9780143121893

The Global Warming Reader A Century of Writing About Climate Change

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    9780143121893

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    0143121898

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/27/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

Our most widely respected environmental writer brings together the essential voices on global warming, from its 19th-century discovery to the present What is happening to our planet? And what can we do about it? The Global Warming Readerprovides more than thirty-five answers to these burning questions, from more than one hundred years of engagement with the topic. 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. The Global Warming Readeris a comprehensive resource, expertly edited by someone who lives and breathes this defining issue of our time.

Author Biography

Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature, and The Age of Missing Information. He is a frequent contributor to such publications as Outside, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books, and a former staff writer at the New Yorker.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Science
On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Groundp. 19
The Artificial Production of Carbon Dioxide and Its Influence on Temperaturep. 33
Carbon Dioxide Exchange between Atmosphere and Ocean and the Question of an Increase of Atmospheric CO2 during the Past Decadesp. 39
The Keeling Curvep. 45
Statement of Dr. James Hansenp. 47
Summary for Policymakers: The Science of Climate Change IPCC Working Group Ip. 55
The "Anthropocene"p. 69
The Scientific Consensus on Climate Changep. 75
Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim?p. 81
Causes of the Russian Heat Wave and Pakistani Floodsp. 89
Politics
from Earth in the Balancep. 97
"The Battle for Control of Reality" from The Heat Is Onp. 105
Remarks at the Kyoto Climate Change Conferencep. 127
"Is Your Stomach Too Full?" from Earth Odysseyp. 135
The Science of Climate Change: Senate Floor Statementp. 165
from State of Fearp. 193
from An Inconvenient Truthp. 209
from The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problemsp. 211
Climate Generation:! The Evolution of the Energy Action Coalition's Strategyp. 225
To Really Save the Planet, Stop Going Greenp. 233
Climate Ragep. 239
This Is Fucked Up-It's Time to Get Mad, and Then Busyp. 251
The Green Generationp. 259
The Population Mythp. 269
Global Warming Twenty Years Later: Tipping Points Nearp. 275
Speech at Klimaforump. 285
Impact
from The End of Naturep. 293
John 5:1-9p. 299
Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Actionp. 309
An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and its Implications for United States National Securityp. 319
"The Briefing" from Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppersp. 351
Imagesp. 361
Climate Change and Agriculturep. 365
Imagesp. 373
The Darkening Sea: What Carbon Emissions Are Doing to the Oceanp. 377
Nepal's Farmers on the Front Line of Global Climate Changep. 401
Referencesp. 405
Indexp. 417
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