Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Climate change and human impacts on the environment

The Global Warming Reader
The Global Warming Reader A Century of Writing About Climate Change Book - 2012 363.73874 G5626m 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Essays on climate change from the 19th century to the present edited by Bill McKibben, founder of an organization called that advocates reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to 350 parts per million. Includes two essays by climate change skeptics.

Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified
Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified By Silver, Jerry Book - 2008 363.73874 S587g 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Begins by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. Examines the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Discusses the consequences of global warming and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole.

The Rough Guide to Climate Change
The Rough Guide to Climate Change By Henson, Robert Book - 2011 363.73874 H526r 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:"The book is organized in four sections: 'The basics'--global warming in a nutshell; 'The symptoms'--what's happening now, and what might happen in the future; 'The science'--how we know what we know about climate change; and 'Debates & solutions'--from spats and spin to saving the planet." -- Dr. Jeff Masters,

Weird Weather
Weird Weather Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Climate Change but Probably Should Find Out By Evans, Kate Book - 2007 ygn 363.7387 EVANS Available in some locations

Annotation:The book, in comics format, explains the science behind global warming, shows how it is progressing, and says what is being and not being done to stop the problem.

We Are the Weather Makers
We Are the Weather Makers The History of Climate Change By Walker, Sally M. Book - 2009 y 551.6 W184w 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:This is an adaptation by Sally Walker of Tim Flannery's adult book Weather Makers. Each chapter ends with suggested ways that young people can reduce the carbon emissions in their homes, schools, and communities.


Books that provide an overview of climate change issues, some written for teens, some for adults.