New climate books. And some solutions.

by Paul Edwards on December 12, 2009 · 2 comments

I’m in a Bellona Foundation session with the authors of three new climate books

  1. Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth’s Climate, by Stephen Schneider, my friend and former Stanford colleague, about his decades of work to move climate change onto the political agenda and keep it there, against skeptics and spin doctors. Steve: Talk about climate change in metaphors that convey both urgency and uncertainty, like “loaded dice” and “insurance.”
  2. Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth, by Larry Schweiger.
  3. Clean Energy, Common Sense: An American Call to Action on Global Climate Change, by Frances Beinecke of Natural Resources Defense Council, one of my favorite NGOs. Tries to change the story from a battle between partisans and skeptics to a consensus on “putting Americans back to work, reducing our reliance on foreign oil, and creating a healthier planet, for ourselves and for our children.” Nice.

Michigan people should also know about UM geology prof. Henry Pollack’s new book A World Without Ice.

Al Gore has a new one.

And so do I: A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming.

Bellona, by the way, has a really nice, really useful website on climate solutions,


1 Mark Moldwin December 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I also just bought and received yesterday James Hansen’s “Storms of my Grandchildren” that I hope to read prior to his visit to UM this spring.

2 vandana January 7, 2010 at 9:47 am

I like this site very much

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