A lot has changed ahead of this year’s Earth Day, so in addition to featuring new titles in our distinguished environmental science and history lists, including books in the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books, Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics, and Culture, Place, and Nature series, this year we are offering a short reading list on climate change history and politics.
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Making Climate Change History: Documents from Global Warming’s Past
Edited by Joshua P. Howe
Foreword by Paul S. Sutter
Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics
This collection pulls together key documents from the scientific and political history of climate change, including congressional testimony, scientific papers, newspaper editorials, court cases, and international declarations. Far more than just a compendium of source materials, the book uses these documents as a way to think about history, while at the same time using history as a way to approach the politics of climate change from a new perspective.
“Howe has done a huge service in bringing together, in one concise volume, many of the key documents related to the growing understanding of climate change from the nineteenth-century to the present. A must-have for anyone teaching or researching this crucial topic.”
—Naomi Oreskes, co-author of Merchants of Doubt and author of The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future
Read a commentary by the author about the March for Science on Process, the blog of the Organization of American Historians.
Other books for your climate change history reading list:
Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming
By Joshua P. Howe
Nuclear Reactions: Documenting American Encounters with Nuclear Energy
Edited by James W. Feldman
The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964
By James Morton Turner
The Carbon Efficient City
By A-P Hurd and Al Hurd