Resources and Links

Transportation’s Impact on Climate Change

  1. http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ActionsTransportation.html
    This EPA website offers a basic overview of the connection between transportation and global warming. The site also serves as a clearinghouse for many government- sponsored partnerships and programs working to reduce the impacts of global warming.
  2. http://www.transact.org/issues/intro_ee.asp
    This site offers a good introduction into the links between transportation and climate change.
  3. http://www.environmentaldefense.org/system/templates/page/issue.cfm?subnav=18
    A real basic overview of transportation’s impact on climate change—with information about urban sprawl and public health, as well.
  4. http://www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-in-depth/all_reports/reduce_ghg_from_transportation/index.cfm
    This site provides a detailed report from the Pew Center for Climate Change on how transportation contributes to climate change. The site also provides many other resources.
  5. www.rff.org
    The site covers many topics touched upon in the travel matters site. Follow the climate and transportation links.
  6. http://www.epa.gov/otaq/transp/99indict.pdf
    This offers a very thorough (200+ pages) look at transportation and its impact on climate change.
  7. http://www.ccap.org/
    While not just a global warming site, the Center for Clean Air Policy offers many resources relating to climate change and transportation.
  8. http://climate.volpe.dot.gov/links.html
    This is a link to the Department of Transportation. From here, you can access their plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission from the transportation sector.
  9. http://www.climatescience.gov/
    This site offers a non-partisan analysis of the Bush administration efforts to curb climate change.
  10. http://www.gcrio.org/CAR2002/car2002ch4.pdf
    This report offers an overview of the policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from personal vehicles.
  11. http://www.tellus.org/energy/index.html
    This site offers policy analysis and suggestions relating to transportation and climate change. Recommended for older students.

Alternative Fuels and Fuel Efficiency

  1. http://www.afdc.doe.gov/
    http://www.ccities.doe.gov/
    http://www.ott.doe.gov/
    All government sites that have information on alternative fuel programs, new technologies, and federal policies to promote the use of alternative fuels.
  2. http://www.suv.org/
    Brought to you by the Friends of the Earth. This site details the impact that SUVs (and inefficient vehicles in general) have on climate change.

Smart Growth, Transit Oriented Development, and Alternative Forms of Transportation

  1. http://www.cfte.org/news/reports.asp
    The Center for Transportation Excellence provides more information about Transportation-Oriented Development and the environmental benefits of transportation.
  2. http://www.smartgrowth.org/about/principles/principles.asp?prin=8
    This site provides information on smart growth and alternative forms of transportation.

Just for Kids

  1. http://www.transportationplanet.com/main.html
    This site provides an interesting look at public transportation systems throughout the world.
  2. http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/kids/
    Global Warming information, tailored for a younger audience.
  3. http://www.environmentaldefense.org/tool.cfm?tool=tailpipe
    See how clean your (or your parent’s car) really is.
  4. http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/kidscorner.html
    Alternative energy information for younger students.
  5. http://www.globallearningnj.org/
    Interested in helping your school reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Click here!
  6. http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/
    This EPA site on global warming is made just for kids.
  7. http://www.newdream.org/turnthetide/
    This is a global warming advocacy site designed for students.

Public Transportation

  1. http://www.publictransportation.org/reports/energy.asp
    A short report that spells out the environmental benefits of public transportation (including its impact on climate change).
  2. http://www.nga.org/cda/files/112002GHG.pdf
    A report from National Governor’s Association that views public transportation as a method for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. http://www.itdp.org/read/Karakezi%20and%20Johnson%20GEF%20Africa.pdf
    A report on the linkages between development and transportation.
  4. http://www.itdp.org/
    This link provides an international perspective on the role of transportation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Links for Teachers: Curriculum, Videos, Books, Resources

Listed below are online curricula, resources, books, and videos on climate change.

Curricula (Online):

Online Resources:

Books and Videos (For order or purchase):


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