Online Resources


Adger, Lorenzoni, & O’Brien (Eds.). 2009. Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance.Cambridge University Press. — This book presents the latest science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. Written experts, both academics and practitioners, it examines the risks to ecosystems, demonstrating how values, culture and the constraining forces of governance act as barriers to action.

Conservation Directory. National Wildlife Federation. — A comprehensive listing of organizations, agencies and officials concerned with natural resources and an index covering more than 90 environmental subject areas from acid rain to zoology.

Schlesinger, Kheshgi, Smith, de la Chesnaye, Reilly, Wilson, Kolstad (Eds.). 2007. Human-Induced Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Assessment. Cambridge University Press — Bringing together many of the world's leading experts, this volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of climate change science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, and policy.

R. Somerville. 2008. The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change. American Meteorological Society. — This up-to-date handbook on global change is written a scientist for nonscientists, in order to humanize the great environmental issues of our time--the hole in the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and air pollution.

King, Parkinson, Partington, & Williams (Eds.). 2007. Our Changing Planet: The View from Space. Cambridge University Press. — Led four editors with support from a production team at NASA, many of the world's top remote sensing scientists showcase some spectacular and beautiful satellite imagery along with informed essays on the science behind these images and the implications of what is shown.

Richard Heinberg 2004. Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. New Society Publishers. mdash; Avoiding cynicism and despair, this book overviews the likely impacts of oil and natural gas depletion and then outlines four options for industrial societies during the next decades.

D. MacKay. 2009. Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air. UIT Cambridge Ltd. — This informative reference answers questions and discusses potentials surrounding various forms of energy--focusing on both individual and international change.

K. Emmanuel. 2007. What We Know About Climate Change. The MIT Press. — MIT atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel outlines the basic science of global warming and how the current consensus has emerged. Although it is impossible to predict exactly when the most dramatic effects of global warming will be felt, he argues, we can be confident that we face real dangers.