MCP Individual and Collective Actions Resources

(Updated 2/15/2020)

General

Planning for Climate Change – Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Still Matters: In fact, getting politicians and industry to address climate change may start at home.

Green America – Green Living

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

Key Question 1: Major human-induced causes of global warming

Southern Oregon Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory

What is a Benefit Corporation

Ashland Co-op Sustainability Report (2017)

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.

What Is a Benefit Corporation

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,

How to get your family Carbon Free in 10 Years

Green America: How does your credit card stack up?

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 countdown clock: how much of the world’s carbon budget have we spent?

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.

Key Question 4: Collective (political) actions to reduce GHG emissions

The Solutions Project: Creating a World with Clean Energy for All

Drawdown: 100 solutions to reverse global warming

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

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