Climate Change

The industrial revolution was the starting point of an unstoppable increase in carbon emissions, which inevitably leads to global warming. Many scientists believe that a 2°C (3.6°F) rise in global temperature would lead to a major environmental catastrophe. Learn about current developments in climate research and the emerging technologies that could save the world.

Summaries

How Climate Change Denial is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy

Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles

Columbia UP, 2016

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Truth to Power

Vice Pres Al Gore

Rodale, 2017

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The Booming Business of Global Warming

McKenzie Funk

Penguin Press, 2014

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Global Warming of 1.5 °C
Summary for Policymakers

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPCC, 2018

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Warming World
Why Climate Change Matters More Than Anything Else

Joshua Busby

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

Ashley Dawson

Verso Books, 2017

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Max Holmes et al.

Aspen Institute, 2017

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Insurance Companies Should Collect a Carbon Levy
A surcharge on energy producers would fund climate adaptation and the low-carbon transition, suggest Anthony J. Webster and Richard H. Clarke.

Anthony J. Webster and Richard H. Clarke

Nature, 2017

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