22 Feb 2015

Five essential books on climate change

These are five books which I think are essential on climate change, useful to Green Party General Election candidates.....which other titles should be included

 

Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. Bloomsbury. 2010.

George Marshall. Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. Bloomsbury. 2014.

Naomi Klein.  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate. Allen Lane. 2014.

Mike Hulme. Can Science Fix Climate Change?: A Case Against Climate Engineering. Wiley. 2014.

Ian Angus. The Global Fight for Climate Justice - Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Environmental Destruction. Fernwood. 2010

1 comment:

Marushka said...

Essential read for lay people, candidates and other scientists...
Scientists use the models that Jacobson innovated

“… presents a proposed solution to global warming and air pollution, namely, the conversion of the world's energy infrastructure to a large-scale, clean, renewable one. Because air pollution and global warming, in particular, are so severe, a rapid and large-scale conversion is needed. The main barriers are not technical, resource based, or even economic. Instead, they are social and political. “

~~ Mark Z. Jacobson, "Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions," Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012.

Specific plans for 50 US States have been completed and proposals for additional 139 countries are in the works.
SUMMARY PAPER:
Royal Society of Chemistry,
Energy and Environmental Science
Summary Paper published June 2015
http://web.stanford.edu/group/efmh/jacobson/Articles/I/USStatesWWS.pdf
50 US States, graphics TheSolutionsProject.org

Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson at Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy Conference
last 100 years, 100 million died too soon!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XCYlCF3QuQ 13mins