Here are some books, websites and articles about climate change recommended by University of Louisville climate change expert Dr. Keith Mountain:
- The Intergovernmental Panel about Climate Change is a leading international resource, established by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization. Key reports are on its website, including the IPCC most recent 4th Assessment Report.
- United States Global Change Research Program focuses on climate change in the U.S. Along with key findings, it breaks down the impact of climate change by geographic region and by sector -- water resources, energy, human health, for example. It includes a teacher resource package outlining essential principles of climate and energy literacy.
- Introduction to Modern Climate Change by Andrew E. Dessler, Cambridge University Press, N.Y. (2012) A readable synthesis of global climate and the nature of connected problems. Engages issues associated with creation and implementation of climate-change policy; includes a section on the history of climate change and the evolution of climate change as a political debate.
- Earth’s Climate: Past and Future by William F. Ruddiman, W.H Freeman and Co. New York (2008). A more formal student text, this book is readable and complete. Time scales of climate change addressed and relevant section on climate change in the last 200 years (industrial vs. pre-industrial climates). The role of greenhouse gasses as a control of existing climate and as a factor for future climates.
- The Economist
“The Heat is On” - Oct. 22, 2011
“Global Warming: The Vanishing North” - June 16, 2012
- The New York Times
“Extreme Heat is Covering More of the Earth” - August 7, 2012
“A Ray of Hope on Climate Change” - July 7, 2012
“The Conversion of a Climate Change Skeptic” - July 30, 2012
“Severe Drought Expected to Worsen Across the Nation” - July 20, 2012 (See interactive map feature)
Last Updated: 8/22/12