Climate Change Caused by Humans
Suggested Reading on Climate Change

Listed below are a few resources that I believe are invaluable to those seeking information about the current science of climate change:

Web Documents:

US National Academy of Sciences: America's Climate Choices (2011)


EPA - US Climate Change Indicators Report (April 2010)

Greenhouse Gases, U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Atmospheric Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases, Climate Forcing, Weather and Climate, U.S. and Global Temperature, Rate of Temperature Change in the United States, 1901-2008, Heat Waves, Drought, U.S. and Global Precipitation, Heavy Precipitation, Tropical Cyclone Intensity, Oceans, Ocean Heat, Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Level, Ocean Acidity, Snow and Ice, Arctic Sea Ice, Glaciers, Lake Ice, Snow Cover, Snowpack, Society and Ecosystems, Heat-Related Deaths, Length of Growing Season, Plant Hardiness Zones, Leaf and Bloom Dates, and Bird Wintering Ranges.

Synthesis Report from the Climate Change Congress 2009

Advancing the Science of Climate Change (2010)

Frequently Asked Questions About the Science of Climate Change 2008 Update

Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Our World?

Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years

Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Last 2,000 Years

Climate Change and Anthropogenic Greenhouse Warming: A Selection of Key Articles, 1824-1995, with Interpretive Essays

NSDL Classic Articles in Context,

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Smoke, Mirrors & Hot Air - How ExxonMobil Uses Big Tobacco's Tactics to Manufacture Uncertainty on Climate Science

Building a Green Economy

New York Times

Mind the Gap

Blogs and News:

Climate Science Rapid Response Team
Skeptical Science
Open Mind high school student
Only In It For The Gold
A Few Things Ill Considered
Deep Climate
Climate Progress
My View on Climate Change
The Cost of Energy
NASA: A Warming World
Carbon Brief
Yale Environment 360
The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media
Climate Ethics


This is the first book one should read

Read my full review.

This could also be the first book one should read "Debate persists over the extent of human-driven warming and what to do about it. But recognition that in a short span our species has nudged the thermostat of the planet remains a momentous, and sobering, finding. "The Discovery of Global Warming" describes the intellectual journey toward that conclusion, with all of its false starts, flawed hypotheses, inventiveness and persistent uncertainties. It reveals the effort as one of the great exercises in collective sleuthing, with pivotal insights provided by experts in fields as varied as glaciology, physics and even plankton paleontology."

Six Degrees: Our Future On a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas

This is the second book one should read o

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James Hansen

This is the third book one should read.

Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming by Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump


Climate Change: Picturing the Science by Gavin Schmidt and Joshua Wolfe

Earth's Climate: Past and Future by William F. Ruddiman

Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do by Joseph Romm

The Science and the Future of Global Warming The Politics and the Solution

Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming by James Hoggan

Climate Wars: How Peak Oil and the Climate Crisis Will Change Canada (and Our Lives) by Gwynne Dyer

Noise: Lies, Damned Lies, and Denial of Global Warming by Grant Foster

read my blog post on this book.


To What Degree? What Science is Telling Us about Climate Change many of the world's top scientists How Do We Know?, IPCC, Carbon Cycle, Water Cycle, Earth's Heat Balance, Climate Modeling, What Americans Believe about Climate Change, History of Climate Change Research.Global Warming: is It True? Climate Denial Crock of the Week Climate TV David Archer's Lectures for Global Warming Course Global Warming Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast Greg Craven's: How It All Ends The Biggest Control Knob: Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Climate System 2 2

Professor Mandia's Presentations:

Climate Change: What Does It Mean for New York?

Abstract: Human activities, especially emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas, are causing the climate to rapidly warm. Join Scott Mandia as he shows how New York is already being impacted by global warming and what the expected further warming means for residents of our home state. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the choices we can make now to minimize future impacts.


Topics discussed:
1.Evidence that the global climate is warming
2.Evidence that humans are causing this warming
3.The impact of this warming on New Yorkers
4.Solutions to the problem than can also save $$$

Global Warming: Man or Myth?

Abstract: Warming of the climate system in the modern era is unequivocal and multiple lines of evidence point to human activity, primarily the emission of carbon dioxide, as the cause of most of this warming. The author will illustrate the evidence for planetary warming, highlight the human fingerprints of greenhouse warming, and show why many of the skeptic arguments are either false or highly misleading.

I was asked to present in response to April's speaker, Dr. Arvid Pasto, who believes that human-caused global warming is a scam. (One can see a January 2011 presentation by Dr. Pasto here: and his April AIChE presentation here. Dr. Pasto's April presentation was riddled with mistakes and many of his sources were typical deniers such as: Jo Nova, Will Happer, Anthony Watts, etc. It would have been very easy to go through each slide and point out the mistakes but I chose the high road instead and focused on the science (why reinforce myths by repeating many of them?) I do correct a few of his "mistakes" toward the end of the presentation.

Climate Change is Not Being Nice to Mother Nature Little Ice Age vs. Global Warming Little Ice Age in Europe Climate Change: What is the Role of Humans? Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Our World?

Global Warming: Separating Fact from Fiction

Global Warming: Man or Myth? Global Warming FAQ

Scott A. Mandia
Professor - Physical Sciences
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Last Updated: 11/7/18