More Than a Decade of Publishing on Climate Change

It’s the first Throwback Thursday of April. Later this month, we’ll celebrate Earth Day. Did you know that Columbia University Press has been a leading publisher on the topics of Climate Change and other environmental issues for over a decade? Our acclaimed books by Michael E. Mann, Naomi Oreskes, Erik Conway, Jeffrey D. Sachs, and others communicate complex and controversial issues to both open and resistant audiences, spurring readers to think and act to counter the climate crisis. Be sure to check our blog this week for excerpts and author interviews related to our newest books on climate change. For now, we hope you enjoy this list of books that have stood the test of time.

The Age of
Sustainable
Development

Jeffrey D. Sachs. Foreword by Ban Ki-moon

PUB DATE: MARCH 2015

Sustainability Management

Lessons from and for New York City, America, and the Planet

Steven Cohen

PUB DATE: JANUARY 2014

Rising Seas

Past, Present, Future

Vivien Gornitz

PUB DATE: MARCH 2013

Fixing the Sky

The Checkered History
of Weather and Climate Control

James Rodger Fleming

PUB DATE: JANUARY 2012

Useless Arithmetic

Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future

Orrin H. Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis

PUB DATE: JUNE 2009

Kicking the
Carbon Habit

Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy

William Sweet

PUB DATE: FEBRUARY 2008

Against the Tide

The Battle for America’s Beaches

Cornelia Dean

PUB DATE: MARCH 2001

The Collapse of
Western Civilization

A View from the Future

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

PUB DATE: JULY 2014

The Hockey Stick
and the Climate Wars

Dispatches from the Front Lines

Michael E. Mann. With a foreword by Bill Nye.

PUB DATE: NOVEMBER 2013

The Inquisition
of Climate Science

James Lawrence Powell

PUB DATE: DECEMBER 2012

Paleoclimates

Understanding Climate
Change Past and Present

Thomas M. Cronin

PUB DATE: NOVEMBER 2009

Climate Change

The Science of Global
Warming and Our Energy Future

Edmond A. Mathez and Jason E. Smerdon

PUB DATE: APRIL 2009

American
Environmental History

An Introduction

Carolyn Merchant

PUB DATE: OCTOBER 2007

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