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.
Royal Society of Chemistry,
Energy and Environmental Science
Summary Paper published June 2015
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