With the present U.S. administration seemingly hell-bent on shoving anything documenting the existence of global climate change down the memory hole, it’s indeed heartening to discover that Professor Joshua Howe of Reed College and the good people at University of Washington Press are doing all they can to make some of these disappearing documents more easily available to the interested reading public.

Published just this past April, Making Climate Change History: Documents from Global Warming’s Past offers a impressive collection of informative and enlightening articles, reports, and other communications about the discovery and growing understanding of global climate change. Essential reading indeed for all seeking not only to understand the subject but also to ensure that the path that led us to our present state of understanding isn’t lost.