Climate change & other environmental concerns:
U.S. Government & non-government
information sources. Available books.
Useful U.S. government information sources:
- "Climate Change," U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at: http://epa.gov/ They have created many widgets including the following three:
- Environmental tip of the day:
- Envirofacts: What is going on in your area? (By zip code)
- Tips on improving natural lakeshores:
- U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains a Geodata Clearinghouse of information related to forest resources. See: http://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/
Non-government information sources:
- "Publications," Union of Concerned Scientists, at: http://www.ucsusa.org/
- The Plurality
Calendar is a resource of information about cultural and ecological celebratory
times as well as religious/spiritual holidays and national/global events. See: http://www.festaviva.ca
Research Labs has produced a beta version of a LocalCooling program to help you
save energy consumed by your computer. See: http://www.localcooling.com
- Become a biter! Ideal Bite "offers bite-sized ideas for light
green living." You can sign up to receive free easy eco-living tips delivered in
a short, sassy email each weekday. See: http://www.idealbite.com/
- The Ecological Science Research Institute is a facility dedicated solely to the study and research of ecological sustainability goals and commitments of products and services in the area of Climate Protection, Preservation of Biodiversity, Preservation of Air and Water, as well as Prevention and Management of Waste. See: http://ecological.science.mma.edu.ph/
Some of the following books are only avaiable in Kindle format.
Many are avaiabable in different formats, but Kindle editions are often lowest in cost.
You can download a free Kindle app for most major smartphones, tablets, and computers.
"Sophia, the Spirit of Wisdom, has woven the multi-dimensional aspects of our lives—personal, relational, cultural, intellectual, scientific, philosophical, and spiritual—into a cosmic web. Burl Hall follows the thread within this web that connects his research in these fields to his personal mystical experience. In Sophia’s Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature, he takes the reader with him ever deeper into the heart of divine Wisdom.
Sophia’s Web encourages readers to discover how they can co-create individual, planetary and universal health. It examines Burl Hall’s individual dreams, visions, passions, and missions, in the light of Wisdom (Sophia) shared by great thinkers in all disciplines."
- Elizabeth Kolbert, "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," Picador; Reprint edition (2015) Available in Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback and Audiobook formats. A New York Times bestseller. A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
"Over the last half-billion years, there have been Ffive mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In prose that is at once frank, entertaining, and deeply informed, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Interweaving research in half a dozen disciplines, descriptions of the fascinating species that have already been lost, and the history of extinction as a concept, Kolbert provides a moving and comprehensive account of the disappearances occurring before our very eyes. She shows that the sixth extinction is likely to be mankind’s most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human."
"Climate Change: Evidence and Causes is a jointly produced publication of The US National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society. Written by a UK-US team of leading climate scientists and reviewed by climate scientists and others, the publication is intended as a brief, readable reference document for decision makers, policy makers, educators, and other individuals seeking authoritative information on the some of the questions that continue to be asked.
Climate Change makes clear what is well-established and where understanding is still developing. It echoes and builds upon the long history of climate-related work from both national academies, as well as on the newest climate-change assessment from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It touches on current areas of active debate and ongoing research, such as the link between ocean heat content and the rate of warming."
Copyright © 2006 to 2015 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted: 2015-JUL-12
Author: B.A. Robinson