You don’t need to be an astro-physicist to understand climate science.
Excellent introduction to the carbon cycle science. Demonstrates how carbon dioxide emitted today lingers in atmosphere for millennia Important implications for Greenland and Antarctic ice caps – and the world’s shorelines. Click on title or image to view details on Amazon.com.
The book that changed our founder’s life by introducing her to the scale of future climate change. Best description of the increased frequency of extreme weather – hot and cold – that earth will endure before it reaches it new hotter steady state. Click on title or image to view details on Amazon.com
Best history of denial industry. Shows how the playbook refined by lobbyists who defended tobacco, acid rain and ozone depletion has been applied to climate science. Click on title or image to view details on Amazon.com
Entertaining summary of recent climate denial industry in USA and Canada from the creators of desmogblog.com. Click on title or image to view details on Amazon.com.
“Those who are already feeling the effects of climate change don’t have time to deny it – they’re busy dealing with it.”
“We’re losing some of the most vital elements of the way the world works.”
“The earth has the capability of undergoing large (this means global), abrupt (this means a couple of decades), changes.”
“One of the greatest difficulties with climate change is that the effects of our emissions today are not actually realised, in terms of the temperature, for 30 to 40 years, so there’s this time lag in the system.”
“As global warming escalates, it also accelerates.”
“Tipping points occur because of amplifying feedbacks – as when a microphone is placed too close to a speaker, which amplifies any little sound picked up the microphone, which then picks up the amplification, which is again picked up by the speaker, until very quickly the noise becomes unbearable.”
“The explicit goal that was written down as part of this campaign was, ‘let’s create doubt….make sure that skepticism and dissent become routinely a part of public discussion about climate science. They succeeded.”