In BBC's three-part series, geologist Dr Iain Stewart takes us on a journey through the history of climate change, the rise of the skeptics, and the future challenges of climate scientists.
While this documentary first aired in 2008 it is an excellent primer on the climate change controversy and the importance of moving out of controversy and into action.
Climate Wars Part 1 - Battle Begins
In this part 1, Dr Iain Stewart traces the history of climate change and examines how some in the scientific community got it wrong in the beginning and some like Jason, who wrote the first official report on global warming in 1979 didn't.
Climate Wars Part 2 - Fight Back
Part 2 is about the skepticism, real or fake, of which there is much to bog down public understanding. Iain examines some of the scientific arguments that developed from skeptics. He interviews some of these skeptics and discovers how their positions are constantly changing.
Climate Wars Part 3 - Fight for the Future
Part 3 concludes the series by looking at the biggest challenge facing climate scientists and can they predict the consequences of global warming? Iain discovers that scientists are becoming increasingly concerned that their models are actually underestimating these consequences.
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming Kindle Edition
by David Wallace-Wells
It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In California, wildfires now rage year-round, destroying thousands of homes. Across the US, “500-year” storms pummel communities month after month, and floods displace tens of millions annually. This is only a preview of the changes to come. And they are coming fast. Without a revolution in how billions of humans conduct their lives, parts of the Earth could become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century. Available On Amazon
The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption
by Dahr Jamail
After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. In response, Jamail embarks on a journey to the geographical front lines of this crisis—from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, via the Amazon rainforest—in order to discover the consequences to nature and to humans of the loss of ice. Available On Amazon
Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a Sustainable World
by Ellen Moyer
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