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Community Colleges: A Vital Resource for Education in the Post-Carbon Era. (2011) Asks the question, “Where in our current educational system is it possible to develop and institutionalize the kinds of education needed to prepare people for work in the post-carbon economy—and to do so relatively quickly?” This is a chapter from The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises (2010), published by, a program of the Post Carbon Institute. - “Leading the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable world by building a world of resilient communities.” .

A guide to climate resiliency & the community college. (2014) The report provides a framework and guides community colleges in taking an active role in building resilient local and regional communities and workforce development programs. Released by the SEED (sustainability Education and Economic Development) section of The American Association of Community Colleges. (AACC) 

Reforestation is critical to meeting Paris climate change accord targets, researchers say. Urgency of climate crisis is seen as demanding push for vast reforestation across U.S.

Saving Ecosystems to Protect the Climate, and Vice Versa: a Global Deal for Nature. A new study explores how to prevent a sixth great extinction and stop climate change at the same time. Forests, tundra and other ecosystems play critical roles.

              The Petition to world leaders

Risky Business Midwest Report - Heat in the heartland: climate change and the economic risk in the Midwest. (2015) Founded by co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson Jr. and Thomas Steyer, the Risky Business Project examined the economic risks presented by climate change and opportunities to reduce them. 

Union of Concerned Scientists – Climate change and your health: Heat in the heartland: 60 years of warming in the Midwest. (2012) Report shows the growing health risks of heat waves and hot summer weather in the Midwest. Executive summary available in English and Spanish.


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the U. N. body for assessing the science related to climate change. With links to all assessment reports, including both the 2021 report and the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5º C.

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) Assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States now and throughout this century.  You can examine the summary findings, overview and report chapters.  For Kansas see Southern Great Plains. 

Global commission calls for a food revolution to solve world’s climate & nutrition problems

New plant-focused diet would “transform” planet’s future, say scientists

The Report: can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries? The Eat-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health has delivered the first full scientific consensus of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed up food system transformation. Summary is available in multiple languages.

Powering America’s Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security  Report issued by the Center for Naval Analyses’ Military Advisory Board, which consists of 12 retired senior military officers.  

Redrawing the Map: How the World’s Climate Zones are Shifting Shows how the 100th Meridian, Tornado Alley, planting zones, and other climatic areas are on the move.  

Renewable Energy 101: the course to a carbon-free campus Download the report. 

“Here we go again”: Is latest spate of tornadoes a new normal in Kansas and Missouri? (May 26, 2019)

KC ranks 5th of cities to be most impacted by climate change