Climate Change and Global Warming

Subject Guides

Encyclopedias and Handbooks
  • The atlas of climate change : mapping the world's greatest challenge. (Ref 551.6 D752). Berkeley : University of California Press, c2006.
  • Climate change : a reference handbook. (Ref 551.6 D759).  Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2009
  • Climate change 2014. Official reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007 reports include: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (2nd floor 551.6 So47i), Mitigation of Climate Change (2nd floor 551.6 So47m), The Physical Science Basis (2nd floor 551.6 So47).
  • Climate change: an encyclopedia of science and history (ebook) Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2013
  • Encyclopedia of global warming & climate change. (SAGE ebook) Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, Inc., c2012
Important Web Resources

Government Policy and Research Web Sites


United States


Bay Area

Independent Research Agencies

  • Pew Center on Global Climate Change - Established in 1998, this non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization's mission is to provide credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions in the effort to address global climate change.
  • RealClimate - Climate Science from Climate Scientists - An excellent for theory, facts, and controversies.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming - Brings together policy documents, science, and solutions.
  • Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change - Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the British Government's Economics Service and advisor to the British Government, prepared this report to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Economics of Climate Change.

Proposed Legislation

Religious and Moral Aspects