Tag: Teaching Materials

FEMA Strategic Plans

FEMA Strategic Plan 2014–2018 – Obama Administration, mentions climate 8 times. FEMA Strategic Plan 2018–2033 – Trump Administration, mentions climate 0 times. FEMA Strategic Plan 2022–2618 – Biden Administration, mentions climate 93 times.

NASA Science Briefs – The Great Ice Meltdown and Rising Seas: Lessons for Tomorrow

The Great Ice Meltdown and Rising Seas: Lessons for Tomorrow By Vivien Gornitz — June 2012 As accumulating atmospheric greenhouse gases lead to further climate warming, sea level rise will accelerate, endangering coastal communities by more frequent flooding, exacerbated beach…

Fake news and disinformation

The Bad News Game This is a learning tool on how to build effective fake news. The objective is to teach critical thinking about fake news and disinformation. The Bad News Primer on Dis/Misinformation The Bad News Game (Click on…

Restoring Environmental and Climate Regulations

Sabin Center Climate Deregulation Tracker Harvard Regulatory Rollback Tracker Berkeley website focused on strategies for reversing the nearly 200 federal rollbacks Day 2 Actions

Siberian heatwave of 2020 almost impossible without climate change

Prolonged Siberian heat of 2020 A large, rapid multi-method attribution study, supported by observational and large ensemble model analyses, indicates with high confidence that extremely warm periods such as the 6 months of January – June 2020 over the Siberian…

NOAA – 2019 State of U.S. High Tide Flooding with a 2020 Outlook

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sea level rise flooding of U.S. coastlines is happening now, and it is becoming more frequent each year. This flooding typically occurs when ocean waters reach 0.5 meter (m) to 0.65 m above the daily average high tide…

FloodFactor – Find your home’s Flood Factor – Tool for Determining Present and Future Flood Risk

https://floodfactor.com/ Flood Factor™ Defining American’s past, present, and future flood risk. Flood Factor is a free online tool created by the nonprofit First Street Foundation that makes it easy for Americans to finally find their property’s current and future risk of flooding,…

California – Climate Change and Sea Level Assessment

Council, Ocean Protection. “State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance, 2018 Update.” Ocean Protection Council: Sacramento, CA, USA (2018): 84. This updated document, the “State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance” (Guidance), provides a bold, science-based methodology for state and local…

The Paris Climate Change Agreement

The Paris Agreement – Full Text Sachs, Noah, The Paris Agreement in the 2020s: Breakdown or Breakup? (October 3, 2019). Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2019. The Paris climate agreement is at risk of falling apart in the…

FISCAL MONITOR: How to Mitigate Climate Change, IMF (2019)

FISCAL MONITOR: How to Mitigate Climate Change, IMF (2019) The projections included in this issue of the Fiscal Monitor are drawn from the same database used for the October 2019 World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report (and are…

Geoengineering Resources

Geoengineering tag cloud Holahan, R. & Kashwan, P., 2019. Disentangling the rhetoric of public goods from their externalities: The case of climate engineering. Global Transitions, 1, pp.132–140. McLaren, D. et al., 2016. Public conceptions of justice in climate engineering: Evidence…

Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities – San Francisco Fed

This issue of the Community Development Innovation Review offers strategies that address climate change risk in low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. As these communities begin to grapple with a changing environment, strategic investments can increase resiliency and support adaptation while simultaneously advancing…

Global trends in climate change litigation: 2019 snapshot

Setzer, Joana, and Rebecca Byrnes. “Global trends in climate change litigation: 2019 snapshot.” (2019). Headline issues • Climate change litigation continues to expand across jurisdictions as a tool to strengthen climate action, though more evidence of its impact is needed.…

The Precautionary Principle

Bourguignon, Didier. “The precautionary principle: Definitions, applications and governance.” European Parliament Research Service Paper (2015). Treaty on European Union, Article 191 2. Union policy on the environment shall aim at a high level of protection taking into account the diversity…

The First Climate Treaty – The Montreal Protocol

Chlorofluorocarbons and Ozone Depletion – A National Historic Chemical Landmark Molina, Mario J., and F. Sherwood Rowland. “Stratospheric sink for chlorofluoromethanes: chlorine atom-catalysed destruction of ozone.” Nature 249.5460 (1974): 810. (the first ozone hole paper) Environmental Protection Agency. “Regulatory Impact Analysis:…

Decarbonization

Legal Pathways To Deep Decarbonization In The United States: Summary And Key Recommendations (Publisher’s WWW site) Dernbach, John C., The Dozen Types of Legal Tools in the Deep Decarbonization Toolbox (September 10, 2018). 39 Energy Law Journal 101; Widener Law Commonwealth…

Climate Change Risks to Mountain Ecology and Communities

Alfthan, B., Gjerdi, H.L., Puikkonen, L., Andresen, M., Semernya, L., Schoolmeester, T., Jurek, M. (2018). Mountain Adaptation Outlook Series – Synthesis Report. United Nations Environment Programme, and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi, Vienna, and Arendal. www.unenvironment.org, www.grida.no – Original Link Also see: Alfthan, B., Gupta,…

Hurricane Florence and Climate Change

The human influence on Hurricane Florence – a real time forecast based on climate change information For Hurricane Florence, we present the first advance forecasted attribution statements about the human influence on a tropical cyclone. We find that rainfall will…

The Children’s Climate Case – Juliana v. United States

Court Documents Juliana v. United States, No. 6:15-CV-01517-TC – First Amended Complaint Juliana v. United States, No. 6:15-CV-01517-TC – Federal Defendants First Motion to Dismiss Juliana v. United States, No. 6:15-CV-01517-TC, 2016 WL 6661146 (D. Or. Nov. 10, 2016) –…

South Asia’s Hotspots : Impacts of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards

The Report – Mani, Muthukumara, Sushenjit Bandyopadhyay, Shun Chonabayashi, Anil Markandya, and Thomas Mosier. “South Asia’s Hotspots.” (2018). From the World Bank site: South Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change. Average temperatures have been rising throughout the region, and rainfall…

Judge dismisses City of Oakland climate case based on nuisance – 2018

From the Opinion: It may seem peculiar that an earlier order refused to remand this action to state court on the ground that plaintiffs’ claims were necessarily governed by federal law, while the current order concludes that federal common law…

Assessment of the Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change in Alaska

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Assessment of the Potential Health Impacts of Climate Change in Alaska (2018) (This is an excellent, detailed report of the present and potential impacts of climate change on health in Alaska.) Over the…

GAO – DOD Needs to Better Incorporate Adaptation into Planning and Collaboration at Overseas Installations

The expected impacts of weather effects associated with climate change pose operational and budgetary risks to overseas infrastructure according to the Department of Defense (DOD), but DOD does not consistently track the impacts’ estimated costs. Operational risks (including interruptions to…

Arctic Report Card 2017

Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades Despite relatively cool summer temperatures, observations in 2017 continue to indicate that the Arctic environmental system has reached a ‘new normal’, characterized by long-term losses in…

Climate Science Special Report: Fourth National Climate Assessment

Highlights of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report The climate of the United States is strongly connected to the changing global climate. The statements below highlight past, current, and projected climate changes for the United States…