Riding the Waves of Climate Change

by Brian Tissot


Here’s a list of references that are useful for various aspects of climate change included in my presentation.

Science of Climate Change

Good overall source of information:

Skeptical Science (debunks myths about climate change):

Climate Central:  general source of current climate news and science

University Washington Climate Center: PNW and west coast data on-line

Effects on Marine Ecosystems

Climate Scoreboard: progress on climate change (or not!)

Marine ecosystem resilience example: Resilience from PISCO website

  • Lafferty, K. D. & M. D. Behrens. 2005. Temporal variation in the state of rocky reefs: does fishing increase the vulnerability of kelp forests to disturbance? In: Garcelon DK, Schwemm CA (eds) Sixth California Islands Symposium. Institute for Wildlife Studies, Ventura, CA, p 511-520.

Changing shoreline composition:

  • Graham, M. H., P. K. Dayton. And M. Erlandson. 2003. Ice ages and ecological transitions on temperate coasts. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 18 (1), 33-40.

Long-term climate changes in the ocean:

  • Norris, R. D., S. Kirtland, P.M. Hull and A. Ridgwell. 2013. Marine ecosystem Responses to Cenozoic Global Change. Science 341 (6145): 492-498.
  • Roemmich, D. and J. McGowan. 1995. Climatic warming and the decline of zooplankton in the California Current. Science. 1995 Mar 3;267(5202):1324-6.

Coral Reef Watch: alerts on global coral bleaching events

Effects of ocean acidification on rockfish:

Politics and Policy

Union of Concerned Scientists:

Expert Credibility:

  • William R. L. Anderegga,, James W. Prallb, Jacob Haroldc, and Stephen H. Schneidera. 2009. Expert credibility in climate change. www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1003187107

Media Bias:

  • Boykoff, M. T. and J. M. Boykoff. 2004. Balance as bias: global warming and the US prestige press. Global Cikate Change 14(2004): 125-136.

California Climate Strategy:

Additional Blog Posts:

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