There is a forthcoming conference on “The Ethics of Climate Change” to be held in Oxford. Here is the advance reading list. Sadly I’m not going to the conference myself. It sponsored by The Tablet & The Pastoral Review

I. The Science of Climate Change & General Information

Flannery, Tim, Weather Makers (London: Penguin Books, 2007)
Maslin, Mark, Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: OUP, 2004)
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change leads scientific research on climate change
UK Met. Office Hadley Centre’s fact sheets & FAQs
UK Environmental Department’s fact sheets & FAQs
USA Environment Protection Agency’s fact sheets & FAQs
USA Climate Change Science Program’s site
The European Commission’s site on climate change
British Antarctic Survey’s pages on climate change
Oxford University Environmental Change Institute
‘Climate science from climate scientists’ – a comprehensive site
BBC’s website on climate change – accessible and good links
New York Times’ pages on climate change
Summary of statements on climate change by various scientific bodies
William F. Ruddiman on the science of climate change

II. Sceptics of Climate Change
A blog that “points out the weaknesses and outright fallacies in the science that is being touted as ‘proof’ of disastrous warming”. ‘World Climate Report’ has become what ‘Nature’ magazine now calls the “mainstream skeptic” point of view.
Science & Environmental Policy Project’s site
The Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change was created to “disseminate factual reports and sound commentary on new developments in the world-wide scientific quest to determine the climatic and biological consequences of the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content”.
US Senate Committee on Environment & Public works blogs on prominent scientists who have become sceptical about climate change
Report by ‘Die Spiegel’ magazine on the sceptical position regarding climate change
Orson Scott Card summarises the sceptical viewpoint
‘New Scientist’ response to climate change sceptics

III. General Studies on Ethics and Climate Change

Esty, Daniel & Winston, Andrew, Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage (Yale: Yale U.P., 2006)
Gardner, Stephen, Ethics and Global Climate Change in Ethics 114 (April 2004)
Gore, Al, <a href=”″>An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It</a><img src=”; width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /> (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006)
Lovelock, James, Gaia (Oxford: Oxford Paperbacks, 2000)
Lovejoy, Thomas & Hanneh, Lee, Climate Change &7 Biodiversity (Yale: Yale U.P., 2006)
Monbiot, George, Heat: how we can stop the planet burning (London: Penguin, 2007)
Spencer, Nick & White, Robert, Christianity, Climate Change & Sustainable Living (London: SPCK, 2007)
Stern report: The Economics of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press
White Paper: White Paper on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change
Stephen Gardiner’s article, “The Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Problem of Corruption”
Yale project on religion and ethics of climate change

IV. Christian Ethics of Climate Change

Bradstock, Andrew, Louder than Words (London: DLT, 2007), chapter 3.
Gottlieb, Roger S., A Greener Faith (Oxford: OUP, 2006)
Northcott, Michael, Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming (London: DLT, 2007)
Vatican issues a ‘Decalogue’ on ethics & environment
‘Religion, Science & Environment’ is a movement originally conceived in 1988 which has convened six symposia of scientists, environmentalists, policy-makers and representatives of the world’s main religious faiths to promote environmental ethics
Evangelical Environmental Network & Creation Care Magazine’s site on climate change
CAFOD’s pages on environmental justice
European Christian Environmental Network
Christian Ecology Link is a multi-denominational UK Christian organisation for people concerned about the Environment
Catholic Conservation Center’s site
A Rocha International is an international conservation organization working to show God’s love for all creation
Christian Aid’s campaign against climate change
‘God’s Green Earth’ from Reflections, a journal of the Yale Divinity School
‘The Pope and the Iceberg’ by Mary Colwell (BBC Natural History unit)

V. Statements of the Catholic hierarchy
Holy See’s statement to the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development
Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace – various statements and documents on climate change
US Bishops’ Conference pages on Climate Change Justice
Philippine Bishops’ Conference statement on Environmental Justice
A good summary (with links) by a blogger on Church’s position regarding climate change; also a good debate there on the sceptical response
Papers given at a Conference supported by the Australian Bishops’ Conference

VI. Climate change news & blogs
Climate change search engine
The Guardian’s daily climate change and environment news pages
New Scientist site with daily news & commentary on climate change issues
Carbon calculator etc
The Climate Institute’s site with links, news and fact sheets
A blog maintained by the American Meteorological Society

VII. Sustainable Development
UN Division for sustainable development
UK Government’s guide to sustainable development
UK Sustainable Development Commission
UK National Energy Foundation advice
Comprehensive links site for sustainable development issues – maintained by the Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (Brussels)
The Development Gateway Foundation links to various sites on sustainable development and the Third World
Forum for the Future works in partnership with over 120 leading organisations in business and the public sector for just and sustainable development

VIII. Other organisations
The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is an independent and influential centre for the analysis and development of policies affecting the environment in Europe and beyond
The John Ray Initiative: connecting Environment, Science and Christianity
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development