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Climate Action Registry Reporting Online Tool (CARROT)
Abstract: CARROT is the The Climate Registry’s greenhouse gas emission program which includes guidance, built-in emission conversion factors, and standardized reporting software (online).
Source: Climate Action Registry
URL: http://www.climateregistry.org/tools/carrot.html

Climate Action Reserve Organic Waste Digestion ProtocoL
Abstract: Organic Waste Digestion Project Protocol provides an accurate GHG accounting methodology for GHG reduction projects that divert and anaerobically digest eligible organic waste and/or wastewater streams that otherwise would have gone to uncontrolled anaerobic storage, treatment and disposal systems such as solid waste landfills or on-site anaerobic wastewater treatment facilities.
Source: Climate Action Reserve
URL: http://www.climateactionreserve.org/how/protocols/organic-wa

Climate Calculators for Local Governments
Abstract: A listing of climate calculators are tools that can help cities and counties conduct greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories for a specified report year
Source: Cool California
URL: http://coolcalifornia.org/article/climate-calculators

Global Warming Potential
Abstract: Global Warming Potential (GWP) is a measure of the potency of different greenhouse gases with that of CO2.
Source: Carbon Offset Research and Education CORE
URL: http://co2offsetresearch.org/aviation/GWP.html

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
Abstract: This equivalencies calculator helps you understand just that, translate abstract measurements into concrete terms , such as this reduction in GHG emissions is"equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of 183,000 cars annually."
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.h

Greenhouse Gases - Frequently Asked Questions
Abstract: Answers to common questions about how and why global warming is occurring.
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/gases.html

Human Health (Climate Institute Core Issues)
Abstract: Researchers have found a close link between local climate and the occurrence or severity of some diseases and other threats to human health.
Source: Climate Institute
URL: http://www.climate.org/topics/health.html

Local Government Operations Protocol
Abstract: A consortium of environmental organizations developed the Local Government Operations (LGO) Protocol, a program-neutral protocol designed to allow local governments to quantify and report GHG emissions resulting from their operations.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency/Air Resources Board
URL: http://www.theclimateregistry.org/resources/protocols/local-

Ocean Acidification
Abstract: The ocean absorbs approximately 1/4 of the CO2 added to the atmosphere from human activities each year. When CO2 dissolves in seawater, acidification occurs, decreasing the ability of many marine organisms to build shells and maintain skeletal structure.
Source: Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (UNESCO-IOC)
URL: http://www.ocean-acidification.net/

The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health
Abstract: The core concern is succinctly stated: climate change endangers health in fundamental ways.
Source: World Health Organization
URL: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2008/s05/en/i

Top Ten Smart Grid
Abstract: What companies are leading the charge toward a smart grid of the future? And, who are the utilities that are taking the lead in giving them a market? We’ve broken down the smart grid sector into a number of broad components areas – smart meter manufacturing, neighborhood-area meter networking and communication, in-home energy management, demand response, meter data management, other smart grid software and services, and the broader role of integrating these areas.
Source: Greentechgrid
URL: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/top-ten-smart-gr

U.S. EPA - Climate Economics
Abstract: EPA conducts climate economic analyses to estimate the economic and environmental effects of potential domestic climate change mitigation programs and strategies
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/EPAactivities/economics/leg

United States Global Research Program - Agriculture [PDF]
Abstract: Climate change clearly affects agriculture, climate is also affected by agriculture, which contributes 13.5 percent of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: United States Global Research Program
URL: http://ncadac.globalchange.gov/download/NCAJan11-2013-public


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