This page provides links to websites, video, audio, and books that illuminate the climate change issue and offer solutions that will lead to a more sustainable, equitable, and socially just society. Each one is highly reccommended by Michael himself.
Saving the Planet is George Carlin's rage against the arrogance of humans and their rape of the planet. It is a satire and yet climate deniers saw it as a debunking of global warming — even though he never mentions the words — and posted it all over the Internet as proof of their views. Now that's arrogance!
Here, another George Carlin routine about our homes being only a cover for our stuff is a hilarious critique of human consumerism.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
Tim DeChristopher's 2011 Power Shift Keynote speech is a powerful call to arms to create a better world. Beware it involves sacrifice!
We desperately need to reinvent our energy system. The Rocky Mountain Institute explains how. Although this video talks about America, the need to reinvent energy is just as important in Canada where we need to wean ourselves from tar sands bitumen, fracked natural gas, coal, and nuclear.
Timothy Dyson, professor of population studies at LSE, on population. More on theguardian website.
Hot Questions provide quick answers to your global warming questions. This is a compilation of 4 audio shorts from UCAR.
Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, Arjun Makhijani, Nuclear Policy Research Institute and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, July 2007, http://www.ieer.org/carbonfree/
Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It, Paul R. Epstein and Dan Ferber, University of California Press, 2011.
Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change, L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming, James Hoggan with Richard Littlemore, Greystone Books, 2009.
Energy Switch: Proven Solutions for a Renewable Future, Craig Morris, New Society Publishers, 2006.
Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse, edited by Richard Douthwaite and Gillian Fallon, New Society Publishers, 2011.
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How it can Renew America, Release 2.0, Thomas Friedman, Douglas & McIntyre, 2009.
How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything, Mike Berners-Lee, Greystone Books, 2011.
Invisible Energy: Strategies to Rescue the Economy and Save the Planet, David Goldstein, Bay Tree Publishing, 2009.
Now or Never: Why We Need to Act Now to Achieve a Sustainable Future, Tim Flannery, Harper Collins, 2009.
Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair with Energy, Amanda Little, HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.
Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, Sandra Steingraber, Da Capo Press, 2011.
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, Amory Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2011.
Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy, Peter G. Brown and Geoffrey Garver, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009.
Saving Energy, Growing Jobs: How Environmental Protection Promotes Economic Growth, Profitability, Innovation, and Competition, David Goldstein, Bay Tree Publishing, 2007.
Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air, David J.C. MacKay, UIT Cambridge Ltd., 2009. Free download available at http://www.withouthotair.com/
Ten Technologies to Save the Planet: Energy Options for a Low-Carbon Future, Chris Goodall, Greystone Books, 2010.
The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming, Guy Dauncey, New Society Publishers, 2009.
The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, Mark Anielski, New Society Publishers, 2007.
The End of Nature, Bill McKibben, Doubleday, 1989.
The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems, Van Jones, HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.
The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future, Sajed Kamal, Earthscan, 2011.
The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, 2008.
What Matters Most: How a Small Group of Pioneers Is Teaching Social Responsibility to Big Business, and Why Big Business Is Listening, Jeffery Hollender and Stephen Fenichell, Basic Books, 2004.
Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insider Shows How, S. David Freeman, Gibbs Smith, 2007.