Climate Change (“Global Warming”)


A selective bibliography of materials


To locate the nearest copy, click on “Find in a Library” and enter your zip code.


The Carbon War : global warming and the end of the oil era / by Jeremy K Leggett. New York : Routledge, 2001. ISBN: 0415931029 0415931010, OCLC: 45806411. Especially well-written for teenagers, this book depicts how the “Carbon Club”, a coalition of industrial and other lobbyists, was able to fend off effective regulation of greenhouse gases until it was too late to do much about them. Find in a Library


Field Notes From a Catastrophe : man, nature, and climate change / by Elizabeth Kolbert. New York : Bloomsbury Pub., 2006. ISBN: 1596911255 OCLC: 62134789. Based on a prize-winning series of articles in the New Yorker, this book focuses on evidence of global warming found in Antarctic ice cores and the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, the melting of which by itself could flood most of the coastal regions of the world. . Find in a Library


Global Climate Change / by Paul McCaffrey. Bronx, NY : H. W. Wilson Company, 2006. ISBN: 082421059X OCLC: 62302362. A good source of relatively objective information. Find in a Library


Global Warming / by Cynthia A Bily. San Diego : Greenhaven Press, 2006. ISBN: 073772935X lib. : alk. paper 0737729368 pbk. : alk. paper OCLC: 61479635. From the Opposing Viewpoints series for teenagers, paired arguments on specific debate points on the nature, extent and prospects of global warming. Find in a Library


Global Warming in the 21st Century / by Bruce E Johansen. Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006. ISBN: 0275985857 0275985865 0275985873 0275990931 OCLC: 64510392. A detailed, college-level comprehensive reference source. Find in a Library


The Heat Is On : the high stakes battle over Earth's threatened climate /by Ross Gelbspan. Reading, Mass : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1997. ISBN: 0201132958, OCLC: 35842564. A veteran political reporter’s early take on how the governments of the world respond or fail to respond to the threats posed by climate change. Find in a Library


Hell and High Water : Global Warming--the solution and the politics--and what we should do > /by Joseph J Romm. New York: William Morrow, 2007. ISBN 006117212X : 9780061172120 OCLC: 77537768. An insider's call for everyone to act like "our hair is on fire", this book presents the ideas and methods by which the "Denyers and Delayers" have been able to stop effective action on global warming as well as a set of achievable steps that the conservative establishment must be persuaded to adopt. ">Find in a Library


How the Earthquake Bird Got Its Name and Other Tales of an Unbalanced Nature /by H H Shugart New Haven : Yale University Press, 2004. ISBN: 030010457X OCLC: 55502633. This account of recent examples of human-caused extinctions of wildlife ends with an interesting discussion of how changes in vegetation interact with climate variations to magnify the effect of other human impacts on climate. Find in a Library >


Ignition : What You Can Do To Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement / ed Jonathan Isham and Sissel Waage Washington DC: Island Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-59726-156-2 OCLC 79003902. Assuming that readers know the facts and trends, the contributors present analysis and techniques for mobilizing public opinion and action to counter global climate change. Find in a Library


An Inconvenient Truth : The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It > /by Albert Gore;  Melcher Media. Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press, 2006. ISBN: 1594865671 OCLC: 69249460 The best-known guide on the topic boils the issue down so most people can understand it. Find in a Library


Outgrowing The Earth : The Food Security Challenge in the Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising Temperatures / by Lester Russell Brown;  Earth Policy Institute. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2004. ISBN: 0393060705 0393327256, OCLC: 57478346. A well-known statesman of the environmental movement documents how climate change will affect the planet’s food supply. Find in a Library


Plan B 3.0 : Mobilizing to Save Civilization / by Lester Russell Brown. New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008. ISBN: 9780393065893 0393065898 9780393330878 0393330877 OCLC: 154706888. Technological fixes for the planetary crises are available if the political will can be mobilized. Find in a Library


The Ravaging Tide : Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Coming Death of America's Coastal Cities /by Mike Tidwell. New York : Free Press, 2006. ISBN: 074329470X, OCLC: 70673272. A journalist who predicted the Katrina disaster more than two years in advance describes current threats posed by massive storms and other results of global warming. Most coastal areas of the world will be inundated if even the mildest predictions of sea level rise come to pass. Find in a Library


The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth / by Tim F Flannery. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005. ISBN: 0871139359, OCLC: 61123222. Colorful language brings the problem alive for readers. Find in a Library