America's Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st Century Megatrends by John W. Day & Charles Hall
This book takes readers on a journey across the US, painting a picture of urban transition and American cities of the 21st century. Renewable resources, energy, and global climate change are major trends impacting society, framing new ideas about what U.S. cities are, and what they could be.
Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth (2nd Edition) edited by Trevor M. Letcher
The evidence of climate change on our planet is increasingly apparent as researchers make new observations and recordings about the planet’s temperatures and environment. This book discusses topics on global surface temperatures, Antarctic sea ice changes, as well as forest management and its relation to adaptations and climate impacts. With 54 authors and co-authors, this text provides an array of ideas and perspectives on climate change and our planet.
Facing Global Environmental Change: Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health, and Water Security Concepts edited by H.G. Brauch, Ú.O. Spring, J. Grin, C. Mesjasz, P. Kameri-Mbote, N.C. Behera, B. Chourou, & H. Krummenacher
This text addresses many challenges world leaders face as climate change continues to play a significant role in global affairs. Greater awareness of climate change has spurred public interest, and the health and well-being of our planet is becoming an important topic of discussion and debate on many levels of government and society.
Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change by David A. Collings
This book argues that climate change has a devastating effect on how we think about the future. Once several positive feedback loops in Earth’s dynamic systems, such as the melting of the Arctic icecap or the drying of the Amazon, cross the point of no return, the biosphere is likely to undergo severe and irreversible warming.
Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas edited by Nadja Kabisch, Horst Korn, Jutta Stadler, & Aletta Bonn
This book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas.
Climate Change as a Threat to Peace: Impacts on Cultural Heritage and Cultural Diversity edited by Sabine von Schorlemer & Sylvia Maus
This volume takes a fresh look at climate change as a threat to peace and its impacts on cultural heritage and cultural diversity. It proceeds under the assumption that the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage and cultural diversity may challenge sustainable global peace.
A Dangerous Future: Years of Living Dangerously a Showtime Series
In this episode of the documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously", Matt Damon explores the impacts of extreme heat on health and mortality. This video discusses research that indicates trends of increasing temperatures around the planet, and would could be the start of a global public health emergency.