MCP Individual and Collective Actions Resources
Information Related to Key Questions
Key Question 1: Major human-induced causes of global warming
Key Question 2: Reasonable GHG reduction goals
Climate Science Basics (350.org)
Good Co 2011a Southern Oregon regional greenhouse Gas Inventory The first inventory undertaken of greenhouse gas emissions from this region. Previously posted on the Rogue Valley Council of Governments web site but relocated with permission to SOCAN when RVCOG removed it.
Good Co 2011b Renewable Energy Assessment for Jackson and Josephine Counties An analysis by the Good Company of Renewable Energy options for Jackson and Josephine Counties; a little dated but the patterns are probably still relevant. Previously posted on the Rogue Valley Council of Governments web site but relocated with permission to SOCAN when RVCOG removed it.
EPA 2018 Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse gas emissions and sinks A draft discussion of the trends in national emissions 1990 – 208. Final version should be out this month (April 2020)
Oregon DEQ 2018 Oregon Greenhouse Gas Sector-Based Inventory Data Discussion of Oregon GHG emissions
IPCC Report (2018) Global Warming of 1.5ºC An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
NOAA 2019 Climate Change: Annual greenhouse gas index Explaining the AGGI based on 1990 patterns, this offers a discussion of how all major greenhouse gases are impacting the warming trend.
Garrett Hardin 1968 The Tragedy of the Commons Hardin’s discussion of the dilemma: The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality.
Christopher Ketcham 2017 The Fallacy of Endless Economic Growth What economists around the world get wrong about the future.
How It All Ends The 10 minute video about Pascal’s Wager.
Key Question 3: Individual actions to reduce GHG emissions
5 Ways Families Can Help Tackle Climate Change By Greg McDermid, Joule A Bergerson, Sheri Madigan (Jan 20, 2020) EcoWatch
Visit https://socan.eco/individual-collective-action/ for information on footprint calculator, carbon offsets, divestment/investment, flying, credit cards, Pacific Power Blue Sky Program,
Looking for a Better Bank. Many banks (especially the amoral mega-banks) support fossil fuels and climate change.
Are Local Climate Efforts Enough? by Olivia Rosane (Aug 30, 2018; EcoWatch).
The UNFCCC Paris Agreement Includes a link tthe text
Carbon Offsets (Carbon Credits):
Caution should be used when purchasing Carbon Offsets. Green America provides information about considerations. Green America: Carbon Offsets Demystified
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: Collective (political) actions to reduce GHG emissions
Visit http://socan.eco/cej/ for information on the Oregon (2020) SB 1530 and the Governor’s Executive Order 20-04.
“A Brief History of CO2 Emissions” an 8 minute video
An Introduction to the Cap & Trade Versus the Tax/Fee and Dividend Approach Alan’s summary of the main differences
Contact your State Representatives, and Legislative Leaders to support legislation Contact Information