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)

http://www.ipcc.ch/
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change leads scientific research on climate change

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/hadleycentre/index.html
UK Met. Office Hadley Centre’s fact sheets & FAQs

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/climatechange/index.htm
UK Environmental Department’s fact sheets & FAQs

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
USA Environment Protection Agency’s fact sheets & FAQs

http://www.climatescience.gov/
USA Climate Change Science Program’s site

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/home_en.htm
The European Commission’s site on climate change

http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/Key_Topics/Climate_Change/
British Antarctic Survey’s pages on climate change

http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/
Oxford University Environmental Change Institute

http://realclimate.org/
‘Climate science from climate scientists’ – a comprehensive site

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/portal/climate_change/default.stm
BBC’s website on climate change – accessible and good links

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier
New York Times’ pages on climate change

http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/Statements_on_Climate_Change
Summary of statements on climate change by various scientific bodies

http://www.whfreeman.com/ruddiman/
William F. Ruddiman on the science of climate change

II. Sceptics of Climate Change

http://www.worldclimatereport.com/
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.

http://www.sepp.org/
Science & Environmental Policy Project’s site

http://www.co2science.org/scripts/CO2ScienceB2C/Index.jsp
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”.

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=927b9303-802a-23ad-494b-dccb00b51a12
US Senate Committee on Environment & Public works blogs on prominent scientists who have become sceptical about climate change

http://newsbusters.org/node/12628
Report by ‘Die Spiegel’ magazine on the sceptical position regarding climate change

http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2007-03-04-1.html
Orson Scott Card summarises the sceptical viewpoint

http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/climate-change/dn11462
‘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=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743572025?ie=UTF8&tag=r06c-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0743572025″>An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It</a><img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=r06c-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0743572025&#8243; 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)

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/independent_reviews/stern_review_economics_climate_change/sternreview_index.cfm
Stern report: The Economics of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press

http://rockethics.psu.edu/climate/whitepaper-intro.htm
White Paper: White Paper on the Ethical Dimensions of Climate Change

http://faculty.washington.edu/smgard/GardinerStorm06.pdf
Stephen Gardiner’s article, “The Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Problem of Corruption”

http://environment.yale.edu/climate/working-groups/religion-ethics/
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)

http://zenit.org/article-14489?l=English
Vatican issues a ‘Decalogue’ on ethics & environment

http://www.rsesymposia.org/
‘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

http://www.creationcare.org/resources/climate/
Evangelical Environmental Network & Creation Care Magazine’s site on climate change

http://www.cafod.org.uk/about_cafod/what_we_do/environment
CAFOD’s pages on environmental justice

http://www.ecen.org/cms/index.php?page=home
European Christian Environmental Network

http://www.christian-ecology.org.uk/
Christian Ecology Link is a multi-denominational UK Christian organisation for people concerned about the Environment

http://conservation.catholic.org/background.htm
Catholic Conservation Center’s site

http://www.climatestewards.org.uk/index.php
A Rocha International is an international conservation organization working to show God’s love for all creation

http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/climatechange/index.htm
Christian Aid’s campaign against climate change

http://www.yale.edu/reflections/
‘God’s Green Earth’ from Reflections, a journal of the Yale Divinity School

http://www.cliftondiocese.com/dynamic_images/527_1dlp.pdf
‘The Pope and the Iceberg’ by Mary Colwell (BBC Natural History unit)

V. Statements of the Catholic hierarchy

http://holyseemission.org/10May2007.html
Holy See’s statement to the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development

http://www.justpax.it/pcgp/eng/home_eng.html
Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace – various statements and documents on climate change

http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/ejp/climate/index.shtml
US Bishops’ Conference pages on Climate Change Justice

http://www.aenet.org/haribon/bishops.htm
Philippine Bishops’ Conference statement on Environmental Justice

http://www.evangelical-catholicism.com/2007/04/what-is-holy-sees-current-position-on_27.html
A good summary (with links) by a blogger on Church’s position regarding climate change; also a good debate there on the sceptical response

http://www.catholicearthcareoz.net/conference.html
Papers given at a Conference supported by the Australian Bishops’ Conference

VI. Climate change news & blogs

http://climateark.org/
Climate change search engine

http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange
The Guardian’s daily climate change and environment news pages

http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/climate-change/
New Scientist site with daily news & commentary on climate change issues

https://www.climatefriendly.com/
Carbon calculator etc

http://www.climate.org/climate_main.shtml
The Climate Institute’s site with links, news and fact sheets

http://www.climatepolicy.org/
A blog maintained by the American Meteorological Society

VII. Sustainable Development

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/
UN Division for sustainable development

http://www.sustainable-development.gov.uk/
UK Government’s guide to sustainable development

http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/
UK Sustainable Development Commission

http://www.nef.org.uk/energyadvice/index.htm
UK National Energy Foundation advice

http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/meta/sustvl.html
Comprehensive links site for sustainable development issues – maintained by the Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (Brussels)

http://topics.developmentgateway.org/special/climate-change
The Development Gateway Foundation links to various sites on sustainable development and the Third World

http://www.forumforthefuture.org.uk/
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

http://www.ieep.eu/index.php
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

http://www.jri.org.uk/
The John Ray Initiative: connecting Environment, Science and Christianity

http://www.oecd.org
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development