Global warming resources

King's College Library offers a range of resources on global warming:

  1. Global Warming Collection:  a unique collection of approaching 800 books on global warming
  2. Online bibliography:  an extensive bibliography freely accessible to all. Browse online or download in Word format or PDF format
  3. Climate change discussion: a panel of experts on climate change discuss what we can do to stop global warming
  4. Links: a selection of useful external global warming web links

Climate model projections summarized by the IPCC indicate that average global surface temperature will continue to rise during the 21st century by 1.1oC to 6.4oC. Such global warming will cause sea level to rise, and is expected to increase the intensity of extreme weather events and to change the amount/pattern of precipitation. Other effects of global warming include changes in agricultural yields, trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and the increase in diseases.

Pedersen glacier past and present

The retreat of Pedersen Glacier, Alaska. Left: summer 1917. Right: summer 2005. 1917 Photo by Louis H. Pedersen; 2005 photo by Bruce F. Molina. The Glacier Photograph Collection. National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology (Photo from NASA's Global Climate Change website)

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