Reports to the Nation

Our Changing Climate

Bibliographic Resources

What follows is a bibliography about global climate change for the general interest reader.

Elementary and Secondary Education Books:

Gay, K., 1986: The Greenhouse Effect. Franklin Watts, New York, 87 pp.

Hocking, C., C. Sneider, J. Erickson and R. Golden, 1990: Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect. Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, 174 pp.

Lyman, F., 1990: The Greenhouse Trap: What we're doing to the atmosphere and how we can slow global warming. Beacon Press, Boston, 190 pp.

Magazine Articles:

Berner, R. A. and A. C. Lasaga, 1989: Modeling the geochemical carbon cycle. Scientific American, 260, 74-81.

Broecker, W. S., and G. H. Denton, 1990: What drives glacial cycles? Scientific American, 262, 49-56.

Broecker, W. S., 1991: The great ocean conveyer. Oceanography, 4, 79-.

Broecker, W. S., 1995: Chaotic climate. Scientific American, 273, 62-68.

Charlson, R. J., and T. M. L. Wigley, 1994: Sulfate Aerosol and Climatic Change. Scientific American, 270, 48-57.

Davies, O., 1993: Air repair. Omni, 15, 62(7).

Doyle, R., 1996: Carbon dioxide emissions. Scientific American, 274, p. 24.

Graedel, T. E. and P. J. Crutzen, 1989: The changing atmosphere. Scientific American, 261, 58-68.

Horgan, J., 1993: Antarctic meltdown. Scientific American, 266, 19-28.

Jones, P. D. and T. M. L. Wigley, 1989: Global warming trends. Scientific American, 263, 84-91.

Karl, T. R., N. Nicholls and J. Gregory, 1997: The coming climate. Scientific American, 276, 78-83.

Kasting, J. F., O. B. Toon and J. B. Pollack, 1988: How climate evolved on the terrestrial planets. Scientific American, 258, 90-97.

Kates, R. W., 1994: Sustaining life on Earth. Scientific American, 271, 114-122.

Meltzer, D. J., 1991: The parching of prehistoric North America. New Scientist, 7, 39-43.

Post, W. M., T.H. Peng, W. R. Emanuel, A. W. King, V. H. Dale, and D. L. DeAngelis. 1990. The global carbon cycle. American Scientist, 78, 310-326.

Ramanathan, V., B. R. Barkstrom, and E. F. Harrison, 1989: Climate and the Earth's radiation budget. Physics Today, 42, 22-32.

Schneider, D., 1997: The rising seas. Scientific American, 276, 112-117.

Schneider, S. H., 1989: The changing climate. Scientific American, 261, 70-79.

Stix, G., 1996: Green policies: Insurers warm to climate change. Scientific American, 274, 27-28.

White, R. M., 1990: The great climate debate. Scientific American, 263, 36-43.


Abrahamson, D. E., Eds., 1989: The Challenge of Global Warming. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 358 pp.

Balling, R. C., 1992: The heated debate : greenhouse predictions versus climate reality. Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, San Francisco, 195.

Benarde, M. A., 1992: Global Warning . . . Global Warming. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 317 pp.

Battan, L. J., 1983: Weather in Your Life. W.H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, 230 pp.

Bernard, H. W. J., 1993: Global Warming Unchecked: Signs to Watch for. Indiana University Press, Bloomington,

Dolan, E. F., 1990: Drought: The Past, Present and Future Enemy. Franklin Watts, New York, 144 pp.

Gelbspan, R., 1997: The Heat is On: The High Stakes Battle over Earth's Threatened Climate. Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 278 pp.

Gore, A., 1992: Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. Houghton Mifflin, New York, 497 pp.

Graedel, T. E. and P. J. Crutzen, 1995: Atmosphere, Climate, and Change. W.H. Freeman, 196 pp.

Gribbin, J. and M. Kelly, 1989: Winds of Change: Living in the Global Greenhouse. Headway, Hodder & Stoughton, 162 pp.

Hartmann, D. L., 1994: Global Physical Climatology. Academic Press, San Diego, 411 pp.

Houghton, J. T., 1994: Global Warming: The Complete Briefing. Lion Publishing, Oxford, 192 pp.

Houghton, J. T., L. G. Meira Filho, B. A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg, and K. Maskell, Eds., 1996: Climate Change 1995: The Science of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge, 572 pp.

Imbrie, J. and K. P. Imbrie, 1979: Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery. Enslow Publishers, Short Hills, NJ, 224 pp.

Meltzer, D. J., 1993: Search for the First Americans. Smithsonian Books, Washington, D.C., 176 pp.

Minger, T. J., Eds., 1990: Greenhouse Glasnost: The Crisis of Global Warming. Ecco Press, New York, 292 pp.

Schneider, S. H., 1989: Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? Sierra Books, 317 pp.

Somerville, R. C., 1996: The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change. University of California Press, 216 pp.


Bergstrom, K. and K. Thomas, 1991: Spaceship Earth: Our Global Environment. The Video Project (distributor), 25 minutes.

Burke, J., 1990: After the Warming: Part I, The Fatal Flower, Part II, Secret of the Deep. 55 min each.

BBC-TV, 1988: The Greenhouse Effect. 50 min.

WGBH, 1990: Only One Atmosphere. (Race to Save the Planet, part 2), Part of the Annenberg CPB Project.