How you can find out more about, and contribute to doing something about, the climate crisis?
The purpose of this list is to stimulate research / education / discussion / action.
Inclusion here does not necessarily signify endorsement by Auckland Unitarian Church.
Carbon Footprint Calculators
How to REDUCE your carbon footprint
Do One Thing – Climate Change
NZ Ministry for the Environment – What You Can Do
Solar Zero – solar panel installation
Sustainable Living [Auckland Public Library]
How to OFFSET your carbon footprint
https://www.carbonclick.com/ Green button that adds a small extra charge to online purchases for carbon offset of that purchase
https://ekos.co.nz/ Payroll deductions for climate footprint offset
Offset – Mitigate your carbon footprint | Toitū Envirocare Toitū Envirocare holds accounts in several external carbon credit registries as the means to publicly cancel (or equivalent) credits used to offset emissions …
2020 December NZ Parliament Motions — Climate Change—Declaration of Emergency
The Climate Change Laws of the World database is the most comprehensive global resource on climate litigation, climate legislation, and climate policy. (New Zealand)
Resources for Climate Education
2021 October . World Meteorological Association State of Climate in 2021: Extreme events and major impacts Past 7 years set to be the warmest on record, sea level rise at new high.
2016 The Lancet: Global and regional health effects of future food production under climate change: a modelling study. The model projects that by 2050, climate change will lead to per-person reductions of 3·2% (SD 0·4%) in global food availability, 4·0% (0·7%) in fruit and vegetable consumption, and 0·7% (0·1%) in red meat consumption. These changes will be associated with 529 000 climate-related deaths worldwide (95% CI 314 000–736 000).
The Ministry for the Future (Fiction) [Auckland Public Library]
by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organization was simple: To advocate for the world’s future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story.
The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis [Auckland Public Library]
by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac.
The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming [Auckland Public Library]
by Paul Hawken (Editor).
In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of.
The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep [Auckland Public Library]
by Mary DeMocker (Goodreads Author), Bill McKibben (Foreword).
Entertaining, inspiring, and science-sound climate activism for families wanting to “be the change” they want to see.
2 articles from The Conversation
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)
The Keeling Curve is a graph that shows the ongoing change in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere.
COP26 was the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (2021)
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1994) (Wikipedia)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
Al Gore on the lecture circuit.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
Shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
Climate Refugees (2010)
If an “Inconvenient Truth” was about what causes climate change, this film is about what are the effects of climate change on our civilization.
2040 G 2019 ‧ Documentary/History ‧ 1h Concerned about his young daughter’s future, filmmaker Damon Gameau travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. He meets with innovators and changemakers in many fields to draw on their expertise.
Charles David Keeling an American scientist whose recording of carbon dioxide at the Mauna Loa Observatory confirmed Svante Arrhenius’s proposition (1896) of the possibility of anthropogenic contribution to the “greenhouse effect” and global warming, by documenting the steadily rising carbon dioxide levels. The Keeling Curve measures the progressive buildup of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere.
Svante Arrhenius, the Man Who Foresaw Climate Change
Countdown TED – a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.
Bloomberg Green – including PPM CO2 live dashboard
NY Times: Climate
How Much Are Countries Pledging to Reduce Emissions? Too little, too late
Billion Trees Announced in 2018, this programme of Forestry New Zealand has planted over 250,000,000 trees by the end of 2020
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change #IPCC
November 2021 Submission under the Paris Agreement . New Zealand’s first Nationally Determined Contribution (PDF)
Unitarian Universalist Association
Climate Change Religious Education Curriculum aimed at fourth and fifth graders.
Ministry for Earth Create Climate Justice
The World Bank Group is the biggest multilateral funder of climate investments in developing countries.
2021 October Climate Action Tracker TED 5:33
2021 October NOAA History of atmospheric CO2
2020 April – In NOAA’s Earth Day talk Jim Butler discusses the history of atmospheric carbon dioxide, how it’s measured and why it matters.