Taking the temperature of the planet / Peter deMenocal. Photo essay : climate change in the United States / Gary Braasch -- Changes in the North / Stephanie Pfirman. Essay : reporting on climate change / Elizabeth Kolbert -- Sea changes / Anastasia Romanou. Essay : letter from Palmyra / Kim Cobb -- Going to extremes / Adam Sobel -- The life of the party / Shahid Naeem -- Climate drivers / Tim Hall. Essay : the scientific consensus on climate change / Naomi Oreskes -- Studying climate / Gavin Schmidt and Peter deMenocal. Photo essay : scientists studying climate change / Peter Essick -- The prognosis for the climate / Gavin Schmidt -- Getting our technological fix / Frank Zeman. Photo essay : adaptation : fighting Mother Earth / Joshua Wolfe -- Preventative planet care / David Leonard Downie, Lyndon Valicenti, and Gavin Schmidt. Essay : the climate on the Hill / Johannes Loschnigg. Schmidt, a climate scientist at NASA, and photographer Wolfe seek to advance public education about human-induced climate change in a combination of arresting images and lucid explanations of the science of global warming and the pursuit of global cooperation in adopting new, sustainable ways of living. With contributions by 16 scientists, engineers, writers, activists, and photographers, Schmidt and Wolfe address a host of observable changes, from the melting of ice and permafrost at the poles to the rising of sea levels in cities such as Venice and Miami...-- Excerpt, Booklist.