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The time is coming when the struggle for dominion over the earth will be carried on. It will be carried on in the name of fundamental philosophical doctrines. Friedrich Nietzsche, 1882

Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge; it’s common sense. — President Ronald Reagan, Jan. 25, 1984 (State of the Union address)

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If you buy only one climate related book this year, consider Exploring Planetary Climate,
A History of Scientific Discovery on Earth, Mars, Venus
, Titan, Ralph D. Lorenz

 

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Note, picking up literacy in climate science takes time and patience. Learning some of the history serves well. By keeping at it, the reader slowly remembers names and contributions to the science. Finally, names, dates, and larger picture begins to form - - articulation follows.

If money is an issue and you will buy only one book this year, then buy Exploring Planetary Climate
A History of Scientific Discovery on Earth, Mars, Venus
, Titan, Ralph D. Lorenz
- - This book has a rich history of climate science. It is expensive, about $35. Spencer Wheart's The Discovery of Climate Science is Free online.

THE EARTH AS MODIFIED BY HUMAN ACTION. Marsh, George , 1868 "The influence of the forests on the chemical composition of the
atmosphere is, in a word, of the highest importance." Marsh quoting Les Arbres, p.111

The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate (Princeton Science Library Book 44)

The Warming Papers: The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast - seminal documents going back to Joseph Fourier, 1827

The Discovery of Global Warming, Spencer Wheart

The Climate Crisis, An Introductory Guide
to Climate Change, David Archer, Stefan Rahmstorf, Cambridge, 2010

The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate (Princeton Science Library Book 44)

Exxon: The Road Not Taken, Neela Banerjee, John H. Cushman Jr.
David Hasemyer and Lisa Song, Inside Climate News, 2015

Global Warming Simplified, Ann Burns, 2013

Unprecedented Crime, Climate Science Denial and Game
Changers for Survival, Dr. Peter D. Carter and Elizabeth Woodworth, 2018

Modern Climate Change, Andrew Dessler, 2016

High Tide on Main Street, Rising Sea Level and The
Coming Coastal Crisis, John Englander

Growth Shock, Tragedy and Hope At The Limits
Of A Finite World, Robert Marston Fanney, 2013

A Perfect Moral Storm,
The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change,
Stephen M. Gardiner, Oxford, 2011

 

Hamilton, Clive. Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering' . Yale University