I recently saw An Inconvenient Truth. Mr. Gore did a convincing job of telling the story of global warming and the threat it poses to, well, the Earth. While there’s generally agreement about the existence of global warming, there are pretty diverse views about the intensity and speed of its impact.
I’m familiar with the ‘global warming is big, urgent trouble’ side of the argument, but I know next to nothing about the ‘don’t sweat global warming’ camp. So, I’ve asked around to find some books that will give me a reasonable, readable view of the other side.
I also posted my question to the handy world of Ask Metafilter. It’s a touchy subject, and there’s plenty of debate going on there and at the meta level. The two recommendations that came from that thread are The Skeptical Environmentalist by Bjorn Lomborg and a report by the National Academy of Sciences.