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Topic Index:

Climate Change Adaptation
Climate Change Education for Children
Climate Change Messaging
Climate Change Mitigation
Climate Change Research & Reporting

Community Organizing for Building Resilience

Educational Materials Re. Climate Change and Safety
Economic Issues with Climate Change
Extreme Weather & Climate Change
Health Systems Preparedness
Food Security
Health Impacts of Climate Change
Identifying Vulnerable Populations
International Borders & Climate Change
Mental Health & Climate Change
Metropolitan Area Resources
Native Americans & Climate Change
Public Health Guidelines for Climate Change
Social Justice & Climate Change
Spritual Health & Climate Change
Water Security


ADAPTATION:  How can cities be “climate-proofed”?  by Dr. Eric Klinenberg, The New Yorker Digital Edition,    Jan 07, 2013 

National Research Council, 2010: Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change. America’s Climate Choices: Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change.  National Research Council of the National Academies. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  

CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Framework.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012. 

Climate Choices for a Sustainable Southwest. In “Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment”   by  D Liverman, SC Moser,    PS Weiland, L Dilling, MT Boykoff, HE Brown, ES Gordon, C Greene, E Holthaus, DA Niemeier, S Pincetl, WJ Steenburgh, and VC Tidwell. 2013., edited by G Garfin, A Jardine, R Merideth, M Black, and S LeRoy, 405–435. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.

PREPARING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments. Written by The Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington in association with  I.C.L.E.I., September, 2007. 

Navigating the Political and Emotional Terrain of Adaptation: Community Engagement When Climate Change Comes Home. By Susanne C. Moser. 2013. 

Prepare the Nation for Change U.S. Global Change Research Program. 



National Health Education Standards and Heat Related Illness Prevention. National Health Education Standards (NHES) for grades 9-12

LEED for SCHOOLS.  A resource brochure.  U.S. Green Building Council. 

Climate Change and Human Health. Project designed to provide educators with the resources to engage high school students in critical thinking about climate change and the potential impact on human health across the planet. NASA Innovations in Climate Education: Award Number NNX10AT46A.  Summer 2012 and forward.  



An Information Statement of the American Meteorological Society (Adopted by AMS Council 8-20-2012)

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.  Oreskes, Naomi, and  Conway, Erik M. (2010).  Bloomsbury Press. ISBN 978-1-59691-610-4

Communicating the science of climate change. Somerville, RCJ. and SJ Hassol.  Physics Today  2011 64(10):48-53. 

Global Warming's Six Americas,  in May 2011 Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, New Haven, CT (2011), available at A Leiserowitz et al.

The Great Environmental Crisis No One Talks About. By George Monbiot, Alternet, November,2012. 

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math. By Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone, August 2, 2012.

Getting Real About It: Meeting the Psychological and Social Demands of a World in Distress. By Susanne C. Moser. 2013. 



How the low carbon economy can improve health, Andy Haines and Carlos Dora.Spotlight Climate Change in British Medical Journal.  BMJ 2012;344:e1018 doi:10.1136/bmj.e1018 (Published 19 March 2012)

Can Climate Change Preparedness Efforts Spur Greater Interest in Emission Reductions? The Influence of Adaptation Planning on Attitudes Toward Climate Change Mitigation: Evidence from Oregon.  The Resource Innovation Group, Trig Working Paper Series, 2011-01

Health and Climate Change (series):  Public Health Benefits of Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.  Wilkenson, P, et al.  The Lancet, November 2009.

Tackling Climate Change and Creating a Green Energy Economy. American Solar Energy Society’s Policy Recommendations for the 111th Congress.  American Solar Energy Society Policy Committee,  February 2009

Mitigation. Chapter 27. In Draft National Climate Assessment.



Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States.  A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, Edited by GGarfin, A Jardine,  R Meredith, M Black, S Leroy, Island Press, 2013. 

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: Summary for Decision Makers. Coordinating lead author, Jonathan Overpeck,  Institute of the Environment, U. of Arizona, 2013.

