Category Archives: Climate

Youth v. Gov | Reflections & Resources

Youth v. Gov [2020] REFLECTIONS This film evoked in me the most sublime of all human experiences, being profoundly inspired and infuriatingly broken-hearted all at the same time. The voices of activist youth who are supported and resourced by adults

Youth v. Gov | Reflections & Resources

Youth v. Gov [2020] REFLECTIONS This film evoked in me the most sublime of all human experiences, being profoundly inspired and infuriatingly broken-hearted all at the same time. The voices of activist youth who are supported and resourced by adults

TED | Tzeporah Berman: The bad math of the fossil fuel industry

Canada’s great northern forests, they’re the place of my heart. They hold 25 percent of the Earth’s wetlands. And they’re the nesting and breeding ground of the majority of North America’s songbirds. They’re the traditional territories of hundreds of Indigenous

TED | Tzeporah Berman: The bad math of the fossil fuel industry

Canada’s great northern forests, they’re the place of my heart. They hold 25 percent of the Earth’s wetlands. And they’re the nesting and breeding ground of the majority of North America’s songbirds. They’re the traditional territories of hundreds of Indigenous

The Ministry for the Future | Reflections & Notes

Kim Stanley Robinson. The Ministry for the Future. Orbit, 2020. (563 pages) REFLECTIONS The most important and influential factor in the climate crisis is not the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is the behavior of humans in the systems

The Ministry for the Future | Reflections & Notes

Kim Stanley Robinson. The Ministry for the Future. Orbit, 2020. (563 pages) REFLECTIONS The most important and influential factor in the climate crisis is not the level of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is the behavior of humans in the systems

How to Save our Planet | Reflections & Clips

Mark Maslin. How to Save Our Planet: The Facts. Penguin Life, 2021. (243 pages) REFLECTIONS The incredibly frustrating epistemic dilemma of our human psychology is that we don’t believe facts. Rather, we construct our worldviews based on stories and narratives. We

How to Save our Planet | Reflections & Clips

Mark Maslin. How to Save Our Planet: The Facts. Penguin Life, 2021. (243 pages) REFLECTIONS The incredibly frustrating epistemic dilemma of our human psychology is that we don’t believe facts. Rather, we construct our worldviews based on stories and narratives. We

Don’t Look Up | Reflections

Don’t Look Up. 2021, [R]. (Minor spoilers below) [We] just watched this. Highly recommend. (But now I need a drink!) —email from good friends, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 REFLECTIONS THE PARABLE IS TRUE For millennia, teachers, sages, jesters, and movie

Don’t Look Up | Reflections

Don’t Look Up. 2021, [R]. (Minor spoilers below) [We] just watched this. Highly recommend. (But now I need a drink!) —email from good friends, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 REFLECTIONS THE PARABLE IS TRUE For millennia, teachers, sages, jesters, and movie

The Future We Choose | Reflections & Notes

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis. Vintage Books, 2020. (210 pages) REFLECTIONS I have observed a fairly robust debate on the role that “optimism” plays in the face of pending

The Future We Choose | Reflections & Notes

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis. Vintage Books, 2020. (210 pages) REFLECTIONS I have observed a fairly robust debate on the role that “optimism” plays in the face of pending

Kiss The Ground | Reflections

Kiss The Ground, [https://kissthegroundmovie.com/] “Human beings emerged in paradise. If we restore all the degraded land on earth, we can return to paradise. If we start now to build a restoration economy, a regeneration economy, this is the way forward.

Kiss The Ground | Reflections

Kiss The Ground, [https://kissthegroundmovie.com/] “Human beings emerged in paradise. If we restore all the degraded land on earth, we can return to paradise. If we start now to build a restoration economy, a regeneration economy, this is the way forward.

A Bigger Picture | Reflections & Notes

Vanessa Nakate. A Bigger Picture: My Fight To Bring A New African Voice to the Climate Crisis. One Boat / Pan Macmillan, 2021. (253 pages) REFLECTIONS This may be one of the first books I’ve read in which I truly felt

A Bigger Picture | Reflections & Notes

Vanessa Nakate. A Bigger Picture: My Fight To Bring A New African Voice to the Climate Crisis. One Boat / Pan Macmillan, 2021. (253 pages) REFLECTIONS This may be one of the first books I’ve read in which I truly felt

Jane Goodall: The Hope | Reflections

“Together We Can. Together We Will!” REFLECTIONS When you persist in searching out life’s greatest solutions, eventually you will come to understand two truths. One, the solutions are simple. Two, the solutions are the same. It is essentially a default

Jane Goodall: The Hope | Reflections

“Together We Can. Together We Will!” REFLECTIONS When you persist in searching out life’s greatest solutions, eventually you will come to understand two truths. One, the solutions are simple. Two, the solutions are the same. It is essentially a default

Saving Us | Reflections & Notes

Katharine Hayhoe. Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. One Signal Publishers | Atria, 2021. (307 pages) REFLECTIONS Absolutely brilliant. At the risk of sounding hyperbolically grandiose, this may be one of the most

