General

Leading Climate Scientists Blog

RealClimate –  a blog written by leading climate scientists addresses scientific issues.

Tools to Track Trends

U.S. Geological Survey tool  – lets you focus in on climate trends and forecasts for counties throughout the U.S. (ignore error message at this site)

Climate Communication Climate Communication is a non-profit science and outreach project funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the ClimateWorks Foundation.

Species Extinction

The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson  Vintage Books, 2002. “Wilson offers a no – nonsense appraisal of the problem of species extinctions  and a pragmatic road map for renewal”  San Jose Mercury News comment.

Capitalism

This Changes Everything:  Capitalism Vs the Climate, by Naomi Klein,   Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2014. If Global Warming is a world wide wake up call we are all heavy sleepers we haven’t made significant progress, Klein argues, because we have been expecting solutions from the very same institutions that created the problem in the first place.  Klein’s sharp analysis makes a compelling case that a mass awakening is part of the answer.  (Chicago Tribune comment)