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Books about Climate Change

Here is a growing tabular listing of books dealing with climate change and the closely related subjects
of energy production and the public acceptance of science.

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples:
The Search for Legal Remedies
Randall S. Abate & Elizabeth Ann Kronk (Authors, Editors)
Edward Elgar Publishers (March, 2013)
No Review

"Over two-dozen leading academicians in the field of climate change — and its legal ramifications — have contributed as many thoughtful and insightful articles to this scholarly and topical book which certainly raises awareness of the problem and its possible remedies from a global perspective." – Customer reviewer

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1781001790 SJ0 1/14/2017
Junk Science:
An Overdue Indictment of Government, Industry and Faith Groups That Twist Science for Their Own Gain
Dan Agin, Ph.D.
New York: St. Martin Griffin, November 2007
My Review

"Junk science is not just another price we pay for a free society, it's an insidious rot that needs to be confronted wherever and whenever it arises. My belief is that if current patterns of twisting science continue, we face ultimate calamity. For if truth brings freedom, what can lies bring us but slavery?" – the author

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.9 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-312-37480-8 SJ0 1/14/2017
Extreme Weather and Climate
C. Donald Ahrens & Perry J. Samson (Author)
Brooks Cole (February, 2010)
No Review

"Written in down-to-earth style, vividly illustrated and full of technology support, this text will give you a broad scientific understanding of the forces of nature that are sometimes unleashed in such life-changing events as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and severe thunderstorms."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (14 reviews)
ISBN 978-0495118572 ?
Renewables:
The Politics of a Global Energy Transition
Michael Aklin & Johannes Urpelainen
The MIT Press (March 23, 2018)
No Review

"In this book, Michaël Aklin and Johannes Urpelainen offer a comprehensive political analysis of the rapid growth in renewable wind and solar power, mapping an energy transition through theory, case studies, and policy analysis."

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262037471 ?
The Two-Mile Time Machine:
Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future
Richard Alley
Princeton University Press (November 15, 2000)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (36 reviews)
ISBN 978-0691004938 ?
Nuclear is for Life:
A Cultural Revolution
Wade Allison
Wade Allison Publishing (December, 2015)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0956275646 SJ0 1/14/2017
Anthropocene or Capitalocene?:
Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism
Elmar Altvater, Eileen C. Crist, Donna J. Haraway, Daniel Hartley, & 3 more
PM Press (June, 2016)
No Review

"The Earth has reached a tipping point. Runaway climate change, the sixth great extinction of planetary life, the acidification of the oceans—all point toward an era of unprecedented turbulence in humanity's relationship within the web of life. But just what is that relationship, and how do we make sense of this extraordinary transition?"

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1629631486 SJ0 1/14/2017
DON'T SELL YOUR COAT
Surprising Truths About Climate Change
Harold Ambler
Lansing International Books, December 2011
No Review

Among the "Editorial reviews" on Amazon: "You don't need to be a right-wing SOB to think that 'man made global warming' is an Enron-style scam. Harold Ambler is a card-carrying liberal and he thinks so, too. He's also very funny. Buy this book!" – James Delingpole, author of Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colors." Others come from Joe Bastardi, Freeman Dyson, Roger Tattersall (aka Tallbloke), and Andrew Montford.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (61 reviews)
ISBN 978-0615569048 SJ0 1/14/2017
Facing the Anthropocene:
Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System
Ian Angus
Monthly Review Press (July, 2016)
No Review

"Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun—the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures, extreme weather, rising oceans, and mass species extinctions. Humanity faces not just more pollution or warmer weather, but a crisis of the Earth System. If business as usual continues, this century will be marked by rapid deterioration of our physical, social, and economic environment. Large parts of Earth will become uninhabitable, and civilization itself will be threatened. Facing the Anthropocene shows what has caused this planetary emergency, and what we must do to meet the challenge." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1583676103 SJ0 1/14/2017
Fast Forward:
Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming
William Antholis & Strobe Talbott
Brookings Institution Press (May 2010)
No Review

"Fast Forward is equal parts science primer, history lesson, policy prescription, and ethical treatise. This pithy and compelling book makes clear what we know and don't know about global warming; why the threat demands prudent and urgent action; why the transition to a low-carbon economy will be the most difficult political and economic transaction in history; and how it requires nothing less than a revolution in our sense of civic responsibility." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0815704690 SJ0 6/22/2018
THE CLIMATE CRISIS
An Introductory Guide to Climate Change
David Archer & Stefan Rahmstorf
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010
My Review

Two climate scientists go beyond the IPCC to explain what's really happening, and why we should be concerned.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (21 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-521-73255-0 SJ3 363.7387
The Long Thaw:
How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate
David Archer
Princeton University Press (August, 2010)
No Review

"Worried about warming but confused about carbon? Try [The Long Thaw], which tells you nearly everything you need to know with down-to-earth clarity and brevity." – Evan Hadingham, PBS's NOVA blog

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (38 reviews)
ISBN 978-0691148113 SJ3 363.7387
Climate Science for Serving Society:
Research, Modeling and Prediction Priorities
Ghassem R. Asrar & James W. Hurrell (Editors)
Springer (June, 2013)
No Review

"This volume offers a comprehensive survey and a close analysis of efforts to develop actionable climate information in support of vital decisions for climate adaptation, risk management and policy. Arising from submissions and discussion at the 2011 Open Science Conference (OSC) of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), the book addresses research and intellectual challenges which span the full range of Program activities."the human dimensions of climate change. It should be of broad interest to all those concerned with global justice, environmental science and policy, and the future of humanity."

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-9400766914 ?
Depletion & Abundance:
Life on the New Home Front
Sharon Astyk
New Society Publishers (September, 2008)
No Review

Sharon Astyk has written four books on how to deal with shortages due to climate change and oil depletion by growing and canning local food, conserving energy, and other homespun methods. Based on my reading of the description and comments, this is the best of them.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (24 reviews)
ISBN 978-0865716148 ?
The Global Environment: (4th ed.)
Institutions, Law, and Policy
Regina S. Axelrod & Stacy D. Vandeveer (Editors)
CQ Press (March, 2014)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1452241456 SJ7 K3585.4.G58 1999
Environmental Gore:
A Constructive Response to Earth in the Balance
John A. Baden (ed.)
Pacific Research Institute (January, 1994)
No Review

An Amazon Top 100 reviewer note: "At the time this book was published in 1994, editor John A. Baden was chairman of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0936488783 SJ6 GE170.E575 1994 LM
FEELING THE HEAT:
The Politics of Climate Policy in Rapidly Industrializing Countries
Ian Bailey & Hugh Compston (editors)
Palgrave Macmillan (April 2012)
No Review

"With their massive and growing ecological footprints, China, India, Russia, and Brazil are crucial players in the politics of climate-change mitigation. This volume, with its extensive case studies and comparative analysis, will help scholars, students, journalists, and activists around the world to understand the political realities in these key countries." – Graeme Lang, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong, China

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0230280403 SJ eBook
The Grid:
The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future
Gretchen Bakke Ph.D.
Bloomsbury USA (July, 2016)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1608196104 SJ1 333.7932
Human Caused Global Warming
Tim Ball PhD
Timothy Ball (September 6, 2016)
No Review

"Ten years ago I simply parroted what the IPCC told us. One day I started checking the facts and data—first I started with a sense of doubt but then I became outraged when I discovered that much of what the IPCC and the media were telling us was sheer nonsense and was not even supported by any scientific facts and measurements. To this day I still feel shame that as a scientist I made presentations of their science without first checking it.…scientifically it is sheer absurdity to think we can get a nice climate by turning a CO2 adjustment knob."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (56 reviews)
ISBN 978-1773021300 ?
Exxon:
The Road Not Taken
Neela Banerjee, John H Cushman Jr, David Hasemyer, & Lisa Song
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1518718670 SJ0 1/14/2017
Blue Covenant:
The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
Maude Barlow
New York: The New Press, 2007
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59558-186-0 SJ0 1/14/2017
The Work of Nature:
How the Diversity of Life Sustains Us
Yvonne Baskin
Abigail Rorer (Illus.)
Paul Ehrlich (Fwd.)
Harold A. Mooney & Jane Lubchenko (Pref.)
Covelo: Island Press, 1997
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1-55963-519-6 SJ6 GE195.B36 1997
The Climate Chronicles:
Inconvenient Revelations You Won't Hear From Al Gore—And Others
Joe Bastardi
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 2, 2018)
No Review

"A revealing look by someone who has loved the weather since his first memory—and has worked in the field for over 40 years—at what is really inside the man-made "climate change" agenda. The author shows through countless examples, the exploitation, politicization, and weaponization of weather and climate in an effort to promote an agenda that runs counter to the foundations this nation was built on." – the author

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (36 reviews)
ISBN 978-1983509384 ?
The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
written by Yoram Bauman and illustrated by Grady Klein
Island Press (June, 2014)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (27 reviews)
ISBN 978-1610914383 SJ eBook
China Lake: (The Iowa Prize in Literary Nonfiction)
A Journey into the Contradicted Heart of a Global Climate Catastrophe
Barrett Baumgart
University Of Iowa Press (May, 2017)
No Review

"Barret Baumgart's literary debut presents a haunting and deeply personal portrait of civilization poised at the precipice, a picture of humanity caught between its deepest past and darkest future."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (15 reviews)
ISBN 978-1609384708 ?
Planning for Coastal Resilience:
Best Practices for Calamitous Times
Timothy Beatley
Island Press (July, 2009)
No Review

"Resilience, Beatley explains, is a profoundly new way of viewing coastal infrastructure—an approach that values smaller, decentralized kinds of energy, water, and transport more suited to the serious physical conditions coastal communities will likely face. Implicit in the notion is an emphasis on taking steps to build adaptive capacity, to be ready ahead of a crisis or disaster. It is anticipatory, conscious, and intentional in its outlook."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-1597265614 ?
GLOBAL SPIN
The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism
Sharon Beder
Aatec Publications; Revised edition (March 2002)
No Review

"Rather than focus on direct assaults on the world's environment, Global Spin, which was already published in England last fall, is a well-documented survey of how corporations attempt to influence public opinion and garner political support when it comes to environmental issues." – David Rouse, Booklist

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-1931498081 SJ6 GE300 B43 1998 (1E)
Climate of Corruption:
Politics and Power Behind The Global Warming Hoax
Larry Bell
Greenleaf Book Group (January, 2011)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (42 reviews)
ISBN 978-1608320837 SJ0 1/14/2017
Scared Witless:
Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom
Larry Bell
Stairway Press (March 2015)
No Review

Customer reviewer William Happer writes: "The dubious science that has been invoked to buttress the cause is clearly described — from the infamous 'hockey-stick' temperature record to non-existent dangers from ocean 'acidification.' "

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (20 reviews)
ISBN 978-1941071212 ?
Paleoclimate
Michael L. Bender
Princeton University Press (August, 2013)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-0691145549 ?
A Global Warming Primer:
Answering Your Questions About The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions
Jeffrey Bennett
Big Kid Science (September, 2016)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (41 reviews)
ISBN 978-1937548780 ?
Science Left Behind:
Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left
Alex B. Berezow & Hank Campbell
PublicAffairs, September 2012
My Review

Despite its accurate depiction of some examples of left-wing lunacy (e.g. "anti-vaxxers"), this book tries to paint liberals (or progressives, or Democrats, terms it uses interchangeably) as the dominant source of unscientific beliefs and policies. It fails.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.2 (85 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-61039-164-1 ?
CLIMATIC VARIATIONS AND VARIABILITY: FACTS AND THEORIES
NATO Advanced Study Institute, First Course of the International School of Climatology
Ettore Majorana Center for scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, March 9-20, 1980
A. Berger (editor)
Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1981
No Review

Nato Science Series C: (Book 72)

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 90-277-1300-6 SJ8 QC981.4.I57
CLIMATE MYTHS:
The Campaign against Climate Science
John J. Berger
Northbrae Books (January, 2013)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-0985909208 SJ0 1/16/2017
CLIMATE PERIL:
The Intelligent Reader's Guide to Understanding the Climate Crisis
John J. Berger
Paul & Anne Ehrlich (Intro.)
Northbrae Books (April, 2014)
No Review

"Based on the latest climate science, Climate Peril, winner of the 2016 International Book Awards in the Science category, reveals that the impacts of climate change on our health, economy, and environment are far worse—and more imminent—than many realize."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.9 (14 reviews)
ISBN 978-0985909246 SJ eBook
The Unnatural World:
The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age
David Biello
New York: Scribner (November 15, 2016)
No Review

Jeff Biggers interweaves the story of coal in America with his family history in sourhtern Illinois.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-1476743905 ?
RECKONING AT EAGLE CREEK
The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland
Jeff Biggers
New York: Nation Books, 2010
My Review

Jeff Biggers interweaves the story of coal in America with his family history in sourhtern Illinois.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-56858-421-8 SJ eBook
Global Change in the Holocene
John Birks, Rick Battarbee, Anson Mackay, & Frank Oldfield
Routledge (August, 2003)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0340762233 SJ0 1/16/2017
Climate of Hope:
How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet
Michael Bloomberg & Carl Pope
New York: St. Martin's Press (April 18, 2017)
No Review

"From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur bolder action by cities, businesses, and citizens—and even, someday, by Washington."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (128 reviews)
ISBN 978-1250142078 SJ0 5/14/2017
The Shock of the Anthropocene:
The Earth, History and Us
Christophe Bonneuil & Jean-Baptiste Fressoz
London: Verso; Translation edition (January, 2016)
No Review

"The Earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene. What we are facing is not only an environmental crisis, but a geological revolution of human origin. In two centuries, our planet has tipped into a state unknown for millions of years."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-1784780791 ?
Scared To Death:
From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth
Christopher Booker & Richard North
Bloomsbury Academic (March, 2008)
No Review

"From salmonella in eggs to BSE, from the Millennium Bug to bird 'flu, from DDT to passive smoking, from asbestos to global warming, 'scares' have become one of the most conspicuous and damaging features of our modern world. This book for the first time tells the inside story of each of the major scares of the past two decades, showing how they have followed a remarkably consistent pattern. It analyses the crucial role played in each case by scientists who have misread or manipulated the evidence; by the media and lobbyists who eagerly promote the scare without regard to the facts; and finally by the politicians and officials who come up with an absurdly disproportionate response, leaving us all to pay a colossal price, which may run into billions or even hundreds of billions of pounds. The book culminates in a chillingly detailed account of the story behind what it shows has become the greatest scare of them all: the belief that the world faces disaster through man-made global warming. In an epilogue the authors compare our credulity in falling for scares to mass-hysterias of previous ages such as the post-mediaeval 'witch craze', describing our time as a 'new age of superstition'." – publisher (HTML entities removed)

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (17 reviews)
ISBN 978-0826486141 ?
The Real Global Warming Disaster
Is the Obsession with "Climate Change" Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History?
Christopher Booker
Continuum Pub Group (December, 2009)
No Review

"The book exposes the myth that the global warming theory is supported by a 'consensus of the world's top climate scientists'. It shows how the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is run by a small group of 'global warming' zealots, who have repeatedly rigged evidence to support their theory. But the politicians, pushed by the media, have so fallen for its propaganda that, short of dramatic change, our Western world now faces an unprecedented disaster." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (37 reviews)
ISBN 978-1441110527 ?
25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment:
What Many Environmentalists Believe and Why They Are Wrong
Daniel B. Botkin & Alfred Runte
Taylor Trade Publishing (October, 2016)
No Review

"25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment explores the many myths circulating in ecological and political discussions. These myths often drive policy, and Botkin is here to set the record straight. What may seem like an environmentally conscious action may very well be bringing about the unnatural destruction of habitats and ecosystems." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (17 reviews)
ISBN 978-1442244924 ?
Powering the Future:
A Scientist's Guide to Energy Independence
Daniel B. Botkin
FT Press (April, 2010)
No Review

"Dr. Daniel B. Botkin objectively assesses the true prospects, limitations, costs, risks, dangers, and tradeoffs associated with every leading and emerging source of energy, including oil, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, solar, ocean power, and biofuels. Next, Botkin addresses the energy distribution system, outlining how it currently works, identifying its inefficiencies, and reviewing options for improving it.

"Finally, Botkin turns to solutions, offering a realistic, scientifically and economically viable path to a sustainable, energy-independent future: one that can improve the quality of life for Americans and for people around the world." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (16 reviews)
ISBN 978-0137049769 ?
CENSORING SCIENCE
Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming
Mark Bowen
New York: Dutton, 2008
My Review

Extensive interviews with those involved, and accounts by responsible journalists like Andrew Revkin, enabled Mark Bowen to lay bare the ways in which NASA, evidently on orders from the Bush White House, tried to hush up or downplay the work of James Hansen and other climate scientists.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (20 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-525-95014-1 SJ3 363.7387
THIN ICE
Unlocking the Secret of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains
Mark Bowen
New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2005
My Review

Here Bowen, a climber himself, takes us along on some of Lonnie Thomson's expeditions to high peaks in the tropics to tease out from glaciers, before they melt, their records of prehistoric climate change.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (15 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8050-6443-8 SJ8 QC879.59B69 2005
The Greenhouse Effect
Stewart Boyle & John Ardill
New English Library Ltd (June, 1989)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0450506383 ?
Earth Under Fire:
How Global Warming Is Changing the World
Gary Braasch
William McKibben (Fwd.)
University of California Press (October, 2007)
No Review

"More than a warning, Earth under Fire is the most complete illustrated guide to the effects of climate change now available. It offers an upbeat and intelligent account of how we can lessen the effects of our near-total dependence on fossil fuels using technologies and energy sources already available. A thorough revision and a new preface for the paperback edition bring the compelling facts about climate change up to date."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0520244382 SJ3 363.7387 Braasch
Mirrors and Mazes:
A Guide through the Climate Debate (2nd ed.)
Dr Howard Thomas Brady
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 8, 2017)
No Review

Endorsed by William Happer and Willie Soon

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-1546629115 ?
GLOBAL WARMING AND POLITICAL INTIMIDATION:
How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists as the Earth Heated Up
Raymond S. Bradley
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, July 2011
My Review

Another member of the MBH99 "Hockey Stick" team of researchers describes his experiences with Congress.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (10 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-55849-868-6 SJ3 577.276 Bradley
Paleoclimatology:
Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary (3rd ed.)
Raymond S. Bradley
Academic Press (March, 2014)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0123869135 ?
Against Doom:
A Climate Insurgency Manual
Jeremy Brecher
PM Press (April 15, 2017)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1629633855 SJ0
Climate for the Layman
Anthony Bright-Paul
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September, 2014)
No Review

"Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-1502311177 ?
Nature Unbound:
Conservation, Capitalism and the Future of Protected Areas
Dan Brockington, Rosaleen Duffy & Jim Igoe
Routledge (October, 2008)
No Review

"This groundbreaking volume is the first comprehensive, critical examination of the rise of protected areas and their current social and economic position in our world. It examines the social impacts of protected areas, the conflicts that surround them, the alternatives to them and the conceptual categories they impose." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1844074402 ?
FIXING CLIMATE
What Past Climate Changes Reveal about the Current Threat—and How To Counter It
Wallace Broecker
Robert Kunzig
New York: Hill and Wang, 2008
My Review

Wallace Broecker, now one of America's leading climatologists, provides his unique perspective on what's going wrong with climate and how we might be able to fix it.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8090-4501-3 SJ3 551.6 Broecker
Climate Matters:
Ethics in a Warming World
John Broome
New York: W. W. Norton & Company (July, 2012)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0393063363 ?
Environmental Virtue Ethics
Philip Cafaro & Ronald Sandler (Editors)
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January, 2005)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0742533905 ?
Crisis Without End:
The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe
Helen Caldicott (Editor)
New York: The New Press, October 2014
My Review

A lifelong opponent of all forms of nuclear technology, Dr. Caldicott here claims that the radiation released from the Fukushima Daiichi plant will kill millions — basically the same claim she made about Chernobyl. However, the book is the result of a March 2013 symposium in New York city, and there is valuable information in it.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (13 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59558-960-6 SJ3 363.1799 Crisis
The National Environmental Policy Act:
An Agenda for the Future
Lynton Keith Caldwell
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998
No Review

"This book has been written in the belief that the National Environmental Policy Act offers a set of goals that could guide the nation toward an economically and environmentally tolerable, sustainable future." – page ix

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-253-33444-2 SJ7 KF3775.C35 1988
GLOBAL FEVER: How To Treat Climate Change
William H. Calvin
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008
No Review

"This is perhaps the most accessible book that I have ever read about how humanity is changing Earth's climate, and what can be done about it." – David Archer, author of Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-226-09204-1 SJ3 363.7387
Denying Science:
Reflections on Those Who Refuse to Accept the Results of Scientific Studies
Pascal de Caprariis
AuthorHouse (June 30, 2017)
No Review

"The denial of scientific knowledge has become respectable in today's society, to the point that it threatens the health of the public and the stability of our society as climatic changes due to global warming occur."

"The topics covered in this book highlight some of the differences between reputable studies and the public relations efforts of groups that reject scientific studies in order to advance their own agendas."

