Films to watch. Books to read. Websites with information on climate change and climate activism.


Climate Solutions 101 Film series by Project Drawdown

Kate Raworth on 7 Key Principles for Economic Thinking Interview by Nate Hagens (7min) – Can we create systems that keep people from falling down the cracks, while also respecting the limits of our planetary home? Full interview (1hr 42min) here.  

Climate Change –The Facts  David Attenborough (1hr 15min)

Don’t Look Up (2hr 25min) Feature film using the analogy of a comet about to strike earth to satirize society’s response to climate change

Joint Declaration of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Strategy Group Scientists explain how it is possible for the world to move quickly to 100% renewable energy. (1hr 13min) Free on YouTube.

Paris to Pittsburgh National Geographic (1hr 17min) Shines a light on many forgotten communities affected by climate change in the United States. 

Before the Flood  National Geographic (1hr 35min) Follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the globe to witness first hand the devastating effects of climate change and what can be done to solve the climate crisis.

End of Meat (35min) Reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet.

Kiss the Ground (1hr 24min) A cure for climate change lies right under our feet. Features Big Picture Ranch in Ojai.

Ice on Fire (1hr 28min) Explores the many ways we can reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere, including kelp forest restoration and urban farming.

Hope in a Changing Climate (29min) Inspiring and hopeful John D. Liu documentary on large-scale land restoration. Free on YouTube.

Gasland (1hr 4min) Director Josh Fox travels across America to document the environmental and health damage caused by fracking.

Recommended Reading

TitleAuthorPublic LibraryBookstore LinkWebsite
Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One GenerationPaul HawkenSBPLat Chaucer's BooksWebsite
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global WarmingPaul HawkenSBPLat Chaucer's Books
Ministry for the FutureKim Stanley Robinson
SBPLat Chaucer's BooksPublisher's Website
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century EconomistKate RaworthSBPL

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going CrazyJoanna Macy and Chris Johnstoneat Chaucer's BooksWebsite
Fourth National Climate AssessmentU.S. Global Change Research Program
The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet Michael Mannat Chaucer's Books
Caring for Creation: A Call for Ecological ConversionPope Francisat Chaucer's Books
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth Rachel MaddowSBPLat Chaucer's BooksAuthor Webpage