Resources

Films:

Before the Flood‘ Leonardo deCaprio.   This is a powerful, stunningly beautiful film. It touches all of the climate change bases in a way that sticks in the memory in a way that the dry facts and news coverage cannot manage. Whatever you may think of Di Capriccio’s performance as the guide and interviewer, you’ve got to give a lot of credit to someone who has access to Obama, the UN, and the Pope! The film is worth watching if only for the scolding by the Indian environmental official for American indifference and the sometimes lyrical depiction of the present and future condition of the Earth by a courageous former astronaut. (Thanks to Katherine Thorndike and Ron Lawler for providing this link and description of the film.)

Books:

NONFICTION

Low Impact Forestry

Blowout, Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most   Destructive Industry on Earth, by Rachel Maddow

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice by Wen Stephenson

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken 

Oil and Honey, (the Education of an Unlikely Activist) by Bill McKibbon

Falter by Bill McKibbon, 2019

The Sixth Extinction, an Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Water Will Come, Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized  World, by Jeff Goodell 

This Changes Everything, (Capitalism vs. the Climate) by Naomi Klein

On, the (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein

The Climate Casino (Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World), by

William Nordhaus

The Right to Be Cold (One Woman’s Fight to Protect the Arctic and Save the Planet

               From Climate Change), by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Six Degrees, Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas

Beyond the Limits (Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a Sustainable Future),

By Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jorgen Randers

The End of Ice, Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption by Dahr Jamail

 The End of the Long Summer, Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth by Dianne Dumanoski (Crown pub) 2009

 The Uninhabitable Earth, a Story of the Future by David Wallace-Wells

 This Is Not a Drill, An Extinction Rebellion Handbook

 The Parent’s Guide to Climate Revolution by Mary DeMocker

 Unprecedented Climate Mobilization by Elizabeth Wordsworth and David Ray Griffin

The Ice at the End of the World (an epic journey into Greenland’s buried past and our perilous future), Jon Gertner  ISBN: 978-0-8129-9662-3

 BIOGRAPHY, SPIRITUALITY AND EMPOWERMENT

 Active Hope, (How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy), Joanna Macy and

Chris Johnstone

Art and Upheaval, (Artists on the World’s Frontlines), William Cleveland

Art in Action (Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future), preface by Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and                Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations)

Being the Change, (Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution), Peter Kalmus

 Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

 Coming Back to Life, (Empowerment in the Face of Planetary Suffering), Joanna

Macy and Molly Brown

Finding Beauty in a Broken World, (A resounding hymn to creativity, community,

and engagement), Terry Tempest Williams

Greta Thunberg, No One is too Small to Make a Difference, by Doug McLane

ISBN: 978-0-14-313356-8

 This Sacred Earth, (…the first comprehensive survey of the critical connections

Between religion, nature, and the environment), edited by Roger S. Gottlieb

Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver ISBN: 978-0-06-268456-1

 The Invention of Nature, (Alexander von Humboldt’s New World), by Andrea Wulf

We Rise, Earth Guardians Guide by Xiuhtezcall Martinez

 ild Borneo, by Cede Prudente

 FICTION

The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver

 Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver

The Overstory, Richard Powers