact-checked the claims of trendy companies advertising green options.
Unraveling the Fashion Industry (Winter 2019) Eleanor Greene, editor, Green America.org. It’s easy to ignore the huge influence garments have on workers and the planet. Luckily, activists and businesses are working to make the fashion industry better. If you wear clothes, you can too.
Unpacking Toxic Textiles (Winter 2019) by Asher Weinstein, Green America.org. Business as usual in the garment industry is bad for people and the planet, from agriculture to factories, from stores to our closets.
Retail Resale: Learn how to shop zero-waste while remaining fashion-forward in today’s clothing market. (Nov/Dec 2019) By Madeline Backus, Mother Earth Living.
Is This the End of Recycling? The Atlantic, March 5, 2019
Climate Justice Alliance Just transition is our main organizing framework
Key Question 4. Can the world sustain the current trend of economic growth and consumption?
Story of Stuff (video)
Intro Video (2:38)
Key Question 5. How does our consumption affect our GHG footprint?
Meatless meat is becoming mainstream — and it’s sparking a backlash (Oct 7, 2019) The growing pushback against Impossible and Beyond burgers in fast-food chains, explained.
Alternative Meats Are Having a Moment—We Break Down the Different Types to Cut Through the Confusion (updated September 18, 2019) by Kelly Vaughn, Real Simple. To infinity and beyond (burger).