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Climate change refers to the long term increase in the average global temperature due to increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It is currently occurring mainly due to human activity, including burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests.

Climate change causes larger and more severe weather events, rising sea levels, and extinctions.

Read more about climate change in CQ Researcher and on the NASA website.

Also see the following:

2017 US Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report (Draft)

April 2023 Global Climate Report

Fourth National Climate Assessment

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Click a link below to find all books on a subject. Note: this is a small selection of ways to describe this topic, so you may think of many more.

Climate change

Global warming

Environmental disasters

Human ecology

Anthropocene (Keyword search)

Nature - Effect of human beings on

Mass extinctions

Global warming -- environmental aspects


Climatic changes  

Climatic changes -- Psychological aspects

Climatic changes -- Moral and ethical aspects

Environmental responsibility



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Environmental Databases

Environmental Science Database (ProQuest)


Science Databases

Science Journals Database (ProQuest)



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Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Elite

ProQuest Central


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books from the catalog

A small selection of books available at Gumberg.

Ebooks. Click a book cover to read it.

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weather vs climate heading

You may have heard people say that there is no such thing as global warming because it is snowing. However, they are confusing weather and climate.

Weather: short term local atmospheric conditions

Climate: long term averages of temperature, precipitation, etc.

Find out more from NASA here, or read more from NOAA.


preprints heading

Preprints are articles that haven't yet gone through peer review, and they're a great way to read new and cutting edge research. You can access earth science preprints on EarthArXiv.