nobelCongratulations to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winners, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Honorable Al Gore. 40 IPCC members were interviewed for or contributed their expertise to Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World, including four of the eight essayists. Author and publisher are honored to have their contributions.


Congressional Record, August 4, 2007 (House):
"Mr. Chairman ... there is a lot of information out there about climate change. There is a lot of information about how it's going to affect the globe and how it's going to affect the United States. If there is any book that I have ever read with the written and pictorial word of that [it is] "Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World,'' [by] Gary Braasch.
-- Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R, Maryland) on the floor of the House during debate on the energy bill.

Sources and References

General information sites on climate change, including the sites in the References for Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World

These contain an abundance of information and further connections on this deep and complex subject.

A group of climate scientists have their own site to explain global warming and respond to critics and challenges to their science. -- RealClimate.org

For teachers and parents wanting a large variety of educational resources, the most complete site of its kind -- Climate Change Education

NEW Jet Propulsion Lab, a part of NASA, has put up a page with "Vital Signs of the Planet", a near-real time display of CO2, temperature, sealevel and Arctic sea ice extent
http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, UK, British
government website on climate change --
http://www.climatechallenge.gov.uk

Espere (Environmental Science Published for Everybody
Round the Earth), offers a
"Climate Encyclopedia" for nonscientists. http://www.atmosphere.mpg.de/enid/87278a1097ec1c167e3a512cdb1ea3b6,0/148.html.

Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA, for research reports and news releases by James Hansen and his colleagues.
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/news.

National Snow and Ice Data Center, provides an overview of the status of snow and ice as indicators of climate change. http://nsidc.org/sotc.

Natural Resources Defense Council, "Global Warming Science:
An Annotated Bibliography" includes seven years of
peer-reviewed climate science.
http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/fgwscience.asp.

Website of a German ocean physicist, Stefan Rahmstorf of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, presenting a "Climate Change Fact Sheet" featuring oceans in climate
change at http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~stefan.

Union of Concerned Scientists, http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science.

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Portal to a huge amount of climate information.
http://ioc.unesco.org/iocweb/climateChange.php.
http://www.un.org/climatechange/index.shtml

The outstanding and authoritative history of global warming science by Spencer Wearth, of Princeton and the American Institute of Physics, "The Discovery of Global Warming,"
http://www.aip.org/ history/climate.

US Global Change Research Program, official government site for research and reports - http://www.globalchange.gov/usgrcp

NASA Earth Observatory, great graphics photos and articles - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov
EPA's Global Warming site - http://epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

National Climate Data Center, more than you wanted to know about weather and climate statisitics, including hurricanes, drought, and weather extremes - http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html

Climate Institute - http://www.climate.org

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, for the up-to-date 2007 reports - http://www.ipcc.ch

UNEP site for Climate Change info, charts and maps http://climatechange.unep.net/
National Climate Assessment, including regional trends - http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/nacc/default.htm

Causes of Global Warming is a listing of some of the more important sources of information -- http://www.causesofglobalwarming.org

Pacific Institute's Global Change pages, focusing on water issues - http://www.globalchange.org

Partial list of plans for national and industrial global warming reductions and energy changes (excerpted from Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World, pg 252-253). Plans for individual and household actions are abundant on the Internet.

American Solar Energy Society, "Tackling Climate Change in
the U.S.," http://www.ases.org/climatechange

Daily Kos, "Energize America," a grassroots strategic energy
plan, http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/5/18/62733/6577

Europa, European Union's strategy for climate change,
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/future_action.htm

Greenpeace, "Energy Revolution: A Sustainable Pathway to a
Clean Energy Future for Europe

Institute for Public Policy Research, UK, "Meeting the Climate
Challenge," authored by the International Climate
Change Taskforce, http://www.ippr.org.uk/publicationsandreports/publication.asp?id=246

National Commission on Energy Policy, "Ending the Energy
Stalemate," report of a three-year effort to develop consensus
recommendations for US energy policy, http://www.energycommission.org/site/page.php?report=13

Pew Center on Global Climate Change, "Agenda for Climate
Action," http://www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-indepth/all_reports/agenda_for_climate_action/index.cfm

Princeton Environmental Institute, Carbon Mitigation Initiative,
a joint project of Princeton University, BP, and Ford
Motor Company (including the "Stabilization Wedge"
approach), http://www.princeton.edu/~cmi

Rocky Mountain Institute, proposals for market-based, profitable
measures to reduce greenhouse emissions,
http://www.rmi.org

Set America Free Coalition, "Blueprint for US Energy Security,"
http://www.setamericafree.org

"Smarter Living," a Swiss proposal for sustainable development
centered on the "2000-watt society," http://www.novatlantis.ch/pdf/leichterleben_eng.pdf.

Stern Review, report on the economics of climate change, http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/stern_review_report.cfm.

United Nations Foundation and Sigma Xi, "Confronting Climate
Change: Avoiding the Unmanageable and Managing
the Unavoidable," http://http://www.unfoundation.org/SEG

US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy, "Scenarios for a Clean Energy
Future," http://www.ornl.gov/sci/eere/cef

US Environmental Protection Agency, climate policy and
actions, http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/policy/index.html

Worldwatch Institute and Center for American Progress,
"The Renewable Path to Energy Security," a report of the
American Energy Initiative, http://www.americanenergynow.org

UPDATE: In recent months other excellent plans for an energy revolution have been published, including these which indicate how the need for coal (the dirtiest of all fossil fuels which is used for much electrical generation) can be eliminated.

Clean Energy 2030
Google's proposal for a path to weaning the U.S. off of coal and oil for electricity generation by 2030 (with some remaining use of natural gas as well as nuclear), and cutting oil use for cars by 44%.

McKinsey & Company:
Available here are a number of plans for reducing fossil fuel emissions, including from transportation.

Lester R. Brown. Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Available for download at Earth Policy Institute

Al Gore's call for elimination of all coal-powered electricity in 10 years.
Repower America

Arjun Makhijani. Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy
Available for download at Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

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