Global Warming, Politics, and the Media

On September 21, 2011, David Roberts participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and...

21 pages

The Carbon Control Knob

On November 2, 2011, Richard Alley participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and...

23 pages

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Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth

Mark Hertsgaard; Edited by Eban Goodstein

On December 7, 2011, Mark Hertsgaard participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and...

19 pages

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery
A Review of the United States Disaster Assistance Framework

The failure to plan for disaster recovery results in a process of rebuilding that often presages the next disaster. It also limits the collective maximization of governmental, nonprofit, and private resources, including those resources that are...

456 pages
7 x 10
45 photos, 64 illustrations

Forests at Risk
Climate Change and the Future of the American West

Climate change poses a huge threat to the West. The current mountain pine beetle epidemic with over 50 million acres of dying trees in western North America has created a powerful “teachable moment” across the region.

A...

37 pages

30 photos, 15 illustrations

Climate and Conservation
Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

Climate and Conservation presents case studies from around the world of leading-edge projects focused on climate change adaptation-regional-scale endeavors where scientists, managers, and practitioners are working to protect biodiversity...

392 pages
7 x 10
43 photos and illustrations

Cooler Smarter
Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

How can each of us live Cooler Smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work—may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which...

336 pages
6 x 9
34 photos and illustrations

Vital Signs 2012
The Trends that are Shaping Our Future

Just as people schedule regular check-ups with physicians, our planet needs regular check-ups to catch issues as early as possible, before they become more serious and harder to heal. That is the much-needed service provided on a global scale by...

136 pages
7 x 9.25

Saving a Million Species
Extinction Risk from Climate Change

Edited by Lee Hannah; Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy

The research paper "Extinction Risk from Climate Change" published in the journal Nature in January 2004 created front-page headlines around the world. The notion that climate change could drive more than a million species to...

432 pages
6 x 9
98 illustrations

The Case for a Carbon Tax
Getting Past Our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy

There's a simple, straightforward way to cut carbon emissions and prevent the most disastrous effects of climate change-and we're rejecting it because of irrational political fears. That's the central argument of The Case for a Carbon Tax...

248 pages
6 x 9
3 illustrations

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