Other Resources and Links
Books for Further Reading
"EAARTH - Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" by Bill McKibben, 2010 (Times Books) 212 pages. The latest book from one of our best, and earliest writers, about climate change. Bill gives a good review of where we stand and recognizes the enormous challenge we face NOW. A large portion of the book (perhaps 40%) focuses on how we can address the problem before it is TOO late––recognizing that life over the next century will be on a planet that is substantially different than the one we have known. He uses the misspelled name to describe that new planet.
"Last Chance - Preserving Life on Earth" by Larry J. Schweiger, 2009 (Fulcrum Books). 209 pages. A very readable and compelling book, with a particular focus on what is at risk in the natural world. An ardent outdoorsman, Larry is President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, America's largest conservation organization, with over 4 million members. Their mission is to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming, and connect with nature.
"With Speed and Violence" by Fred Pearce, 20007 (Beacon Press) 240 pages. Fred is one our best journalists writing about climate change, and has been at it for about two decades. This is an extraordinary book, still up to date 4 years after it was published. It even has a chapter "Welcome to the Anthropocene" describing the new geologic age that will likely be sanctioned in late 2011. The examples from Antarctica to the tropics are stunning, not only in the way that Fred pulls them together, but also because he often goes back and cites the underlying document, from the last two centuries––yet keeps it a fresh, easy read. Leaves no doubt as to the enormity of what is at risk.
Climate Change Information & Action
Climate Lobby http://www.climatelobby.com/ - A simple petition / pledge about Dr. Jim Hansen's plan for carbon pricing.
350.org http://www.350.org - The growing movement that advocates 350 ppm of CO2 as a goal, that welcomes grass roots determination as to how to impact local politics worldwide.
Citizens Climate Lobby http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org Also advocates political support of carbon pricing, but focuses on a million letter campaign.
Natural Resources Defense Council http://www.nrdc.org
Environmental Defense Fund http://www.edf.org
Sierra Club http://www.sierraclub.org/carbon/
Climate Change Science & Information
Skeptical Science http://www.skepticalscience.com Highly qualified climate experts explain the science and debunk all the major points of disinformation. Written for the general public; not heavy science.
Climate Scoreboard http://climatescoreboard.org has thermometer-like visual about termperature projections for later this century, based on the latest major coupled climate models and various national commitments to decrease emissions.
Open-source Science and Solutions http://www.ossfoundation.us Some great animations and videos about climate science.
Climate Progress http://www.climateprogress.org A daily blog and web site by Joe Romm, an MIT physicist who has held senior government positions about improving energy efficiency. Now full time with this blog, he advocates for necessary steps to prevent climate disaster and has a 'take no prisoners' approach when he sees bad science, bad reporting, or corrupt politics.
Carbon Tax Center http://www.carbontax.org Non profit group based on the work of Dr. James Hansen, advocating the critical need for policies that price carbon -- not necessarily in "tax" form.
CO2 Now http://www.co2now.org Lots of information and great visual icons about CO2 (carbon dioxide) the key culprit in climate change. THE source for free web widgets to use on your web sites and blogs, educating the public about the rising level of CO2.
Climate.gov http://www.climate.gov Relatively new site by the US Government, covering a broad array of climate change information.