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Bibliographies & library guides

Hundreds of books are published each year on the topic of climate change. For example, a search

     of the Library of Congress's catalog for 2021 books with the phrase “climate change” in the title

     resulted in 998 finds. As a result, none of the bibliographies listed below are comprehensive.

Bibliography on climate change & its impacts on biodiversity (ASIL Wildlife Interest Group)

Bibliography @ Climate Change Resource Center, USFS

Bibliography on climate change and botanic gardens [Australia]

Biodiversity bibliography: Ecology, economics & policy [click to "climate change"]

Climate change bibliography @ GlobaLex

List of climate change books @ Wikipedia

Pathologies of Climate Governance by Paul Harris ~ Online bibliography

UN Library: Books & Journals on climate change


Book listings & selections

14 Books To Help You Learn About Climate Change in 2022

Amazon: Best sellers in climate changes [sic]

Earth.org: 20 best books on climate change & sustainability in 2021

Esquire: 15 Books on climate change (2021)

NBC: 12 best books on climate change (2021)

OneTreePlanted: 24 best books on climate change and the environment (2021)

List of climate change books @ Wikipedia

Online books

Schmittner, Andreas. No date. Introduction to Climate Science.

Books

This listing constitutes an extremely eclectic assortment, and should not be considered representative

     of the vast and growing literature on climate change.  

· Abbasi, Daniel R., and Yale University. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 2006. Americans and climate change : closing the gap between science and action : a synthesis of insights and recommendations from the 2005 Yale F&ES Conference on Climate Change. Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies publication series. New Haven, CT: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

· Anderson, E.R., E.A. Cherrington, A.I. Flores, J.B. Perez, Carrillo R., and E. Sempris. 2008. Potential impacts of climate change on biodiversity in Central America, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Panama City, Panama: Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID & CATHALAC.

· Archer, D., and S. Rahmstorf. 2010. The climate crisis: An introductory guide to climate change. Cambridge University Press.

· Armstrong, Anne K., Marianne E. Krasny, and Jonathon P. Schuldt. 2018. Communicating climate change : a guide for educators. Ithaca: Comstock Publishing Associates, an imprint of Cornell University Press.

· Beebee, Trevor. 2018. Climate Change and British Wildlife. Bloomsbury Publishing.

· Bezdek, Roger, Craig D. Idso, David Legates, and S. Fred Singer. 2018. Climate change reconsidered II: Fossil fuels. Chicago: Heartland Institute.

· Biagini, B. 2000. Confronting climate change : economic priorities and climate protection in developing nations. A climate of trust report. Washington, DC. Jakarta, Indonesia: National Environmental Trust; Pelangi.

· Bloom, Arnold J. 2010. Global climate change: Convergence of disciplines. Sunderland, Mass.: Sinauer Associates.

· Bolin, Bert. 2007. A history of the science and politics of climate change : the role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

· Bulkeley, Harriet, and Michele Merrill Betsill. 2003. Cities and climate change : urban sustainability and global environmental governance. Routledge studies in physical geography and environment. London; New York: Routledge.

· Burch, John R. 2016. Climate change and American policy : key documents, 1979-2015. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers.

· Burkhart, F.N., and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. 1990. Global Climate Change: The Meeting of Science and Policy : Issue Paper No.1 from the Proceedings of Understanding Global Change and Arizona : Boom, Bust Or Another Sunny Day? Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.

· Campbell, Kurt M. 2008. Climatic cataclysm : the foreign policy and national security implications of climate change. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

· Chapman, Ralph E., Jonathan Boston, and Margot Schwass. 2006. Confronting climate change: Critical issues for New Zealand. Wellington: Victoria University Press.

· Cowie, Jonathan. 1998. Climate and human change : disaster or opportunity? New York: Parthenon Pub. Group.

· Cowie, Jonathan. 2007. Climate change: Biological and human aspects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

· Crawford, R. M. M. 2008. Plants at the margin : ecological limits and climate change. Cambridge, [England]: Cambridge University Press.

