Health impacts of climate change

“The Climate Crisis and American Health” – provides talking points and references on climate change as a human health problem and a human health opportunity (compiled by 350 Madison member and MD/MPH candidate Joel Charles)

Climate Change Impacts in Wisconsin

The website Climate Wisconsin: Stories from a State of Change (http://climatewisconsin.org) is a fantastic resource that describes impacts climate change will have (and is already) on Wisconsin, including farming, Great Lakes shipping, maple sugaring, forestry, and recreation like ice fishing and cross country skiing.  Each category includes personal stories of the people in these fields who are being affected, successfully putting a face to the climate crisis.

Ways to combat climate denial

For decades, fossil fuel companies – the richest corporations in the history of the world – have been willfully misleading the public about the truth of climate change.  They’ve been spending vast sums of money to buy off politicians, flood online forums, and influence the media to deliberately deny and minimize the science of climate change.  They may have the money, power, and influence, but we have something they don’t — the truth.

Here are two great sources to educate yourself on how to combat these lies:

99 One-Liners Rebutting Denier Talking Points – With Links to the Full Climate Science 

Reality Drop

We need to combat this denial with the truth, wherever we find the opportunity — comments sections on blogs or online news sources, talk radio, letters to the editor, neighborhood gatherings, and so on.  Here are some more detailed ideas of how we can reach out to the public and truly educate them on the crisis before us.

Free or Low-cost Ways to Inform the Public and Defeat the Climate Deniers

If you want more information on joining us to fight back with facts, email us at 350 [dot] madison [dot] WI [at] gmail [dot] com.

Blogs on climate change

Climate Progress

DeSmogBlog

Grist

Organizations addressing climate change

350.org

Citizens Climate Lobby

Climate Parents

National Center for Science Education

The Frameworks Institute

Worldwatch Institute 

Repower America

Kids VS. Global Warming

Union of Concerned Scientists 

Center for Energy and Climate Solutions

Climate Central

Buddhist Climate Project 

Jewish Climate Initiative

Books on climate change

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein (2014)

The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim F. Flannery (Jan 10, 2001)

The Rough Guide to Climate Change, 2nd Edition by Robert Henson (Feb 4, 2008)

Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change by Clive Hamilton (Apr 7, 2010)

The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warningby James Lovelock (Apr 27, 2010)

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James C. Hansen (Dec 21, 2010)

Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet by Tim F. Flannery (Apr 5, 2011)

Eaarth by Bill McKibben  (2010)