Popular nonfiction books on the likely progression of climate change?

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ertyu
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Popular nonfiction books on the likely progression of climate change?

Post by ertyu »

what the title says. assume a college educated reader of average intelligence (me) :lol:

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Re: Popular nonfiction books on the likely progression of climate change?

Post by mathiverse »

The IPCC report is accessible.

As for books, here is a list of a few mentioned on the forums in the past.
  • Six Degrees by Mark Lynas
  • The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change by Klein et al
  • Climate Wars by Gwynn Dyer
  • Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change - The Visual Guide to the Findings of the IPCC by Mann and Kump
  • A Climate Modelling Primer by McGuffie et al
The first two of those books were recommended in this post and I thought they were good. The third was also mentioned in this thread iirc: viewtopic.php?p=87132

The final two were recommended in this post:viewtopic.php?p=132941&hilit=mcguffie#p132941

Bonus book not specifically about climate change, but maybe along the lines of your interest: Overshoot by William Catton

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Re: Popular nonfiction books on the likely progression of climate change?

Post by ertyu »

thanks a bunch mathiverse! should be enough to get me started

PS: I'm looking them up and I see Mark Lynas has another book from 2020 called Our Final Warning. The foreword says it's an update of Six Degrees, so im starting there.

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Re: Popular nonfiction books on the likely progression of climate change?

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The IPCC report gets good rap. Even the climate change sceptics are saying that it's quite balanced and probably close to truth. Note that they say that about the report itself, which is quite long, and not about the executive summaries placed in front of it, which were not written by scientists themselves are much more aggresive in how they interpret the data.

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Re: Popular nonfiction books on the likely progression of climate change?

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Okay, I'm gonna end this thread before it starts again.

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