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 9978-1524698072 ?
Environmentalism Gone Mad
Alan Carlin
Stairway Press (April, 2015)
No Review

"Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (22 reviews)
ISBN 978-1941071137 ?
Cold Sun
John L. Casey
Trafford Publishing (May, 2011)
No Review

"In Cold Sun, author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, N.A.S.A. headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer, tells the truth about ominous changes taking place in the climate and the Sun. Casey's research into the Sun's activity, which began four years ago, resulted in discovery of a solar cycle that is now reversing from its global warming phase to that of dangerous global cooling for the next thirty years or more." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (69 reviews)
ISBN 978-1426967917 ?
Dark Winter:
How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell
John L. Casey
Humanix Books (August, 2014)
No Review

"The air is filled with lectures and rumors that our Earth is getting warm. The author of Dark Winter, John Casey has found evidence to the contrary. His work is quite a revelation that marks a step toward a new scientific civilization. This book adds a brilliant page to the history of science!" – DR. FUMIO TSUNODA, Professor Emeritus of Geology, National Saitama University, Japan

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (310 reviews)
ISBN 978-1630060350 SJ1 523.7 Casey
El Niño in History:
Storming through the Ages
Cesar N. Caveides
Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8130-2099-0 SJ0 2/08/2017
FEELING THE HEAT
Jo Chandler
Melbourne University Press (August 2011)
No Review

"With wit and great humanity, Jo Chandler brings the sceptical intelligence of the investigative journalist to tell us what's happening with climate change and why we are so conflicted about this issue. Everyone who cares about the future should read this book." – Peter Doherty, Nobel Prize winner

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0522857719 SJ0 2/08/2017
Greenhouse:
The 200-Year Story of Global Warming
Gale E. Christianson
New York: Walker & Co., 1999
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 0-8027-1346-7 SJ8 QC981.8.G56 C48 1999
Space on Earth:
Saving our World by Seeking Others
C Cockell
Palgrave Macmillan (November, 2006)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0230007529 SJ0 2/08/2017
A Sinister Charade:
The Global Warming Hoax (a novel)
Dan Coffman
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-1514100691 ?
Climate Change in the 21st Century
Stewart J. Cohen & Melissa W. Waddell
McGill-Queen's University Press (October, 2009)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0773533264 ?
Private Empire:
ExxonMobil and American Power
Steve Coll
Allen Lane (July, 2012)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1846146596 SJ6 HD9569.E95 C65 2012
The Plundered Planet:
Why We Must—and How We Can—Manage Nature for Global Prosperity
Paul Collier
Oxford University Press (May, 2010)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (34 reviews)
ISBN 978-0195395259 SJ0 2/08/2017
Hurricanes and Climate Change:
Volume 3
Jennifer M. Collins & Kevin Walsh (Editors)
Springer (March, 2017)
No Review

"This book provides research that shows tropical cyclones are more powerful than in the past with the most dramatic increases occurring over the North Atlantic and with the strongest hurricanes. Although such increases are correlated with warming oceans and are consistent with the thermodynamic theory of hurricane intensity, there remains doubt about the interpretation, integrity, and meaning of these results. Arising from the 5th International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change, this book contains new research on topics related to hurricanes and climate change. Bringing together international leading academics and researchers on various sides of the debate, the book discusses new research and expresses opinions about what is happening and what might happen in the future with regard to regional and global hurricane (tropical cyclone) activity."

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-3319475929 ?
Climate Intervention:
Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration
by Committee on Geoengineering Climate
National Academies Press (July 17, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0309305297 SJ eBook
Climate Intervention:
Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth
by Committee on Geoengineering Climate
National Academies Press (July 23, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review) "Omnivorous reader"
ISBN 978-0309314824 ?
The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus
Exploring and Conserving our Natural World
Jacques Cousteau
Susan Schiefelbein
Bill McKibben (Fwd.)
New York: Bloomsbury, October 2007
My Review

A biography of the late ocean explorer.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.9 (14 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59691-417-9 SJ eBook
CLIMATE CRASH
Abrupt Climate Change and What It Means for Our Future
John D. Cox
Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2005
My Review

Remember the movie The Day After Tomorrow? John Cox demolishes its pretensions early on, then proceeds to show us why climate change really is something to be concerned about.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-309-09312-5 SJ8 QC884.C69 2005x
Power To Save the World:
The Truth About Nuclear Energy
Gwyneth Cravens
Richard Rhodes (Intro.)
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, October 2007
My Review

Mrs. Cravens is another convert to nuclear power.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (88 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-307-26656-9 ?
State of Fear
Michael Crichton
New York: Avon, July 2004
My Review

This is a novel, and an entertaining one. However, I include it because of what Crichton considered factual content — content that made it the only work of fiction to be entered as testimony into the Congressional Record. It's all fiction, folks.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (2,266 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-06-101573-1 ?
Gaia in Turmoil:
Climate Change, Biodepletion, and Earth Ethics in an Age of Crisis
Eileen Crist & H. Bruce Rinker (Editors)
Bill McKibben (Foreword)
The MIT Press (October, 2009)
No Review

"Contributors focus first on the science of Gaia, considering such topics as the workings of the biosphere, the planet's water supply, and evolution; then discuss Gaian perspectives on global environmental change, including biodiversity destruction and global warming; and finally explore the influence of Gaia on environmental policy, ethics, politics, technology, economics, and education."

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.9 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262513524 ?
Paleoclimates:
Understanding Climate Change Past and Present
Thomas Cronin
Columbia University Press (November, 2009)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0231144940 ?
The Weather of the Future
Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes from a Climate-Changed Planet
Heidi Cullen
HarperCollins, August 2010
My Review

"Using climate-model projections to forecast tomorrow's (potential) weather, the author takes us through the next 40-odd years, painting a rather gloomy picture of what's in store for our planet and offering some suggestions about what we can do today to avoid catastrophe. Some readers might dismiss the book as a manifestation of Chicken Little syndrome, but others, noting the author's calm, reasonable tone and sensible extrapolations from present-day phenomena, will no doubt conclude that this is a woman to whom attention must be paid." – David Pitt, Booklist

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (39 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-06-172688-0 ?
Encyclopedia of Climate Change:
Volume I
Mary D'Souza (Editor)
CALLISTO REFERENCE (January, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1632392213 ?
Encyclopedia of Climate Change:
Volume II
Mary D'Souza (Editor)
CALLISTO REFERENCE (January, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1632392220 ?
Encyclopedia of Climate Change:
Volume III
Mary D'Souza (Editor)
CALLISTO REFERENCE (January, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1632392237 ?
How to Change Minds about our Changing Climate:
Let Science Do the Talking the Next Time Someone Tries to Tell You...
Seth B. Darling & Douglas L. Sisterson
The Experiment (July, 2014)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (18 reviews)
ISBN 978-1615192236 ?
The Age of Global Warming:
A History (reprint edition)
Rupert Darwall
Interlink Pub Group (April, 2014)
No Review

"Rio launched rounds of climate change meetings and summits, with developing nations refusing to countenance any agreement restraining their greenhouse gas emissions — their blanket exemption from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol leading to its rejection by the United States that year, and again twelve years later in Copenhagen. This therefore marked not just the collapse of the climate change negotiations, but something larger — an unprecedented humiliation for the West at the hands of the rising powers of the East." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (37 reviews)
ISBN 978-0704373396 ?
Green Tyranny:
Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex
Rupert Darwall
Encounter Books (October 3, 2017)
No Review

"Acid rain swept all before it. America held out for as long as Ronald Reagan was in the White House, but capitulated under his successor. Like global warming, acid rain had the vocal support of the scientific establishment, but the consensus science collapsed just as Congress was passing acid rain cap-and-trade legislation. Rather than tell legislators and the nation the truth, the EPA attacked a lead scientist and suppressed the federal report showing that the scientific case for action on curbing power station emissions was baseless." – by the author?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1594039355 ?
CLEAN BREAK
The Story of Germany's Energy Transformation and What Americans Can Learn from It
Osha Gray Davidson
Catherine Mann (Illustrator)
Susan White (Editor)
InsideClimate News (November, 2012)
No Review

Amazon Kindle edition. A customer reviewer writes: "Davidson deserves major credit for bringing us this story, one which until now was ignored by America's news media."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (115 reviews)
ASIN: B00A4IEJ5K N/A
Arguing about climate change:
Judging the handling of climate risk to future generations by comparison to . . . (AUP Dissertation Series)
Marc D. Davidson
Vossiuspers UvA (December, 2008)
No Review

"Intergenerational justice requires that climate risks to future generations be handled with the same reasonable care deemed acceptable by society in the case of risks to contemporaries."

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-9056295530 ?
The Birth of the Anthropocene
Jeremy Davies
University of California Press (May, 2016)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0520289970 ?
Extinction:
A Radical History
Ashley Dawson
OR Books (July, 2016)
No Review

"Some thousands of years ago, the world was home to an immense variety of large mammals. From wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers to giant ground sloths and armadillos the size of automobiles, these spectacular creatures roamed freely. Then human beings arrived. Devouring their way down the food chain as they spread across the planet, they began a process of voracious extinction that has continued to the present."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.0 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1944869014 ?
Extreme Cities:
The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change
Ashley Dawson
Verso (October 17, 2017)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-1784780364 ?
AM I MAKING MYSELF CLEAR?
A Scientist's Guide To Talking With the Public
Cornelia Dean
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009
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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-674-03635-2 ?
A GREAT ARIDNESS
Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest
William deBuys
Oxford University Press (April 2011)
No Review

"DeBuys's research takes place in the field, one of the real strengths of this book. In lyrical prose rich in place and politics, his stories take us from the Navajo reservation to research labs.... A Great Aridness is both fascinating and frightening." – Orion

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (40 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-19-977892-8 SJ3 551.6979 DeBuys
The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism:
The Left's Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes!
James Delingpole
Regnery Publishing (November 2013)
No Review

"Written in A to Z format and printed on guaranteed un-recycled paper made from the pulp of a thousand rare hardwood trees using nothing but the purest cruel-harvested baby squid ink, The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism is your pocket guide to everything that's wrong, funny, and downright crazy about the green movement." – author

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (51 reviews)
ISBN 978-1621571612 ?
Watermelons:
The Green Movement's True Colors
James Delingpole
Publius Books (July 2011)
No Review

"Delingpole is the bestselling British writer who helped expose the Climategate scandal in his Daily Telegraph blog. He also writes a column for The Spectator. His other books include 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy (Regnery, 2010) and Welcome to Obamaland (Regnery, 2009)."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (82 reviews)
ISBN 978-0983347408 ?
Climate:
Causes and Effects of Climate Change
Dana Desonie
Age range: 12 - 17 years (Grade Level: 7 - 9)
Chelsea House Publishing (December, 2007)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 2.6 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0816062140 ?
The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change:
A Guide to the Debate (2nd Edition)
Professor Andrew Dessler & Edward A. Parson
Cambridge University Press (March, 2010)
No Review

"The second edition of Dessler and Parson's acclaimed book provides an integrated treatment of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (15 reviews)
ISBN 978-0521737401 ?
Climate Extremes and Society
Henry F. Diaz & Richard J. Murnane (Editors)
Cambridge University Press (June, 2008)
No Review

"Climate Extremes and Society focuses on the recent and potential future consequences of weather and climate extremes for different socioeconomic sectors. The book also examines actions that may enable society to better respond to climate variability." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0521870283 ?
THE GEOPHYSIOLOGY OF AMAZONIA
Vegetation and Climate Interactions
Robert E. Dickinson (Editor)
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987
No Review

"Looks at the most important processes linking climate and vegetation in the tropics in general and in the Amazon in particular. Through individual reviews by some of the world's leading scientists, it covers such subjects as modeling tropical meteorology and climate, tropical microclimatology, connections of vegetation to climate, and impacts of tropical deforestation on regional and global climate. Editorial summaries integrate this material into an overall perspective. Features an essay on protecting the global environment by James Lovelock." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-471-84511-9 SJ8 QC988.A66G46
Climate Change: (2nd ed.)
What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren
Joseph F.C. DiMento & Pamela Doughman (Editors)
The MIT Press (March, 2014)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262525879 ?
THE ATLAS OF CLIMATE CHANGE:
Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge (3rd edition)
DK Publishing
John Woodward (Contributor)
DK Children (June 30, 2008)
No Review

"Age Range: 8 - 12 years | Grade Level: 3 - 7" – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0756637712 ?
THE ATLAS OF CLIMATE CHANGE:
Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge (3rd edition)
Kristin Dow
Thomas E. Dowling / Downing
University of California Press, Nov. 2011
No Review

"This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0520268234 SJ8 QC903.D69 2007
CLIMATE CHANGE AND WORLD FOOD SECURITY
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Oxford, UK, July 11-15, 1993
Thomas E. Dowling (editor)
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, December 1995
No Review

"This book is a product of the Oxford Environment Conference. It takes the essential questions of sustainability as a starting point to focus on present food security and its future prospects in the face of climate change. Why is this book important? First, I believe our goals to end hunger are under threat. We know what to do in many respects, but fail to generate the finances and political will to change the structures that thrive on poverty. Second, I believe concern about the environment has become dangerously separated from the fundamental issues of human deprivation. Third, I believe climate change is a serious threat and I am dismayed at the way nations dither over how to control greenhouse gas emissions and mechanisms to meet the challenge of adverse climate impacts."

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 3-540-60562-2 SJ8 QC981.8.C5C5145
Nature Crime:
How We're Getting Conservation Wrong
Rosaleen Duffy
Yale University Press (August, 2010)
No Review

"In this impressively researched, alarming book, Rosaleen Duffy investigates the world of nature conservation, arguing that the West's attitude to endangered wildlife is shallow, self-contradictory, and ultimately very damaging. Analyzing the workings of the black-market wildlife industry, Duffy points out that illegal trading is often the direct result of Western consumer desires, from coltan for cellular phones to exotic meats sold in London street markets. She looks at the role of ecotourism, showing how Western travelers contribute—often unwittingly—to the destruction of natural environments. Most strikingly, she argues that the imperatives of Western-style conservation often result in serious injustice to local people, who are branded as 'problems' and subject to severe restrictions on their way of life and even extrajudicial killings." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0300154344 ?
Global Warming:
A Layman's Guide to the Issues
Patrick R. Dugan
AuthorHouse (September, 2008)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers:? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1434398109 ?
Conservative Environmentalism:
Reassessing the Means, Redefining the Ends
James R. Dunn & John Kinney
Praeger (November, 1996)
No Review

"If America's environmental laws and regulations are left unchanged, they will ultimately contribute to the destruction of the human and natural environments. Dunn and Kinney argue that the environmental movement as it now operates is counterproductive; solutions can be found only through rational, non-political efforts based on reality, not ideological propaganda. The authors show what the facts are and how they have been distorted to benefit what are often misguided, self-serving political agendas." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0899309934 ?
Climate Wars:
The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats
Gwynne Dyer
Oneworld Publications (June, 2010)
My Review

"Gwynne Dyer is one of the few who are both courageous enough to tell the unvarnished truth, and have the background to understand, not misrepresent the inputs. This book does a superb job of detailing the emerging realities of Climate/Energy. These realities are not pretty." – Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist at NASA

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (29 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-85168-718-3 ?
The Switch:
America's Global Energy Renaissance
Dan K. Eberhart
Greenleaf Book Group Press (November 21, 2017)
No Review

"For the first time in decades, the US has a rare opportunity to realistically reject oil supplies from other nations."

Except that we are still importing large quantities of oil from the Middle East.

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-1626342583 ?
Global Weirdness:
Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas, and the Weather of the Future
Emily Elert & Climate Central
Pantheon (July, 2012)
My Review

"Produced by Climate Central—a highly regarded independent, nonprofit journalism and research foundation founded in 2008—and reviewed by scientists at major educational and research institutions the world over, Global Weirdness summarizes, in clear and accessible prose, everything we know about the science of climate change; explains what is likely to happen to the climate in the future; and lays out in practical terms what we can and cannot do to avoid further shifts." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (50 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-307-90730-1 ?
Enviroclowns:
The Climate Change Circus
Tony R. Elliott
CreateSpace Intelligent Publishing Platform (May, 2011)
No Review

"Verifiable research, facts, images and portions of the Climate Change Wiki Links files are all included, to disprove this fraudulent theory." Amazon says this is from "BBC".

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-1461179139 ?
Hurricanes and Climate Change (Aegean Conferences)
James B. Elsner & Thomas H. Jagger (Editors)
Springer (November, 2008)
No Review

"A Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change was held during the spring of 2007 on the island of Crete that brought together leading academics and researchers on both sides of the scientific debate to discuss new research and express opinions about what will happen in the future with regard to hurricane activity. This proceedings volume highlights the state-of-the-science research into various aspects of the hurricane-climate connection. It is likely that the science presented here will lead to new research that will help answer crucial questions about our sustainable future." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0387094090 ?
The Britannica Guide to Climate Change
by Encyclopedia Britannica
Running Press (January, 2009)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0762433926 ?
High Tide on Main Street:
Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis
John Englander
The Science Bookshelf (October, 2012)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (68 reviews)
ISBN 978-0615637952 ?
Fossil Fuels Improve the Planet
Alex Epstein (with Eric M. Dennis, contributor)
Center for Industrial Progress (February, 2013)
No Review

"The basic question underlying our energy policy debates is this: Should we be free to generate more and more energy using fossil fuels? Or should we restrict and progressively outlaw fossil fuels as "dirty energy"? I believe that if we look at the big picture, the facts are clear. If we want a healthy, livable environment, then we must be free to use fossil fuels. Why? Because for the foreseeable future, fossil fuels provide the key to a great environment: abundant, affordable, reliable energy."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (36 reviews)
ISBN 978-0989344807 ?
The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Alex Epstein
Portfolio (November, 2014)
No Review

"If you want to see the power of fine logic, fine writing, and fine research, read Epstein's book. In my long career, it is simply the best popular-market book about climate, environmental policy, and energy that I have read. Laymen and experts alike will be boggled by Epstein's clarity." – PATRICK J. MICHAELS, director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (328 reviews)
ISBN 978-1591847441 ?
CHANGING PLANET, CHANGING HEALTH
How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do About It
Paul R. Epstein, MD and Dan Ferber
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011
My Review

Dr. Epstein (1943-2011) was trained in public health, and had a long career exploring the connections between disease and climate. Here he explains what he learned.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (13 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-520-26909-5 ?
FORECAST
The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley
Stephan Faris
New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2009
My Review

And lest anyone doubt that climate change is having serious impacts today, journalist Stephan Faris corrects that mistake in this account of his own travels in regions now affected, from Darfur in Sudan to Key West in Florida.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8050-8779-6 ?
The Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide Hoax:
Easy to Read Proof That Climate Change Is Normal and Not Man-Made
Alan I. Fensin
Burlington National Inc. Kindle Edition: 2661 KB (February, 2015)
No Review

"There is absolutely no evidence that Humans cause global warming. In fact, only the stars know if it will get hotter or colder and it is all up to that one star we call our sun." – author

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (9 reviews)
ASIN: B00T3R6XT8 ?
Liars and Deniers:
Climate Change Truth That Anyone Can Understand
Alan I. Fensin
Burlington National, Incorporated (November, 2014)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1577066712 ?
Emerald Cities:
Urban Sustainability and Economic Development
Joan Fitzgerald
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-19-538276-1 ?
Hurricanes: (Contemporary World Issues)
A Reference Handbook (2nd edition)
Patrick J. Fitzpatrick
Mildred Vasan (Editor)
Abc-Clio Inc (November, 2005)
No Review

"Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook explores the historical, ecological, economic, and social dimensions of hurricanes in North America. Synthesizing literature from a wide range of authoritative sources, this book is an invaluable guide to hurricanes and their impact and is essential reading for students, scientists, mariners, and coastal residents alike."

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1851096473 ?
ATMOSPHERE OF HOPE
Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis
Tim Flannery
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, October 2015
My Review

Updating the story, Tim Flannery shows us a passel of new possibilities that may help save the climate.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (10 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8021-2406-7 ?
NOW OR NEVER
Why We Must Act Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future
Tim Flannery
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2009
My Review

With his unique Aussie point of view, Tim Flannery shows us a few possibilities for helping save the climate while improving the bottom line.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8021-4898-1 ?
THE WEATHER MAKERS
How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
Tim Flannery
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, January 2006
No Review

"The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (132 reviews)
ISBN 978-0871139351 ?
THE CLIMATE OF EUROPE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Natural and Man-Induced Climatic Changes: A European Perspective
Hermann Flohn & Roberto Fantechi (editors)
Dordrecht: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1984
No Review

"It is an essential work for libraries and most researchers interested in climatic variations will want to have their own copy." – Arctic and Alpine Research, 17 (1985)

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 90-277-1745-1 SJ8 QC989.A1C58
Rewilding North America:
A Vision For Conservation In The 21St Century
Dave Foreman
Island Press (July, 2004)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-1559630610 ?
Why We Need Nuclear Power:
The Environmental Case
Michael H. Fox
Oxford University Press (July, 2014)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-19-934457-4 SJ8 TK9153.F69 2014
Climate Change Reality Check:
Basic Facts that Quickly Prove the Climate Change Crusade is Wrong and Dangerous
Calvin Fray
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April, 2016)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (65 reviews)
ISBN 978-1530535354 ?
Hot, Flat, and Crowded:
Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How it Can Renew America
Thomas L. Friedman
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-374-16685-4 ?
We Almost Lost Detroit
John G. Fuller
Carl J. Hocevar (Fwd.)
New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1975
My Review

This is one of the important books that portrays the downside of nuclear power — nothing inherent in the physics, but the result of hasty construction and laxity about safety.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (14 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-88349-070-91 ?
Thunder on the Mountain
How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis—and What We Can Do To Avert Disaster
Peter Galuszka
New York: Basic Books, 2004
My Review

Glauzska examines the practices of one particular coal baron — Don Blankenship — and shows us the declining future of the coal industry.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (10 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8021-4898-1 ?
Climate Ethics:
Essential Readings
Stephen Gardine, Simon Caney, Dale Jamieson, & Henry Shue (Editors)
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri (Foreword)
Oxford University Press (July, 2010)
No Review

"This collection gathers a set of seminal papers from the emerging area of ethics and climate change. Topics covered include human rights, international justice, intergenerational ethics, individual responsibility, climate economics, and the ethics of geoengineering. Climate Ethics is intended to serve as a source book for general reference, and for university courses that include a focus on the human dimensions of climate change. It should be of broad interest to all those concerned with global justice, environmental science and policy, and the future of humanity."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0195399622 ?
The EPZ Ethics of Climate Change:
Right and Wrong in a Warming World (Think Now)
James Garvey
Jeremy Stangroom (Think Now Series Editor)
Continuum (March, 2008)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0826497383 ?
Megawatts and Megatons:
A Turning Point in the Nuclear Age?
Richard L. Garwin
Georges Charpak
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, October 2001
My Review

"Meanwhile, nuclear power already provides one-sixth of all electrical energy in the world—France, for instance, derives 80% of its electricity from reactors—but nuclear power has met with great resistance in the United States, where the specter of the Three Mile Island breakdown still looms in the public's consciousness. Garwin and Charpak take a temperate, rational tone in evaluating the benefits of nuclear energy. They show how it can provide an assured, economically feasible, and environmentally responsible supply of energy in a way that avoids the hazards of weapons proliferation. – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-375-40394-1 ?
BOILING POINT
How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis—and What We Can Do To Avert Disaster
Ross Gelbspan
New York: Basic Books, July 2004
No Review

"In Boiling Point, Ross Gelbspan reveals exactly how the fossil fuel industry is directing the Bush administration's energy and climate policies. Even more surprisingly, Gelbspan points a finger at both the media and environmental activists for unwittingly worsening the crisis." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (27 reviews)
ISBN 978-0465027613 ?
Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (2nd ed.)
Michael B. Gerrard & Jody Freeman (Editors)
American Bar Association (August, 2015)
No Review

"This comprehensive, current examination of U.S. law as it relates to global climate change begins with a summary of the factual and scientific background of climate change based on governmental statistics and other official sources. Subsequent chapters address the international and national frameworks of climate change law, including the Kyoto Protocol, state programs affected in the absence of a mandatory federal program, issues of disclosure and corporate governance, and the insurance industry. Also covered are the legal aspects of other efforts, including voluntary programs, emissions trading programs, and carbon sequestration."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-1627227414 ?
Stung!
On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean
Lisa-ann Gershwin
Sylvia Earle (Fwd.)
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, May 2013
My Review

"Read this book! You know that the oceans are in trouble, but this is the most comprehensive and clear explanation of why. Stung! is more than just a book about jellyfish; it is undoubtedly one of the best books detailing the stresses on our ocean ecosystems. It is a much needed and spectacular achievement." – Paul Dayton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (38 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-226-02010-5 ?
The Great Derangement:
Climate Change and the Unthinkable
Amitav Ghosh
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, September 2016
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (121 reviews)
ISBN 978-0226323039 ?
A Reenchanted World:
The Quest for a New Kinship with Nature
James William Gibson
New York: Henry Holt & Company, April 2009
My Review

"Since the industrial era, our connection with the environment has been one of utilitarianism and capitalist interests. Recently, however, the greening of our culture has been moving from society's fringes to become prominent. Gibson (sociology, California State Univ., Long Beach; Warrior Dreams: Paramilitary Culture in Post-Vietnam America) has deemed this renaissance of ecoworship "reenchantment"—where humans once again recognize their spiritual and emotional connections with nature." – Jaime Hammond, Naugatuck Valley Community Coll. Lib., Waterbury, CT, School Library Journal

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8050-7835-0 ?
The Politics of Climate Change (2nd ed.)
by Anthony Giddens
Polity (October, 2011)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0745655154 ?
Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less:
A Handbook for Slashing Gas Prices and Solving Our Energy Crisis
Newt Gingrich & Vince Haley
Regnery Publishing (September, 2008)
No Review

"UNABRIDGED VERSION--INCLUDES BUMPER STICKER"

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (28 reviews)
ISBN 978-1596985766 ?
Wind Energy Comes of Age
Paul Gipe
Christopher Flavin (Fwd.)
New York: John Wiley & Sons, April 1995
My Review

"A fascinating story, not only of technology but of the heart and soul behind it. A must for anyone that really wants to understand how wind power developed and what it takes to move sustainable technology toward the marketplace." – Carl Weinberg, former manager of R&D at Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-471-10924-2 ?
Enter the Tree:
A Novel of Climate Change
Britt Gjerde
Amazon Digital Services LLC (March 22, 2017) — 3445 KB / 382pp.
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ASIN: B06XSKCXZC ?
Clearing the Air:
The Real Story of the War on Air Pollution
Indur Goklany
Cato Institute (November, 1999)
No Review

"This book demonstrates that Washington, D.C.'s 30-year regulatory war against air pollution has done little to improve air quality."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1882577835 ?
The Precautionary Principle:
A Critical Appraisal of Environmental Risk Assessment
Indur Goklany
Cato Institute (September, 2001)
No Review

"Eh?"

