Climate Change and Global Warming

Climate change, no pun intended, has been a hot topic in the news lately. Following the news of climate change activist Wynn Bruce’s death this past Friday, I thought it would be a good idea to round up several resources available that pertain to this topic, starting with general databases and adding in some books from our collection.

GreenFILE is a database that focuses on collecting resources on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and more. Like other databases powered by EBSCOhost, your search bar is the main navigation tool.

You can choose to search a single keyword at a time, or combine terms using the “AND”, “OR”, and “NOT” drop down menu. Further down the page, there are also advanced search tools that can help you limit the results even further. Common limiters include publication date, full text available online, and peer reviewed.

Science Magazine is another great option for those researching climate change. As a magazine Science currently published on a weekly basis and has been in print since 1880, meaning there is over 140 years of historical data and scientific trends a reader can follow!

Environment Complete is a database with a focus, as the name implies, on environmental studies. This database is unfortunately not available during all hours though. To access it, please visit ARLIS in the UAA/APU Consortium Library on weekdays from 8am-5pm. For more information on ARLIS, check out their website here.

When it comes to books, there are hundreds of great items to pick from in our collection. If you need some recommendations, check out these great titles.

  1. Climate Change by Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner
  2. Global Warming in the 21st Century by Bruce E Johansen
  3. Common Questions About Climate Change by United Nations Environment Programme: World Meteorological Organization
  4. Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming by McKenzie Funk
  5. Preparing For Climate Change by Michael D. Mastrandrea
  6. Kivalina: A Climate Change Story by Christine Shearer
  7. Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming by Michael E. Mann