If you’ve decided that it’s time you stopped just listing to the buzz words and start to better understand the problem of global warming, we suggest the following resources to get you up-to-speed so you’ll not only know what the facts are, but perhaps even become inspired to evoke some type of change.
The Greenhouse Effect: Warming the Plant (Darlene R. Stille) is intended for younger audiences (ages 9-12) but sometimes to truly understand a problem you have to get the elementary basics as a foundation before you can move forward. It’s 48-pages and a perfect read for all family members to start a conversation. One reviewer called the book an “invaluable tool to explore, analyze and reflect about this problem that concerns with all those people who live in our little planet.”Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified (Jerry Silver) looks at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth’s temperature is changing, and it goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. This source is touted as being “simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student.”Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global Warming (Gale E. Christianson) is said to be the “illuminating history behind a scientific idea that fills today’s headlines.” The author blends research with a skill for storytelling to bring global warming to the memorable human drama and integral part of our planet’s history that it is today.
There are a lot more of course, and we suggest you check out some suggested reading from organizations such as Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, or the EPA for more ideas