Sunday, August 15, 2010

Climate Change Books

Just the other day I got another request to post a bibliography of some of my climate change readings and recommendations. Below is the list of books along with some comments.

If you're going to read just one or two books on the subject, please start with Hamilton and Hansen.

Please note that I have not read all the books from cover to cover. They keep coming in faster than I have been able to absorb them, and this is one field in which new info arrives every day.

I will do future posts on websites, blogs, films, and videos

The place to start: Requiem for a Species, Clive Hamilton (2010)

Time to awaken:
  • Climate Wars, Gwynne Dyer (2008, 2010)
  • Six Degrees, Mark Lynas (2008), also an excellent video
Good general guides:
  • The Rough Guide to Climate Change, 2nd ed., Robert Henson (2008)
  • Our Choice, Al Gore (2009)
From the pens of scientists:
  • Beyond Smoke and Mirrors, Burton Richter (2010)
  • The Flooded Earth, Peter D. Ward (2010)
  • Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen (2009)
Politics and Psychology of Misunderstanding and Manipulation:
  • Merchants of Doubt, Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway (2010)
  • Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely (2008)
  • The Science of Fear, Daniel Gardner
The movement and societal consequences:
  • Blessed Unrest, Paul Hawken 2007
  • Climate Hope, Ted Nace (2010)
  • Eaarth, Bill McKibben (2010)
  • Hope for a Heated Planet, Robert K. Musil (2009)
  • The Necessary Revolution, Peter Senge et. al. (2008, 2010)
  • Overshoot, William R. Catton, Jr. (1980)
  • A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit (2009)
  • Archetype of the Apocalypse, Edward F. Edinger (1999), technically psychology; however, with significant theological implications
  • The Comforting Whirlwind, Bill McKibben (2005)
  • Longing for Running Water, Ivone Gebara (1999)
  • A New Climate for Theology, Sallie McFague (2008)