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The Collapse of Western CivilizationA View from the Future

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought ... More

Facing Climate ChangeAn Integrated Path to the Future

Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future

Jeffrey T. Kiehl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231177184
eISBN:
9780231541169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177184.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Facing Climate Change explains why people refuse to accept evidence of a warming planet and shows how to move past partisanship to reach a consensus for action. A climate scientist and licensed ... More

Four Revolutions in the Earth SciencesFrom Heresy to Truth

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

James Powell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164481
eISBN:
9780231538459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164481.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. ... More

The Hockey Stick and the Climate WarsDispatches from the Front Lines

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Michael Mann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the hockey stick graph—a clear and compelling ... More

Retreat from a Rising SeaHard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to ... More

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