· Dow, Kirstin Downing Thomas E. 2006. The atlas of climate change : mapping the world's greatest challenge. Berkeley: University of California Press.

· Dunnivant, Frank M. 2017. Environmental success stories : solving major ecological problems and confronting climate change. New York: Columbia University Press.

· Eliasch, Johan. 2008. Climate change : financing global forests : the Eliasch review. London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

· Emanuel, Kerry A. 2007. What we know about climate change. A Boston review book. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

· Emanuel, Kerry A. 2012. What we know about climate change, second edition. A Boston review book. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

· Faris, Stephan. 2009. Forecast: The surprising‚Äîand immediate‚Äîconsequences of climate change. New York: Henry Holt.

· Fernando, Harindra. 2011. National security and human health implications of climate change. New York: Springer.

· Garvey, James. 2008. The ethics of climate change: Right and wrong in a warming world. Think now. New York: Continuum.

· Gates, David Murray. 1993. Climate change and its biological consequences. Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates.

· Goreham, Steve. 2012. The mad, mad, mad world of climatism: Mankind and climate change mania. New Lenox, IL: New Lenox Books.

· Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on Economic Affairs. 2005. The economics of climate change. HL paper. London: Stationery Office.

· Hamilton, Clive. 2010. Requiem for a species: Why we resist the truth about climate change. Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.

· Hannah, Lee Jay. 2011. Climate change biology. Burlington, MA: Academic Press.

· Harris, Paul G. 2011. China's responsibility for climate change: Ethics, fairness and environmental policy. Bristol, UK; Portland, OR: Policy Press.

· Harris, Paul G. 2016. Global ethics and climate change. Edinburgh University Press.

· Houghton, John Theodore, and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group I. 2001. Climate change 2001 : the scientific basis : contribution of Working Group I to the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

· Hulme, M. 2009. Why we disagree about climate change: Understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity. New York: Cambridge University Press.

· Hulme, Mike. 2013. Exploring climate change through science and in society: An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speeches. London; New York: Earthscan, from Routledge.

· Idso, C.D, S.B. Idso, R.M. Carter, and S.F. Singer. 2014. Climate change reconsidered II: Biological impacts. Chicago: Heartland Institute.

· Idso, Craig D., R. M. Carter, and S. Fred Singer. 2013. Climate change reconsidered II : physical science. [Chicago, Ill.]: Heartland Institute.

· IPCC. 2011. Special report on renewable energy sources and climate change mitigation. New York: Cambridge University Press for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

· Jenkins, Jerry. 2010. Climate change in the Adirondacks: The path to sustainability. Ithaca: Comstock Pub. Associates for Wildlife Conservation Society.

· Kägi, Wolfram. 2000. Economics of climate change : the contribution of forestry projects. Environment & policy. Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

· Kaiser, Harry Mason. 1994. An annotative bibliography of research on the economic effects of climate change on agriculture. [St. Paul, Minn.]: Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agriculture, University of Minnesota.

· Kalmus, Peter. 2017. Being the change : live well and spark a climate revolution. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

· Karl, Thomas R., Jerry M. Melillo, and Thomas C. Peterson. 2009. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States. Cambridge University Press.

· Kass, Gary, and Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (Great Britain). 1998. Living in the greenhouse : towards a strategy for adapting to climate change. London: Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

· Kennedy, Victor S. 2002. Coastal and marine ecosystems & global climate change: Potential effects on U.S. resources. Arlington, Virginia: Pew Center on Global Climate Change.

· King, George W., Union of Concerned Scientists., and Ecological Society of America. 2003. Confronting climate change in the Great Lakes region: Impacts on our communities and ecosystems. Cambridge, MA: Union of Concerned Scientists & Ecological Society of America.

· Klein, Naomi. 2014. This changes everything: Capitalism vs. the climate. New York: Simon & Schuster.