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1930865167 ?
The Improving State of the World:
Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives on a Cleaner Planet
Indur Goklany
Cato Institute (January, 2007)
No Review

"Eh?"

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-1930865983 ?
The Boom:
How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World
Russell Gold
New York: Simon & Schuster (April, 2015)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1451692297 ?
Big Coal:
The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
Jeff Goodell
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, June 2006
My Review

"In this penetrating analysis, Goodell debunks the faulty assumptions underlying coal's revival and shatters the myth of cheap coal energy. In a compelling blend of hard-hitting investigative reporting, history, and industry assessment, Goodell illuminates the stark economic imperatives America faces and the collusion of business and politics — what is meant by "big coal" — that have set us on the dangerous course toward reliance on this energy source." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (58 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-618-31940-4 ?
HOW TO COOL THE PLANET
Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate
Jeff Goodell
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
My Review

Like Eli Kintisch's book, listed below, this is a detailed look at some proposed methods of geoengineering, and it sets a properly cautionary tone.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (19 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-618-99061-0 ?
The Water Will Come:
Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World
Jeff Goodell
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, November 2017
My Review

Beginning in Miami, Goodell takes us on a tour of places around the world that are threatened by the rising seas — from the U.S. naval bases at Norfolk in Virginia and Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific and seacoast cities and towns from Alaska to Venice, Italy. Some of these, like Miami, are swamped every October, when the king tide comes in. Streets flood hubcap-deep, often with polluted water. Sea water contaminates local groundwater supplies and corrodes concrete foundations. The regular flooding also tends to "corrode" property values. Elsewhere, it washes shorelines away, along with the houses on them. The good news is that many localities, even in Florida, are beginning to fight back. But efforts are hugely expensive, and the water is likely to overtake them in the end.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.9 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-316-26024-4 ?
Climate Change and the Energy Problem:
Physical Science and Economics Perspective (2nd ed.)
David L Goodstein & Michael D Intriligator
World Scientific Publishing Company (May 20, 2017)
No Review

Amazon customer review by Joseph L. Bast

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-9813208346 ?
Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park:
The Effects of Climate Change and Human Intervention
Thomas Gootz
Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Incorporated Press (August, 2014)
No Review

"This new book looks at the geology, history, and ecology, of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and the science behind changes that have been taking place there over time." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0984778058 ?
OUR CHOICE
A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis
Al Gore
Emmaus, PA: Rodale, November 2009
My Review

Al Gore's third book on the climate crisis is all about the choices we face, and the options we have. I like everything about it except its treatment of nuclear power, which I judge too pessimistic.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (101 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59486-734-7 ?
CLIMATISM!
Science, Common Sense, and the 21st Century's Hottest Topic
Steve Goreham
New Lenox, IL: New Lenox Books, 2010
My Review

A rather transparent substitution of rhetoric & obfuscation for scientific reasoning.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (22 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-9824996-3-4 ?
The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism
Mankind and Climate Change Mania
Steve Goreham
New Lenox, IL: New Lenox Books, 2010
No Review

"The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism is the first book on climate change that is fun to read. Using figures, cartoons, and whimsical sidebars, Steve Goreham describes our crazy world, which is far down the primrose path of global warming fantasy. Contrary to popular consensus, global warming is natural and cars are innocent. Learn the real story about climate change."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (66 reviews)
ISBN 978-0982499627 ?
Outside the Green Box:
Rethinking Sustainable Development
Steve Goreham
New Lenox, IL: New Lenox Books (May 1, 2017)
No Review

"Society and business should adopt a policy that is sensibly green, continuing to reduce air and water pollution, but at other policies aimed at stopping global warming and halting hydrocarbon use. These policies do little for Earth's environment." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0982499641 ?
The End of Energy:
The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence
Michael J. Graetz
The MIT Press (March 2011)
No Review

"Graetz describes more than forty years of energy policy incompetence and argues that we must make better decisions for our energy future. Despite thousands of pages of energy legislation since the 1970s (passed by a Congress that tended to elevate narrow parochial interests over our national goals), Americans have never been asked to pay a price that reflects the real cost of the energy they consume. Until Americans face the facts about price, our energy incompetence will continue—and along with it the unraveling of our environment, security, and independence." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262015677 SJ3 333.79 Graetz
Denying Science:
Conspiracy Theories, Media Distortions, and the War Against Reality
John Grant
Prometheus Books (August, 2011)
No Review

"Is global warming just scaremongering by climatologists conspiring to protect their jobs? Is evolution "just a theory"? Is autism caused by vaccinations? The answer to all of these questions is, of course, no. The scientific evidence is now in, and it's conclusive, on these and many more issues that are fundamental to our knowledge and wellbeing. But you'd never know this if all of your information came from the popular media or your upbringing and immediate circle of influence didn't include critical thinking and basic scientific literacy." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.2 (14 reviews)
ISBN 978-1616143992 ?
Dark Age America:
Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead
John Michael Greer
New Society Publishers (August, 2016)
No Review

"If the future trajectory of our civilization follows the same general patterns laid down by previous ones, then John Michael Greer's new book gives us perhaps the best view of the future currently available. His thoughts on the great unraveling ahead are rooted in a broad and deep knowledge of history; even if you disagree with him about the future, you will learn a great deal from his survey of the relevant human past." – Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (43 reviews)
ISBN 978-0865718333 ?
The Ecotechnic Future:
Envisioning a Post-Peak World
John Michael Greer
New Society Publishers (October, 2009)
No Review

"This is an extremely erudite book, filled with references to philosophies, and ancient works, which is also readable and an exciting addition to what might be called the 'libraries of the future', which try to make sense of our predicament and offer not just hope, but a intellectual route map to a better way of living." –earthtimes.org

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (27 reviews)
ISBN 978-978-0865716391 ?
Green Wizardry:
Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, and Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit
John Michael Greer
New Society Publishers (September, 2013)
No Review

"John Michael Greer proposes a modern mage for uncertain times; one who possesses a startling array of practical skills gleaned from the appropriate tech and organic gardening movements forged in the energy crisis of the 1970s. From the basic concepts of ecology to a plethora of practical techniques such as composting, green manure, low-tech food preservation and storage, small-scale chicken and rabbit raising, solar water heating, alternative energy sources, and more, Green Wizardry is a comprehensive manual for today's wizard-in-training."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (29 reviews)
ISBN 978-0865717473 ?
Star's Reach:
A Novel Of The Deindustrial Future
John Michael Greer
Founders House Publishing LLC (April, 2014)
No Review

"More than four centuries have passed since industrial civilization stumbled to its ruin under the self-inflicted blows of climate change and resource depletion. Now, in the ruins of a deserted city, a young man mining metal risks his life to win a priceless clue. That discovery will send him and an unlikely band of seekers on a quest for a place out of legend where human beings might once have communicated with distant worlds — a place called Star's Reach." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (34 reviews)
ISBN 978-0984376476 ?
Twilight's Last Gleaming
John Michael Greer
Karnac Books (November, 2014)
No Review

"A chilling high-concept geo-political thriller where a declining United States and a resurgent China come to the brink of all out nuclear war." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (67 reviews)
ISBN 978-1782200352 ?
The Wealth of Nature:
Economics as if Survival Mattered
John Michael Greer
New Society Publishers (May, 2011)
No Review

"The Wealth of Nature proposes a new model of economics based on the integral value of ecology. Building on the foundations of E. F. Schumacher's revolutionary "economics as if people mattered," this book examines the true cost of confusing money with wealth. By analyzing the mistakes of contemporary economics, it shows how an economy centered on natural capital—the raw materials that support human life—can move our society toward a more productive relationship with the planet that sustains us all."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (29 reviews)
ISBN 978-0865716735 ?
CLIMATE CHANGE:
Our Children Are in Danger
Mary Guay
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 1, 2014)
My Review

A Florida grandmother explains how she came to understand that climate change is the biggest problem facing her and her family — the human family.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-1494733605 ?
OVERHEATED
The Human Cost of Climate Change
Andrew T. Guzman
Oxford University Press, February 2013
No Review

"Deniers of climate change sometimes quip that claims about global warming are more about political science than climate science. They are wrong on the science, but may be right with respect to its political implications. A hotter world, writes Andrew Guzman, will bring unprecedented migrations, famine, war, and disease. It will be a social and political disaster of the first order." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-0199933877 ?
Earthmasters:
The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering
Clive Hamilton
New Haven: Yale University Press, March 2013
My Review

"This book goes to the heart of the unfolding reality of the twenty-first century: international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have all failed, and before the end of the century Earth is projected to be warmer than it has been for 15 million years. The question "can the crisis be avoided?" has been superseded by a more frightening one, "what can be done to prevent the devastation of the living world?" And the disturbing answer, now under wide discussion both within and outside the scientific community, is to seize control of the very climate of the Earth itself." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-300-18667-3 SJ0 6/22/2018
Which World?:
Global Destinies, Regional Choices: Scenarios for the 21st Century
Allen Hammond
Washington, DC: Island Press, June 1998
My Review

"In Which World?, scientist Allen Hammond imaginatively probes the consequences of present social, economic, and environmental trends to construct three possible worlds that could await us in the twenty-first century: Market World, in which economic and human progress is driven by the liberating power of free markets and human initiative; Fortress World, in which unattended social and environmental problems diminish progress, dooming hundreds of millions of humans to lives of rising conflict and violence; and Transformed World, in which human ingenuity and compassion succeed in offering a better life, not just a wealthier one, and in seeking to extend those benefits to all of humanity." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-55963-575-2 SJ3 330.9051 Hammond
Storms of my Grandchildren:
The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance To Save Humanity
James Hansen
Makiko Sato (Illus.)
New York: Bloomsbury USA, December 2009
My Review

"Rich in invaluable insights into the geopolitics as well as the geophysics of climate change, Hansen's guaranteed-to-be-controversial manifesto is the most comprehensible, realistic, and courageous call to prevent climate change yet. It belongs in every library." – Donna Seaman, Booklist

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (183 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-60819-200-7 SJ3 363.7387 Hansen
Economics and Management of Climate Change:
Risks, Mitigation and Adaptation
Bernd Hansjürgens & Ralf Antes (Editors)
Springer (July, 2008)
No Review

"Bringing together an international group of scholars from environmental economics, political science and business, this book describes, analyses and evaluates climate change risks and responses of societies and companies. The book contributes to the question of how climate change can be mitigated by discussing efficient and effective design of mitigation measures, in particular emissions trading and clean development mechanism (CDM). Placing special emphasis on the impact of climate change risks on business, the book investigates in which way selected sectors of the economy are affected and what measures they can undertake to adapt to climate change risks."

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0387773520 ?
THORIUM:
Energy Cheaper than Coal
Robert Hargraves
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July, 2012)
No Review

"This book presents a lucid explanation of the workings of thorium-based reactors. It is must reading for anyone interested in our energy future." – Leon Cooper, Brown University physicist and 1972 Nobel laureate for superconductivity

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (72 reviews)
ISBN 978-1478161295 ?
What's Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It
Paul G. Harris
Polity (June, 2013)
No Review

"The book begins by diagnosing what's most wrong with climate politics, including the anachronistic international system, which encourages nations to fight for their narrowly perceived interests and makes major cuts in greenhouse pollution extraordinarily difficult; the deadlock between the United States and China, which together produce over one-third of global greenhouse gas pollution but do little more than demand that the other act first; and affluent lifestyles and overconsumption, which are spreading rapidly from industrialized nations to the developing world." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0745652504 ?
Hubris:
The Troubling Science, Economics, and Politics of Climate Change
Michael Hart
Compleat Desktops (October 2015)
No Review

"This book explores problems and issues that have emerged in national and international discussion of policies to address climate change. It concludes that every solution put forward by the UN and activists poses more problems than might ever emerge from the marginal human impact on natural climate change. Rather than mitigation, governments should focus on adaptation. As is, climate change discussions have become captive of a utopian agenda that is using climate change as a stalking horse to drive alarm in the hope that it will convince governments to act." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (16 reviews)
ISBN 978-0994903808 ?
The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight (rev. ed.)
The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late
Thom Hartmann
Neale Donald Walsch (Afterword)
Harmony (April, 2004)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (145 reviews)
ISBN 978-1400051571 SJ0 6/22/2018
Drawdown
The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Paul Hawken (Editor)
Tom Steyer (Foreword)
Penguin Books (April 18, 2017)
No Review

"The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world" – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.9 (16 reviews)
ISBN 978-0143130444 SJ-VSMB 363.7387 Drawdown
Afterburn:
Society Beyond Fossil Fuels
Richard Heinberg
New Society Publishers (April, 2015)
No Review

"Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy "plug-and-play" solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests instead that we are in for a wild ride; a "civilization reboot" on a scale similar to the agricultural and industrial revolutions." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-0865717886 ?
Imagining Extinction:
The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species
Ursula K. Heise
University Of Chicago Press (August, 2016)
No Review

"We are currently facing the sixth mass extinction of species in the history of life on Earth, biologists claim—the first one caused by humans. Activists, filmmakers, writers, and artists are seeking to bring the crisis to the public's attention through stories and images that use the strategies of elegy, tragedy, epic, and even comedy. Imagining Extinction is the first book to examine the cultural frameworks shaping these narratives and images." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0226358024 ?
Sense of Place and Sense of Planet:
The Environmental Imagination of the Global
Ursula K. Heise
Oxford University Press (September, 2008)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0195335637 ?
Climate Governance in the Developing World
David Held, Charles Roger, & Eva-Maria Nag
Polity (August, 2013)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0745662770 ?
The Carbon Crunch:
How We're Getting Climate Change Wrong—and How to Fix It
Dieter Helm
Yale University Press, November 2012
No Review

"In this hard-hitting book, Dieter Helm looks at how and why we have failed to tackle the issue of global warming and argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy—from transitioning from coal to gas and eventually to electrification of transport, to carbon pricing and a focus on new technologies." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (13 reviews)
ISBN 978-0300186598 ?
The Carbon Crunch:
How We're Getting Climate Change Wrong—and How to Fix It (2nd ed.)
Dieter Helm
Yale University Press, August 2015
No Review

"In a new edition of his hard-hitting book on climate change, economist Dieter Helm looks at how and why we have failed to tackle the issue of global warming and argues for a new, pragmatic rethinking of energy policy." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0300215328 ?
Climate-change Policy
Dieter Helm (Editor)
Oxford University Press (July, 2005)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.7 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0199281459 ?
The Economics and Politics of Climate Change
Dieter Helm & Cameron Hepburn
Oxford University Press (February, 2010)
No Review

"The volume brings together leading climate change policy experts to set out the economic analysis and the nature of the negotiations at Copenhagen and beyond. In addition to reviewing the main issues discussed above, a number of the articles question the basis of much of the climate change consensus, and debate the Stern Report's main findings." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0199573288 ?
The Future of the World's Climate (2nd Edition)
Ann Henderson-Sellers & Kendal McGuffie (Editors)
Elsevier Science (February, 2012)
No Review

"At a time of so much politicized debate over the phenomenon of global warming, the second edition of The Future of the World's Climate places the discussion in a broader geological, paleo-climatic, and astronomical context. This book is a resource based on reviews of current climate science and supported by sound, accurate data and projections made possible by technological advances in climate modeling." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0123869173 ?
Living in a Low-Carbon Society in 2050
(Energy, Climate and the Environment)
Horace Herring (editor)
Palgrave Macmillan (October 2012)
No Review

"Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0230282254 ?
A Newer World:
Politics, Money, Technology and What's Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis
William F. Hewitt
William K. Reilly (Fwd.)
Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, December 2012
My Review

"Here is a story that has not previously been adequately told: the story of the developments, trends, and visionary people that are, in many ways, mitigating the climate crisis and turning sustainable development into reality, not just a grand concept. In A Newer World, the environmentalist Bill Hewitt explores the advances in business and finance, politics, design, science, and engineering that are transforming the world around us right now, even as the dire climatic consequences of the industrialization of our economies have become ever more starkly apparent." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-58465-963-1 ?
Environmental Protection:
What Everyone Needs To Know
Pamela Hill
Oxford University Press (April, 2017)
No Review

In Environmental Protection: What Everyone Needs to Know®, environmental lawyer Pamela Hill offers clear, engaging answers to some of the most pressing questions facing us today. She discusses the science behind current environmental issues, defining key terms such as ecosystems, pollutants, and endocrine disruptors. Hill explains why our environment needs protection, using examples from history and current events, from the Irish potato famine to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan. She also assesses the effectiveness of landmark laws and treaties, including the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Kyoto Protocol.

"To what extent is it acceptable to rank human interests over ecological interests? And is it fair to ask developing countries to reduce emissions, even though they bear little responsibility for our current environmental problems? Hill identifies the greatest environmental threats we are facing today and suggests what we need to do as citizens, businesspeople, and lawmakers to protect the environment for each other and for future generations."

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0190223069 ?
Sea Level Rise in Florida:
Science, Impacts, and Options
Albert C. Hine, Don P. Chambers, Tonya D. Clayton, Mark R. Hafen, & Gary T. Mitchell
Publisher: University Press of Florida (October, 2016)
No Review

"A scientifically credible and highly readable account of what is likely the greatest threat to Florida's environment, economy, and culture over the coming decades." – Reed F. Noss, author of Forgotten Grasslands of the South

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0813062891 ?
Energy, the Environment and Climate Change
Peter E. Hodgson
Imperial College Press (March, 2010)
No Review

"This book is a comprehensive account of all significant energy sources, evaluated according to their capacity, reliability, cost, safety and effects on the environment. Non-renewable sources (for example, coal, oil, gas and nuclear fuel) together with renewable sources like wood, hydro, biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, ocean thermal, and tidal; are considered. Also, nuclear radiations and the disposal of nuclear waste and the future of nuclear power are assessed, as well as pollution and acid rain, the greenhouse effects and climate change. Its social, political and moral problems are discussed, with a special mention of the opposition to nuclear power." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1848164154 ?
How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate
Andrew J. Hoffman
Stanford Briefs (March, 2015)
No Review

"Synthesizing evidence from sociology, psychology, and political science, Andrew J. Hoffman lays bare the opposing cultural lenses through which science is interpreted. He then extracts lessons from major cultural shifts in the past to engender a better understanding of the problem and motivate the public to take action. How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate makes a powerful case for a more scientifically literate public, a more socially engaged scientific community, and a more thoughtful mode of public discourse." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (41 reviews)
ISBN 978-0804794220 ?
Climate Cover-Up:
The Crusade To Deny Global Warming
James Hoggan
Richard Littlemore
Vancouver: Greystone Books, September 2009
My Review

"Canadian environmental activists Hoggan and Littlemore pull no punches in this spirited indictment of global warming deniers. Their well-sourced research spotlights premeditated prevarications about the threat of greenhouse gas emissions by the oil and coal industry, in league with junk scientists, compliant conservative politicians and unsavory public relations practitioners. Persistent obfuscation of science by these anti-environment players is further abetted, say the authors, by a manipulated media that, in a misguided effort toward journalistic balance, pairs scientific certainty about an encroaching climate crisis with quotations from people who make a living denying it." – Publishers Weekly

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (101 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-55365-485-8 ?
The Ferocious Summer:
Adelie Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica
Meredith Hooper
Vancouver: Greystone Books (February, 2008)
No Review

"Although it may seem barren, Antarctica is a vital — and increasingly threatened — part of the Earth's ecosystem. The Ferocious Summer is writer Meredith Hooper's firsthand account of the effects of climate change on this frozen continent. For one summer, Hooper lived and worked with scientists observing the summer population of Adélie penguins nesting at Palmer Station, the smallest of America's three Antarctic research bases. For Hooper, Palmer's penguins offered a way to understand the complex business of the Earth's changing climate. The Antarctic Peninsula was warming fast. Why? What were scientists doing to understand it? The daily lives of Palmer's few thousand Adélie penguins were becoming key evidence, and pieces of the climate change jigsaw began falling into place. Based on daily diaries, acute personal observations, and interviews with Antarctica's international community of researchers, this book is a fascinating and alarming report from the front lines of global warming."

