Films to watch. Books to read. Websites with information on climate change and climate activism.
Climate Solutions 101 Film series by Project Drawdown
Climate Change –The Facts David Attenborough (1h 15m)
Don’t Look Up (2 hr 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 17m) Shines a light on many forgotten communities affected by climate change in the United States.
Before the Flood National Geographic (1hr 35m) 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 (35m) Reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet.
Kiss the Ground (1h 24m) A cure for climate change lies right under our feet. Features Big Picture Ranch in Ojai.
Ice on Fire (1h 28m) Explores the many ways we can reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere, including kelp forest restoration and urban farming.
Hope in a Changing Climate (29m) Inspiring and hopeful John D. Liu documentary on large-scale land restoration. Free on YouTube.
Gasland (1h 4m) Director Josh Fox travels across America to document the environmental and health damage caused by fracking.
One Climate (Santa Barbara County)
Project Drawdown (includes latest version of the book Drawdown free online)
|Title||Author||Public Library||Bookstore Link||Website|
|Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation||Paul Hawken||SBPL||at Chaucer's Books||Website
|Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming||Paul Hawken||SBPL||at Chaucer's Books||https://www.drawdown.org/|
|Ministry for the Future||Kim Stanley Robinson||SBPL||at Chaucer's Books||Publisher's Website|
|Fourth National Climate Assessment||U.S. Global Change Research Program||https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/|
|The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet||Michael Mann||SBPL||at Chaucer's Books|
|Caring for Creation: A Call for Ecological Conversion||Pope Francis||at Chaucer's Books|
|The Future Earth||Eric Holthaus||SBPL||at Chaucer's Books||Publisher's Website|
|All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis||Ayana Johnson & Catharine Wilkinson||SBPL||at Chaucer's Books|
|Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth||Rachel Maddow||SBPL||at Chaucer's Books||Author Webpage|