· Knieling, JoÃàrg, and Walter Leal Filho. 2013. Climate change governance. Climate change management. Heidelberg; New York; Dordrecht; London: Springer.

· Knox, Joseph B., and Ann Foley Scheuring. 1991. Global climate change and California: Potential impacts and responses. Berkeley: University of California Press.

· Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2006. Field notes from a catastrophe: Man, nature, and climate change. New York: Holtzbrinck Publishers.

· Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2015. Field notes from a catastrophe: Man, nature, and climate change (revised and updated). New York: Holtzbrinck Publishers.

· Kozloff, Nikolas. 2010. No rain in the Amazon : how South America's climate change affects the entire planet. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

· Lenart, Melanie. 2010. Life in the hothouse: How a living planet survives climate change. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

· Liotta, P. H., and Allan W. Shearer. 2007. Gaia's revenge : climate change and humanity's loss. Politics and the environment. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers.

· Lomborg, Bjørn. 2010. Smart solutions to climate change: Comparing costs and benefits. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

· Marshall, George. 2014. Don't even think about it: Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change.

· McCarthy, James J., J.J. Canziani, O.F. Leary, D.J. N.A. Dokken, and K.S. White. 2001. Climate change 2001: Impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability: Contribution of Working Group II to the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Edited by H. Gitay, Brown, S., Easterling, W. & Jallow, B. 2001 Ecosystems and their goods and services. Climate change 2001: impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability (eds. McCarthy, J.J. Canziani, O.F. Leary, N.A. Dokken, D.J. & White, K.S.), pp. 237–342, Cambridge, UK: IPCC/Cambridge University Press. New York: Cambridge University Press.

· Metz, Bert, and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group III. 2007. Climate change 2007 : mitigation of climate change : contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.

· Michaels, Patrick J., and Chip Knappenberger. 2016. Lukewarming: The new climate science that changes everything. Washington, D.C.: Cato Institute.

· Mintzer, Irving M. 1992. Confronting climate change : risks, implications, and responses. Cambridge; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.

· Mortsch, Linda D., and Canada. Environmental Adaptation Research Group. 1998. Adapting to climate change and variability in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin : proceedings of a binational symposium. [Waterloo, Ont.]: Environmental Adaptation Research Group.

· NAS. 2016. Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

· NAST. 2000. Climate change impacts on the United States: The potential consequences of climate variability and change [overview report]. New York: Cambridge University Press for the National Assessment Synthesis Team, U.S. Global Change Research Program.

· National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Alternative Energy Research and Development Strategies. 1990. Confronting climate change : strategies for energy research and development. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

· Nordhaus, William D. 1994. Managing the global commons: The economics of climate change. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

· Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development., and International Energy Agency. 1994. The economics of climate change : proceedings of an OECD/IEA conference. Paris

Washington, D.C.: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECD Publications and Information Centre [distributor].

· Owen, Anthony David, and Nick Hanley. 2004. The economics of climate change. Routledge explorations in environmental economics. London; New York: Routledge.

· Pataki, George E., Thomas J. Vilsack, Michael A. Levi, and David G. Victor. 2008. Confronting climate change : a strategy for U.S. foreign policy : report of an independent task force. Independent task force report. New York: Independent Task Force on Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations.

· Pearce, Fred. 2007. With speed and violence: Why scientists fear tipping points in climate change. Boston: Beacon Press.

· Pearson, Richard G. 2011. Driven to extinction: The impact of climate change on biodiversity. New York: Sterling for the American Museum of Natural History.

· Pernetta, John, and International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Marine and Coastal Areas Programme. 1993. Mangrove forests, climate change and sea level rise : hydrological influences on community structure and survival, with examples from the Indo-West Pacific. A Marine conservation and development report. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

· Pernetta, John, and International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 1995. The impact of climate change on ecosystems and species : environmental context. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN in collaboration with WWF, US-EPA, SIDA and RIVM.