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-1553653691 ?
The Transition Handbook:
From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience
Rob Hopkins
UIT Cambridge Ltd. (April, 2014)
No Review

"Most people don't want to think about what happens when the oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive effect. They can lead to the rebirth of local communities, which will generate their own fuel, food and housing. They can encourage the development of local currencies, to keep money in the local area. They can unleash a local 'skilling-up', so that people have more control over their lives."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (30 reviews)
ISBN 978-0857842152 ?
Global Warming:
A Novel
Antonio J. Hopson
Anaphora Literary Press Kindle Edition (July, 2016)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (10 reviews)
ISBN 978-1681142753 ?
THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change and Environmentalism
Christopher Horner
Washington, DC: Regnery, 2007
My Review

A lawyer with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Mr. Horner engages here in an extended rant against certain politicians and environmentalists in general. He views environmentalism as a Communist plot, and accuses environmentalists of hyping global warming threats to cow the populace and crush individual liberty. Also, he gets the science wrong, mostly.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (314 reviews)
ISBN 978-1596985018 ?
Disputing Global Warming
(Climate Change and Its Causes, Effects and Prediction)
Anton Horvath & Boris Molnar (Editors)
Nova Science Pub Inc; UK edition (July 29, 2009)
No Review

"The present volume presents three documents already in the public domain, all of which are critical to an understanding of alleged global warming. The first contribution, from Senator Inhofe, is the transcript of a speech given to the US Senate in 2006, in which he outlines the spin put by the media onto the story of global warming. He effectively demolishes the myths about climate change which have been deliberated [sic] foisted on the public by the IPCC and a relatively small clique of climatologists." – from an Amazon customer review

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1607412359 ?
Global Warming:
The Complete Briefing (5th ed.)
John Houghton
Cambridge University Press (August, 2015)
No Review

"How much of global warming is due to human activities? How far will it be possible to adapt to changes of climate? Sir John Houghton's definitive, full colour guide to climate change answers these questions and more by providing the best and latest information available, including the latest IPCC findings. The simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science, as well as the physical and human impacts of climate change for undergraduate students across a wide range of disciplines." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (33 reviews)
ISBN 978-1107463790 ?
Economic Risks of Climate Change:
An American Prospectus
Trevor Houser, Solomon Hsiang, Robert Kopp, & Kate Larsen
Columbia University Press (August, 2015)
No Review

"This prospectus is based on a critically acclaimed independent assessment of the economic risks posed by climate change commissioned by the Risky Business Project. With new contributions from Karen Fisher-Vanden, Michael Greenstone, Geoffrey Heal, Michael Oppenheimer, and Nicholas Stern and Bob Ward, as well as a foreword from Risky Business cochairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Thomas Steyer, the book speaks to scientists, researchers, scholars, activists, and policy makers. It depicts the distribution of escalating climate-change risk across the country and assesses its effects on aspects of the economy as varied as hurricane damages and violent crime."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0231174565 ?
Making Climate Change History:
Documents from Global Warming's Past
Joshua P. Howe (Editor)
Paul S. Sutter (Foreword)
University of Washington Press (April, 2017)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (No reviews)
ISBN 978-0295741390 ?
Hard Green:
Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists
Peter Huber
New York: Basic Books, December 1999
No Review

"Modern environmentalism, Peter Huber argues, destroys the environment. Captured as it has been by the Soft Green oligarchy of scientists, regulators, and lawyers, modern environmentalism does not conserve forests, oceans, lakes, and streams — it hastens their destruction." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.3 (57 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-465-03112-2 SJ3 363.7 Huber
The Bottomless Well:
The Twilight of Fuel, The Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy
Peter Huber & Mark P. Mills
New York: Basic Books (January, 2005)
No Review

"The sheer volume of talk about energy, energy prices, and energy policy on both sides of the political aisle suggests that we must know something about energy. But according to Peter Huber and Mark Mills, the things we "know" are mostly myths. In The Bottomless Well , Huber and Mills debunk the myths and show how a better understanding of energy will radically change our views and policies on a number of very controversial issues." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (82 reviews)
ISBN 978-0465031160 SJ6 HD9502.A2H93 2005
Can Science Fix Climate Change?:
A Case Against Climate Engineering
Mike Hulme
Polity (June, 2014)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0745682051 ?
WHY WE DISAGREE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE:
Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity
Mike Hulme
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, May 2009
No Review

"Climate change is not 'a problem' waiting for 'a solution'. It is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon which is re-shaping the way we think about ourselves, our societies and humanity's place on Earth. Drawing upon twenty-five years of professional work as an international climate change scientist and public commentator, Mike Hulme provides a unique insider's account of the emergence of this phenomenon and the diverse ways in which it is understood." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (17 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-521-89869-0 SJ8 QC981.8.?
Man-Made Global Warming Hoax
Richard C. Huseman
Equity Press (August, 2010)
No Review

"The problem is that you and the rest of those who believe in man-made global warming are WRONG! There is irrefutable scientific evidence that global temperatures are NOT rising (in fact, temperatures have dropped slightly since 1998), that man is NOT affecting climate change, and that all of the implausible and overheated projections of environmental disaster are completely FALSE. Yet, the hoax persists. WHY?" – author

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0984152520 ?
Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming
Craig D. Idso, Robert M. Carter, & S. Fred Singer
The Heartland Institute (November, 2015)
No Review

"Probably the most widely repeated claim in the debate over global warming is that 97% of scientists agree that climate change is man-made and dangerous, the authors write. This claim is not only false, but its presence in the debate is an insult to science." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (14 reviews)
ISBN 978-1934791578 ?
Why Energy Conservation Fails
Herbert Inhaber
Praeger (July, 1997)
No Review

"Energy efficiency and energy conservation are often thought to be the same. They are not, according to Herbert Inhaber. Only when less total energy is consumed by all users will energy actually be saved. Energy efficiency schemes do not accomplish this goal of conservation: when one person or nation conserves energy, there is just more of it for others to use elsewhere."

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.6 (196 reviews)
ISBN 978-1567201208 ?
The Greatest Hoax
James Inhofe
WND Books (February 2012)
No Review

Abysmal. The only book of this type to have more negative reviews than positive (56 vs. 44%) on Amazon.

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.6 (196 reviews)
ISBN 978-1936488490 ?
Apollo's Fire
Jay Inslee & Bracken Hendricks
Bill Clinton (Fwd.)
Washington, DC: Island Press, 2008
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59726-175-3 ?
Green Valley:
A Climate Change Novel
Anne Ipsen
Goldman Group, Ibus Press (May 15, 2017)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0982877852 ?
Roosters of the Apocalypse:
How the Junk Science of Global Warming Nearly Bankrupted the Western World
Rael Jean Isaac
The Heartland Institute (February, 2012)
No Review

"Today s environmentalists are using fear of global warming to destroy the foundations of modern civilization. These roosters of the apocalypse dominate governments, universities, and even scientific societies, even as the owls scientists and others who doubt the threat of global warming is real win the scientific debate and warn of the economic consequences of taking unnecessary action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.2 (18 reviews)
ISBN 978-1934791370 ?
Memory of Water:
A Novel
Emmi Itäranta
Harper Voyager (June, 2014)
No Review

"Global warming has changed the world's geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that Noria's father tends, which once provided water for her whole village.

"But secrets do not stay hidden forever, and after her father's death the army starts watching their town—and Noria. And as water becomes even scarcer, Noria must choose between safety and striking out, between knowledge and kinship." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (106 reviews)
ISBN 978-0062326157 ?
West African Agriculture and Climate Change:
A Comprehensive Analysis
Abdulai Jalloh, Gerald Nelson, Timothy Thomas, & 2 more (Editors)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (March, 2013)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0896292048 ?
REASON IN A DARK TIME
Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed — and What It Means for Our Future
Dale Jamieson
Oxford University Press, April 2014
No Review

"Our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change, Jamieson argues, reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (33 reviews)
ISBN 978-0199337668 ?
CLIMATIC CHANGE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN
Environmental and Societal Impacts of Climatic Change and Sea-level Rise in the Mediterranean Region
L. Jeftic, J. D. Milliman, & G. Sestini (editors)
London: Edward Arnold, 1992
No Review

"This book is the first in a series recording the results of studies on the impact of climate changes on the ecologic systems and socio-economic structures of each of the main regional sea areas." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 0-340-55329-4 SJ8 QC981.8.C5C555
Climate Change:
An Encyclopedia of Science, Society, and Solutions
Bruce E. Johansen
ABC-CLIO, 15 September 2017 (3 volumes)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1440840852 ?
Eco-Hustle!
Solutions for a Sustainable World
Bruce E. Johansen
Westport, CT: Praeger, July 2008
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-4408-3251-2 ?
The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology
Bruce E. Johansen
Greenwood, May 2009 (2 volumes)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0313377020 ?
The Global Warming Combat Manual:
Global Warming, Greenwashing, and Sustainability
Bruce E. Johansen
Westport, CT: Praeger, April 2015
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0313352867 SJ8 QC981.8.J6377 2015
Global Warming 101 (Science 101)
Bruce E. Johansen
Greenwood (June 2008)
No Review

"This book has been prepared as a reference for high-school students, but it also will be useful for anyone who wants a compact, plain-spoken basic guide to the science of global warming." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0313346903 ?
GLOBAL WARMING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Bruce E. Johansen
Westport, CT: Praeger, May, 2006 (3 volumes)
No Review

"Despite the evidence, political debate still rages over the existence of global warming. Global Warming in the 21st Century provides a detailed review of the accumulating evidence of global warming, from the Arctic and Antarctic to the tropics, focusing special attention on a number of processes that will accelerate warming as the century passes. Extensive warming also could endanger sea life through the devastation of phytoplankton populations at the base of the oceanic food chain." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0275985851 SJ8 QC981.8.G56J643 (Vol. 2)
Carbon Nation
Fossil Fuels in the Making of American Culture
Bob Johnson
University Press of Kansas (December, 2014)
No Review

"Carbon Nation ranges across film and literary studies, ecology, politics, journalism, and art history to chart the course by which prehistoric carbon calories entered into the American economy and body. It reveals how fossil fuels remade our ways of being, knowing, and sensing in the world while examining how different classes, races, sexes, and conditions learned to embrace and navigate the material manifestations and cultural potential of these new prehistoric carbons."

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0700620043 ?
A Layman's Guide to Understanding the Global Warming Hoax
Leo Johnson
Red Anvil Press (April, 2008)
No Review

"Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-1932762990 ?
Understanding the Global Warming Hoax: Expanded and Updated
Leo Johnson
Red Anvil Press (March, 2009)
No Review

"Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-1934956137 ?
What's Really Happening to Our Planet?:
The Facts Simply Explained
Tony Juniper
HRH The Prince of Wales (Foreword)
DK (August 2, 2016)
No Review

"An easy-to-understand overview of the state of our planet and its future, using eye-opening and accessible charts, graphs, and infographics.

"By 2050, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion. What's Really Happening to Our Planet? uses a graphic approach to chart the dramatic explosion of the human population and consumption and its impact on the planet." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (7 reviews)
ISBN 978-1465445476 ?
The Three Secrets of Green Business:
Unlocking Competitive Advantage in a Low Carbon Economy
Gareth Kane
Routledge (December, 2009)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.6 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1844078745 ?
Science and Public Policy:
The Virtuous Corruption of Virtual Environmental Science
Aynsley J. Kellow
Edward Elgar Publishing (December, 2007)
No Review

"This book is an examination of a neglected form of scientific corruption - corruption by political attachment to noble causes. We are used to hearing that economic interests have corrupted scientific findings, but the possibility that science might be corrupted by noble causes is largely overlooked. This book shows that this danger is real, that values can often lead to poor science, and that we are more likely to accept lower quality science when it lends support to our political preferences. Using the examples of biodiversity and climate science and the attack on Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist on these two issues, Aynsley Kellow reveals how the reliance of environmental science on mathematical models and the infusion of values into its conduct have produced a preference for virtual over observational data."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1847204707 ?
The Inconvenient Skeptic:
The Comprehensive Guide to the Earth's Climate
John H. Kehr
John Kehr (October 24, 2011)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (81 reviews)
ISBN 978-0984782918 ?
A Case for Climate Engineering
David Keith
The MIT Press (September, 2013)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.9 (19 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262019828 ?
Climate Change and Society:
Consequences of Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
William W. Kellogg, Robert Schware
Westview Press (January 1981)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0865311800 ?
Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoceanography from Laminated Sediments
Anthony E. Kemp
Geological Society of London (September, 1996)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1897799673 ?
Crimes Against Nature:
How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
New York: HarperCollins, August 2004
My Review

"In this powerful and far-reaching indictment of George W. Bush's White House, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the country's most prominent environmental attorney, charges that this administration has taken corporate cronyism to such unprecedented heights that it now threatens our health, our national security, and democracy as we know it." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (91 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-06-074687-2 ?
HACK THE PLANET
A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis
Eli Kintisch
Emmaus, PA: Rodale, November 2009
My Review

This book follows the one by Jeff Goodell in probing various geoengineering techniques, and like it properly emphasizes the potential risks of undertaking such efforts.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (20 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-470-52426-8 ?
The Seasons Alter:
How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts
Philip Kitcher & Evelyn Fox Keller
Liveright (18 April 2017)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.9 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1631492839 ?
Climate Adaptation Governance in Cities and Regions:
Theoretical Fundamentals and Practical Evidence
Jörg Knieling (Editor)
Wiley-Blackwell (August 1, 2016)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1118451717 ?
FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE
Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Elizabeth Kolbert
New York: Bloomsbury, December 2006
My Review

Ms. Kolbert covers the big picture of climate change well, including the political aspects. But what makes her book memorable is the on-scene accounts of how the changes are affecting local people in places like Holland and Alaska.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (133 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59691-125-3 ?
FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE
Man, Nature, and Climate Change (2nd ed.)
Elizabeth Kolbert
New York: Bloomsbury, February 2015
No Review

"Now, Kolbert returns to the defining book of her career. She'll add a chapter bringing things up-to-date on the existing text, plus she'll add three new chapters—on ocean acidification, the tar sands, and a Danish town that's gone carbon neutral—making it, again, a must-read for our moment." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (16 reviews)
ISBN 978-1620409886 ?
The Sixth Extinction
An Unnatural History
Elizabeth Kolbert
New York: Picador (January 2015)
My Review

In her second book, Ms. Kolbert examines the great extinctions of the past revealed by the fossil record and contrasts them with what is happening to biodiversity today.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (1,259 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-250-06218-5 ?
Cold Cash, Cool Climate:
Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs
Jonathan Koomey Ph.D.
Analytics Press (February, 2012)
No Review

"Written for entrepreneurs and investors, this book describes how to profit from tackling climate change, one of this century's greatest challenges. Industry expert Dr. Jonathan Koomey acts as your company's scientific advisor, summarizing the business implications of the climate problem for both new and existing ventures. Koomey helps you effectively allocate scarce time and resources to the most promising opportunities, drawing upon his more than 25 years of experience in analyzing and implementing climate solutions."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-0970601933 ?
EARTH: THE SEQUEL
The Race To Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
Fred Krupp
Miriam Horn
New York: W. W. Norton &Co., 2008
My Review

Fred Krupp heads the Environmental Defense Fund, and his approach is to work with industry rather than fight it. Here he shows us some solutions to climate change being developed by industry.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (63 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-393-06690-6 ?
The Delinquent Teenager Who Was Mistaken for the World's Top Climate Expert
Donna Laframboise
CreateSpace Intelligent Publishing Platform (October, 2011)
No Review

"This exposé, by an investigative journalist, is the product of two years of research. Its conclusion: almost nothing we've been told about the IPCC is actually true." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (201 reviews)
ISBN 978-1466453487 ?
Into the Dustbin:
Rajendra Pachauri, the Climate Report & the Nobel Peace Prize
Donna Laframboise
CreateSpace Intelligent Publishing Platform (September 2013)
No Review

"Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is a non-stop train wreck." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (26 reviews)
ISBN 978-1492292401 ?
Climate, History, and the Modern World (2nd ed.)
Hubert H. Lamb
Routledge (August, 1995)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0415127356 ?
EcoMind:
Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want
Frances Moore Lappe
Nation Books (September, 2011)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (37 reviews)
ISBN 978-1568586830 ?
An Appeal to Reason:
A Cool Look at Global Warming
Nigel Lawson
Overlook Books (May, 2008)
No Review

""In this well-informed and hard-hitting response to the scaremongering of the climate alarmists, Nigel Lawson, former Secretary of State for Energy under Margaret Thatcher, argues that it is time for us to take a cool look at global warming. Lawson carefully and succinctly examines all aspects of the global warming issue: the science, the economics, the politics, and the ethics. He concludes that the conventional wisdom on the subject is suspect on a number of grounds, that global warming is not the devastating threat to the planet it is widely alleged to be, and that the remedy that is currently being proposed, which is in any event politically unattainable, would be worse that the threat it is supposed to avert." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (34 reviews)
ISBN 978-1590200841 ?
The Environmental Case: (Rev. ed.)
Translating Values Into Policy
Judith A. Layzer (Editor)
CQ Press (October, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1452239897 ?
Truth Wars:
The Politics of Climate Change, Military Intervention and Financial Crisis
P. Lee
Palgrave Macmillan (November, 2014)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1137298485 ?
Rational Readings on Environmental Concerns
Jay H. Lehr (Editor)
Wiley (May 15, 1992)
No Review

"...the 'proof' of man's destruction of the environment is consistently flawed.... the scientific method is being abused and ignored. The errors are not random, however, but are systematically biased toward attempting to prove the guilt of man in the alleged destruction of the planet." – Richard F. Sanford in "Environmentalism and the Assault on Reason" (Chapter 1)

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0471284857 ?
Enviromedics:
The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health
Jay Lemery & Paul Auerbach
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 20, 2017)
No Review

"Many of us have concerns about the effects of climate change on Earth, but we often overlook the essential issue of human health. This book addresses that oversight and enlightens readers about the most important aspect of one of the greatest challenges of our time."

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (20 reviews)
ISBN 978-1442243187 ?
Arctic Opening:
Insecurity And Opportunity
Christian LeMiere & Jeffrey Mazo
Routledge (April, 2014)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1138776692 ?
Life in the Hothouse: (2nd edition)
How a Living Planet Survives Climate Change
Melanie Lenart
University of Arizona Press (May, 2010)
No Review

"In this insightful, compelling, and highly readable work, Melanie Lenart, an award-winning journalist and science writer who holds a PhD in Natural Resources and Global Change, examines global warming with the trained eye of a professional scientist."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-0816527236 ?
The Story of Stuff: (Reprint edition)
The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—And How We Can Make It Better
Annie Leonard
Free Press (February, 2011)
No Review

"The Story of Stuff was received with widespread enthusiasm in hardcover, by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Tavis Smiley to George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America, as well as far-reaching print and blog coverage. Uncovering and communicating a critically important idea—that there is an intentional system behind our patterns of consumption and disposal—Annie Leonard transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (154 reviews)
ISBN 978-1451610291 ?
Climate Change in Context
(In Context Series)
Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
Gale (June, 2008)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-1414436142 ?
GLOBAL WARMING — MYTH OR REALITY?
The Erring Ways of Climatology
Marcel Leroux
Berlin: Springer-Praxis, 2005
No Review

After 509 pages, he concludes it's a myth.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (7 reviews)
ISBN 3-540-23909-X SJ8 QC981.8.G56L47
The Earth Through Time: (10th ed.)
Harold L. Levin
Wiley (January, 2013)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (15 reviews)
ISBN 978-1118254677 ?
Searching for the Catastrophe Signal:
The Origins of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Bernie Lewin
GWPF Books (November 21, 2017)
No Review

GWPF Books

Rating by Amazon customers: ??? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0993118999 ?
WINDS OF CHANGE
Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations
Eugene Linden
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006
My Review

Veteran journalist Linden takes a unique approach: he treats climate change as the criminal destroyer of civilizations, undergoing trial for which he is the prsecuting attorney.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (27 reviews)
ISBN 978-684-86352-8 ?
The Climate-Resilient Organization:
Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change and Weather Extremes
Martina K. Linnenluecke & Andrew Griffiths
Edward Elgar Pub (August 31, 2016)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1786433398 ?
LIVING IN THE HOTHOUSE:
How Global Warming Affects Australia
Ian Lowe
Melbourne: Scribe Publications, 2005
No Review

"Professor Lowe gives the clearest explanation I have read of the atmospheric chemistry changes behind the global warming crisis. The author completely demolishes the arguments of those who hold that this crisis is caused by variations in the orbit of the earth or by the fantasies of ecological extremists." – Customer reviewer

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 1-920769-41-2 ?
Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet:
Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Nils Bubandt, Elaine Gan, Heather Anne Swanson (editors)
University Of Minnesota Press (May, 2017)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1517902377 ?
Global Climate Change and Human Health:
From Science To Practice
George Luber & Jay Lemery (editors)
Jossey-Bass (November, 2015)
No Review

"Global Climate Change and Human Health examines the environmental crisis from a public health and clinical health perspective, giving students and clinicians the information they need to prepare for the future of health care."

