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Climate in Context: Recommended Reading & Viewing
Climate Change: a Very Short Introduction by
Publication Date: 2014-12-01
Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, the new edition is now Climate Change: A Very Short introduction, reflecting an important change in the terminology of the last decade.In the third edition, Mark Maslin includes crucial updates from the last few years, including the results of the 2013 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, the effects of ocean acidification, and the impact of changes to global population and health. Exploring all of the key topics in the debate, Maslin makes sense of the complexities climate change involves, from political and social issues to environmental and scientific. Also available as an E-Book, access through OBIS.
Climate Change and Community Resilience by
Publication Date: 2021-10-23
This open access book documents myriads of ways community-based climate change adaptation and resilience programs are being implemented in South Asian countries. The narrative style of writing in this volume makes it accessible to a diverse audience from academics and researchers to practitioners in various governmental, non-governmental and international agencies. At a time when climate change presents humanity with a gloomy future, the stories of innovation, creativity, grassroots engagement and locally applicable solutions highlighted in this book provides insights into hopeful ways of approaching climate solutions.
Dangerous Years by
Publication Date: 2016-11-22
This gripping, deeply thoughtful book considers future of civilization in the light of what we know about climate change and related threats. Emeritus Oberlin College Professor David Orr, an award-winning, internationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability and environmental education, pulls no punches: even with the Paris Agreement of 2015, Earth systems will not reach a new equilibrium for centuries. Earth is becoming a different planet--more threadbare and less biologically diverse, with more acidic oceans and a hotter, more capricious climate. Furthermore, technology will not solve complex problems of sustainability. Yet we are not fated to destroy the Earth, Orr insists.
An Inconvenient Truth by
Publication Date: 2006-05-24
An Inconvenient Truth--Gore's groundbreaking, battle cry of a follow-up to the bestselling Earth in the Balance--was published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that Gore created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, who is one of our environmental heroes--and a leading expert--brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness--and with humor, too--that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked. This riveting new book--written in an accessible, entertaining style--will open the eyes of even the most skeptical.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (film)
A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow - up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. 99 min. film, accessible online through OBIS.
Essential Reports, Timely News
Researching and reporting the science and impacts of climate change.
Inside Climate News
Pulitzer Prize-winning, nonpartisan reporting on the biggest crisis facing our planet.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.
IPCC Reports (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
Comprehensive Assessment Reports about knowledge on climate change, its causes, potential impacts and response options.
Living On Earth: Public Radio's Environmental News Magazine
The weekly environmental news and information program distributed by PRX. Every week approximately 250 Public Radio stations broadcast Living on Earth's news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues.
NASA Gloal Climate Change
From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Categories: Facts, Articles, Solutions, Explore (images, video, simulations), Resources.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCC
The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change.
World Energy Outlook 2021
In-depth report from the International Energy Agency; "objective data and dispassionate analysis provide critical insights into global energy supply and demand in different scenarios and the implications for energy security, climate targets and economic development."
Yale Climate Connections
A nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change
Encyclopedias and Review Sources
Climate Change by
Publication Date: 2017-09-15
This three-volume set presents entries and primary sources that will impress on readers that what we do--or don't do--today regarding climate change will dramatically influence what life on this planet will be like for untold numbers of generations. By examining verifiable, quantitative information such as the frequency and intensity of hurricanes and changes in the hydrological cycle, as well as clear patterns and trends of alternating droughts and deluges and wildfires, melting ice, and rising seas, readers will be able to understand why scientists are so concerned about the future of our climate.
Climate Change by
Publication Date: 2013-01-08
This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue. Includes excerpts from reports from international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue.
Federal Agencies With Relevance to Climate Change