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Global Warming

According to the National Academy of Sciences, the Earth's surface temperature has risen by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the past century, with accelerated warming during the past two decades. There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities. Human activities have altered the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases – primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. The heat-trapping property of these gases is undisputed although uncertainties exist about exactly how earth’s climate responds to them.

This discussion is continued on the United States Environmental Protection Agency website on Global Warming at http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/index.html.

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To learn more about Global Warming and Climate Change, please take a look at some of the following books on this list which can be found in the HSU Library.

Climate Change Impacts on the United States: the potential consequences of climate variability and change : Foundation

Title: Climate Change Impacts on the United States: the potential consequences of climate variability and change : Foundation / a report of the National Assessment Synthesis Team, US Global Change Research Program

Publication: Washington : National Science Foundation, Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001

Call No: Docs NC 1.2:C 61/FOUNDA

Title: Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Ppotential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change: Overview / a report of the National Assessment Synthesis Team, US Global Change Research Program

Publication: Washington, D.C. : National Assessment Synthesis Team ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000

Call No: Docs NS 1.2:C 61/OVER

Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Ppotential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change: Overview
Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands [kit] : A Toolkit for Teachers and Interpreters

Title: Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands [kit] : A Toolkit for Teachers and Interpreters / United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [1 videocassette, 1 CD-ROM, 1 letter, 1 wheel card, 12 trail cards ; in container 19 x 23 x 6 cm. ]

Publication: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, [2002?]

Call No: Docs EP 1.2:C 61/11/TOOLKIT

Title: Climate Wise: Turning Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance into a Corporate Asset

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, [1996]

Call No: Docs EP 1.2:C 61/7

Climate Wise: Turning Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance into a Corporate Asset
Global Warming Wheel Card Classroom Activity Kit

Title: Global Warming Wheel Card Classroom Activity Kit: a lesson plan for teaching about global warming and how to calculate greenhouse gas emissions in everyday human activities for students grades 6-8

Publication: [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, [2002]

Call No: Docs EP 4.2:G 51/3/KIT

Title: Can We Delay a Greenhouse Warming? : the effectiveness and feasibility of options to slow a build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere / Stephen Seidel and Dale Keyes

Publication: Washington, D.C. : Strategic Studies Staff, Office of Policy Analysis, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, [1983]

Call No: Docs EP 1.2:G 83/Corr

Can We Delay a Greenhouse Warming? : the effectiveness and feasibility of options to slow a build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
Who gains and who pays under carbon-allowance trading? : the distributional effects of alternate policy designs

Title: Who gains and who pays under carbon-allowance trading? : the distributional effects of alternate policy designs

Publication: [Washington, D.C.?] : Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget Office, [2000]

Call No: Docs Y 10.2:G 12/2

Web Access: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS5697

Title: The Economics of Climate Change: A Primer

Publication: Washington, DC : Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget Office [2003]

Call No: Docs Y 10.2:EC 7/10

Web Access: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS31403

 

The Economics of Climate Change: A Primer
Coastal Areas and Marine Resources: the potential consequences of climate variability and change

Title: Coastal Areas and Marine Resources: the potential consequences of climate variability and change / a report of the National Coastal Assessment Group for the U.S. Global Change Research Program

Publication: Silver Spring, MD : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, [2001]

Call No: Docs C 55.2:C 63/17

Title: Green Lights: An Enlightened Approach to Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention / United States Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Radiation

Publication: Washington, DC : The Agency, [1993]

Call No: Docs EP 1.2:G 82/6

Green Lights: An Enlightened Approach to Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention
Climate Wise: Wise Rules for Industrial Efficiency : a tool kit for estimating energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions

Title: Climate Wise: Wise Rules for Industrial Efficiency : a tool kit for estimating energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions reductions

Publication: [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy Planning & Evaluation, [1998]

Call No: Docs EP 1.2:C 61/8

Title: U.S. Climate Action Report, 2002: Third National Communication of the United States of America under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Publication: [Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of State, 2002]

Call No: Docs S 1.2: C 61/2/2002

Web Access: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS19515

U.S. Climate Action Report, 2002: Third National Communication of the United States of America under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
National energy strategy : powerful ideas for America

Title: National energy strategy : powerful ideas for America

Publication: Washington, D.C. : [U.S. Dept. of Energy], 1991

Call No: Docs E 1.2: ST 8

Title: FETC focus

Publication: [Pittsburgh, Pa.] : Federal Energy Technology Center ; [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, 1998-

Call No: Docs E 1.2:SO 4/20/

Web Access: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS6311

FETC focus
 Forests, the potential consequences of climate variability and change

Title: Forests, the potential consequences of climate variability and change

Publication: Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Global Change Program Office, [2001]

Call No: Docs A 13.2:C 61

Title: EPA's State and Local Climate Change Outreach Kit / EPA State & Local Climate Change Program

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, [2000]

Call No: Docs EP 1.104:C 61/2000/CD

EPA's State and Local Climate Change Outreach Kit
Disturbance and climate change in United States/Mexico borderland plant communities : a state-of-the-knowledge review

Title: Disturbance and climate change in United States/Mexico borderland plant communities : a state-of-the-knowledge review / Guy R. McPherson, Jake F. Weltzin

Publication: Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, [2000]

Call No: Docs A 13.88:RMRS-GTR-50