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-1118505571 ?
Time to Start Thinking:
America in the Age of Descent
Edward Luce
Atlantic Monthly Press (April, 2012)
My Review

"Time to Start Thinking is a book destined to spark debate among liberals and conservatives alike. Drawing on his decades of exceptional journalism and his connections within Washington and around the world, Luce advances a carefully constructed and controversial argument, backed up by interviews with many of the key players in politics and business, that America is losing its pragmatism. . . . While many Americans believe that their country can and should retain its status as a global superpower, Luce sees this as an increasingly unlikely scenario, unless Americans themselves can stand up against the country's increasingly plutocratic character." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (57 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8021-2021-2 ?
THE GREENHOUSE
A Welfare Assessment and Some Morals
Christoph Lumer
Lanham, MD: University Press of America, February 2002
No Review

"In The Greenhouse, Christoph Lumer provides moral evaluations of the greenhouse effect and of some of its alternatives, from utilitarian and welfarist perspectives." – publisher

ISBN 0-7618-2194-5 SJ8 QC981.8.G56L86
Run To Failure:
BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Abrahm Lustgarten
New York: W. W. Norton &Company, March 2012
My Review

"BP bought one company after another and then relentlessly fired employees and cut costs. It skipped safety procedures, pumped toxic chemicals back into the ground, and let equipment languish, even while Browne claimed a new era of environmentally sustainable business as his own. For a while the strategy worked..." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (17 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-393-08162-6 ?
THE GREENHOUSE TRAP
What We're Doing To the Atmosphere and How We Can Slow Global Warming
Francesca Lyman (with Irving Mintzer, Kathleen Courrier, and James Mackenzie)
Boston: Beacon Press, April 1989
No Review

"What will global warming mean for all of us who share the planet? How will it affect our health, our food supply, and the plant and animal species around us?" – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0807085028 ?
Nuclear 2.0:
Why a Green Future Needs Nuclear Power
Mark Lynas
UIT Cambridge Ltd. (April, 2014)
My Review

"By making use of the latest in world energy statistics, author Mark Lynas shows that with wind and solar still at only about one percent of global primary energy, looking to renewable energy as a solution to deliver all the world's power is a dangerously delusional concept. Moreover, with no possibility reducing the world's energy usage—when the developing world is fast extricating itself from poverty and adding the equivalent of a new Brazil to the global electricity consumption each year—additional solutions are needed." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (73 reviews)
ISBN 978-1906860233 ?
Six Degrees:
Our Future on a Hotter Planet
Mark Lynas
National Geographic (October, 2008)
No Review

"Written by the acclaimed author of High Tide, this highly relevant and compelling book uses accessible journalistic prose to distill what environmental scientists portend about the consequences of human pollution for the next hundred years." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (78 reviews)
ISBN 978-1426203855 SJ3 551.6 Lynas
The "Peak Oil" Scare and the Coming Oil Flood
Michael C. Lynch
Praeger (July, 2016)
No Review

"Is the earth's oil supply starting to run out, or is there far more oil than some experts believe? This book points out flaws in the research used to warn of an oil shortfall and predicts that large new reserves of oil are soon to be tapped." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-1440831867 ?
Social Vulnerability and Climate Change:
Synthesis of Literature
Kathy Lynn
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February, 2015)
No Review

"Written by the acclaimed author of High Tide, this highly relevant and compelling book uses accessible journalistic prose to distill what environmental scientists portend about the consequences of human pollution for the next hundred years." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1505925326 ?
The Once and Future World:
Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be
Mr. J.B. MacKinnon
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (September, 2013)
No Review

"Many people believe that only an ecological catastrophe will change humanity's troubled relationship with the natural world. In fact, as J.B. MacKinnon argues in this unorthodox look at the disappearing wilderness, we are living in the midst of a disaster thousands of years in the making—and we hardly notice it. We have forgotten what nature can be and adapted to a diminished world of our own making.' – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (32 reviews)
ISBN 978-0544103054 ?
Active Hope:
How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy
Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone
New World Library (March, 2012)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1577319726 ?
Poisoned Legacy:
The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power
Mike Magner
New York: St. Martin's Press, June 2011
My Review

"The story is all too-familiar: On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing eleven workers and creating the largest oil spill in the history of U.S. offshore drilling. But, this wasn't the first time British Petroleum and its cost-cutting practices destroyed parts of the natural world. It also was not the first time that BP's negligence resulted in the loss of human life, ruined family businesses or shattered dreams." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-312-55494-1 ?
Atomic Accidents
A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
James Mahaffey
New York: Pegasus Books, January 2014
My Review

"A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (284 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-60598-492-6 SJ3 363.1799 Mahaffey
Fossil Capital:
The Rise of Steam-Power and the Roots of Global Warming
Andrew Malm
Verso (March, 2016)
No Review

"The more we know about the catastrophic implications of climate change, the more fossil fuels we burn. How did we end up in this mess? In this masterful new history, Andreas Malm claims it all began in Britain with the rise of steam power. But why did manufacturers turn from traditional sources of power, notably water mills, to an engine fired by coal? Contrary to established views, steam offered neither cheaper nor more abundant energy—but rather superior control of subordinate labour. Animated by fossil fuels, capital could concentrate production at the most profitable sites and during the most convenient hours, as it continues to do today. Sweeping from nineteenth-century Manchester to the emissions explosion in China, from the original triumph of coal to the stalled shift to renewables, this study hones in on the burning heart of capital and demonstrates, in unprecedented depth, that turning down the heat will mean a radical overthrow of the current economic order." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-1784781323 ?
The Progress of This Storm:
Nature and Society in a Warming World
Andrew Malm
Verso (February 13, 2018)
No Review

"In a world careening towards climate chaos, nature is dead. It can no longer be separated from society. Everything is a blur of hybrids, where humans possess no exceptional agency to set them apart from dead matter. But is it really so? In this blistering polemic and theoretical manifesto, Andreas Malm develops a counterargument: in a warming world, nature comes roaring back, and it is more important than ever to distinguish between the natural and the social. Only with a unique agency attributed to humans can resistance become conceivable." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1786634153 ?
Noah's Choice:
The Future of Endangered Species
Charles C. Mann
Mark L. Plummer
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, February 1995
My Review

"An objective look at the debate over actions to preserve endangered species examines the controversy over the Endangered Species Act and calls for a new set of principles to serve as a guideline for choosing which endangered species to save." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-679-42002-6 SJ3 574.529 Mann
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars:
Dispatches from the Front Lines
Michael E. Mann
Columbia University Press, November 2013
My Review

This is not the book to read if you want a general understanding of climate change. However, if you seek to understand the continuing campaign against climate science, this is the go-to source.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (331 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-231-15255-6 SJ eBook
The Madhouse Effect:
How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics,
    and Driving Us Crazy
Michael E. Mann
Tom Toles
Columbia University Press (September 27, 2016)
My Review

A concise explanation of why climate change is a problem, what can be done about it, and why the geoengineering methods favored by conservatives are more expensive and riskier than cutting back CO2 emissions.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (15 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-231-17786-3 SJ eBook
Global Warming and Climate Change:
Prospects and Policies in Asia and Europe (Energy, Climate and the Environment)
A. Marquina (Editor)
Palgrave Macmillan (February, 2010)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0230237711 ?
Climate Change:
The Facts 2017
Jennifer Marohasy (ed.)
Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd (August 31, 2017)
No Review

Contributors include Anthony Watts, Matt Ridley, Bjorn Lomborg & more. And Amazon charges $36.32 for the paperback.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (23 reviews)
ISBN 978-0909536039 ?
Don't Even Think About It:
Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
George Marshall
Bloomsbury USA, August 2014
No Review

"Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party; the world's leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them; liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (61 reviews)
ISBN 978-1620401330 SJ3 363.7387 Marshall
The Crash Course:
The Unsustainable Future of our Economy, Energy, and Environment
Chris Martenson
Wiley (March, 2011)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (136 reviews)
ISBN 978-0470927649 SJ eBook
Coal Wars:
The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet
Richard Martin
Palgrave Macmillan (April 2015)
No Review

"Richard Martin's timely and powerfully written book reveals with clarity the multiple dangers emitted by coal combustion as an energy source. His journey takes him to sites around the U.S. where a number of aging and obsolete installations are being shut down as natural gas plants flourish, and to China and Germany, where coal plants are on the rise despite a growing, science-based recognition that their toxic wastes harm life and their carbon-dioxide emissions imperil ecosystems, significantly acidifying the oceans and contributing mightily to the rapid increase in climate change." – Gwyneth Cravens, author of Power to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (33 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-137-27934-7 SJ0 6/22/2018
Superfuel:
Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future
Richard Martin
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, May 2012
My Review

This book is well-written and imparts useful information on thorium reactors but Richard Martin glosses over their shortcomings.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (86 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-230-11647-4 SJ3 669.2922 Martin
Natural Hazards and Environmental Change (Key Issues in Environmental Change)
Ian Mason, Bill McGuire, & Christopher Kilburn
Routledge (February, 2002)
No Review

"Through exploring the often complex and dynamic relationships between environmental change and the frequency and severity of hazards (such as floods, windstorms, landslides, asteroid and comet impacts and volcanic super-eruptions), the book also introduces the reader to some of the more speculative aspects of the relationship: how, for example, variations in sea level are linked to the level of volcanic activity and how a warmer, wetter climate might lead to landslides and tsunami formation at oceanic islands."

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.6 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0340742198 ?
Climate Change:
The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future
Edmond A. Mathez
Columbia University Press (April, 2009)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (10 reviews)
ISBN 978-0231146425 ?
A Guide to the End of the World:
Everything You Never Wanted to Know
Bill McGuire
Oxford University Press (August, 2002)
No Review

"A Guide to the End of the World looks at the frightful prospects that await us in the 21st century and beyond."

I haven't read this book, but based on the cover, the publisher's blurb, and the customer reviews I'd call it overly alarming — even if it is from OUP.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.1 (7 reviews)
ISBN 978-0192802972 ?
Deep Economy:
The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Bill McKibben
New York: Times Books (March, 2007)
No Review

"In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. Deep Economy makes the compelling case for moving beyond "growth" as the paramount economic ideal and pursuing prosperity in a more local direction, with regions producing more of their own food, generating more of their own energy, and even creating more of their own culture and entertainment."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (110 reviews)
ISBN 978-0805076264 SJ0 6/22/2018
Eaarth:
Making Life on a Tough New Planet
Bill McKibben
New York: Times Books, April 2010
My Review

A pioneer of the struggle to make the world aware of what impends for its future climate, Bill McKibben now argues that the die is cast: the familiar world we know is beyond recall, and we must learn to live on a different one.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (178 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8050-9056-7 SJ3 304.2 McKibbin
The Global Warming Reader:
A Century of Writing about Climate Change
Bill McKibben (Editor)
New York: Penguin Books, March 2012
My Review

"Here is Elizabeth Kolbert's groundbreaking essay "The Darkening Sea," Michael Crichton's skeptical view of climate change, George Monbiot's biting indictment of those who are really using up the planet's resources, NASA scientist James Hansen's testimony before the U.S. Congress, and clarion calls for action by Al Gore, Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein, and many others." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (19 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-14-312189-3 SJ3 363.7387 Global LM
Climate Change and the Health of Nations:
Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations
Anthony McMichael
Oxford University Press (February 6, 2017)
No Review

"When we think of 'climate change,' we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to the climate's vicissitudes. Anthony J. McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer in the field of how human health relates to climate change, is the ideal person to tell this story."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0190262952 ?
The Great Acceleration:
An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945
J. R. McNeill & Peter Engelke
Belknap Press (April, 2016)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0674545038 ?
The Climate Change Playbook:
22 Systems Thinking Games for More Effective Communication about Climate Change
Dennis Meadows, Linda Booth Sweeney Ed.D., & Gillian Martin Mehers
Chelsea Green Publishing (May, 2016)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1603586764 ?
Controlling Climate Change
Bert Metz
Cambridge University Press (January, 2010)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0521764032 ?
Climate of Extremes:
Global Warming Science They Don't Want You to Know
Patrick J. Michaels & Robert C. Balling Jr.
Cato Institute; Reprint edition (January, 2010)
No Review

"When it comes to global warming, dire predictions seem to be all we see or hear. Climatologists Patrick Michaels and Robert Balling Jr. explain why the news and information we receive about global warming have become so apocalyptic. The science itself has become increasingly biased, with warnings of extreme consequences from global warming becoming the norm. That bias is then communicated through the media, who focus on only extreme predictions. The authors compellingly illuminate the other side of the story, the science we aren't being told. This body of work details how the impact of global warming is far less severe than is generally believed and far from catastrophic."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (48 reviews)
ISBN 978-1935308171 SJ0 6/23/2018
Lukewarming:
The New Climate Science that Changes Everything
Patrick J. Michaels & Paul C. Knappenberger
Cato Institute (September, 2016)
No Review

"When it comes to global warming, most people think there are two camps: "alarmist" or "denier" being their respective pejoratives. Either you acknowledge the existence of manmade climate change and consider it a dire global threat, or you deny it exists at all. But there's a third group: the "lukewarmers." In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Cato scholars Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot—it's lukewarm. While that may not sound massive, it does, as the book's subtitle notes, change everything. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated—with many of the headline-grabbing predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (89 reviews)
ISBN 978-1944424039 SJ0 6/23/2018
The Satanic Gases:
Clearing the Air about Global Warming
Patrick J. Michaels & Robert C. Balling, Jr.
Cato Institute (May, 2000)
No Review

"Michaels (climatology, Univ. of Virginia) and Balling (director, Laboratory of Climatology, Arizona State Univ., Tempe) examine the role played by politics, the media, and science in the creation of our present perceptions of humanity's effect on climate, particularly global warming. Their main thesis is that politicians and the media have blown this issue out of proportion, manipulating currently known information in order to fulfill their own objectives." – Library Journal

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (26 reviews)
ISBN 978-1882577910 SJ8 QC981.8.C5S5
SHATTERED CONSENSUS
The True State of Global Warming
Patrick J. Michaels (editor)
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004
My Review

Shattered Consensus (Copyright © 2005 by George C. Marshall Institute, a well-known "contrarian" outfit) has a good deal of merit. I analyze some ot it in my review. But Patrick Michaels's Introduction is rife with non sequiturs intended to cast doubt on climate science as a whole, and the chapters have their share of incorrect statements. In short, no consensus is shattered here.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (20 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-7425-4922-7 SJ8 QC981.8.C5S5
SOUND AND FURY:
The Science and Politics of Global Warming
Patrick J. Michaels
Washington, DC: Cato Institute, October 1992
No Review

An obvious reference to Shakespeare by an obviously bought Denialist. But at least he stays bought.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0932790903 ?
Green Hell:
How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them
Steven Milloy
Regnery Publishing, Inc. (March, 1993)
No Review

"It seems everywhere you look, all you see is green. People are 'living Green', businesses are 'going Green', and consumers are 'buying Green'. But pretty soon this trendy 'Green' lifestyle won't be voluntary, it will be mandatory. Steven Milloy, founder of JunkScience.com, shows how the government and environmental elites will soon have you under their Green thumb, controlling the speed you drive, the temperature of your home, even when you can retire...and that's just the tip of their melting iceberg." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (94 reviews)
ISBN 978-1596985858 SJ eAudiobook
Carbon Democracy:
Political Power in the Age of Oil
Timothy Mitchell
London: Verso (June, 2013)
No Review

"Does oil wealth lead to political poverty? It often looks that way, but Carbon Democracy tells a more complex story. In this magisterial study, Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, bringing into his grasp as he does so environmental politics, the struggle for democracy, and the place of the Middle East in the modern world." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (17 reviews)
ISBN 978-1781681169 SJ0 6/22/2018
THE MORAL CHALLENGE OF DANGEROUS CLIMATE CHANGE
Values, Poverty, and Policy
Darrel Moellendorf
Cambridge University Press, April 2014
No Review

"This book examines the threat that climate change poses to the projects of poverty eradication, sustainable development, and biodiversity preservation." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1107017306 ?
HEAT
How To Stop the Planet from Burning
George Monbiot
Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2007
My Review

In a tour de force of extensive research, Guardian reporter Monbiot shows the conventional wisdom — that reducing CO2 is prohibitively expensive — to be wrong in every case except that of air travel.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (31 reviews)
ISBN 978-0896087798 ?
Hiding the Decline
A. W. Montford
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November, 2012)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (18 reviews)
ISBN 978-1475293364 SJ0 6/23/2018
The Hockey Stick Illusion:
Climategate and the Corruption of Science
A. W. Montford
Stacey International (March, 2010)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (120 reviews)
ISBN 978-1906768355 SJ0 6/23/2018
THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON SCIENCE
Chris Mooney
New York: Basic Books, August 2005
My Review

Republicans have been waging a war against science, especially in recent years. Mooney documents their attacks here, on everything from climate change to nutrition.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (112 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-465-04675-1 SJ3 509.73 Mooney
STORM WORLD
Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming
Chris Mooney
New York: Harcourt, Inc., July 2007
My Review

A particular cause of dissension within the scientific community has been the question of whether climate change is now increasing the size, strength, or frequency of hurricanes.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (18 reviews)
ISBN 978-0151012879 SJ3 363.7387 Mooney
UNSCIENTIFIC AMERICA
How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future
Chris Mooney
Sheril Kirshenbaum
New York: Harcourt, Inc., July 2009
** My Review **

The causes of America's illiteracy about matters of science, Mooney and Kirshenbaum find, is not only poor k-12 education; aloofness from scientists and profit-driven journalism bear a large portion of the blame. The authors call for scientists to step up and explain their work to the public, via reporters and any other means necessary.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.1 (75 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-465-01305-0 SJ3 509.73 Mooney
Capitalism in the Web of Life
Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital
Jason W. Moore
London: Verso (November, 2015)
No Review

"Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected? In Capitalism in the Web of Life, Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today's global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a "world-ecology" of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism's greatest strength—and the source of its problems—is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the modern mosaic of crisis. Capitalism in the Web of Life shows how the critique of capitalism-in-nature—rather than capitalism and nature—is key to understanding our predicament, and to pursuing the politics of liberation in the century ahead."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-1781689011 ?
Great Tide Rising:
Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a time of Planetary Change
Kathleen Dean Moore
Counterpoint (February 9, 2016)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1619026995 ?
Moral Ground:
Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril
Kathleen Dean Moore & Michael P. Nelson
Trinity University Press (September, 2011)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1595340856 ?
Fueling Freedom:
Exposing the Mad War on Energy
Stephen Moore & Kathleen Hartnett White
Regnery Publishing (May, 2016)
No Review

The blurb on the book jacket says, in part: "The past two centuries witnessed the most astonishing leap in human welfare in history. But now the leaders of the world's most prosperous and advanced nations are determined to undo it."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (35 reviews)
ISBN 978-1621574095 ?
POLES APART
Beyond the Shouting, Who's Right About Climate Change?
Gareth Morgan & John McCrystal
Random House New Zealand Ltd. (May 2009)
No Review

"Gareth Morgan couldn't decide whether he believed in climate change or not, so he hired the best international scientists to answer his questions and these are his findings." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1869790455 ?
The Demise of Nuclear Energy?
Lessons for Democratic Control of Technology
Joseph G. Morone & Edward J. Woodhouse
New Haven: Yale University Press, April 1989
My Review

These authors make the argument that early adoption of light-water and boiling-water reactors was the wrong choice for America's nuclear industry. They wonder if it is still possible to take another path and revive that failing industry.

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0-300-04449-2 ?
Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels:
How Human Values Evolve
Ian Morris, Stephen Macedo (ed, intro), Margaret Atwood (commentary), Christine M. Korsgaard (commentary), Richard Seaford (commentary), Jonathon D. Spence (commentary)
Princeton University Press; REV UPD edition (March, 2015)
No Review

"Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris, author of the best-selling Why the West Rules--for Now, explains why." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0691160399 ?
EATING THE SUN
How Plants Power the Planet
Oliver Morton
New York: HarperCollins, November 2008
My Review

The author of Mapping Mars shows us the natural wizardry that is photosynthesis, our ongoing attempts to unravel it, and its implications for the future of climate.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (18 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-00-716364-9 ?
The Planet Remade:
How Geoengineering Could Change the World
Oliver Morton
Princeton University Press, November 2015
My Review

Following in the footsteps of Jeff Goodell and Eli Kintisch, Oliver Morton examines the ramifications of the most feasible geoengineering techniques and, like them, judges those techniques extremely risky.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-691-14825-0 ?
Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves:
How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World
Ellen Moyer
Greenvironment Press (December, 2016)
No Review

"Environmental engineer Ellen Moyer, PhD, P.E., has more than three decades of experience assessing and cleaning up contaminated soil and groundwater and designing 'green' systems and solutions. Dr. Moyer founded her consulting practice, Greenvironment, LLC, in 2004. She holds a BA in anthropology, an MS in environmental engineering, and a PhD in civil engineering. Moyer is a registered professional engineer, a US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, and regular contributor to The Huffington Post."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (40 reviews)
ISBN 978-1942936282 ?
Hope for a Heated Planet:
How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future
Robert K. Musil
Piscataway: Rutgers University Press, 2009
No Review

"But the future depends, Musil insists, on what changes ordinary citizens make. Through personal choices and political engagement, he shows how readers can cut carbon emissions and create green communities where they live. With practical and realistic solutions, Hope for a Heated Planet inspires readers to be accountable and enables them to usher in an age of sustainability for future generations."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8135-4411-3 ?
Our Global Environment: (7th edition)
A Health Perspective
Anne Nadakavukaren
Waveland Press, Inc. (March 6, 2011)
No Review

"With attention to detail and cogent language, the author describes how human health and well-being are inextricably bound up in the web of interrelationships that characterize life on this planet."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (47 reviews)
ISBN 978-1577666868 ?
THE ENVIRONMENTAL ENDGAME
Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, and Human Survival
Robert L. Nadeau
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, March 2006
My Review

"The Environmental Endgame is substantive, innovative, and profound. Nadeau exposes the weaknesses of neoclassical economic theory, and shows why it cannot address environmental concerns. He offers instead a stimulating and radically new approach to sustainability." – Joseph Tainter author of The Collapse of Complex Societies

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8135-3812-9 ?
WHAT GOES UP
The Global Assault on Our Atmosphere
John J. Nance
New York: William Morrow & Company, June 1991
No Review

"Stories about holes in the ozone layer, increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect elicit both belief and doubt among the public. Nance ( On Shaky Ground ) goes beyond the headlines to provide a comprehensive explanation of these issues. We meet scientists Sherwood Rowland, J. Molina, Susan Solomon, Robert Watson, Steven Schneider, James Hansen, Adrian Tuck and James Anderson and observe their work in atmospheric chemistry, gloal warming and ozone depletion. Discussing the roadblocks to the reporting and understanding of scientific and technological matters, the author stresses that we need more than information to take action--he believes that political will is vital, and calls for better communication on all sides. Nance's lucid narrative and his portraits of courageous scientists should lead the way to a fuller awareness of these global threats." – Publishers Weekly

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 0-688-08952-6 SJ8 QC981.8.G56N36
Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems:
Principles and Practices
Peter Newman & Isabella Jennings
Island Press (January, 2008)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-1597261876 ?
Global Environmental Politics:
From Person To Planet
Simon Nicholson & Paul Wapner
Routledge (September, 2014)
No Review

"I am currently using the Nicholson and Wapner reader as my primary text in a sustainable development course, so I've had the opportunity to see the book in action with students. The book is extremely well organized, initially framing the momentous global environmental challenge that humanity faces, then drilling down into some specific issues, e.g. climate and water. The next few sections focus on the primary actors in global environmental politics, with an excellent slate of readings on the role of the State, markets, and disadvantaged actors. Finally, there is an extensive range of readings that leave students with a sense of hope, suggesting how we can transform society at virtually every scale of analysis. Each section also has a useful class exercise that helps to introduce the important issues and engage students in active learning. My experience with students to date is that they engaged well with this book and seem enthusiastic each week about the readings. Overall, I would rate this a highly valuable introduction to this topic." – Dr. Wil Burns

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1612056494 ?
EMPIRE OF THE BEETLE
How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests
Andrew Nikiforuk
Greystone Books (August 2011)
No Review

"Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-1553655107 ?
Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
Rob Nixon
Harvard University Press (March, 2013)
No Review

"The violence wrought by climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Using the innovative concept of "slow violence" to describe these threats, Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the attritional lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle-driven messaging that impels public activism today. Slow violence, because it is so readily ignored by a hard-charging capitalism, exacerbates the vulnerability of ecosystems and of people who are poor, disempowered, and often involuntarily displaced, while fueling social conflicts that arise from desperation as life-sustaining conditions erode.

