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Climate Change Resources

The causes and impacts of climate change are related to agriculture, household and community/business energy consumption. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension educators working with Cornell faculty and researchers communicate the scientific basis of climate change as it relates to all of these areas. They also develop differentiated materials on climate change for each major audience. 

State agencies recognize the need to translate climate projections for New York from the Climaid Report and other research for local audiences.  CCE is ideally suited to do this work because of its presence all around the state counties and its existing relationships with key audiences: county legislators, municipal officials, farmers and agricultural suppliers, community organizations, and youth.



Agriculture Resources

Climate Change and Northeast Agriculture - helping farmers make practical and profitable responses to climate changes.
NYS Water Resources Institute (WRI), Cornell University.

Bioenergy & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation: The Role of Crop, Soil and Environmental Informational Sciences - Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University.

Climate Change Impacts on Weeds - Lewis H. Ziska, PhD, USDA-Agricultural Research Service.

New York, Water Shortages and Agriculture: Climate Change and Risk Management - potential agricultural risks. Agriculture Carbon Market Working Group, USDA.

Community Resources

Model Municipal Green Building Ordinance - Municipal Climate Change Laws Resource Center, Columbia University.

Green Choices - how to benefit the climate and your community. Cornell University

Overview of Possible Changes in Regional Climate and Hydrology - investigating impacts of climate change and opportunities to adapt to the changes. NYS WRI, Cornell University.

Responding to Global and Regional Climate Change - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University.

Center for Community Design Research - provides technical assistance, educational programs and research projects that build community capacity to manage sustainable futures. SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

Climate Change and Public Health - Centers for Communicable Disease and Prevention (CDC)

Climate Change and Transportation - U.S. Department of Transportation

Climate Smart Communities - NYS Department of Environmental Conservations (DEC)

Northeast Climate Choices - Union of Concerned Scientists

ICLEI - local governments committed to advancing climate protection and sustainable development.

Climate Communities - a national coalition of cities and counties that is educating federal policymakers about the essential role of local governments in addressing climate change.

Planning for a Sustainable Future - a guide for local governments which provides information and resources which will assist in developing strategies to reduce climate change. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Green Choices Kits - a five-step environmental planning framework for sustainable communities. EPA

Transition Network - an introduction to the concepts, principles and practices of Transition around the world.

Household Resources

Eco-gardening Fact Sheets - Dept. of Horticulture, Cornell University

Climate Change Resources - basic tools to understand climate change.  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Services.

Youth Resources 

Tracking Climate in Your Backyard - youth learn how to take precipitation measurements and record data on the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCo RaHS). 4-H & Institute for Resource Information Systems, Cornell; Paleontological Research Institution; Northeast Regional Climate Center; Colorado State University.

Cornell Garden-Based Learning - Dept. of Horticulture, Cornell University

Lost Ladybug Project - sponsored by Cornell University, National Science Foundation, 4-H SET and USDA Agriculture Research Service.

The Great Backyard Bird Count - sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, Bird Studies Canada

Project Feeder Watch - collaborative effort of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada