EC.719 | Spring 2019 | Undergraduate

D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health

Additional Readings

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group, I: Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2014. (WG1-AR5)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Working Group II: Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2014. (WG2-AR5)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Working Group III: Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2014. (WG3-AR5)

Galea, Sandro. Healthier: 50 Thoughts on the Foundations of Population Health. Oxford University Press, New York. 2017

Ruddiman, William F. Earth’s Climate: Past and Future. 3rd Edition. W.F. Freeman and Co., New York. 2014.

Hansen, James. Storms of my Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and our Last Chance to Save Humanity. New York, Bloomsbury. 2010. 

Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. New York: Picador, Henry Holt & Co. 2015.

——— Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, & Climate Change. New York, Bloomsbury, N.Y. 2015.

Korten, David. The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc., San Francisco. 2006

Lovelock, James. The Vanishing Face of Gaia. Basic Books, Perseus Books Group, New York. 2010.

——— Gaia: Medicine for an Ailing Planet. Gaia Books, London. 2005.  

White, Courtney. Two Percent Solutions for the Planet: 50 Low-Cost, Low-Tech, Nature-Based Practices for Combatting Hunger, Drought, and Climate Change. Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT. 2015.

Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Revised Edition. Penguin Books, London, U.K. 2011.

 Earle, Sylvia. The World is Blue: How Our Fate and The Ocean’s Are One. National Geographic, Washington D.C. 2010.

Calvin, William H. A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. 2003.

Fagan, Brian. Elixir, A History of Water and Humankind. Bloomsbury Press, New York. 2011.

Hansen, James. Public Talk at MIT. April 15, 2014.

Langmuir, C.H. and W. Broecker. How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind. Revised and Expanded Edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. 2012.

Marshall, George. Don’t Even Think About It: Why our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. Bloomsbury, London. 2015. 

McKibben, Bill. Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. St. Martin’s Griffin, New York. 2011.

Nies, Judith. Unreal City: Las Vegas, Black Mesa, & the Fate of the West. Bold Type Books, New York. 2014.

Primack, Richard. Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 2015.

Prud’homme, Alex. The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century. Scribner, 2012. 

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik Conway. The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. Columbia University Press, New York. 2014.

Ruddiman, W.F. Plows, Plagues, & Petroleum. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J. 2016.

Toensmeier, E. The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, VT. 2016.

Zalasiewicz, J. and Mark Williams. The Goldilocks Planet: The 4 Billion Year Story of Earth’s Climate. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K. 2013.

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