Provided below are links (click on the title) to various articles written by others that I feel are particularly informative in assessing our present state with respect to the Earth's changing climate. A brief summary preceeds each of these.
An article by James Hansen, Head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Reseach, entitled "Strategies to Address Global Warming" provides a comprehensive view of the entire AGW issue and Hansen's recommendations for immediate and future action.
An article entitled "Climate Change Calculus" by Sharon Begley, the Science Editor of Newsweek provides an up-to-date analysis of the rate at which anthropogenic global warmng (AGW) appears to be occuring.
Congressional testimony entitled "Carbon Tax and 100% Dividend vs. Cap and Trade" by James Hansen provides insight into the type of legislation that is needed in order to effectively combat the advance of AGW.
Another insightful article by Sharon Begley entitled "Why China and India will pay" explains why China and India will follow our lead in halting the advance of global warming.
An article by Richard Conniff entitled "The Myth of Clean Coal" sheds needed light on the deceptive promotion of future coal use.
More on the coal issue in this article by James Hansen entitled "End Mountain Top Coal Mining".
James Hansen explains why politicians have not and probably will not do enough to address the climate change problem in "Power Failure: Politicians are fiddling while the planet burns. What's a voter to do?"
Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize winner in Economics, provides a thorough and scientifically credible summary of the financial options for addressing the climate change problem in his article entitled "Building a Green Economy".
Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiwview's view of a Carbon Tax.
Republican Weather Man provides an excellent summary of the Climate Change issue. See it at: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/02/douglas/