"In a book of extraordinary scope, Nixon examines a cluster of writer-activists affiliated with the environmentalism of the poor in the global South. By approaching environmental justice literature from this transnational perspective, he exposes the limitations of the national and local frames that dominate environmental writing. And by skillfully illuminating the strategies these writer-activists deploy to give dramatic visibility to environmental emergencies, Nixon invites his readers to engage with some of the most pressing challenges of our time." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (14 reviews)
ISBN 978-0674072343 ?
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell
John Nolon, Patricia Salkin
West Academic Publishing (November, 2010)
No Review

"The book amply and ably illustrates the initiatives taken by all levels of government to achieve sustainable development, showing how these inititiatives provide important opportunities to manage, mitigate, and adapt to climate change." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0314264206 ?
The Climate Casino
Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World
William D. Nordhaus
New Haven: Yale University Press (October 2013)
My Review

Dr. Nordhaus demonstrates the utility of placing a price on carbon emissions, thereby eliminating the marketplace distortion currently induced by those emissions — as an externality.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (48 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-300-18977-3 ?
WARMING THE WORLD
Economic Models of Global Warming
William D. Nordhaus and Joseph Boyer
Cambridge: The MIT Press, August 2000
No Review

"This book presents in detail a pair of models of the economics of climate change. The models, called RICE-99 (for the Regional Dynamic Integrated model of Climate and the Economy) and DICE-99 (for the Dynamic Integrated Model of Climate and the Economy) build on the authors' earlier work, particularly their RICE and DICE models of the early 1990s. They can help policy makers design better economic and environmental policies.: – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262140713 SJ8 QC981.8.G56N67
LIVING IN DENIAL
Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life
Kari Marie Norgaard
Cambridge: MIT Press, March 2011
No Review

"This is an extremely important intellectual contribution. Research on climate change and culture has been primarily focused on individual attitudinal change. This work brings a sociological perspective to our understanding of individual and collective responses to climate change information, and opens up a new research area. It also has important practical implications...This perspective calls for a much different approach to climate change communications, and defines a new agenda for this field." – Robeert Brulle, The New York times 'Dot-Earth' blog

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262515856 ?
Climatology versus Pseudoscience:
Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics
Dana Nuccitelli
Praeger (March, 2015)
No Review

""Nuccitelli's writing is clear and his explanations lucid. . . . [T]he primary audience for this book is likely to be the much larger group of climate educators, communicators, and interested citizens looking for solid, well-reasoned arguments against some of the most common contrarian claims. For them, this book will stand as a well-written and invaluable resource." – National Center for Science Education

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (7 reviews)
ISBN 978-1440832017 ?
Climate Change Adaptation in Africa:
An Historical Ecology
Gufu Oba
Routledge (October 10, 2016)
No Review

"Drawing on case studies from high-income countries, the book argues that it is time to consider adaptation to climate change as a challenge of social, personal and political transformations. The authors represent a variety of fields and perspectives, illustrating the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to the problem." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1138240773 ?
THE ADAPTIVE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Prof. Karen O'Brien (editor)
Dr. Elin Selboe (editor)
Cambridge University Press, August 2015
No Review

"Drawing on case studies from high-income countries, the book argues that it is time to consider adaptation to climate change as a challenge of social, personal and political transformations. The authors represent a variety of fields and perspectives, illustrating the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to the problem." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1107022980 N/A
Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security
Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair, & Berit Kristoffersen (Editors)
Cambridge University Press (August, 2010)
No Review

"Presenting human security perspectives on climate change, this volume raises issues of equity, ethics and environmental justice, as well as our capacity to respond to what is increasingly considered to be the greatest societal challenge for humankind." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.3 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0521197663 N/A
Why Carbon Fuels Will Dominate the 21st Century Energy Economy
Peter Odell
Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. (April 1, 2004)
No Review

"This text provides a survey of the energy resources for the foreseeable future and argues that there is not, nor has there been, a supply crisis. It contends that the current claims of impending disaster are as falsely based as those first made in the 1960s, albeit for different reasons."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0906522226 ?
Environmental Change:
Key Issues and Alternative Perspectives
Frank Oldfield
Cambridge University Press (September, 2005)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0521536332 ?
The Environment and International Relations
Kate O'Neill
Cambridge University Press (February, 2009)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 78-0521603126 N/A
The Collapse of Western Civilization:
A View from the Future
Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
Columbia University Press (October, 2014)
My Review

The authors of Merchants of Doubt present this novel as a parable to warn us against keeping on with business as usual.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (300 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-231-16954-7 ?
MERCHANTS OF DOUBT
How a Handul of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
Naomi Oreskes
Erik M. Conway
New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010
My Review

"Merchants of Doubt tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge [for] over four decades." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (308 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59691-610-4 ?
Climate Change Law and Policy
Hari Osofsky, Lesley McAllister
Aspen Publishers (August, 2012)
No Review

"Pioneers in an emergent field, the authors of Climate Change Law and Policy have created a modular and accessible text with extensive web resources. Designed for 2- and 3-credit courses, [the book has] discussion, commentary, and exercises are integrated into every chapter." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0735577169 ?
Windfall:
How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power
Meghan L. O'Sullivan
Simon & Schuste (September, 2017)
No Review

"A trusty guide to all the ways in which energy (especially oil and natural gas) impacts international relations, for good and for bad. . . . Windfall is a refreshing and illuminating examination of one thing that's going right." – Foreign Policy

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.9 (21 reviews)
ISBN 978-1501107931 ?
Green Metropolis:
Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability
David Owen
New York: Riverhead Books, 2009
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59448-882-5 ?
CLIMATE CHANGE AND AFRICA
Pak Sum Low (editor)
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, November 2006
No Review

"...the book remains a valuable resource for students and policy-makers in providing a fairly comprehensive overview of the range of issues that are linked to climate change mitigation and adaptation in Africa." – Area

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0521029957 SJ8 QC991.A1.C55x
The Answer:
Why Only Inherently Safe, Mini Nuclear Power Plants Can Save Our World
Reese Palley
Quantuck Lane Press (October, 2011)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (1 review)
ISBN 978-1593720452 ?
Tropic of Chaos:
Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
Christian Parenti
Nation Books (June, 2011)
No Review

"In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this gathering catastrophe—the belt of economically and politically battered postcolonial nations and war zones girding the planet's midlatitudes. Here he finds failed states amid climatic disasters. But he also reveals the unsettling presence of Western military forces and explains how they see an opportunity in the crisis to prepare for open-ended global counterinsurgency." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1568586007 SJ8 QC991.A1.C55x
Global Crisis:
War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
Geoffrey Parker
New Haven: Yale University Press (April, 2013)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (45 reviews)
ISBN 978-0300153231 ?
Climate Gamble:
Is Anti-Nuclear Activism Endangering Our Future?
Rauli Partanen & Janne M. Korhonen
CreateSpace, August 2015
My Review

These authors, a science writer and an engineer, debunk the misinformation being spread about nuclear power and argue convincingly that the sheer magnitude of worldwide energy demand makes it an essential part of our low-carbon energy system.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-952-7139-05-9 ?
Wind Power in View:
Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World
Martin J. Pasqualetti, Paul Gipe, & Robet W. Righter
San Diego: Academic Press, 2002
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-12-546334-8 ?
WITH SPEED AND VIOLENCE
Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change
Fred Pearce
Boston: Beacon Press, March 2007
My Review

"Fred Pearce has been writing about climate change for eighteen years, and the more he learns, the worse things look. Where once scientists were concerned about gradual climate change, now more and more of them fear we will soon be dealing with abrupt change resulting from triggering hidden tipping points." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (48 reviews)
ISBN 978-0807085769 ?
HIGH & DRY
Climate Change and the Selling of Australia's Future
Guy Pearse
Viking Penguin, 2007
No Review

"I first heard of this book in 2007 but did not get around to reading it until now, 2012. The section about the incestuous relationship between the Howard government and various forces of climate change denial and scepticism is eye-opening, even after what we have seen since then. The book is still very relevant in that these forces have not gone away!" – a customer reviewer

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0670070633 ?
Driven To Extinction:
The Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity
Richard Pearson, Ph.D.
New York: Sterling, March 2011
My Review

My judgement is that Dr. Pearson's book makes a major contribution to understanding these issues. He illuminates the science through jargon-free case studies of individual species and habitats, from Viet Nam's Orange-Necked Partridge to the Banner-Tailed Kangaraoo Rat of the American Southwest, and from Alaskan tundra to coral reefs in the Philippines.

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-4027-7223-8 ?
The Challenge of Climate Change:
Which Way Now?
Daniel P. Perlmutter & Robert L. Rothstein
Wiley-Blackwell (December, 2010)
No Review

"Global warming and climate change present complex interlocking issues of public policy, multilateral negotiation, and technological advancement. This book explores both the problems and the opportunities presented by international agreements, and examines the technological developments and policy goals that can be pursued to effect the changes necessary."

Rating by Amazon customers: 2.5 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0470654989 ?
The Whole Story of Climate:
What Science Reveals About the Nature of Endless Change
E. Kirsten Peters
Prometheus Books (November, 2012)
No Review

Although this comes from Prometheus Books, I'm going to tentatively classify it as RW.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (84 reviews)
ISBN 978-1616146726 ?
Africa and Sustainable Development:
Climate Change, Agriculture and Energy
Elliot Pfebve
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC (e-book publ. August, 2010)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (84 reviews)
ASIN: B003YJELH2 ?
Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
George Philander (Editor)
SAGE Publications, Inc; Second edition (July 10, 2012)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1412992619 ?
Is the Temperature Rising?:
The Uncertain Science of Global Warming
S. George Philander
Princeton University Press (February, 2000)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0691050348 ?
The Climate Fix:
What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming
Roger Pielke, Jr.
Basic Books (September, 2010)
No Review

"Why has the world been unable to address global warming? Science policy expert Roger Pielke, Jr., says it's not the fault of those who reject the Kyoto Protocol, but those who support it, and the magical thinking that the agreement represents. In The Climate Fix, Pielke offers a way to repair climate policy, shifting the debate away from meaningless targets and toward a revolution in how the world's economy is powered, while de-fanging the venomous politics surrounding the crisis." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (27 reviews)
ISBN 978-0465020522 ?
The Rightful Place of Science:
Disasters and Climate Change
Roger Pielke, Jr.
Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes (November, 2014)
No Review

"In recent years the media, politicians, and activists have popularized the notion that climate change has made disasters worse. But what does the science actually say?" – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (15 reviews)
ISBN 978-0692297513 ?
RETREAT FROM A RISING SEA:
Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change
Orrin H. Pilkey
Linda Pilkey-Jarvis
Keith C. Pilkey
Columbia University Press (May, 2016)
No Review

"The authors detail specific threats faced by Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Amsterdam. Aware of the overwhelming social, political, and economic challenges that would accompany effective action, they consider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure, including toxic-waste sites. They also show readers the alternative: thousands of environmental refugees, with no legitimate means to regain what they have lost." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-0231168441 ?
Useless Arithmetic:
Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future
Orrin H. Pilkey
Linda Pilkey-Jarvis
Columbia University Press (January, 2007)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.2 (24 reviews)
ISBN 978-0231132121 ?
Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Rip-Off
Ian Plimer
Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd (September 1, 2017)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1925501629 ?
Heaven and Earth:
Global Warming, the Missing Science
Ian Plimer
Quartet Books (May 2009)
No Review

In 2013, a customer reviewer noted: "Plimer's book isn't science or fact based. He makes far too many scientifically false statements which are also often irrelevant to his argument anyway. When I read it, I highlighted the wrong statements he made on my iPad Kindle edition, and 2/3 of the way through, the memory reserved for this function was exhausted causing the App. to crash persistently."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (167 reviews)
ISBN 978-0704371668 ?
Heaven and Hell:
The Pope Condemns the Poor to Eternal Poverty
Ian Plimer
Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd (October, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-1925138801 ?
Not for Greens:
Who Sups with the Devil Should Have a Long Spoon
Ian Plimer
Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd (May, 2014)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (10 reviews)
ISBN 978-1925138191 ?
A Short History Of Planet Earth
Ian Plimer
ABC Books (2004)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0733310041 ?
A World Without Ice
Henry Pollack, Ph.D.
Al Gore (Fwd.)
New York: Avery / Penguin, 2009
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1-58333-357-0 ?
THE CLIMATE WAR
True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight To Save the Earth
Eric Pooley
New York: Hyperion, June 2010
My Review

"Why has it been so hard for America to come to grips with climate change? Why do so many people believe it isn't really happening? As President Obama's science advisor John Holdren has said, 'We're driving in a car with bad brakes in a fog and heading for a cliff. We know for sure that cliff is out there. We just don't know exactly where it is. Prudence would suggest that we should start putting on the brakes.' But powerful interests are threatened by the carbon cap that would speed the transition to a clean energy economy, and their agents have worked successfully to deny the problem and delay the solutions." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (17 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-4013-2326-4 ?
Strategic Ignorance
Why the Bush Administration is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress
Carl Pope & Paul Rauber
San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, May 2004
My Review

"Strategic Ignorance sets forth not only the shocking Bush record but the stories and strategies behind it. Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope and coauthor Paul Rauber brief us on the key administration figures, as well as legislators and lobbyists on the reactionary right, who strive to gut landmark laws; facilitate payback to polluters; distort, suppress, or ignore science; and invent soothing flimflam like 'Clear Skies'." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (14 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-57805-109-0 ?
Climate Change Justice
Eric A. Posner & David Weisbach
Princeton University Press (March, 2010)
No Review

"Climate change and justice are so closely associated that many people take it for granted that a global climate treaty should—indeed, must—directly address both issues together. But, in fact, this would be a serious mistake, one that, by dooming effective international limits on greenhouse gases, would actually make the world's poor and developing nations far worse off. This is the provocative and original argument of Climate Change Justice. Eric Posner and David Weisbach strongly favor both a climate change agreement and efforts to improve economic justice. But they make a powerful case that the best—and possibly only—way to get an effective climate treaty is to exclude measures designed to redistribute wealth or address historical wrongs against underdeveloped countries." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.0 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0691137759 ?
THE INQUISITION OF CLIMATE SCIENCE
James Lawrence Powell
New York: Columbia University Press, August 2011
My Review

A former professor of geology addresses the question of why climage change denial persists, and does an outstanding job of answering it.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (22 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-231-15718-6 ?
Toxic Talk:
How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves
Bill Press
New York: Thomas Dunne Books, May 2010
My Review

This is not about climate change or energy, But I thought it worthwhile to include some discussion of the right-wing's overwhelming influence over talk radio — a factor in the obstruction of progress on reducing greenhouse gases.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (30 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-312-60629-9 ?
Climate Justice and Geoengineering:
Ethics and Policy in the Atmospheric Anthropocene
Christopher J. Preston (Editor)
Rowman & Littlefield International (September, 2016)
No Review

"This volume is the first to put the ethical issues raised by climate engineering into a comprehensive, comparative context so that the key ethical challenges of these technologies can be better measured against those of alternative climate policies . Addressing the topic specifically through the lens of justice, contributors include both advocates of climate intervention research and its sceptics."

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1783486366 ?
Engineering the Climate:
The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management
Christopher J. Preston (Editor)
Lexington Books (June, 2012)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0739175408 ?
Terror of Global Warming: Is it a Hoax?
Steve Preston
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September, 2015)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 0 (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1517545840 ?
Reality Check:
How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future
Donald R. Prothero
Pat Linse (Illus.)
Michael Shermer (Fwd.)
Indiana University Press; Reprint edition (February 13, 2017)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (34 reviews)
ISBN 978-0253024541 ?
After Nature:
A Politics for the Anthropocene
Jedediah Purdy
Harvard University Press (September, 2015)
No Review

"Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. Henceforth, the world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists have called this new planetary epoch the Anthropocene, the Age of Humans. The geological strata we are now creating record industrial emissions, industrial-scale crop pollens, and the disappearance of species driven to extinction. Climate change is planetary engineering without design. These facts of the Anthropocene are scientific, but its shape and meaning are questions for politics-a politics that does not yet exist. After Nature develops a politics for this post-natural world." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0674368224 ?
The Fracking Debate:
The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution
Daniel Raimi
Columbia University Press (December 2017)
No Review

"Over roughly the past decade, oil and gas production in the United States has surged dramatically—thanks largely to technological advances such as high-volume hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as 'fracking.' This rapid increase has generated widespread debate, with proponents touting economic and energy-security benefits and opponents highlighting the environmental and social risks of increased oil and gas production. Despite the heated debate, neither side has a monopoly on the facts. In this book, Daniel Raimi gives a balanced and accessible view of oil and gas development, clearly and thoroughly explaining the key issues surrounding the shale revolution." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.3 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0231184861 ?
Environmental Overkill:
Whatever Happened to Common Sense?
Dixie Lee Ray & Lou Guzzo
Regnery Publishing, Inc. (March, 1993)
No Review

"...challenges the environmental prophets of doom and gloom with penetrating searing truth. Environmental Overkill is a bright light that exposes the fraud and deceit being perpetrated against an unknowing public." – Rush Limbaugh

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (26 reviews)
ISBN 978-0895265128 ?
The Archipelago of Hope:
Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change
Gleb Raygorodetsky
Pegasus Books (November 7, 2017)
No Review

"An enlightening global journey reveals the inextricable links between Indigenous cultures and their lands—and how it can form the foundation for climate change resilience around the world." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1681775326 ?
LOST MOUNTAIN:
A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness
Erik Reece
New York: Riverhead Books, February 2006
My Review

"A groundbreaking work of literary nonfiction that exposes how radical strip mining is destroying one of America's most precious natural resources and the communities that depend on it." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (32 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-59448-908-2 ?
Supercapitalism:
The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life
Robert B. Reich
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, September 2007
My Review

"Reich explains how widening inequalities of income and wealth, heightened job insecurity, and the spreading effects of global warming are the logical outcomes of supercapitalism." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (113 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-307-26561-6 ?
The Eskimo and the Oil Man
The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future
Bob Reiss
New York: Business Plus, May 2012
My Review

"The Arctic century is upon us. A great jockeying for power and influence has erupted among nations in the high north. At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence and the fate of a fragile environment as well as the region's traditional people." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (13 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-4555-2524-9 ?
Struggling for Air:
Power Plants and the "War on Coal"
Richard Revesz & Jack Lienke
Oxford University Press (January, 2016)
No Review

"Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, conservative politicians have railed against the President's "War on Coal." As evidence of this supposed siege, they point to a series of rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that aim to slash air pollution from the nation's power sector. Because coal produces far more pollution than any other major energy source, these rules are expected to further reduce its already shrinking share of the electricity market in favor of cleaner options like natural gas and solar power. But the EPA's policies are hardly the "unprecedented regulatory assault" that opponents make them out to be. Instead, they are merely the latest chapter in a multi-decade struggle to overcome a tragic flaw in our nation's most important environmental law." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0190233112 ?
Energy:
A Human History
Richard Rhodes
New York: Simon & Schuster (May 29, 2018)
No Review

"In Energy, Rhodes highlights the successes and failures that led to each breakthrough in energy production; from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He addresses how we learned from such challenges, mastered their transitions, and capitalized on their opportunities. Rhodes also looks at the current energy landscape, with a focus on how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the specter of global warming, and a population hurtling towards ten billion by 2100." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1501105357 ?
NUCLEAR RENEWAL:
Common Sense About Energy
Richard Rhodes
New York: Whittle Books, September 1993
My Review

"The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Making of the Atomic Bomb discusses the feasibility of nuclear power in America, arguing that it is the safest, cleanest, and most economical energy source available." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-670-85207-9 ?
Getting to Green:
Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution
Frederic C. Rich
New York: W. W. Norton & Company (April, 2016)
No Review

"In Getting to Green, Frederic C. Rich argues that meaningful progress on urgent environmental issues can be made only on a bipartisan basis. Rich reminds us of American conservation's conservative roots and of the bipartisan political consensus that had Republican congressmen voting for, and Richard Nixon signing, the most important environmental legislation of the 1970s. He argues that faithfulness to conservative principles requires the GOP to support environmental protection, while at the same time he criticizes the Green movement for having drifted too far to the left and too often appearing hostile to business and economic growth." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (19 reviews)
ISBN 978-0393292473 ?
Beyond Smoke and Mirrors:
Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century
Burton Richter
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, April 2010
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-521-76384-4 ?
Global Warming–Alarmists, Skeptics, and Deniers:
A Geoscientist Looks at the Science of Climate Change
G. Dedrick Robinson & Gene D. Robinson III
Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC (January 2012)
No Review

"Written by a father-son team of geoscientist and attorney, it is the concise guide to the global warming controversy that has been long needed. [. . .] With more than three hundred references to peer-reviewed science journal articles and numerous illustrations, it shows how the scientific underpinnings of the global warming theory are actually weak and uncertain." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (15 reviews)
ISBN 978-1937327033 ?
New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson
Orbit (March 14, 2017)
No Review

New York City still thrives with its lower end in the grip of the ocean.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (252 reviews)
ISBN 978-0316262347 ?
Big World, Small Planet:
Abundance within Planetary Boundaries
Johan Rockström, Mattias Klum & Peter Miller (contributor)
Yale University Press (September, 2015)
No Review

"Big World, Small Planet probes the urgent predicament of our times: how is it possible to create a positive future for both humanity and Earth? We have entered the Anthropocene—the era of massive human impacts on the planet—and the actions of over seven billion residents threaten to destabilize Earth's natural systems, with cascading consequences for human societies. In this extraordinary book, the authors combine the latest science with compelling storytelling and amazing photography to create a new narrative for humanity's future. Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum reject the notion that economic growth and human prosperity can only be achieved at the expense of the environment. They contend that we have unprecedented opportunities to navigate a 'good Anthropocene.' By embracing a deep mind-shift, humanity can reconnect to Earth, discover universal values, and take on the essential role of planetary steward. With eloquence and profound optimism, Rockström and Klum envision a future of abundance within planetary boundaries—a revolutionary future that is at once necessary, possible, and sustainable for coming generations." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (18 reviews)
ISBN 978-0300218367 ?
Green Gone Wrong:
How our Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution
Heather Rogers
Scribner (April, 2010)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (13 reviews)
ISBN 978-1416572220 ?
Cities For A Small Planet
Richard Rogers
Basic Books (July, 1998)
No Review

"In Cities for a Small Planet, Sir Richard Rogers, one of the world's leading architects and the designer of the Pompidou Center in Paris, demonstrates how future cities could provide the springboard for restoring humanity's harmony with its environment."

