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Abstract: 350 believes in the power of creativity, hard work, and collaboration to make voices heard with little time or resources. The group works to educate and promote activities to increase awareness and keep global GHG emissions below 350 ppm in the atmosphere.

As World Warms, Vegetation Changes May Influence Extreme Weather
Abstract: This is believed to be the first study to indicate that as vegetation responds to climate change, those changes in ground cover may affect where and how often extreme weather events occur.
Source: Purdue University

Avoided Emissions from Organic Waste Disposal Offset Project Protocol
Abstract: outlines the process and requirements for Project Proponents to register greenhouse gas emission reductions resulting from voluntarily avoiding emissions from organic waste in landfills
Source: Chicago Climate Exchange

Can Ocean Carbon Uptake Keep Pace with Industrial Emissions?
Abstract: The first observations based on the estimate of the history of anthropogenic carbon uptake by the ocean suggests that the oceans are struggling to keep up with rising emissions.
Source: Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Economic Modeling
Abstract: Economic models are an important tool for evaluating the potential impact of proposed legislation on our economy.
Source: Pew Center for Global Climate Change

Effects of Global Warming on Trout and Salmon in U.S. Streams [ [PDF]
Abstract: Dams, water diversions, pollution, and development threaten trout and salmon, which have already disappeared from many of the streams they once inhabited. Climatic warming poses an additional, potentially severe threat to their survival.
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

Feedback Loops In Global Climate Change Point To A Very Hot 21st Century
Abstract: Studies have shown that global climate change can set-off positive feedback loops in nature which amplify warming and cooling trends.
Source: Science Daily

Following the Footprints
Abstract: An article on tracking the carbon footprints of groceries.
Source: The Economist

Future Temperature Changes
Abstract: Learn how quickly the Earth's temperature will increase remains unknown given the uncertainty of future greenhouse gas, aerosol emissions and the Earth's response to changing conditions.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Green Building for Cool Cities
Abstract: Re-energize your Cool City with our new "Green Building for Cool Cities" project in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. Making new and retrofitted buildings more energy-efficient is a key solution to global warming and to achieving the transition to a clean energy economy.
Source: U.S. Green Building Council

Human Health (Climate Institute Core Issues)
Abstract: Researchers have found a close link between local climate and the occurrence or severity of some diseases and other threats to human health.
Source: Climate Institute

Ocean Acidification
Abstract: The ocean absorbs approximately 1/4 of the CO2 added to the atmosphere from human activities each year. When CO2 dissolves in seawater, acidification occurs, decreasing the ability of many marine organisms to build shells and maintain skeletal structure.
Source: Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (UNESCO-IOC)

The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health
Abstract: The core concern is succinctly stated: climate change endangers health in fundamental ways.
Source: World Health Organization

U.S. EPA - Climate Economics
Abstract: EPA conducts climate economic analyses to estimate the economic and environmental effects of potential domestic climate change mitigation programs and strategies
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

United States Global Research Program - Agriculture [PDF]
Abstract: Climate change clearly affects agriculture, climate is also affected by agriculture, which contributes 13.5 percent of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: United States Global Research Program

Washington State Department of Ecology - Climate Change
Abstract: Washington State isn't waiting to see what happens with climate change. See what they are doing to reduce emissions, prepare for impacts, and to grow a clean energy economy.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology


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