Books about Climate Change

A Listmania! list by Rich Ham (London)
 
The Weather Makers: Our Changing Climate and what it means for Life on Earth
1.  The Weather Makers: Our Changing Climate and what it means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery
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  "A wise and passionate introduction to just about everything we know, and need to know, about the science of climate change."
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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change
2.  Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert
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  "Short, lucid, and utterly gripping; a great piece of investigative writing from a leading journalist."
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The Rough Guide to Climate Change (Rough Guides Reference Titles)
3.  The Rough Guide to Climate Change (Rough Guides Reference Titles) by Robert Henson
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  "One of the best general overviews of the science, the arguments, and the options that we currently face."
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The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge
4.  The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge by Kirstin Dow
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  "Presenting the argument visually rather than verbally, this is a powerful set of pictorial and graphic statements of the likely consequences of pursuing business as usual."
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Global Warning: The Last Chance for Change
5.  Global Warning: The Last Chance for Change by Paul Brown
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  "Well-written and beautifully designed, this takes a thematic approach to the various issues at stake."
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Heat: How We Can Stop the Planet Burning
6.  Heat: How We Can Stop the Planet Burning by George Monbiot
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  "A visionary activist puts forward his argument for a 90% cut in greenhouse gas emissions. Politically impossible, perhaps, but the argument remains sound."
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An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About it
7.  An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About it by Al Gore
The list author says:
  "The book of the film (as well as of the Nobel Peace Prize); Gore makes his case with passion and conviction, and any 'errors' it contains are errors of emphasis rather than substance."
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The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review
8.  The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review by Nicholas Stern
The list author says:
  "Deeply researched, authoritative, and surprisingly readable, Stern makes the economic case that the world cannot afford not to begin to stabilise its CO2 emissions."
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Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
9.  Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas
The list author says:
  "This comes from the alarmist wing of the climate change spectrum, but it is nonetheless a passionate and disturbing vision of a world in the grip of runaway warming."
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Greenhouse: The 200 Year Story of Global Warming
10.  Greenhouse: The 200 Year Story of Global Warming by Gale Christianson
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  "An excellent introduction to the history of climate science, this takes us from the outset of the Industrial Revolution to the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997."
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The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate
11.  The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate by Professor Andrew E. Dessler
The list author says:
  "Covering the political and cultural confusion that currently passes for climate change debate, this is a sometimes depressing reminder of the widespread political misuse of science and statistics."
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Historical Perspectives on Climate Change
12.  Historical Perspectives on Climate Change by James Rodger Fleming
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  "Fleming offers a brief historical overview of the development of climate change science, as well as some acute reflections on uncertainty and the scientific method."
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Granta 83: This Overheating World (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing)
13.  Granta 83: This Overheating World (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing) by Ian Jack
The list author says:
  "A varied and insightful collection of writerly pieces on the subject of our warming world, including contributions from Bill McKibben, Thomas Keneally and Mark Lynas."
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Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate
14.  Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by William F. Ruddiman
The list author says:
  "Rudimann argues that humans have been influencing Earth's climate for far longer than 200 years - more like 8,000 years, in fact, ever since the development of irrigation agriculture."
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Climate Change  What it Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren (American and ... and Comparative Environmental Policy Series)
15.  Climate Change What it Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren (American and ... and Comparative Environmental Policy Series) by Joseph F C Dimento
The list author says:
  "Another valuable anthology, with up-to-date entries covering science, politics and press coverage, as well as conflicting public attitudes to the issue of climate change."
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