Free (mostly) Resources for an Introduction to Climate Change Science:

Causes, Effects and Solutions with a Health Emphasis

Printed Materials (downloads and texts), Videos, PowerPoint Presentations

I.  Reading materials downloadable free from the Internet

         A.  Free downloadable 28 page summary but science is compromised and few specifics on health

Climate Change & Global Warming: The Ultimate Guide | Goodside (joingoodside.com)  or 

https://www.joingoodside.com/guides/climate-change-education?gclid=Cj0KCQjw7MGJBhD-ARIsAMZ0eeuJQwmyKnW0DWET63CB47xvoENcxv7C-ei8Q281bFaF3qAK7bIV-1waAqWbEALw_wcB

        B.  Downloadable textbook that covers the subject but appropriate for a 2 or 3 unit course

              Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions (escholarship.org)  https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6kr8p5rq

 

C.  Climate change and the Central Valley of California including health effects

http://climate.calcommons.org/article/central-valley-change

https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/climate-change-in-SJValley.pdf

                          https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/effects/default.htm

                          Regional Health Effects - Southwest | CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/effects/Southwest.htm

 

II.  Videos free on the Internet

    A.    Climate change introduction and science

             1.  Extreme Weather 101 free on the Internet but registration required

 

   https://www.udemy.com/course/extreme-weather-101/  

B.  Katharine Hayhoe
            1.  This 1.25 hour talk was zoomed live on 9/10/21 by the Renaissance  Society at CSUSacramento.  
                    The presentation is worth the time and everyone should watch this video.  Particularly disturbing are her graphs on the political divide.  
 

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWO2fbsEyvg

              2.  For a 3 year old short version of the above talk (20 minutes), go to:

                    Katharine Hayhoe: The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | TED Talk  or

https://www.ted.com/talks/katharine_hayhoe_the_most_important_thing_you_can_do_to_fight_climate_change_talk_about_it?language=en  

  C.      Health 

 1.       https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_patz_climate_change_is_affecting_our_health_is_there_a_cure

 

 2.       Short asthma video on MJC campus recorded by Richard Anderson of MJC Institute Day Speaker, Gina Solomon

     
 https://youtu.be/8tIYVLNgmEk

 

 

  D.     Water table effect.  Short video recorded by Richard Anderson and Bill Anelli on the water table in the Calif. Central Valley.     

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3td9f-DFrA

 

III. Solutions

A.  Online

         https://www.greenamerica.org/climate-change-100-reasons-hope/top-10-solutions-reverse-climate-change

        https://www.positive.news/environment/solutions-to-climate-change/

                  https://www.ucsusa.org/climate/solutions

         B.  VIDEO

                       https://www.ted.com/talks/chad_frischmann_100_solutions_to_reverse_global_warming?language=en

 

New Texts (not free).  The first two are short and can be read in 1 or 2 hours.  The science in the first one appears to be accurate.  The second one contains case studies.  The third, Hayhoe's book, is excellent especially for learning how to have an impact when educating people about climate change.  I have not read or looked at the last three.

a.     This Is Climate Change: A Visual Guide to the Facts―See for Yourself How the Planet Is Warming and What It Means for Us, David  Nelles and Christian Serrer | Sep 14, 2021, Hardcover, $14.95, 128 pages, ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1615198261, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1615198269

b.     Humans of Climate Change: A Cultural Journey to Explore Climate-Change Impacts, Solutions, and Hope by Kaden Hogan, ASIN‏: ‎       B09BB8DLWP  Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 26, 2021  185 pages, paperback $7.99

c.    Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

by Katharine Hayhoe | Sep 21, 2021

d.   All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, Paperback – July 20, 2021 by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (Editor),  Katharine K. Wilkinson (Editor), Publisher ‏ : ‎ One World (July 20, 2021) Paperback ‏ : ‎ 448 pages, ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593237080, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593237083, paperback $15.19

e.     Carbon Choices: Common-sense Solutions to our Climate and Nature Crises

  by Neil Kitching | Sep 23, 2020, Paperback, $13.99, 322 pages, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8687505741

f.     Global Warming: CAUSE EFFECT MITIGATION, by Edvard Julius Solnes | Jan 8, 2020, $35.95, 253 pages

 ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1657555224, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1657555228, kindle $7.95

 

 

IV.  PowerPoint Presentations (search for more not performed)


Climate Change Probe  

 Interactive probe into climate change issues
http://murov.info/climatechangeprobe.htm (for PowerPoint links)
http://murov.info/climatechangeprobeauto/climatechangeprobeauto.html
http://murov.info/climatechangeprobemanual/climatechangeprobemanual.html
climate change slides http://murov.info/climatechangeimages.ppt

 

V.  Miseclleneous

      A.  Directory of climate change resources -  http://murov.info/climatechange.htm

     

    B.  Climate change introductions http://murov.info/climatechangeprimer.htm
  http://murov.info/climatechangecriticality.pdf

 

      C.  Effects of Climate Change on Health

                 https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/effects/default.htm

            https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/chapter/14/     text

             https://health2016.globalchange.gov/

             https://health2016.globalchange.gov/climate-change-and-human-health

            https://www.globalchange.gov/browse/educators     health effect chapters and PowerPoint slides, downloadable

            https://unccelearn.org/course/view.php?id=127&page=overview 

            https://unccelearn.org/course/view.php?id=127&page=course

 

      D.   documentaries from places like PBS    

              https://mashable.com/article/best-climate-change-documentaries

 

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