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

Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell

Little, Brown US, 2017

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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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The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age

David Biello

Scribner, 2016

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Jens Burchardt et al.

Boston Consulting Group, 2018

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The Dirty Secret of the World’s Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

Abby Rabinowitz and Amanda Simson

Wired, 2017

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Out of Balance in the Arctic
Polar bears have high energy requirements that rise further as a result of climate change

John P. Whiteman

Science, 2018

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Global Warming of 1.5 °C
Summary for Policymakers

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPCC, 2018

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