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0813335537 ?
CLIMATE CHANGE:
What Everyone Needs To Know
Joseph J. Romm
Oxford University Press, December 2015
No Review

"The last decade's spate of superstorms, wildfires, heat waves, and droughts has accelerated the public discourse on this topic and lent credence to climatologist Lonnie Thomson's 2010 statement that climate change 'represents a clear and present danger to civilization.' " – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (23 reviews)
ISBN 978-0190250171 ?
HELL AND HIGH WATER
Global Warming—the Solution and the Politics—and What We Should Do
Joseph J. Romm
New York: William Morrow, December 2006
My Review

"Romm explains that we already possess the technologies and know-how we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; what we lack is the will to act. As Romm analyzes the 'miscoverage' of global-warming realities in the press, especially the facts pertaining to dire changes already affecting plants, animals, and humans, he laments the perversity and folly of politicizing a global crisis. We must recognize, Romm asserts, that 'ideology trumps rationality' all too often in public discourse, preventing us from doing what needs to be done to avert still preventable catastrophes." – Donna Seaman, Booklist

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (31 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-06-117212-0 ?
THE HYPE ABOUT HYDROGEN
Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate
Joseph J. Romm
John H. Gibbons (Fwd.)
Washington, DC: Island Press, March 2004
My Review

"With President Bush's 2003 pledge to earmark a billion-plus dollars for developing fuel-cell vehicles, the holy grail of clean energy has been looking more and more like hydrogen, a substance whose only waste product is water vapor. Yet Romm, a Department of Energy advisor during the Clinton administration, makes a compelling case for believing that widespread use of hydrogen is still four to five decades away." – Carl Hays, Booklist

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (28 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-55963-703-9 ?
Climate Change Reconsidered:
A New Look at What the Global Temperature Record Actually Shows
George Root
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December, 2015)
No Review

"Applying standard data analysis tools to the global temperature record reveals a view of climate change that is entirely different from the common understanding. The temperature evidence indicates that the climate is not a chaotic process as has been assumed, but instead it is being driven by powerful, natural, and cyclic forces that have been going on for at least the past 164 years."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-1519607386 ?
Inconvenient Data:
A New Analysis of Climate Change Based on Actual Data
George Root
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August, 2016)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1537260730 ?
American Energy: (Rev. ed.)
The Politics of 21st Century Policy
Walter A. Rosenbaum
CQ Press (March, 2014)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1452205373 ?
Environmental Politics and Policy (9th ed.)
Walter A. Rosenbaum
CQ Press (June, 2013)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1452239965 ?
Our Warming Planet:
Topics in Climate Dynamics
Cynthia Rosenzweig (Author, Editor), David Rind (Editor), Andrew Lacis (Editor), & Danielle Peters (Editor)
World Scientific Publishing Co (March 18, 2018)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews — not released)
ISBN 978-9813148772 ?
The A-Z of Global Warming
Simon Rosser
Russ Billington (Illustrator)
Schmall World Publishing (September, 2008)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0955809200 ?
Urban Poverty and Climate Change:
Life in the Slums of Asia, Africa and Latin America
Manoj Roy, Sally Cawood, Michaela Hordijk, & David Hulme (Editors)
Routledge (May, 2016)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1138860506 ?
EARTH'S CLIMATE (2nd ed.)
Past and Future
William F. Ruddiman
New York: W. H. Freeman, October 2007
No Review

"The new edition incorporates coverage of climatological events and research discoveries in the seven years since the first edition, most importantly the now broadly accepted understanding that humans play a major role in warming the planet." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (20 reviews)
ISBN 978-0716784906 ?
Earth Transformed
William F. Ruddiman
W. H. Freeman (September, 2013)
No Review

"It's a question that has engaged climate scientists for more than a decade: Not if human activity impacts the environment, but when did that impact start to be significant? Was it in the mid-18th century, as long believed, with the Industrial Revolution producing huge amounts in greenhouse gas emissions? Or did it actually begin thousands of years earlier, as a result of the discovery and spread of agricultural practices?" – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1464107764 ?
Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum:
How Humans Took Control of Climate
William F. Ruddiman
Princeton: Princeton University Press, August 2005
My Review

"William Ruddiman's provocative new book argues that humans have actually been changing the climate for some 8,000 years—as a result of the earlier discovery of agriculture." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (29 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-691-12164-2 SJ3 363.7387 Ruddiman
Fake Science:
Exposing the Left's Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data
Austin Ruse
Regnery Publishing (July 17, 2017)
No Review

"You'd think we were living in the golden age of science and reason. But the truth is far more sinister, says Austin Ruse. We're actually living in the age of the low information voter, easily mislead by all-too-convincing false statistics and studies. In Fake Science, Ruse debunks so-called "facts" used to advance political causes one after the other, revealing how poorly they stand up to actual science." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (61 reviews)
ISBN 978-1621575948 SJ0 12/04/2017
The Age of Sustainable Development
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Ki-moon Ban (Foreword)
Columbia University Press (March, 2015)
No Review

"Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (93 reviews)
ISBN 978-0231173148 ?
Environmental Law and Policy (4th ed.)
James Salzman & Barton Thompson Jr
Foundation Press (November, 2013)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1609303051 ?
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SEA Regional Modelling and Analysis
Jamie Sanderson and Sardar M.N. Islam
Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, October 2007
No Review

"Focusing on S.E. Asia, the economics of climate change and the relationship between climate change and economic development, this book examines the region's vulnerability to the impact of climate change, forecasts environmental and economic outcomes and opportunities these factors provide for policy actions towards alleviating this vulnerability." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 0-230-54279-4 SJ8 QC981.8.C5S26
Lawless World:
America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules from FDR's Atlantic Charter to George W. Bush's Illegal War
Philippe Sands
New York: Viking Books, October 2005
My Review

"Sands, a British international lawyer and law professor, delivers a cool, reasoned lashing to the Bush administration for leading—and to Tony Blair for colluding with—a 'full-scale assault' on the international rule of law, in this richly detailed survey of modern international legal disputes." – Publisher's Weekly

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (13 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-670-03452-9 SJ3 341 Sands
Carbon Shock:
A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy
Mark Schapiro
Chelsea Green Publishing (August, 2014)
No Review

"In this thought-provoking work, journalist Schapiro (Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products) tackles the question: 'What are the costs of climate change?' In search of an answer, he embarks on a multi-year investigation that sends him across the globe. To humanize the issue, Schapiro traces the carbon footprint he leaves through such trips as a flight to Siberia, visits to the biggest commercial nursery west of the Mississippi and to Manchester (England's former textiles center), and a tour of Guangzhou, 'one of the top ten carbon-emitting provinces in a country that is itself the leading emitter.' " – Publishers' Weekly

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-1603585576 ?
Climate Change as a Security Risk
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Routledge (December, 2007)
No Review

"Without resolute counteraction, climate change will overstretch many societies' adaptive capacities within the coming decades. This could result in destabilization and violence, jeopardizing national and international security to a new degree." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1844075362 ?
Climate Change:
Picturing the Science
Gavin Schmidt & Joshua Wolfe
Jeffrey Sachs (Fwd.)
W. W. Norton &Co. (April 2009)
No Review

"An unprecedented union of scientific analysis and stunning photography illustrating the effects of climate change on the global ecosystem." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (20 reviews)
ISBN 978-0393331257 SJ3 551.6 Climate
THE COEVOLUTION OF CLIMATE AND LIFE
Stephen H. Schneider
Randi Londer
San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, April 1984
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-87156-349-1 SJ8 QC981.8.C5S358
Science as a Contact Sport:
Inside the Battle To Save Earth's Climate
Stephen H. Schneider
Tim Flannery (Intro.)
Washington: National Geographic Society, November 2009
My Review

"Piecing together events like a detective story, Schneider reveals that as expert consensus grew, well-informed activists warned of dangerous changes no one knew how to predict precisely—and special interests seized on that very uncertainty to block any effective response." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (60 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-4262-0540-8 SJ0 6/22/2018
The Geopolitics of Renewables
(Lecture Notes in Energy, Book 61)
Daniel Scholten (Editor)
Springer (February 9, 2018)
No Review

"Renewables are a game changer for interstate energy relations. Their abundance and intermittency, possibilities for decentral generation and use of rare earth materials, and generally electric nature of transportation make them very different from fossil fuels. What do these geographic and technical characteristics of renewable energy systems imply for infrastructure topology and operations, business models, and energy markets? What are the consequences for the strategic realities and policy considerations of producer, consumer, and transit countries and energy-related patterns of cooperation and conflict between them? Who are the winners and losers?"

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-3319678542 ?
Sons of Wichita
How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
Daniel Schulman
New York: Grand Central Publishing, May 2014
My Review

I include this book because it gives insight into the thinking of the Koch family, arguably the prime motivators of resistance to low-carbon energy and climate-change mitigation.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (295 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-455-51873-9 ?
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene:
Reflections on the End of a Civilization
Roy Scranton
City Lights Publishers (October, 2015)
No Review

"Coming home from the war in Iraq, US Army private Roy Scranton thought he'd left the world of strife behind. Then he watched as new calamities struck America, heralding a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or Al Qaeda: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, megadrought—the shock and awe of global warming." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0872866690 ?
Meat Climate Change:
The 2nd Leading Cause of Global Warming
Dr Moses Seenarine
Xpyr Press (April 15, 2016)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0692641156 ?
Early Spring:
An Ecologist and Her Children Wake to a Warming World
Amy Seidl
Bill McKibben (Fwd.)
Boston: Beacon Press, March 2009
My Review

"In this intimate reflection, Seidl, an ecologist, records her observations of life and ecology in the wooded Vermont hollow where she lives, depicting how human, animal and plant life is changing as the weather becomes warmer and less predictable. At Christmas, people are canoeing rather than skating; daffodils push through the ground in January; outbreaks of tent caterpillars, historically limited by winter deep freezes, stress the sugar bush. An ice-fishing derby is cancelled more times than it is run..." – Publisher's Weekly

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8070-8584-4 SJ3 363.7387 Seidl
Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity
Rakesh S. Sengar & Kalpana Sengar (Editors)
CRC Press (November, 2014)
No Review

"Agricultural sustainability has been gaining prominence in recent years and is now becoming the focal point of modern agriculture. Recognizing that crop production is very sensitive to climate change, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity explores this timely topic in depth." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1482229202 ?
The Green and the Black:
The Complete Story of the Shale Revolution, the Fight over Fracking, and the Future of Energy
Gary Sernovitz
St. Martin's Press (February 23, 2016)
No Review

"Gary Sernovitz leads a double life. A typical New York liberal, he is also an oilman — a fact his left-leaning friends let slide until the word 'fracking' entered popular parlance. 'How can you frack?' they suddenly demanded, aghast. But for Sernovitz, the real question is, 'What happens if we don't?' "

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (38 reviews)
ISBN 978-1250080660 ?
Imperiled Life:
Revolution against Climate Catastrophe (Anarchist Interventions)
Javier Sethness-Castro
AK Press (June, 2012)
No Review

"Imperiled Life theorizes an exit from the potentially terminal consequences of capital-induced climate change. It is a collection of reflections on the phenomenon of catastrophe—climatological, political, social—as well as on the possibilities of overcoming disaster." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1849351058 ?
Energy Politics
Brenda Shaffer
University of Pennsylvania Press (February, 2011)
No Review

"Prof. Brenda Shaffer is a specialist on energy and foreign policy, global energy market trends, Azerbaijan, ethnic politics in Iran, the Caucasus, and energy in the Caspian and Eastern Mediterranean regions. Prof. Shaffer is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center. She is also a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-0812221664 ?
Break Through:
From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility
Michael Shellenberger & Ted Nordhaus
Houghton Mifflin Co. (October, 2007)
No Review

I'm placing this book by the Breakthrough Institute boys in the "red" category because. like Bjorn Lomborg, they tend to advise just waiting for the breakthrough technology that will solve climate change for us.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (34 reviews)
ISBN 978-0618658251 ?
Earth Democracy:
Justice, Sustainability, and Peace
Vandana Shiva
North Atlantic Books; Reprint edition (October, 2015)
No Review

"World-renowned environmental activist and physicist Vandana Shiva calls for a radical shift in the values that govern democracies, condemning the role that unrestricted capitalism has played in the destruction of environments and livelihoods. She explores the issues she helped bring to international attention—genetic food engineering, culture theft, and natural resource privatization—uncovering their links to the rising tide of fundamentalism, violence against women, and planetary death. Struggles on the streets of Seattle and Cancun and in homes and farms across the world have yielded a set of principles based on inclusion, nonviolence, reclaiming the commons, and freely sharing the earth's resources. These ideals, which Dr. Shiva calls "Earth Democracy," serve as an urgent call to peace and as the basis for a just and sustainable future."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (16 reviews)
ISBN 978-1623170417 ?
COAL RIVER
Michael Shnayerson
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, January 2008
My Review

An examination of the maneuvering (legal and otherwise) done by coal companies in West Virginia, with special emphasis on Massey Energy's Don Blankenship.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (25 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-374-12514-1 SJ3 338.2724 Shnayers
Undermining Science:
Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration
Seth Shulman
Berkeley: University of California Press, January 2007
My Review

Not only climate science, but science in several fields was the target of the GW Bush administration — as this book shows.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (12 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-520-24702-4 ?
THE CLIMATE OF ALASKA
Martha Shulski & Gerd Wendler
Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, December 2007
No Review

"Replete with striking photos, maps, and charts, The Climate of Alaska presents a detailed picture of what to expect in this state of climate extremes. From the 40-below temperatures of the Interior to the twenty-four hours of daylight in a northern summer, Alaska's climate presents challenges to its inhabitants on a daily basis. Readers will find accessible descriptions of temperature, humidity, precipitation, and climate change that will enrich a visit to the state and provide insight on the living conditions of this fascinating place." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-60223-007-1 SJ8 QC984.A4S58
One Earth, One Future
Our Changing Global Environment
Cheryl Simon Silver, with Ruth S. DeFries
Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1990
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 0-309-04141-4 ?
The Signal and the Noise:
Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don't
Nate Silver
Penguin Press (September, 2012)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (1,094 reviews)
ISBN 978-1594204111 SJ3 519.542 Silver
THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE
Man and His Environment
Robert Silverberg
World's Work Ltd.; First edition (1969)
No Review

Science fiction author Silverberg has given us one of the earliest glimpses of our climate future.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (4 reviews)
ASIN: B001L91MII SJ6 GF71.S5
Nature Unbound:
Bureaucracy vs. the Environment
Kenneth J. Sim, Randy T. Simmons & Ryan M. Yonk
Independent Institute (March, 2016)
No Review

"What if what we think we know about ecology and environmental policy is just wrong? What if environmental laws often make things worse? What if the very idea of nature has been hijacked by politics? What if wilderness is something we create in our minds, as opposed to being an actual description of nature? Developing answers to these questions and developing implications of those answers are our purposes in this book. Two themes guide us—political ecology and political entrepreneurship. Combining these two concepts, which we develop in some detail, leads us to recognize that sometimes in their original design and certainly in their implementation, major U.S. environmental laws are more about opportunism and ideology than good management and environmental improvement." – the authors

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1598132274 ?
GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Human and Natural Influences
S. Fred Singer (editor)
New York: Paragon House, 1989
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-89226-033-1 SJ8 QC981.8.C5G66
HOT TALK COLD SCIENCE
Global Warming's Unfinished Debate
S Fred Singer
Frederick Seitz (Fwd.) Oakland, CA: The Independent Institute, December 1998
No Review

"Singer's masterful analysis decisively shows that the pessimistic, and often alarming, global warming scenarios depicted in the media have no scientific basis." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (18 reviews)
ISBN 0-945999-78-X SJ8 QC981.8.G56S55
UNSTOPPABLE GLOBAL WARMING (rev. ed.)
Every 1,500 Years
S. Fred Singer & Dennis T. Avery
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlemore, October 2007
My Review

Singer and Avery fail to make their case.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (252 reviews)
ISBN 978-0742551244 SJ3 551.6 Singer
The Green Paradox:
A Supply-Side Approach to Global Warming
Hans-Werner Sinn
The MIT Press (February, 2012)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.7 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262016681 ?
Taming the Sun:
Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet
Varun Sivaram
The MIT Press (March 2, 2018)
No Review

"Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What's more, its potential is nearly limitless—every hour the sun beams down more energy than the world uses in a year. But in Taming the Sun, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. And if solar's current surge peters out, prospects for replacing fossil fuels and averting catastrophic climate change will dim."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (29 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262037686 ?
Energy and Civilization:
A History
Vaclav Smil
The MIT Press (May, 2017)
No Review

"A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (16 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262035774 ?
Storm Surge
Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future
Adam Sobel
Harper Wave (October, 2014)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0062304766 SJ3 551.552 Sobel
The Deniers:
The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud
** And those who are too fearful to do so
Lawrence Solomon
Richard Vigilante Books (April 1, 2008)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (107 reviews)
ISBN 978-0980076318 ?
The Deniers:
The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud
Lawrence Solomon
Richard Vigilante Books (April 16, 2010)
No Review

"Eminent environmentalist Lawrence Solomon set out to find whether any real scientists diverged from global warming orthodoxy. What he found shocked him. Not only did world renowned scientists dissent on every headline warming issue, but the dissenters were far more accomplished and eminent scientists. This fully revised new paperback edition features two new chapters: fresh exposes on climate profiteers (there are many) and global warming affirmers (there are few)." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0980076370 ?
Global Warming and Global Cooling, Volume 5:
Evolution of Climate on Earth
O.G. Sorokhtin, Leonid F. Khilyuk Ph.D., & G.V. Chilingarian
Elsevier Science (September, 2007)
No Review

"The theory of the Earth's climate evolution based on universal chemical-physical laws of matter-energy transformation is presented in the book. It shows how the process of Earth's core separation has led to formation and evolution of the hydrosphere and atmosphere. Having analyzed the processes of heat transfer in the atmosphere, the writers developed the adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect, which was applied for analysis of climatic changes on the Earth. The influence of changes in climate on formation of mineral deposits and development of life on Earth was considered and presented based on modeling of typical climatic regimes. It shows that the anthropogenic effect on the Earth's global temperature is negligible in comparison with the effect of global forces of nature."

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.1 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0444528155 ?
The Bad Science and Bad Policy of Obama's Global Warming Agenda
Roy W. Spencer
Encounter Books (January, 2010)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (19 reviews)
ISBN 978-1594034824 ?
Climate Confusion:
How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies That Hurt the Poor
Roy W. Spencer
Encounter Books (March, 2008)
No Review

"Forsaking blindingly technical statistics and doomsday scenarios, Dr. Spencer explains in simple terms how the climate system really works, why man's role in global warming is more myth than science, and how the global warming hype has corrupted Washington and the scientific community." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (159 reviews)
ISBN 978-1594033735 ?
The Great Global Warming Blunder:
How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists
Roy W. Spencer
Encounter Books (April, 2010)
No Review

"In fact, Spencer presents astonishing new evidence that recent warming is not the fault of humans, but the result of chaotic, internal natural cycles that have been causing periods of warming and cooling for millennia. More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not necessarily to be feared; The Great Global Warming Blunder explains that burning of fossil fuels may actually be beneficial for life on Earth." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (130 reviews)
ISBN 978-1594032103 ?
An Inconvenient Deception:
How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy
Roy W. Spencer
Amazon Digital Services LLC Kindle Edition (August 17, 2017) — 3326 KB, 84 pp.
No Review

"Updated 2nd Edition: Al Gore's new movie An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is reviewed for its accuracy in climate science and energy policy. As was the case with Gore's first movie (An Inconvenient Truth), the movie is bursting with bad science, bad policy and some outright falsehoods." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (478 reviews)
ISBN 978-1594032103 ?
Inevitable Disaster:
Why Hurricanes Can't Be Blamed On Global Warming
Roy W. Spencer
Amazon Digital Services LLC Kindle Edition (September 17, 2017) — 2788 KB, 50 pp.
No Review

"Forsaking blindingly technical statistics and doomsday scenarios, Dr. Spencer explains in simple terms how the climate system really works, why man's role in global warming is more myth than science, and how the global warming hype has corrupted Washington and the scientific community." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (37 reviews)
ASIN: B075QN3KFY ?
The Bridge at the Edge of the World:
Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis To Sustainability
James Gustave Speth
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-300-13611-1 ?
Red Sky at Morning:
America and the Crisis of the Global Environment
James Gustave Speth
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-300-10232-1 ?
CLIMATE CODE RED
The Case for Emergency Action
David Spratt & Philip Sutton
Scribe Publications Pty Ltd., June 2008
No Review

"Revealing extensive scientific evidence that the global warming crisis is far worse than officially indicated, this meticulously documented call-to-action argues that the planet is almost at the point of no return." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-1921372209 ?
Climate Changed:
A Personal Journey through the Science
Philippe Squarzoni
Harry N. Abrams (April, 2014)
No Review

"French cartoonist-journalist Squarzoni, who practices his craft in the vein of Joe Sacco and Guy Delisle, digs deep into the science, economics, politics, international policies, and ethics that together force cataclysmic climate change into our very near global future. While the experts he interviews throughout this volume present accessible yet technically specific details about how we got where we are and what possible ways ahead are practical, it is by inserting himself and his personal exploration of responsibilities and choices that Squarzoni makes the most demanding call to action: we cannot address as mere individuals the inequities visited on the planet, but without recognizing our personal responsibility, we can't address it culturally or politically in a timely manner. Squarzoni's realistic, black-and-white art presents expressive faces, a geographic range of naturally dramatic landscapes, and the occasional succinct hyperbole, one of the most potent of which riffs on Eddie Adams' iconic 1968 Vietnam War execution photo, here with a gas pump replacing the original handgun. The plethora of contributing experts, a detailed index, and its multifaceted exploration make this required reading for both the general public and subject specialists." – Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (29 reviews)
ISBN 978-1419712555 ?
Global Change and the Earth System:
A Planet Under Pressure
Will Steffen, Regina Angelina Sanderson, Frank Oldfield, & 8 more
Springer (October, 2005)
No Review

