Part of our participation in the UW-Madison MOOC on “Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region” includes hosting weekly discussions on the course topics. Several resources, organizations, and websites were mentioned during those discussions, including those listed below.
|“The Polar Vortex in Two Minutes”||This YouTube video explains the weather phenomenon known as the “polar vortex.”|
|Nonprofit organizations||350.org – “building a global climate movement”
Citizens Climate Lobby – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
|Print resources||The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Climate Wars by Harald Welzer
Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes
The thinking person’s guide to climate change by Robert Henson
|GLISA Climate models||Climate model maps for the Great Lakes region developed by the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments program (GLISA).|
|Climate Change – the elevator pitch||Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe from Texas Tech University gives her “elevator pitch” for climate change.|
Many of these links will direct you away from the Mercer Public Library website, and the content on these sites does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Mercer Public Library, the Mercer Library Board of Trustees, or the Town of Mercer.