Just a selection of print and online books that focus on climate change issues. Use books as a starting point, to help generate ideas regarding your chosen topic. And be sure to browse the shelves or online to find other related books.
Ongoing climate change will significantly change agricultural production conditions around the world in the coming decades. An early recognition of risks and implementation of adaptation strategies is crucial as anticipatory and precautionary.
Whilst the world's poor are clearly hit hardest by climate change impacts, so too do they hold many of the solutions for how best to cope with its impacts, and at times reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero.
Driven to Extinction by Richard Pearson; American Museum of Natural History, New York Staff
Call Number: QC981.8 .C5 P425 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Could more than a million species disappear in the 21st century? Written by a leading scientist in the field, Driven to Extinction draws upon fascinating case studies from around the world, providing balanced and well-reasoned insight into the potential impacts of climate change on the diversity of life.
Experts discuss how Greenland's warming climate--seen in its melting ice sheets and retreating glaciers--could affect the rest of the world. Viewed from above, Greenland offers an endless vista of whiteness interrupted only by scattered ponds of azure-colored melt water.
The notion that climate change could drive more than a million species to extinction captures both the popular imagination and the attention of policy-makers, and provokes an unprecedented round of scientific critique.
The Earth's biodiversity-the rich variety of life on our planet-is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the expected ecological consequences, or on the aesthetic, ethical, sociological, or economic dimensions of this loss, Sustaining Life is the first book to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health.
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