GENERAL TOPICS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy, By Hal Harvey, 2018, Island Press.
An excellent read on rethinking and implementing our energy use and distribution to mitigate climate change.
Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century, By John Tideshn et al, 2017, Indiana University Press
A good non-technical read but a lot of the material has been covered in other non-technical books on climate change.
The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow, by B. Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam, 2013, University of California Press
Written by scientists - not just another popular book on climate change. The title tells the story.
Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience. A report for the World Bank, by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, 2013 Washington, DC.
Excellent reading for information on some very vulnerable areas of the globe. Very detailed with some technical material. Suggest to at least read the executive summary.
"The Age of Consequences" (Film) obtain from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFZ1GVG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_4FcXzbH1WEC7J) or itunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-age-of-consequences/id1213578427).
This video is about climate change and global security and coincidently the movie and our South Asia report compliment each other in covering the same and similar issues. And they, like us, target South Asia as the global hot spot.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
A series of comprehensive assessment reports developed by the UN about knowledge on climate change, its causes, potential impacts and response options. The IPCC also produces Special Reports, which are an assessment on a specific issue and Methodology Reports, which provide practical guidelines for the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories. These are long detailed reports in various areas of climate change with suggested mitigation and adaptation strategies and are considered the basic guidelines for developing global mitigation and adaptation strategies for decision makers. The reports take several years to develop, and as such the conclusive data (e.g. temperature rise projections by 2100), do not include results from the latest research reports or drivers of climate change (e.g. abrupt loss of Antarctic ice or abrupt release of methane and CO2 from permafrost) so STF2100 considers many of the conclusive data conservative (low). However, these reports are developed and edited by world renowned scientists and the information is extremely credible. The AR6 (2022) is not available yet so the current series is AR5 (2014). The special reports were developed in a shorter period of time, so the data are more current.
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THE CRYOSPHERE (ARCTIC, ANTARCTIC, HINDU KUSH HIMALAYAS, OTHER GLOBAL GLACIAL AREAS)
Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North. By M.C. Serreze, 2018, Princeton University Press.
Written by the Director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Some technical material but an easy read and well understood by the general public.
A Farewell to Ice: A Report From The Arctic. By Peter Wadhams, 2017, Oxford University Press;
Written by a highly credible Arctic researcher. Some technical material but well understood by the general public.
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