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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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
Climate Action Reserve Organic Waste Digestion ProtocoL
Abstract: Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol provides an accurate GHG accounting methodology for GHG reduction projects that divert and anaerobically digest eligible organic waste and/or wastewater streams that otherwise would have gone to uncontrolled anaerobic storage, treatment and disposal systems such as solid waste landfills or on-site anaerobic wastewater treatment facilities.
Source: Climate Action Reserve
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
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
Guide to Energy Efficiency in Aluminum Smelters
Abstract: The aluminum industry is a significant energy consumer and seeks ways to reduce energy consumption and achieve better performance. This document describes efforts and opportunities.
Source: Natural Resources Canada
HOT CLIMATE, COOL COMMERCE: Service Sector Guide to Greenhouse Gas Management
Abstract: Ensures that service-sector companies develop effective climate change response strategies that are compatible with both others in the business community and voluntary and mandatory climate change programs.
Source: World Resources Institute, Climate Analysis Indicators
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
IPCC - Part III: Report of Working Group II, Scientific-Technical Analyses of Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation of Climate Change, with SPM [PDF]
Abstract: Review of current (1995) knowledge of the impacts of climate change on physical and ecological systems, human health and socioeconomic sectors. Also includes available information on technical and economic feasibility of a range of potential adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Source: International Panel on Climate Change
IPCC Third Assessment Report: Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Abstract: Comprehensive scientific assessment of the consequences of, and adaptation responses to, climate change.
Source: International Panel on Climate Change
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)
Products, Packaging and U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions [PDF]
Abstract: Stolaroff (author), builds on an EPA report on reducing GHGs through materials and land management - including impact of products and packaging. His analysis indicates non-food products and packaging make up 44% of U.S. GHG emissions.
Source: Product Policy Institute
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
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