Climate Change

Guide to climate change, including research resources and discipline-specific tools

Actions and solutions to address climate change

Image from Project Drawdown about sources Greenhouse gasses emmsions and sinks.

This graph is provided by Project Drawdown, a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown—the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline." The graph shows the sectors that are adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, the sinks that are taking them out, and the amount that remains in the atmosphere, which causes warming.

Learn more about actions and solutions for addressing climate change in the boxes below:

  • Organizations seeking comprehensive solutions
  • Renewable energy
  • Transportation
  • Regenerative agriculture and food-based solutions
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Geoengineering
  • Carbon pricing
  • Individual actions and lifestyle changes
  • Legislation and policies
  • Re-envisioning the future
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Local organizations working on climate solutions

Comprehensive solutions

Project Drawdown provides a comprehensive, science-based proposal for addressing climate change.  See Drawdown 2020:  The World's Leading Resource for Climate Solutions (website); Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, by Paul Hawken (book); Climate Solutions 101 (six-part streaming video series). Other recommended resources: 

Renewable energy

Transportation

Regenerative agriculture and food-based solutions

Carbon sequestration

Geoengineering

Carbon economics

Individual actions and lifestyle changes

Legislation and policies

Portland Community College

Portland and region

Oregon

Washington (state)

United States - national legislation and lawsuits

International

Re-envisioning the future

Adaptation to climate change

Portland area organizations working towards climate solutions