Saving Us | Reflections & Notes

Katharine Hayhoe. Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. One Signal Publishers | Atria, 2021. (307 pages) REFLECTIONS Absolutely brilliant. At the risk of sounding hyperbolically grandiose, this may be one of the most

The New Climate War | Reflections & Notes

Michael E. Mann. The New Climate War: The Fight To Take Back Our Planet. Public Affairs / Hachette Book Group, 2021. (351 pages) REFLECTIONS Urgency AND Agency There is a principle in conflict management work that states, essentially, there is no

The New Climate War | Reflections & Notes

Michael E. Mann. The New Climate War: The Fight To Take Back Our Planet. Public Affairs / Hachette Book Group, 2021. (351 pages) REFLECTIONS Urgency AND Agency There is a principle in conflict management work that states, essentially, there is no

How To Avoid A Climate Disaster | Reflections & Notes

Bill Gates. How To Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. Knopf, 2021. (272 pages) Download the tables here. REFLECTIONS I believe it was Bill Gates who said (and I think I’m paraphrasing here), “If

How To Avoid A Climate Disaster | Reflections & Notes

Bill Gates. How To Avoid A Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need. Knopf, 2021. (272 pages) Download the tables here. REFLECTIONS I believe it was Bill Gates who said (and I think I’m paraphrasing here), “If

a climate for change | Reflections & Notes

Katharine Hayhoe, Andrew Farley. a climate for change: global warming facts for faith-based decisions. [Advance Reading Copy] FaithWords, 2009. (206 pages) REFLECTIONS Brenda Russell wrote a song in 1988 entitled “Get Here” which has this famous line, “I don’t care how

a climate for change | Reflections & Notes

Katharine Hayhoe, Andrew Farley. a climate for change: global warming facts for faith-based decisions. [Advance Reading Copy] FaithWords, 2009. (206 pages) REFLECTIONS Brenda Russell wrote a song in 1988 entitled “Get Here” which has this famous line, “I don’t care how

All We Can Save | Reflections & Notes

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. One World, 2020. (418 pages) My heart is moved by all I cannot save:so much has been destroyed I have to

All We Can Save | Reflections & Notes

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. One World, 2020. (418 pages) My heart is moved by all I cannot save:so much has been destroyed I have to

A Life on Our Planet | Reflections & Notes

David Attenborough. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future. Grand Central Publishing, 2020. (266 pages) In publicly educating and communicating about the most critical issue we as a human species are facing–climate change–there

A Life on Our Planet | Reflections & Notes

David Attenborough. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future. Grand Central Publishing, 2020. (266 pages) In publicly educating and communicating about the most critical issue we as a human species are facing–climate change–there

Eaarth | Reflections & Notes

Bill McKibben. eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010. (261 pages) REFLECTIONS On page 81, McKibben writes, Global warming, though, is a negotiation between human beings on the one hand and physics and chemistry on

Eaarth | Reflections & Notes

Bill McKibben. eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2010. (261 pages) REFLECTIONS On page 81, McKibben writes, Global warming, though, is a negotiation between human beings on the one hand and physics and chemistry on

Years of Living Dangerously | Reflections

Years of Living Dangerously [13+] “From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.”

Years of Living Dangerously | Reflections

Years of Living Dangerously [13+] “From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.”

The Climate Casino | Reflections & Notes

William Nordhaus. The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World. Yale University Press, 2013. (377 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the most respected American economists, with one of the most excellent reputations, produces one of the most clearly articulated

The Climate Casino | Reflections & Notes

William Nordhaus. The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World. Yale University Press, 2013. (377 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the most respected American economists, with one of the most excellent reputations, produces one of the most clearly articulated

Drawdown | Reflections & Notes

Paul Hawken, ed. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Penguin Books, 2017.  (240 pages) cf. Project Drawdown REFLECTIONS There is, after so many years, still quite a bit of misinformation and/or misrepresentation by partisans regarding Climate

Drawdown | Reflections & Notes

Paul Hawken, ed. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Penguin Books, 2017.  (240 pages) cf. Project Drawdown REFLECTIONS There is, after so many years, still quite a bit of misinformation and/or misrepresentation by partisans regarding Climate

Katharine Hayhoe–The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Talk about it | Reflections & Transcript

REFLECTIONS In recent interactions with climate deniers (or at least, “minimizers,”) I found myself flabbergasted at the willful ignorance, apathetic dismissiveness, and religious posturing that denied climate change, labeling it a “hoax,” definitely “false,” or some sort of partisan lie.

Katharine Hayhoe–The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Talk about it | Reflections & Transcript

REFLECTIONS In recent interactions with climate deniers (or at least, “minimizers,”) I found myself flabbergasted at the willful ignorance, apathetic dismissiveness, and religious posturing that denied climate change, labeling it a “hoax,” definitely “false,” or some sort of partisan lie.

Climate Shock | Reflections & Notes

Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman. Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet. Princeton University Press, 2015. (250 pages) REFLECTIONS This week the #ClimateStrike launches all over the world. This will be good news if policies and actions begin

Climate Shock | Reflections & Notes

Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman. Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet. Princeton University Press, 2015. (250 pages) REFLECTIONS This week the #ClimateStrike launches all over the world. This will be good news if policies and actions begin