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Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-3540265948 ?
The Scotia Widows:
Inside Their Lawsuit Against Big Daddy Coal
Gerald M. Stern
New York: Random House, August 2008
My Review

The devil-may-care attitude of coal barons has not changed since the 1900s. Gerald Stern shows us that attitude operating in 1976.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.3 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-400-06764-0 ?
The Global Deal
Climate-Change and the Creation of a New Era of Progress and Prosperity
Nicholas Stern
New York: PublicAffairs (April 2009)
My Review

Sir Nicholas explains how and why the fixes for global poverty and global warming go hand in hand.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-58648-669-3 ?
Why Are We Waiting?
The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change
Nicholas Stern
Richard Layard, M.P. (Fwd.)
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, April 2015
My Review

"The risks of climate change are potentially immense. The benefits of taking action are also clear: we can see that economic development, reduced emissions, and creative adaptation go hand in hand. A committed and strong low-carbon transition could trigger a new wave of economic and technological transformation and investment, a new era of global and sustainable prosperity. Why, then, are we waiting? In this book, Nicholas Stern explains why, notwithstanding the great attractions of a new path, it has been so difficult to tackle climate change effectively. He makes a compelling case for climate action now and sets out the forms that action should take." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-262-02918-6 ?
The Change in the Weather:
People, Weather, and the Science of Climate
William K. Stevens
Delta (March, 2001)
No Review

"Examining today's headline-making questions through the authoritative lens of science and history, New York Times science reporter William K. Stevens offers this definitive look at the science of climatic change. He introduces us to the international community of scientists whose newfound consensus — the earth is indeed getting warmer, and human activity is at least partially at fault — remains a topic of fierce debate." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.2 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-0385320078 ?
"A Disgrace to the Profession"
Mark Steyn
Stockade Books (September, 2015)
No Review

A collection of quotations from various scientists that purports to falsify Michael Mann's "Hockey Stick"

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (455 reviews)
ISBN 978-0986398339 ?
CLIMATE CHANGE:
The Facts
Mark Steyn (Editor)
Stockade Books (April, 2015)
No Review

Three editorial reviews, quoted without comment:

  • "An excellent new book" –Barbara Kay, The National Post (Canada)
  • "A fascinating new book" –Matt Ridley, Quadrant (Australia)
  • "A great gift for any friend with an open mind who enjoys a good read" –Jay Lehr, PhD, The Heartlander
Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (467 reviews)
ISBN 978-0986398308 ?
What We Think About When We Don't Want To Think about
Global Warming:

Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action
Per Espen Stoknes
Jorgen Randers (Fwd.)
Chelsea Green Publishing (April 2015)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (25 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-60358-583-5 SJ6 BF353.5.C55S76 2015
ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE CHANGE
Hans von Storch and Götz Flöser (editors)
Berlin: Springer Verlag, April 1999
No Review

"The National Research Laboratory GKSS (member of the Hermann von Helmholtz-Association of German Reserach Centres) located in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, is engaged in environmental research. The main interest of the research center focuses on regional climatology and climate dynamics, interdecadal variations in the state of the Baltic and North Sea and related estuaries, and the flow of heavy metals, nutrients, and other materials in river catchments to the coastal zones." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 3-540-65033-4 SJ8 QC981.8.C5A584
Punch-Drunk on CO2 . . . Dizzy from Spin:
Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming Sustainable Hypothesis or Unsustainable Hoax?
Peter Sullivan
XLIBRIS (June 15, 2013)
No Review

"This book reveals that what the public has been led to believe about man-made global warming alarmism, and about the IPCC, often is misleading or just plain wrong, and that the IPCC's climate alarmism is not actually backed by science but rather by shonky predictions from unreliable computer models." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (2 reviews)
ISBN 978-1483614298 ?
CLIMATEGATE
A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam
Brian Sussman
Washington, DC: WND Books, 2010
My Review

Between charges of communism, former meteorologist Sussman throws in the standard Denialist talking points.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.2 (166 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-935071-83-9 SJ3 363.7387 Sussman
Eco-Tyranny:
How the Left's Green Agenda will Dismantle America
Brian Sussman
Washington, DC: WND Books, April 2012
No Review

"Exorbitant energy prices, rolling blackouts, acute food shortages, critical water deficiencies, and private property rights usurped: this is America's future as envisioned by the environmental movement's well-honed green agenda. In order to de-develop the United States, the Left is using phony environmental crises to demonize capitalism and liberty, and purposefully withhold America's vast natural resources—and the Obama Administration is piloting the plan. Eco-Tyranny, by best-selling author Brian Sussman, presents a rational strategy to responsibly harvest our nation's vast resources in order to fulfill the future needs of a rapidly growing population."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (56 reviews)
ISBN 978-1936488506 SJ3 320.58 Sussman
KICKING THE CARBON HABIT
Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy
William Sweet
New York: Columbia University Press, 2006
My Review

"With glaciers melting, oceans growing more acidic, species dying out, and catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina ever more probable, strong steps must be taken now to slow global warming. Further warming threatens entire regional economies and the well being of whole populations, and in this century alone, it could create a global cataclysm." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-231-13710-2 SJ eBook
The End of Energy Obesity:
Breaking Today's Energy Addiction for a Prosperous and Secure Tomorrow
Peter Tertzakian & Keith Hollihan
New York: John Wiley &Sons, 2009
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0-470-43544-1 ?
Superforecasting:
The Art and Science of Prediction
Philip E. Tetlock & Dan Gardner
Crown (September, 2015)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (256 reviews)
ISBN 978-0804136693 ?
Inheritors of the Earth:
How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction
Chris D. Thomas
PublicAffairs (September 5, 2017)
No Review

"It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have permanently damaged the natural world, causing extinction, deforestation, pollution, and of course climate change. But in Inheritors of the Earth, biologist Chris Thomas shows that this obscures a more hopeful truth—we're also helping nature grow and change. Human cities and mass agriculture have created new places for enterprising animals and plants to live, and our activities have stimulated evolutionary change in virtually every population of living species. Most remarkably, Thomas shows, humans may well have raised the rate at which new species are formed to the highest level in the history of our planet." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.9 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-1610397278 ?
Climate of Capitulation:
An Insider's Account of State Power in a Coal Nation
Vivian E. Thomson
The MIT Press (April 21, 2017)
No Review

"Coal-fired power plants emit air pollution that harms public health and contributes to climate change. In the US, states determine exactly how power plants must meet the Clean Air Act's standards. In Climate of Capitulation, Vivian Thomson offers an insider's account of how power is wielded at the state level when coal air pollution threatens people and ecosystems. Thomson, a former member of Virginia's State Air Pollution Control Board, identifies a "climate of capitulation" in state government — a deeply rooted favoritism toward coal and electric utilities in states' air pollution policies." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262036344 ?
Geo-Engineering Climate Change:
Environmental Necessity or Pandora's Box?
J. Michael T. Thompson
Brian Launder (Editor)
Cambridge University Press (January, 2010)
No Review

"This book is the first to present a detailed and critical appraisal of the geo-scale engineering interventions that have been proposed as potential measures to counter the devastation of run-away global warming. Early chapters set the scene with a discussion of projections of future CO2 emissions and techniques for predicting climate tipping points. Subsequent chapters then review proposals to limit CO2 concentrations through improved energy technologies, removal of CO2 from the atmosphere, and stimulated uptake by the oceans. Schemes for solar radiation management involving the reflection of sunlight back into space and using artificially brightened clouds and stratospheric aerosols are also assessed."

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-0521198035 ?
Living on the Grid
William L. Thompson
iUniverse (May, 2016)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-1491790434 ?
Plentiful Energy:
The Story of the Integral Fast Reactor:
The complex history of a simple reactor technology, with emphasis on its scientific bases for non-specialists
Charles E. Till
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December, 2011)
No Review

"The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is a fast reactor system developed at Argonne National Laboratory in the decade 1984 to 1994. The IFR project developed the technology for a complete system; the reactor, the entire fuel cycle and the waste management technologies were all included in the development program. The reactor concept had important features and characteristics that were completely new and fuel cycle and waste management technologies that were entirely new developments." – authors

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (32 reviews)
ISBN 978-1466384606 ?
DAD, WHY ARE YOU A GLOBAL WARMING DENIER?:
A Short Story That's Right for the Times
Bob Tisdale
Independently published (January 5, 2018)
No Review

"I penned the following short-story, set in the year 2017, as a series of conversations between a twentysomething daughter and her mid-50s father. The father is a heretic of the church of catastrophic human-induced global warming/climate change. The daughter, Anna, is a believer. This work includes quotes from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and a well-respected politician."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (13 reviews)
ISBN 978-1980231158 ?
Global Warming and Climate Change
Stephen M. Tomecek
Chelsea House Publishing (January, 2012)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1604139983 ?
Ending Dirty Energy Policy:
Prelude to Climate Change
Joseph P. Tomain
Cambridge University Press (June, 2011)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0521661522 ?
Climate Change in Africa
Camilla Toulmin
Zed Books (October, 2009)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (32 reviews)
ISBN 978-1848130142 ?
The Very Hungry City:
Urban Energy Efficiency and the Economic Fate of Cities
Austin Troy
Yale University Press (January, 2012)
No Review

"As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city's energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City. Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains for general readers how a city with a high "urban energy metabolism"—that is, a city that needs large amounts of energy in order to function—will be at a competitive disadvantage in the future. He explores why cities have different energy metabolisms and discusses an array of innovative approaches to the problems of expensive energy consumption."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (6 reviews)
ISBN 978-0300162318 SJ3 333.7913 Troy
Terrestrial Energy:
How Nuclear Energy Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America's Energy Odyssey
William Tucker
Bartleby Press (September, 2008)
No Review

"Powerfully written, Terrestrial Energy is a remarkably accessible book that should convert any number of skeptics with its pro-nuclear sermon. However, its strength lies not in the zeal this preacher brings, but in the dispassionate way he makes the case for nuclear in the context of all our energy options. More than just filing a brief for nuclear power, Terrestrial Energy really offers a first-rate primer on energy." – American Spectator, December 2008

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (56 reviews)
ISBN 978-0910155762 ?
Small, Gritty, and Green:
The Promise of America's Smaller Indistrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World
Catherine Tumber
The MIT Press (November, 2011)
No Review

"As we wean ourselves from fossil fuels and realize the environmental costs of suburban sprawl, we will see that small cities offer many assets for sustainable living not shared by their big city or small town counterparts, including population density and nearby, fertile farmland available for new environmentally friendly uses.

"Tumber traveled to twenty-five cities in the Northeast and Midwest — from Buffalo to Peoria to Detroit to Rochester — interviewing planners, city officials, and activists, and weaving their stories into this exploration of small-scale urbanism. Smaller cities can be a critical part of a sustainable future and a productive green economy. Small, Gritty, and Green will help us develop the moral and political imagination we need to realize this."

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (10 reviews)
ISBN 978-0262016698 SJ3 333.7709 Tumber
The Neglected Sun:
Why the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe (2nd ed.)
Fritz Vahrenholt & Sebastian Luning
The Heartland Institute (June, 2015)
No Review

"The effect of the sun's activity on climate change has been either scarcely known or overlooked. In this momentous book — first published in German as Die kalte Sonne in 2012 — Professor Fritz Vahrenholt and Dr. Sebastian Lüning demonstrate that the critical cause of global temperature change has been, and continues to be, the sun's activity." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-1934791547 ?
Atmospheric Justice:
A Political Theory of Climate Change
Steve Vanderheiden
Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 16, 2008)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.4 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0195334609 ?
Annihilation:
A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Jeff VanderMeer
Fourth Estate (February, 2014)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.6 (866 reviews)
ISBN 978-0007550715 ?
Authority:
A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Jeff VanderMeer
FSG Originals (May, 2014)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (275 reviews)
ISBN 978-0374104108 ?
Acceptance:
A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy)
Jeff VanderMeer
FSG Originals (September, 2014)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (235 reviews)
ISBN 978-0374104115 ?
Global Warming Gridlock:
Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet
David G. Victor
Cambridge University Press (April, 2011)
No Review

"Global warming is one of today's greatest challenges. The science of climate change leaves no doubt that policies to cut emissions are overdue. Yet, after twenty years of international talks and treaties, the world is now in gridlock about how best to do this." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (4 reviews)
ISBN 978-0521865012 ?
Global Warming:
What No One Will Tell You About Global Warming Hoax
Cristina Vrabel
Amazon Digital Services LLC (July 2015): 689 KB / 14 Pages
No Review

Supports AGW — a sting? Purchasers were not happy with it.

Rating by Amazon customers: 1.8 (4 reviews)
ASIN: B01359DDUG ?
A Farewell to Ice:
A Report from the Arctic
Peter Wadhams
Oxford University Press (September, 2017)
No Review

"A sobering but urgent and engaging book, A Farewell to Ice shows us ice's role on our planet, its history, and the true dimensions of the current global crisis, offering readers concrete advice about what they can do, and what must be done." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (18 reviews)
ISBN 978-0190691158 SJ-WVB 511.343 Wadhams
Climate Shock:
The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman
Princeton University Press (February, 2015)
My Review

"Demonstrating that climate change can and should be dealt with--and what could happen if we don't do so--Climate Shock tackles the defining environmental and public policy issue of our time." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (30 reviews)
ISBN 978-0691159478 SJ3 363.7387 Wagner
Climate Leviathan:
A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future
Joel Wainwright & Geoff Mann
Verso (February 13, 2018)
No Review

"To further the struggle for climate justice, we need to have some idea how the existing global order is likely to adjust to a rapidly changing environment. Climate Leviathan provides a radical way of thinking about the intensifying challenges to the global order. Drawing on a wide range of political thought, Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann argue that rapid climate change will transform the world's political economy and the fundamental political arrangements most people take for granted. The result will be a capitalist planetary sovereignty, a terrifying eventuality that makes the construction of viable, radical alternatives truly imperative." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 5.0 (1 review)
ISBN 978-1786634290 ?
Harvest the Wind
America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability
Philip Warburg
Boston: Beacon Press, April 2012
My Review

A useful overview of large-scale wind farms in China and the American midwest, with plenty of statistics. Its major flaw is the author's condemnation of nuclear power.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.1 (8 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-8070-0107-3 SJ-AB 333.9209 Warburg
THE FLOODED EARTH
Our Future on a World Without Ice Caps
Peter D. Ward
New York: Basic Books, June 2010
My Review

In a grim followup to Under a Green Sky, Dr. Ward illustrates by plausible scenarios what various levels of CO2 concentration could mean as the twenty-first century glides along.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.4 (25 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-465-00949-7 SJ0 6/22/2018
UNDER A GREEN SKY
Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future
Peter D. Ward
David W. Ehlert (Illus.)
New York: Smithsonian/HarperCollins, April 2007
My Review

This is Peter Ward's best book to date. In it he casts aside his scientific detachment and, in passages that occasionally rise to the level of poetry, he paints a grim picture of the future world we may be making for ourselves.

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (65 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-06-113791-4 SJ0 6/22/2018
What Really Causes Global Warming?:
Greenhouse Gases or Ozone Depletion?
Peter Langdon Ward, PhD.
David Bennett Laing (Fwd.)
Morgan James Publishing (November, 2015)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.8 (9 reviews)
ISBN 978-1630477981 ?
Molecular Red:
Theory for the Anthropocene
McKenzie Wark
London: Verso; Reprint edition (October, 2016)
No Review

"In Molecular Red, McKenzie Wark creates philosophical tools for the Anthropocene, our new planetary epoch, in which human and natural forces are so entwined that the future of one determines that of the other."

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-1784784089 ?
CLIMATE AND SEA LEVEL CHANGE:
Observations, Projections and Implications
R.A. Warrick, E.M. Barrow and T.M.L. Wigley (editors)
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993
No Review

"Through the writings of the world's leading experts in their fields, this book, first published in 1993, presents the general state of knowledge regarding the effects of climatic change on sea level and their associated impacts." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-521-39516-8 SJ8 QC981.8.C5W37
CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL
Heads in the Sand
Haydn Washington and John Cook
London: Earthscan, 2011
My Review

The authors do a good job of explaining climate change and of telling us why why the arguments against it do not hold up. Unfortunately, the book is written in an overly formal scientific style, with too little white space. Worth reading, but not the best approach to educate the public.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.5 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-1-84971-336-8 ?
WHERE MOUNTAINS ARE NAMELESS
Passion and Politics in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Jonathan Waterman
New York: W.W. Norton &Co., May 2005
My Review

Jonathan Waterman's name might have chosen his life path, for he's spent a great deal of time kayaking the waters of Alaska. He's also walked its mountains and understands its natural history. He knows what's at stake and describes it well, along with making us acquainted with some of the people who strive to preserve the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or exploit the oil that lies beneath it.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.0 (3 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-393-05219-0 SJ0 6/22/2018
The First Nuclear Era:
The Life and Times of a Technological Fixer
Alvin M. Weinberg
American Institute of Physics; 1994 edition (May, 1997)
No Review

"Alvin Weinberg is one of the most influential nuclear engineers & physicists in the U.S., having participated in many high profile projects from the early days of nuclear research on into the 1980s. This book is his autobiography and it's peppered with first-hand accounts of major historical events." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.5 (13 reviews)
ISBN 978-1563963582 ?
The Next One Hundred Years:
Shaping the Fate of our Living Earth
Jonathan Weiner
New York: Bantam Books, March 1990
My Review

Jonathan Weiner presents the history of our understanding of the greenhouse effect clearly, showing that even Arrhenius's early estimates of how much a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere would raise Earth's temperature came reasonably close to the current number. He is concerned that, given our tendency to react to events rather than anticipate and avert them, we may delay too long before facing the problem of climate change. Yet he is cautiously hopeful. He points to the successes in dealing with acid rain and the ozone hole. And he presents perhaps the first warning of the risks of geoengineering as a solution.

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.8 (11 reviews)
ISBN 978-0-553-05744-7 SJ0 6/22/2018
A Change in the Weather
Raymond Welch
Ice Cap Publishing (January, 2013)
No Review

"A Change in the Weather follows the Russell family during the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of the polar ice cap, from March 2028 through May 2029. The Arctic has inverted from heat reflector to heat sink, and the jet stream has broken from its age-old trajectory to whip the globe like an unattended fire hose. Rainfall patterns shift seasons, location, and intensity the world over. Agriculture fails. The international economy collapses. Terrorism surges." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.3 (7 reviews)
ISBN 978-0615734095 ?
Climate Wars:
What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century
Harald Welzer
Polity (January, 2012)
No Review

"In this major new book Harald Welzer shows how climate change and violence go hand in hand. Climate change has far-reaching consequences for the living conditions of peoples around the world: inhabitable spaces shrink, scarce resources become scarcer, injustices grow deeper, not only between North and South but also between generations, storing up material for new social tensions and giving rise to violent conflicts, civil wars and massive refugee flows. Climate change poses major new challenges in terms of security, responsibility and justice, but as Welzer makes disturbingly clear, very little is being done to confront them." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.0 (5 reviews)
ISBN 978-0745651453 ?
Rising Tides:
Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century
John R. Wennersten & Denise Robbins
Indiana University Press (June 12, 2017)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (? reviews)
ISBN 978-0253025937 ?
Climate Change and Social Ecology:
A New Perspective on the Climate Challenge
Stephen M. Wheeler
Routledge (May, 2012)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0415809870 ?
Under the Surface:
Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale
Tom Wilber
Cornell University Press (June, 2015)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: ? (0 reviews)
ISBN 978-0801456541 ?
Climate Change and the Law
Chris Wold, David Hunter, & Melissa Powers
LEXISNEXIS (June, 2009)
No Review

"Given the all-encompassing reach of climate change, Climate Change and the Law allows students to study how the many different areas of law—public international law, public administrative law, federal environmental law, state and municipal regulations, and the common law—can be implicated in addressing a major social issue." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (31 reviews)
ISBN 978-1422419120 ?
Nature's Trust:
Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age
Mary Christina Wood
Cambridge University Press (September, 2013)
No Review

"This book exposes what is wrong with environmental law and offers transformational change based on the public trust doctrine. An ancient and enduring principle, the trust doctrine asserts public property rights to crucial resources. Its core logic compels government, as trustee, to protect natural inheritance such as air and water for all humanity." – publisher

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (31 reviews)
ISBN 978-0521195133 ?
The GeoPolitics of Energy:
Achieving a Just and Sustainable Energy Distribution by 2040
Judith Wright & James Conca
BookSurge Publishing (November, 2007)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.7 (19 reviews)
ISBN 978-1419675881 ?
Deluge:
A Novel of Global Warming
S. Fowler Wright
Wildside Press Kindle Edition (February, 2012) — 1624 KB, 347pp.
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 3.0 (1 review)
ASIN: B007BZDU5O ?
The Prize: (Reissue edition)
The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Daniel Yergin
Free Press (December, 2008)
No Review

Eh?

Rating by Amazon customers: 4.6 (446 reviews)
ISBN 978-1439110126 ?

NOTE: The entries in the above table are sorted by last name of principal author, and then by title (if applicable.) Most of the titles are shown in green to indicate factual content. Any books by "skeptics" are marked by a red title rather than a green one, while the fictional works dealing with climate change (a relative handful) have titles in blue. Recently (spring 2018), I've begun adding titles for young readers. These are shown in orange.

If I have done a review, I include a link to it.

The score given by customers of Amazon.com is generally a good indicator of a product's quality. In my experience, this is true for the great majority of books. However, there are cases of a controversial book being downrated simply because it is controversial, often by people who haven't read it. (The reverse also occurs, of course; a book may get fulsome praise from uncritical people.) If, in my opinion, either sort of rating distortion occurs, I indicate it by a red background. In following the reviews of climate change books on Amazon, I have encountered a few individuals who seek out mainstream books and give them derogatory reviews. Reviews by such campaigners are often brief and general (e.g. "This book is worthless!"), making it likely that they didn't read the book and are just reacting to its title or description.

The publisher is often a clue to the quality of the book. Mainstream publishers try not to produce nonfiction books which present unfounded information. You will see in this list that the majority of the red titles come from obscure publishers, or from self-publishing operations like CreateSpace. (The exception is Regnery, long known to specialize in right-wing, often bogus, tracts.) This is not to say every self-published book is suspect; but the ones on climate change generally are.

In the Library Call Number field (right-most in the blue-bordered box), "SJn" denotes the floor on which the book is shelved at San Jose's Martin Luther King Public Library (shared with SJSU.) Most books on climate are found on the topmost floor, SJ8. "SJ0" indicates King Library does not currently have a copy. A call number with a strike-through line means the book is in the library's database but the copy is listed as missing. (Many are simply misplaced; I have recovered 24 such.)

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