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The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change
The Fate of Greenland: Lessons from Abrupt Climate Change
by Philip Conkling
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Viewed from above, Greenland offers an endless vista of whiteness interrupted only by scattered ponds of azure-colored melt water. Ninety percent of Greenland is covered by ice; its ice sheet, the largest outside Antarctica, stretches almost 1,000 miles... (read more)

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Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World
Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World
by Gary Braasch
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"The power of Gary Braasch's personal witness to the climate crisis makes this essential reading for every citizen."—Al Gore “Earth under Fire is an important work documenting climate change. With an accessible text and startling photographs... (read more)

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Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future
Climatopolis: How Our Cities Will Thrive in the Hotter Future
by Matthew E Kahn
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We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and theres no stopping it. The question, according to Matthew Kahn, is not how were going to avoid a hotter future but how were going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn, one of the... (read more)

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Carbon Coalitions: Business, Climate Politics, and the Rise of Emissions Trading
Carbon Coalitions: Business, Climate Politics, and the Rise of Emissions Trading
by Jonas Meckling
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andlt;Pandgt;Over the past decade, carbon trading has emerged as the industrialized world's primary policy response to global climate change despite considerable controversy. With carbon markets worth and#36;144 billion in 2009, carbon trading represents... (read more)

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The Chilling Stars: The New Theory of Climate Change
The Chilling Stars: The New Theory of Climate Change
by Henrik Svensmark
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The authors explain their theory that sub-atomic particles from exploded stars have more effect on the climate than manmade CO2. Their conclusion stems from Svensmark's research which has shown the previously unsuspected role that cosmic rays play in... (read more)

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Priority One: Together We Can Beat Global Warming
Priority One: Together We Can Beat Global Warming
by Allan J Yeomans
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We can do better than just slow down global warming. We can fix it. This book shows how. Increasing the organic matter in the world's soils is the only practical and cost-effective way to stop the worldwide catastrophe of global warming. By switching to... (read more)

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Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate
Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate
by Stephen H Schneider
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Its been nearly four decades since scientists first realized that global warming posed a potential threat to our planet. Why, if we knew of the threats way back in the Carter Administration, cant we act decisively to limit greenhouse gases, deforestation,... (read more)

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Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis-and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster
Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis-and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster
by Ross Gelbspan
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In Boiling Point, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ross Gelbspan argues that, unchecked, climate change will swamp every other issue facing us today. Indeed, what began as an initial response of many institutions — denial and delay — has now... (read more)

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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines
by Michael E Mann
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In its 2001 report on global climate, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations prominently featured the Hockey Stick, a chart showing global temperature data over the past one thousand years. The Hockey Stick demonstrated that... (read more)

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Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley
Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley
by Stephan Faris
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A vivid and illuminating portrayal of the surprising ways that climate change will affect the world in the near future—politically, economically, and culturally While reporting just outside of Darfur, Stephan Faris discovered that climate... (read more)

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Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change
Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change
by David Holmgren
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In Future Scenarios, permaculture co-originator and leading sustainability innovator David Holmgren outlines four scenarios that bring to life the likely cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of peak oil and climate change, and the... (read more)

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Confronting Environmental Change in East and Southeast Asia: Eco-Politics, Foreign Policy and Sustainable Development
Confronting Environmental Change in East and Southeast Asia: Eco-Politics, Foreign Policy and Sustainable Development
by Paul Harris
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A collection of concise, hard-hitting essays by a group of international experts and scholars that address the breadth of politics and policy on environmental change and sustainable development in East and Southeast Asia. The book pays particular... (read more)

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Climate Change (Beginner's Guides)
Climate Change (Beginner's Guides)
by Emily Boyd
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Climate change is the greatest single problem we face as a planet. This important introduction skilfully guides us through the complex mix of scientific, political, social, and environmental issues to explore the possible futures for our world. Focusing... (read more)

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Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get through the Summer)
Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths about Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get through the Summer)
by Stan Cox
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In Losing Our Cool, scientist and environmental journalist Stan Cox shows that indoor climate control is colliding with an out-of-control outdoor climate. In America, energy consumed by home air-conditioning and the resulting greenhouse emissions have... (read more)

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Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
by Bjorn Lomborg
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Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world’s temperature. He suggests that rather than focusing on... (read more)

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What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate
What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate
by Greg Craven
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7.2 million YouTube viewers can't be wrong: A provocative new way to look at the global warming debate. Based on a series of viral videos that have garnered more than 7.2 million views, this visually appealing book gives readers-be they global warming... (read more)

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American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival
American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival
by Giles Slade
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SEEKING HIGHER GROUND – HOW RISING GLOBAL TEMPERATURES WILL LEAD TO UNPRECEDENTED WAVES OF HUMAN MIGRATION An engagingly eclectic meditation on the century to come, and the dramatic changes for which our countries and their leaders are woefully... (read more)

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End of the Long Summer (09 Edition)
End of the Long Summer (09 Edition)
by Dianne Dumanoski
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For the past twelve thousand years, Earths stable climate has allowed human civilization to flourish. But this long benign summer is an anomaly in the Earths history and one that is rapidly coming to a close. The radical experiment of our modern... (read more)

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Climate Change Policy: Challenging the Activists.
Climate Change Policy: Challenging the Activists.
by Colin Robinson
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The idea is now widespread that damaging, man-made climate change is occurring. This book explores the processes by which conclusions about climate change are reached and discusses market-based approaches to dealing with global environmental issues.... (read more)

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Global Shift: How a New Worldview Is Transforming Humanity
Global Shift: How a New Worldview Is Transforming Humanity
by Edmund J Bourne
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A remarkable change is taking place that will profoundly influence the way we see ourselves and our world. The dominant materialistic, separatist worldview-a perspective that leads individuals to value their own needs over the good of the whole-is giving... (read more)

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