237.130 Week 4 TASK 3E – Resources

Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do about It. New York: Rodale, 2006. 

  • Presents more emotional, stimulating arguments proving and outlining climate change and the effects it will have. Less academic again, very little to no referencing or citations, but all pictures and graphs are cited. Al Gore himself has no scientific credentials, but I expect because he was a well-known politician and activist that the book would have been rigorously fact-checked.

Quote from Sir David King, U.K. Science Advisor: “The maps of the world will have to be redrawn.” (Gore 196).

The world as we know it will literally have to be redrawn. Links into Mirzoeff’s ideas of ‘How to See the World’; We will literally have to change how we see the world. Al Gore also uses a lot of visual texts within the book – most of it is comprised of graphs and photo examples. What does this say about the audience of the book/the impact/the intended meaning.

Chapman, Paul. ‘Pacific islands ‘growing not shrinking’ due to climate change’. The Telegraph 2010. Web. Accessed 12/04/2016.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/tuvalu/7799503/Pacific-islands-growing-not-shrinking-due-to-climate-change.html

  • Used to enforce point that the island nations that are doing the most to reduce their already small carbon footprint will ultimately be the ones to suffer the most. Not as verifiable, but still reasonably credible article published by the Telegraph, an established and well-known paper.

Seven islands in Tuvalu grew, one by 30 per cent, although the study did not include the most populous island.

The trend is largely explained by the fact that the islands comprise mostly coral debris eroded from encircling reefs, which is pushed up on to the islands by wind and waves.” – What happens when coral reefs are destroyed by climate change? And if the rate of climate change outruns the rate of coral buildup.

Naomi Thirobaux, a student from Kiribati who has studied the islands for a PhD, said no one should be lulled into thinking erosion and inundation were not taking their toll on the islands.”In a populated place, people can’t move back or inland because there’s hardly any place to move into, so that’s quite dramatic,” she said.” The social effects of the climate changing and the effects on the lives of those in the pacific and in low-lying areas is being overlooked. There will be nowhere for these people to go as a result of something that they had no hand in.

Malkin, Bonnie. Tuvalu plots world’s first zero carbon output by 2020′  The Telegraph 2009. Web. Accessed 12/04/2016. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/tuvalu/5871093/Tuvalu-plots-worlds-first-zero-carbon-output-by-2020.html

  • Used to enforce point that the island nations that are doing the most to reduce their already small carbon footprint will ultimately be the ones to suffer the most. Not as verifiable, but still reasonably credible article published by the Telegraph, an established and well-known paper.

Tuvalu is among a cluster of countries, including the Maldives, that aim to reduce their emissions to zero over the next decade

At threat from rising sea levels caused by global warming, the low-lying nation plans to swap imported “dirty fuel” for wind and solar power.

With no heavy industry, almost no natural resources and very low existing greenhouse gas emissions, Tuvalu could become the first country in the world to realise the zero-carbon dream.

Archer, David. ‘Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast.” Blackwell Publishing. 2007. Print.

  • Many relevant points and outlined consequences for nations such as Bangladesh, India, Egpyt, Pacific Nations. Effects of rainfall, sea levels rising, temperature rising, etc. Highly academic book, thorough citations and referencing which makes me think it’s highly credible and based on scientific research. David Archer is a known computational ocean chemist at the University of Chicago.

Moench, Marcus. ‘Re-Envisioning Climate Change Through Art.’ Ted Talk 2015. Web. Accessed 12/04/2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZRGUADAu2Q

  • “Marcus Moench is the founder of ISET-International where he works with communities around the world on adaptation and resilience to climate change. He combines scientific training in environmental science, water, and energy with experience supporting the development of effective responses to climate, water and disaster risk arising from a complex web of emergent social, economic and environmental changes.” Taken from the youtube video. The talk basically outlines the way art will be a useful tool in making realistic changes for climate change. Moench talks about the ways art can help us to identify, relate to and solve the problem of climate change. Notes in workbook

Glassheim, Eagle. Review of Blackbourn, David. The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape and the Making of Modern Germany. New York and London: W.W. Norton 2006. Index, p. 466. Minerva Volume 46. 165-167. 2008

  •  Excerpt of a review of a historical text, The Conquest of Nature, that outlines Germany’s geographical histories and the way humans have shaped the landscapes over the years. The review outlines the key points regarding the unintended consequences captured in Balckbourn’s book, and the way that humans have shaped the landscape for a long time.

Additional Resources:

Jim McAloon. ‘Land ownership – Māori and land ownership’, Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 13-Jul-12
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/land-ownership/page-1
Notzke, Claudia. ‘Aboriginal Peoples and Natural Resources in Canada’. Captus Press 1994. Web Excerpt. 173-195. Accessed 12/04/2016.
Kacper Kowalski Photography. Poland.


Orff, Kate and Richard Mirsrach, Petrochemical America 2012

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