Saturday, April 11, 2009

Add State of the World 2009 to the Climate Change Syllabus

Here's a free copy of Robert Engelman's chapter on Sealing the Deal to Save the Climate.  State of the World Chapter 6  I'd suggest adding SOW2009, which is devoted to climate change, or perhaps Worldwatch's Climate Change Reference Guide  (table of contents below) to your climate change syllabus.  Bulk rates for the latter are $50 for 10 or $100 for 25; SOW is $ 20 a copy.  Both are available as PDF.

Worldwatch's Climate Change Reference Guide covers five areas of climate change essential to experts and novices alike:

  • Sources of Climate Change
  • Measuring Climate Change
  • Consequences of Greenhouse Gas Buildup
  • Climate Diplomacy
  • Climate Change Glossary of 39 Key Terms

Table of Contents:

Sources of Climate Change

  • Global Emissions of Greenhouse Gases
  • Greenhouse Gas Sources, by Sector

Measuring Climate Change

  • The Carbon Cycle
  • Carbon, Carbon Dioxide, and Carbon Dioxide Equivalents
  • Global Warming Potential of Selected Greenhouse Gases
  • Top 10 CO2-Emitting Nations, Total and Per Person, 2008
  • Top 10 CO2-Emitting Nations' Share of Global CO2 Emissions,

1950-2008

  • Concentration of CO2 in Earth's Atmosphere, 1744-2008

Consequences of Greenhouse Gas Buildup

  • Average Global Temperature at Earth's Surface, 1880-2008
  • Climate Tipping Elements
  • The 10 Warmest Years on Record, 1880-2008
  • Expected Impacts of an Unstable Climate by Geographic Area
  • Expected Impacts of an Unstable Climate on Fresh Water, Ecosystems,

Food and Agriculture, Health, and Coasts

  • Avoiding Dangerous Effects of Climate Change

Climate Diplomacy

  • The Diplomatic Road to Copenhagen

Climate Change Glossary

  • Glossary of 39 Key Terms for Understanding Climate Change

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