EEE Book and Link suggestions

EEE subpage: BOOKS, LINKS AND VIDEOS

updated 5/19/2018

BOOKS:

Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans; eds W. John Kress and Jeffrey K. Stine – 32 essays. Foreward by Elizabeth Kolbert; Afterward by E. O. Wilson, 2018. Amazon link

Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North (Science Essentials) Hardcover – April 17, 2018; Mark Serreze. Amazon link

Sapiens – a brief history of Humankind; Yuval Noah Harari. 3 parts: 70,000-10,000 years BP, Agricultural revolution (10,000 to 1500 CE; Scientific Revolution (last 500 years); EXCELLENT!  Amazon link

Climate of Hope: How cities, businesses and citizens can save the planet; Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope. Amazon link

The Sixth Extinction, an Unnatural History; Elizabeth Kolbert. Amazon link

Experimenting with a Small Planet; A History of Scientific Discoveries, a Future of Climate Change and Global Warming 2nd ed. 2016 Edition; William Hay. Textbook, Pptx slides available free. Amazon link

What We Know About Climate Change (Boston Review Books) by Kerry Emanuel (Nov 30, 2012)
Kerry

p. 76: “…costs may be high and those paying them are not likely to be serious beneficiaries of their own actions. Indeed, there are few, if any, historical examples of civilizations consciously making sacrifices on behalf of descendents (sic) two or more generations removed.”

That’s what the discount rate is about. In that regard we need a social paradigm shift

Earth: The Operators’ Manual by Richard B. Alley (Apr 18, 2011)
Alley

Earth h in Human Hands by David Grinspoon (Amazon)

A planet with Brains – it’s up to us

older suggestions (2016):

Greening the Global Economy (Boston Review Books) Hardcover – November 13, 2015 (Amazon details)

don't even think about it               how to change minds   this changes everything


LINKS:

National Academy of Science: ON CLIMATE INTERVENTION (SEE MORE ON EEE page for 2/11/2016 meeting):

ON CARBON FEE/TAX:

Resources for the Future (RFF) article – 2001 Pizer Choosing Price or Quantity Controls for GHGs

WEB LINKS:

Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz! (click here)

EEE’s Doug’s Muschett’s websitehttp://serioussustainability.org/

National Center for Science Education: http://ncse.com/

The role of museums: representing climate change in museums


From: http://denverclimatestudygroup.com/?page_id=24

VIDEO LINKS – HHMI:

Videos of Naomi Oreskes – from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

  • HHMI: Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future – In four presentations, plus a Q/A session, leading scientists Andrew H. Knoll of Harvard University, Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego, and Daniel P. Schrag of Harvard University guide us on an exciting exploration of the history of life on Earth and discuss present-day concerns about climate change.

details:

Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future

Summary

Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth’s climate in the distant past tell us about the future?

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Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth’s climate in the distant past tell us about the future?

Modern humans have lived on Earth for only the past 200,000 years—not even a blink of an eye in the history of a planet that is about 4.6 billion years old. Scientists have discovered a rich fossil record of animal evolution going back more than 600 million years and a much richer one of microbial life starting almost 4 billion years ago. Throughout this time, the geologic record reveals that dramatic changes have occurred to Earth’s oceans, atmosphere, climate, and land forms, which match major biological transitions.

In four presentations, leading scientists Andrew H. Knoll of Harvard University, Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego, and Daniel P. Schrag of Harvard University guide us on an exciting exploration of the history of life on Earth and discuss present-day concerns about climate change.

In This Series (5)

by Andrew H. Knoll, PhD

Microbes have been the dominant life form throughout Earth’s history. Eukaryotes and animals evolved only after microbes…

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(Duration: 1 hr 28 min 29 sec)

by Naomi Oreskes, PhD

The theory of plate tectonics took many decades to become accepted. The process by which it was finally accepted provides a…

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(Duration: 57 min 59 sec)

by Daniel Schrag, PhD

Earth has been both cooler and warmer in the past, but the change is usually gradual. The current rate of carbon dioxide …

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(Duration: 1 hr 27 min 59 sec)

by Naomi Oreskes, PhD

Scientific evidence for global climate change is overwhelming, yet the American public remains skeptical. History provides…

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(Duration: 58 min 29 sec)

by Andrew H. Knoll, PhD and Daniel P. Schrag, PhD

A discussion on climate change with the students attending the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science.

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(Duration: 58 min 23 sec)


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