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Resolution 1S - Selected Sources

A Pastoral Message on Climate Change from the heads of Anglican Church of Canada, The Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (September 19, 2014), http://www.episcopalchurch.org/notice/pastoral-message-climate-change .

Ackerlof, K. & Kennedy, C., Nudging toward a healthy Environment: How behaviroral change research can inform conservation, Center for Climate Change Communications, George Mason University (June 2013), http://www.issuelab.org/resource/nudging_toward_a_healthy_natural_environment_how_behavioral_change_research_can_inform_conservation

Cook, J., et al., Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature, Environ. Res. Lett. 8 (2013) 024024, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024024

Coumou, D., et al., Quasi-resonant circulation regimes and hemispheric synchronization of extreme weather in boreal summer, 111 PNAS 34: 12331–12336 (2014), doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412797111 (changes in Artic wind circulation and extreme weather)

Crutzen, Paul J. and Christian Schwägerl, Living in the Anthropocene: Toward a New Global Ethos, Yale Environment 360 (Jan. 20, 2012) (“Western” lifestyle must be redefined), http://e360.yale.edu/feature/living_in_the_anthropocene_toward_a_new_global_ethos/2363/ 

Davis, Steven J. and Robert H Socolow, Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions, 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 084018 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/084018 (estimated committed GHG emissions from coal power plants over their 40-year lifespans; rate of committed GHG emissions growing at 4%/yr. rate since 2000: retiring coal-powered plants not exceeding new construction)

National Intelligence Council, Global Trends 2030: Alternate Worlds, NIC 2012-001  (Dec. 2012) (a synthesis of open source research on trends and issues including the global impacts of growth in the middle class), http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/files/global-trends-2030-nic-lo.pdf

Executive Council Committee on Science, Technology and Faith, The Episcopal Church, A Catechism of Creation, an Episcopal Understanding, Part III: Care for Creation (1st ed, Revised June 2005), http://episcopalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/CreationCatechism.pdf

Faeth, Paul and Benjamin K. Sovacool, Capturing Synergies Between Water Conservation and Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Power Sector, CNA Analysis and Solutions (July 2014) (deadly embrace of water and steam generated energy production),  http://www.cna.org/sites/default/files/research/EWCEWNRecommendationsReportJuly2014FINAL.pdf

Fischetti, M., World Population Will Soar Higher Than Predicted: World population will hit nearly 11 billion by 2100 (Nov 18, 2014) http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/world-population-will-soar-higher-than-predicted/?WT.mc_id=SA_ENGYSUS_20141204 (graphic summary of trend and confidence interval projections in Gerland P, et al. (2014) World population stabilization unlikely this century. Science, 10. 1126/science.1257469).

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Food Wastage Footprint: Impact on Natural Resources, Summary Report (2013) (if food waste were a country, 3.3 Gtonnes CO2 equivalent annually, somewhat less than U.S. and China), http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3347e/i3347e.pdf 

Gibbons, Ann, Are we in the Middle of a Sixth Mass Extinction?, Science Now Blog (Mar. 2, 2011), http://news.sciencemag.org/2011/03/are-we-middle-sixth-mass-extinction.

Jenkins, W., The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice and Religious Creativity (Georgetown U. P. 2013)

Jones, Robert P., et al., Believers, Sympathizers, & Skeptics: Why Americans are Conflicted about Climate Change, Environmental Policy, and Science:  Findings from the PRRI/AAR Religion, Values, and Climate Change Survey (Public Religion Research Institute Nov. 22, 2014), http://publicreligion.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2014-Climate-Change-FINAL1.pdf  

Kahn, B., 40 Years of Scratching Reveals Ocean Acidification Data (Climate Central Nov. 18, 2014) (animated graphic summary of acidification time series data published in Takahashi, T. et al., Climatological distributions of pH, pCO2, total CO2, alkalinity, and CaCO3 saturation in the global surface ocean, and temporal changes at selected locations, 164 Marine Chemistry 95 -125 (Aug. 20, 2014)), http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-acidification-new-baseline-18351 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States: Technologically and Economically Feasible Alternatives: US 2050 Report (November 2014), http://unsdsn.org/what-we-do/deep-decarbonization-pathways/

Leiserowitz, A., et al., What’s In A Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change. Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication (2014), http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/article/global-warming-vs-climate-change/   .

Meijers, Marijn H. C. and Bastiaan T. Rutjens, The social psychology of climate change: Affirming belief in scientific progress reduces environmentally friendly behavior, Eur. J. Soc. Psychol. 44, 487–495 (2014), Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2009

National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises (2013), http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18373

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, 4° Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal, (international Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank 2014) (“growing evidence that warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is locked-in to the Earth’s atmospheric system due to past and predicted emissions of greenhouse gases, and climate change impacts such as extreme heat events may now be unavoidable”), http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/document/Full_Report_Vol_2_Turn_Down_The_Heat_%20Climate_Extremes_Regional_Impacts_Case_for_Resilience_Print%20version_FINAL.pdf 

Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (ISDIR), Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Interim 2014 Report (July 2014) (Prepared for the UN Secretary General), http://unsdsn.org/what-we-do/deep-decarbonization-pathways/