For those of us operating outside of the circles of sceince on a daily basis, many of us encounter many folks who haven't really taken a view on the perils of global warming or just in the grind of their day to day life haven't really looked at the issue at all. Hence, many opinions on this are unformed and easily shaped by a few sound bites that they may have heard on TV, likely by a politician or in a political forum. I was one of those people for quite a few years, then actually was a bit of a skeptic for a period of time as my intro to the topic was skewed by biased sources or folks who simply looked at Milinkavich Cycles and concluded that we are simply in a warming lull during a period of prolonged ice ages. However, about 8 years ago or so I started becoming more educated on the topic by reading a few books, quite a few papers, articles and countless "internet debates". Of late I've had the occassion to engage in some dialogue with people on this topic and shared my views and also offerd the opinion that if anyone was willing to invest some "time" to learn about this topic in some depth that most reasonable minds would see the "realness" of the problem. So I started putting together a "reading list" of articles, papers, books, etc that I'd read and was able to find links to. There is much more that I have read over the years that is not on this list that I either couldn't find, forgotten who wrote it (or even forgotten that I read it).
Anyway, my intent is not to create a super long list of articles, papers but rather a "good" solid list that could be emailed to an interested mind (most of whom would not have a sceintific background but of respectable intellect). As this list is a "work-in-process" I would welcome any suggested additions or deletions from this list and I offer the concept to anyone else who may find an interested party that they would like to "share" this with and help spread the word and educate the masses (which really needs to occur for any meaningful action to occur).
Rolling Stone – Bill McKibben – Math behind global warming
BEST paper/study by “skeptic” Muller funded by KOCH
James Hansen - NASA papers – author – “Storms of my Children”
From the 2009 Copenhagen Conference – Comprehensive Overveiw
NASA – Ice Melt
Debunk relevance of Medieval Warm Period
Impact on Oceans
Powerpoint Graphs depicting Impact on Oceans
Technical paper on Ocean Warming/Acidification
Ocean Ecosystem Impacts
Water pipes – 1/3rd sequestration
“Under a Green Sky - Global Warming , the Mass Extinctions of the Past and What They can Tell us About the Future” - by Peter Ward
“Storms of Our Grandchildren” - by James Hansen
“Hot, Flat and Crowded” – by Thomas Freidman