As I go through my guide to dealing with climate change, I’m also going to create a reading list. There’s no particular timetable for this list, and the most recent addition can be found in the home page sticky.
Language Intelligence: Lessons in persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga, by Joe Romm. It’s a great place to start learning about and thinking about how to persuade people, both one-on-one and in larger groups, and it provides a background for a number of the posts I’m making in this series, including the first two.
Global Weirdness by Climate Central. This book covers what we know about Earth’s climate. Scientists, almost by definition, are always working at the edges of our understanding. They’re more interested in what we DON’T know than anything else in the world, which means that they don’t tend to talk about what we DO know. As a result, a lot of what we hear about from scientists sounds uncertain. This book covers the things that ARE certain, and it’s a good primer in the basics of man-made global warming. It’s a relatively easy read, and well worth your time.