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    Climate Toolkit: A Resource Manual for Science and Action - Version 2.0

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    Frank Granshaw, Portland State University

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    Last Update: 2021

    Publisher: Portland State University Library

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Taryn Oakley, Adjunct Faculty - ESR, Portland Community College on 6/3/21

    This lab manual does a great job of walking students through many aspects of climate change including climate science, past climates, projected climate changes and implications, and options for mitigation. The index is laid out well and make... read more

    Reviewed by Jamie Trammell, Associate Professor, Southern Oregon University on 1/13/21

    The Climate Toolkit is a much needed, hands-on approach to understand past, current, and future climate dynamics and interactions. The book is incredibly comprehensive, covering most of the major components of the climate system, but showcasing... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Part I. Weather / Climate Basics
    • Part II. Present Impacts
    • Part III. Past Climate Change
    • Part IV. Potential Climate Change
    • Part V. Going forward - Mitigation, adaptation, and action

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    About the Book

    The Climate Toolkit is a resource manual designed to help the reader navigate the complex and perplexing issue of climate change by providing tools and strategies to explore the underlying science. As such it contains a collection of activities that make use of readily available on-line resources developed by research groups and public agencies. These include web-based climate models, climate data archives, interactive atlases, policy papers, and “solution” catalogs. Unlike a standard textbook, it is designed to help readers do their own climate research and devise their own perspective rather than providing them with a script to assimilate and repeat.

    The activities in the manual are divided into five sections that include weather and climate basics, present climate impacts, past climate change, future change and impacts, and strategies for climate mitigation and adaptation. These are followed by three appendices which contain information about the on-line tools used in the activities in this manual; a catalog of on-line and print resources produced by research groups, government agencies, and community groups involved in climate and sustainability work; and background on the history and key players in the international climate negotiation process.

    Though originally aimed at undergraduate non-science majors, the manual has been broadened for a wider audience in non-academic settings like community groups, service organizations, workplace study groups, and faith communities.

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