A Great Aridness: Climate and the Future of the American Southwest. By William deBuys, Oxford University Press, 2011. 

Skeptical Science: (Getting skeptical about global warming skepticism).



Be Prepared Tucson : What would your family do if there was no power in your home for 3 days? A resource brochure , U.S. Dept of Energy, Homeland Security, & FEMA.


Personal Actions To Lower Emissions

“Personal Emissions Calculator” to estimate your own greenhouse gas emissions and identify how much your actions can change your impact on climate change.


Climate Risk Disclosure By Insurers:  Evaluating Insurer Responses to the NAIC Climate Disclosure Survey.  Ceres,  2011

Insurance Industry Paying Increasing Attention to Climate Change. Science Daily, Dec. 12, 2012.

Climate and Development: A Framework for Urban Climate Resilience.  By Stephen Tyler and Marcus Muench, Adaptive Resource Management,  December 14, 2012. 

STERN REVIEW: The Economics of Climate Change

Building an Advanced Energy Economy:  PCAP (Presidential Climate Action Project). October 2012


It’s Hot Outside:  Stay Cool. Stay hydrated. Stay informed.  Brochure from the Arizona Department of Public Health and CDC, 2012.

Surviving Arizona Heat:  Fact sheet and brochure. AZ Department Health Services.    

2012: A YEAR OF RECORD-BREAKING EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE,  FACT SHEET by Christina Deconcini and Forbes Tompkins, World Resource Institute, 2013

Local Governments, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change 2012.  A fact sheet on what communities are experiencing & how U.S. local governments are responding to the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather fueled by climate change. I.C.L.E.I. Local Governments for Sustainability, USA.  


The USA National Phenology Network- Taking the Pulse of Our Planet.  Fact Sheet 2011-3023. USGS.


Readying Health Services for Climate Change: A Policy Framework for Regional Development. Bell, Erica American Journal of Public Health, May 2011, Vol 101, No. 5 

Ready for Change: Preparing Public Health Agencies for the Impacts of Climate Change.


Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity.  by Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute, 2012. 

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty. By Gary Paul Nabhan.  Foreward by Bill McKibben. Chelea Green Publishing; May, 2013.

A Vision for Good Food for Public Health.  American Public Health Association, Oct 2008

Climate Change and Famine.   A Fact Sheet from Physicians for Social Responsibility, 2012. 

Edible Baja Arizona  (A magazine) Celebrating the Foodways of Arizona and the Borderlands. Inaugaral Issue, Summer 2013.  Douglas Biggers, Editor and Publisher


A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change: A Report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Impacts of Climate Change. Published by the Environmental Health Perspectives & National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, April, 2010.

Increased Health Woes Among Climate Change Impacts. By Melanie Lenart, Southwest Climate Outlook, January, 2013.

Extreme Weather: Vector-borne Disease. Educational brochure, Arizona Department of Health Services, Fall 2012. 

Arizona Researcher Explores Dangers of Living in Dust. By Michael Clancy, interviewing William Sprigg, U. of Arizona Atmospheric Physics. The Republic, July 26, 2012. 

Interagency Cross Cutting Group on Climate Change and Human Health.  

Health risks, present and future, from global climate change. byTony McMichael , et al, Spotlight,

British Journal of Medicine, BMJ 2012;344:e1359 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e1359 (Published 19 March 2012)


An Exposure Assessment Study of Ambient Heat Exposure in an Elderly Population in Baltimore, MD by B Rupa and J Samet. Environ Health Perspect, 2002, December:110(12): 1219-1224.

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Resources  Publications, Vulnerability Assessment, Frameworks and Guidance. 