· Pernetta, John, and International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. 1995. The impacts of climate change on ecosystems and species : terrestrial ecosystems. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, in collaboration with WWF, US-EPA, SIDA and RIVM.

· Pettenger, Mary E. 2007. The social construction of climate change : power, knowledge, norms, discources. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

· Pilkey, Orrin H., Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey. 2016. Retreat from a rising sea: Hard choices in an age of climate change. New York: Columbia University Press.

· Primack, Richard B. 2014. Walden warming: Climate change comes to Thoreau's woods. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

· Rabe, Barry George. 2004. Statehouse and greenhouse: The stealth politics of American climate change policy. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

· Rappaport, Ann, and Sarah Hammond Creighton. 2007. Degrees that matter: Climate change and the university. Urban and industrial environments. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

· Regan, Patrick M. 2015. The politics of global climate change. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers.

· Reyes, Oscar. 2020. Change finance, not the climate. Institute for Policy Studies & Transnational Institute.

· Romm, Joseph J. 2016. Climate change: What everyone needs to know. What everyone needs to know. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

· Roy, Manoj, Joseph Hanlon, and David Hulme. 2016. Bangladesh confronts climate change. Anthem Press.

· Rutter, Nathaniel W., Murray Coppold, Dean Rokosh, and Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. 2006. Climate change and landscape in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Field, B.C.: Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation.

· Schmidt, Gavin, and Joshua Wolfe. 2009. Climate change: Picturing the science. New York: W.W. Norton.

· Smith, Joel B. 1996. Adapting to climate change : an international perspective. New York: Springer.

· SPREP's Climate Change and Integrated Coastal Management Programme. 2000. Adapting to climate change : incorporating climate change adaptation into development activities in Pacific Island countries. Apia, Samoa: South Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

· Squarzoni, Philippe. 2014. Climate changed: A personal journey through the science. New York: Abrams ComicArts.

· Stern, N. H. 2006. The economics of climate change : Stern review on the economics of climate change. [England: HM Treasury.

· Stern, N. H. 2007. The economics of climate change: The Stern review. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press.

· Stern, Nicholas. 2009. The global deal: Climate change and the creation of a new era of progress and prosperity. New York: PublicAffairs.

· United States. Congressional Budget Office. 2003. The economics of climate change : a primer. A CBO study. Washington, DC: Congressional Budget Office : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.

· US Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 2007. Economics of climate change : hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session. February 13, 2007. Washington: U.S. G.P.O.: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.

· Venema, Henry David, Moussa Cisse, International Institute for Sustainable Development., and Climate Change Knowledge Network. 2004. Seeing the light : adapting to climate change with decentralized renewable energy in developing countries. Winnipeg: International Institute for Sustainable Development : Climate Change Knowledge Network.

· Vogel, Joseph Henry. 2009. The economics of the Yasuní initiative: Climate change as if thermodynamics mattered. New York, NY: Anthem Press.

· Washington, Haydn, and John Cook. 2011. Climate change denial: Heads in the sand. Washington, DC: Earthscan.

· Weissbecker, Inka. 2011. Climate change and human well-being : global challenges and opportunities. International and cultural psychology. New York: Springer.

· Wohlforth, Charles P. 2004. The whale and the supercomputer: On the northern front of climate change. New York: North Point Press.

· Wormworth, Janice, and CÃúagÃÜan SÃúekerciogÃÜlu. 2011. Winged sentinels: Birds and climate change. Port Melbourne, Vic.; New York: Cambridge University Press.

· wwNAST. 2001. Climate change impacts on the United States: The potential consequences of climate variability and change [foundation report]. New York: Cambridge University Press.

· Zhuang, Wei. 2017. Intellectual Property Rights and Climate Change. Cambridge University Press.

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Contents of this page:

     · Bibliographies & library guides

       · Book listings & selections

         · Online books

           · Books

Also see the Individuals & citizens page, where authors who have

     written at least one climate change book are highlighted.

Climate change books & bibliographies