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Climate Change Begins at Home
Life on the two-way street of global warming

by David Reay, Macmillan, �16.99/$24.95hb, 2005

This is a compelling call for individual action on climate change, written in a popular but highly informative style. ... more

How we can save the planet
by Mayer Hillman with Tina Fawcett
Penguin, �7.99 (pb)

This book introduces a radical rationing scheme to reduce our individual carbon outputs to a fair and ecologically safe level. It also gives helpful short and long-term guidelines for the home, travel and leisure to enable us to live within this ration. ... more

52 Weeks to Change your World
by by Allan Shepherd and Caroline Oakley
Centre for Alternative Technology, 2004, �4.99 + �1.95 postage and packing

A new pocket-sized book, 52 Weeks to Change your World, will be launched by The Centre for Alternative Technology the day after the UK's release of Hollywood's big summer blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow. ... more

High Tide
by Mark Lynas
Flamingo/HarperCollins, London, 2004, �16.99 (hb)

Climate change is no longer a concern for the future or a phenomenon whose presence is still up for debate. It's happening right now and the environmental evidence is everywhere, warns Mark Lynas in his compelling and eloquent new book, High Tide. ... more

When life nearly died
by Michael J. Benton
Thames and Hudson, 2003, �16.95 (hb)

Global warming over the next hundred years could trigger a catastrophe which rivals the worst mass extinction in the planet's entire history, according to new evidence chronicled in this new book. ... more

Dead Heat
by Tom Athanasiou and Paul Baer
Seven Stories Press, 2002, �6.99

Dead Heat is essentially a continuation of Aubrey Meyer's 'Contraction and Convergence' solution to climate change - but with a down-to-earth approach which seeks to present climate justice as both good politics and good sense. ... more

Stormy Weather
by Guy Dauncey
New Society Publishers, 2001, �14.99

At last, a way we ordinary folk can get involved in helping prevent dangerous climate change, from eating organic food to switching to green power, and from organising a car-share scheme to stopping global deforestation. ... more

Climate Change 2001
Cambridge University Press, 2001
Three volumes �27 to �34

The publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Third Assessment Report was a landmark event, and one which made headlines around the world. Based on an unprecedented collaborative effort throughout almost the entire worldwide scientific community, this three-volume epic brought the dramatic news that global warming could reach 5.8 oC by 2100. ... more

Contraction and Convergence
by Aubrey Meyer
Green Books, 2000, �5.00

Aubrey Meyer has done that rare thing - to come up with a simple and elegant solution to an apparently intractable problem. Contraction and Convergence is Meyer's solution to the climate crisis, a crisis which he states bluntly is nothing less than a "survival" issue for human civilisation. ... more

The Carbon War
by Jeremy Leggett
Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1999, �8.99

Jeremy Leggett should know about the oil industry - he used to work in it, helping to turn out scores of newly-trained petroleum geologists through his work as an academic at London's Imperial College. Then in the hot summer of 1988 he underwent a full-scale eco-conversion, prompted by increasing fears about the role played by greenhouse gases in causing global warming. ... more

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