In The Shade Of Affluence: The Inequitable Distribution Of The Urban Heat Island. SL Harlan, AJ Brazel, GD Jenerette, NS Jones, L Larsen, L Prashad, WL. Stefanov (2007 in Equity and the Environment (Research in Social Problems & Public Policy,Vol 15), Emerald Gp Pub Ltd,173-202

Climate change and health in cities: impacts of heat and air pollution and potential co-benefits from mitigation and adaptation. Sharon L Harlan, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2011, Pages 126–134


Hungary for Change: Borderlands Food and Water in the Balance. The Southwest Center’s Kellogg Program in Borderlands Food and Water Security. University of Arizona, 2012

Climate Change and U.S.-Mexico Border Communities,  Wilder, M., G. Garfin, P. Ganster, H. Eakin, P. Romero-Lankao, F. Lara-Valencia, A. A. Cortez-Lara, S. Mumme, C. Neri, and F. Muñoz-Arriola. 2013 In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 340–384. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Moving Forward from Vulnerability to Adaptation: Climate Change, Drought, and Water Demand in the Urbanizing Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico.  Edited by Margaret Wilder, Christopher A. Scott, Nicolas Pineda-Pablos, Robert G. Varady, and Gregg Garfin.   Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, U. of Arizona, January 2012.


Cognitive And Behavioral Challenges In Responding To Climate Change by Kari Marie Norgaard,  Policy Research Working Paper WPS 4940. The World Bank Development Economics, World Development Report Team, May, 2009

Mental Health Support for Drought Affected Communities 

The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States: And Why the US Mental Health Care System is Not Adequately Prepared, Coyle, K.J. and Van Susteren, L. (2012) ,National Forum and Research Report, Washington, DC: National Wildlife Federation, Climate Education Program.


Cities Lead Over Feds on Climate Change Adaptation.  Sustainable ,  01/28/2013

Resilient Cities 2012 Congress Report, 3rd Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation

Congress Report, Bonn, Germany, 12-15 May 2012. ICLEI, Local Government for Sustainability.

A Summary of Present and Future Adaptation Law. Law and Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2012, Chapter 20.


Indigenous Health and Climate Change.  By James D. Ford, PhD American Journal of Public Health, July 2012, Vol. 102, #7, p.1260-66.

Unique Challenges Facing Southwestern Tribes. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: M Redsteer, K Bemis, K Chief, M Gautam, B R Middleton, and R Tsosie. 2013

A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G Garfin, A Jardine, R Merideth, M Black, S LeRoy, 385–404. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Impacts of Climate Change on Tribal, Indigenous, and Native Lands and Resources. Chapter 12 in Draft National Climate Assessment.

Southwest Impacts and Adaptation, (See Native American Impacts and Health Impacts). EPA Website, Last updated 6/21/2013. 


Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role.  A Practical Guidebook, April 2011, American Public Health Association, 800 I Street, N.W. | Washington, DC | 20001-3710 |     

Climate Action for Health: Integrating Public Health into Climate Action Planning.  California Department of Public Health, February 2012

Readying Health Services for Climate Change: A Policy Framework for Regional Development. Bell, May 2011, Vol 101, No. 5 | American Journal of Public Health


Climate Change, Vulnerability and Social Justice. R. E. Kasperson and J. X. Kasperson. 2001.

Adding insult to injury: Climate change and the inequities of climate intervention. By E. Marino and J. Ribot. 2012. Special Issue Introduction: Global Environmental Change 22(2): 323-328


Climate Disruption: What the Faith Community Can Do. FCNL Wash. Newsletter, Nov-Dec. 2012.

Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment. Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham. 2009.               

Reconsidering Christianity: An Expedition of Faith Joining Science, Ancient Wisdom and Sustainability. Ron Rude, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2012

A Buddhist Response to THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY. Edited by John Stanley, David R. Roy and Gyurme Dorje, Wisdom Publications, 2009.        


Energy and water resources scarcity: Critical infrastructure for growth and economic development in Arizona and Sonora. Scott, C.A., M.J. Pasqualetti. 2010. Natural Resources Journal 50(3): 645-682. 

The New Economy of Water: The Risks and Benefits of Globalization and Privatization of Fresh Water. By Peter Gleick and others.  Pacific Institute. 2002.

National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change. EPA-850-K-12-004, December, 2012  

Generally: Pacific Institute.

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