C-CHANGE Core Readings

Below are some suggested readings from the multi-disciplinary field of climate science recommended by C-CHANGE faculty and fellows.  New IGERT trainees and associates and others interested in research on global climate change will find these useful background reading.  If you’d like to add to the following list, please send suggestions to Natalie Parker.


IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007

The Copenhagen Diagnosis

Climate Change Science Compendium 2009

The Global Outlook for Ice and Snow

The Most Inconvenient Truth of All: Climate Change and Indigenous People

Recommended Books

Anderson, Alun, After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic, 2009

Broecker, Wally, The Great Ocean Conveyor: Discovering the Trigger for Abrupt Climate Change, 2010

Derber, Charles, Greed to Green:  Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy, 2010

Dessler, Andrew and Edward A. Parson, The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate, 2010

Emanuel, Kerry A., Judith A. Layzer, and William R. Moomaw, What We Know About Climate Change, 2007

Fleming, James R., Historical Perspectives on Climate Change, 2005

Giddens, Anthony, The Politics of Climate Change, 2011

Glantz, Michael H., Climate Affairs: A Primer, 2003

Hensen, Robert, The Rough Guide to Climate Change, 2011

Hume, Mike, Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction, and Opportunity, 2009

Karl, Thomas R., Jerry M. Melillo, Thomas C. Peterson, and Susan J. Hassol (eds.).  2009.  Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States, 2009

Kolbert, Elizabeth, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, 2006

Lamb, H. H., Climate, History and the Modern World, 1995

Lerch, Daniel, Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty, 2007

McNall, Scott G, Rapid Climate Change: Causes, Consequences, Solutions, 2011

Mann, Michael and Lee Kump, Dire Predictions:  Understanding Global Warming – The Illustrated Guide to the Findings of the IPCC, 2008

Mastraandrea, Michael D. and Stephen H. Schneider, Preparing for Climate Change, 2010

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, 2010

Pearce, Fred, With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, 2007 

Schmidt, Gavin, Joshua A. Wolfe, and Jeffrey A. Sachs, Climate Change: Picturing the Science, 2009

Schneider, Stephen H., Armin Rosencranz, Michael D. Mastrandrea and Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti (eds.), Climate Change Science and Policy, 2009

Urry, John, Climate Change and Society, 2011

Weart, Spencer, The Discovery of Global Warming: Revised and Expanded Edition, 2008

Wildcat, Dan, Red Alert!: Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge, 2009