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CCL Tacoma Study Group

Please join us!  We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 1 pm, via ZOOM. Our goal, as part of CCL Education, is to provide a space to discuss books, articles, documentaries, and other media about climate activism and related topics.  The stimulating discussions and friendly support help us to deal with the challenges of these times.

 
Find the meeting date and how to submit articles/attend on the homepage under Upcoming Chapter Events.”

 

Contact Sue Lepore with any questions.

Article Lists per Month 2024-

May-

A Planetary Crisis Awaits the Next President
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/20/opinion/trump-biden-climate-election.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare.   

PDF

Trump.2.0 What a second Trump presidency would bring (podcast transcript)

https://www.happyscribe.com/public/the-daily/trump-2-bfd26406-61dc-4566-8880-29fffe4fe5d1

 

Nine practices from Native American Culture that could help the environment

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2024/04/22/native-american-practices-combat-climate-change/

PDF

These 150-ft high sails could help solve shipping's climate problem
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2024/04/22/shipping-emissions-mechanical-sails/

PDF

Puyallup Tribe partners with renewable energy storage startup
The tribe is joining Portland-based Skip Technology to make large-scale flow batteries that would be ideal for storing intermittent energy sources like solar and

Read in KNKX Public Radio: https://apple.news/A_y_EApibTI2OnjiBGyndJw

Tracking an invisible climate menace from 360 miles above

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/03/03/climate/methane-satellite-launch-global-warming.html?unlocked_article_code=1.n00.TGjm.6zqNI9erPUDw&smid=url-share

"Canary" Review: A Portrait of Perserverance by Nicolas Rapold.  A climate science documentary with heart.

PDF 

Mercy Me: Photos show what humans have done to the planet 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2024/03/29/1241234103/anthropocene-era-photos-earth-human-scars-planet?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20240403&utm_term=9375876&utm_campaign=news&utm_id=58100608&orgid=232&utm_att1=

April-

We need to talk about food prices 

https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2024/03/we-need-to-talk-about-food-prices/?

You flood it, you pay for it. https://billmckibben.substack.com/p/you-flood-it-you-pay-for-it

MIT tool shows climate change could cost Texans a month and a half of outdoor time by 2080. Finally, something that makes climate change relatable.

Read in TechCrunch: https://apple.news/AWNPz5uHESVmzC_nPHwr-qQ

Solar Power Takes Up A Lot Of Land. Here's How It Can Be More Ecologically Beneficial. https://www.civilbeat.org/2024/03/solar-power-takes-up-a-lot-of-land-heres-how-it-can-be-more-ecologically-beneficial/

How federal dollars meant to fight climate change could end up boosting Louisiana's fossil fuel production.  https://theconversation.com/how-federal-tax-dollars-meant-to-fight-climate-change-could-end-up-boosting-louisianas-fossil-fuel-production-225885

Recycling lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles.  PDF

Oil industry sees a vibe shift on climate tech.  PDF

A New Surge in Power Use is Threatening U.S. Climate Goals  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/03/13/climate/electric-power-climate-change.html

Biden Administration Announces Rule Aimed at Expanding Electric Vehicles https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/20/climate/biden-phase-out-gas-cars.htm

Can Climate Cafes Help Ease the Anxiety of Planetary Crisis?  https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/20/climate/climate-change-anxiety-fear.html

March- 

He wants oil money off campus.  She's funded by Exxon.  They're friends.  Hiroko Tabuchi, NYT, Mar. 1, 2024.   PDF

The US Becomes Global Gas Supplier and the Debate Over Climate Impact

https://medriva.com/breaking-news/the-us-becomes-global-gas-supplier-and-the-debate-over-climate-impact/

Climate Action 100+ Reaction to Recent Departures

 https://www.climateaction100.org/news/climate-action-100-reaction-to-recent-departures/

Environmental Justice and Carbon Pricing: Can They be Reconciled? Parts 1-3

Carbon Pricing Analysis, Boyce, et al, April 2023 National Institute of Health PDF

What Would Happen if Every American Got a Heat Pump?
Getting these climate superheroes into more US homes would massively cut emissions, and it would be cost-effective.

Read in WIRED: https://apple.news/AUITm5ahtTau-8BOoi7JcpQ

Government rolls out program allowing low-income drivers to lease EVs for as little as $43 a month: ‘It’s about time’

Read in The Cool Down: https://apple.news/Ajz8wnignRuOLUcRrKI6t4w


Satellite to ‘name and shame’ worst oil and gas methane polluters
Leaks are driving 30% of the climate crisis and MethaneSat will provide the first first near-comprehensive global view

Read in The Guardian: https://apple.news/AGV6xOMElQ1K8QjC9w5BtNQ

Germany Plans to Enable Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide at Offshore Sites, Geir Moulson, Associated Press, 2/26/24. PDF

Scientists Take Action Over Climate Change. Daniel Grossman, Nature, 2/22/24 PDF

February- 

How a giant space umbrella could stop global warming. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20160425-how-a-giant-space-umbrella-could-stop-global-warming

 

Teslas crash more than gas-powered cars. Here’s why. https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/18/business/why-do-people-keep-crashing-teslas/index.html

 

Outsulation' and 'flexiwatts': Saving energy can help close the demand gap

Read in South Dakota Searchlight: https://apple.news/AWG-YOAnJSHasvWMDqD2gaQ

Study: Fossil fuel workers have skills for clean energy jobs, but might have to move

Read in WESA: https://apple.news/AR_fA4RwvSjeeZ8loGCnmNw

Americans' climate fears gave Democrats the White House in 2020

https://www.newsweek.com/climate-change-concerns-voting-democrats-1861802

Invisible landscapes

https://orionmagazine.org/article/interstitium-scientific-discovery-anatomy/

We are all climate economists now Jan. 23 NYT by Lydia DePillis  PDF

January- 

As tree species face decline, "assisted migration" gains popularity in the Pacific North West. PDF

Taking Stock, charts from John Doherty,  PDF

The Climate Can't Afford another Trump Presidency, by Zoe Schlanger, Atlantic Monthly Special Issue: If Trump Wins, Jan/Feb 2024.  PDF

Earth was due for another year of record warmth.  But this warm? by Raymond Zhong, NYT Dec. 26 2023. global-warming-accelerating.html

 

Coal: the Climate Scourge that Won't go Away, by Mark Gongloff, Dec. 29 2023.  https://lasvegassun.com/news/2023/dec/29/coal-the-climate-scourge-that-wont-go-away/

 

What if people don't need to care about climate change to fix it? by Hannah Ritchie, NYT, Dec. 28, 2023.  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/12/31/magazine/hannah-richie-interview.html?mwgrp=a-dbar&unlocked_article_code=1.Kk0.4yYA.WU7lBNJUEs3y&smid=url-share

This new cement could become America’s next big bumper crop and help save the world as we know it
Colorado-based Prometheus Materials and other emerging companies are developing new biocements that could help meet the world’s growing concrete demands and avert climate catastrophe.

Read in Fast Company: https://apple.news/AtrCN4FlAQJehmrLndMHu4w

 

10 climate tech innovations that give us hope for 2024
From ships powered by food waste to jet fuel made from CO2, here’s the climate tech we’re most excited about.

Read in Fast Company: https://apple.news/A2ODak76SSvWJH--seFOmsQ

 

In 2023, organized labor became core to the climate movement
In the clean energy transition, labor unions and the climate movement are finding that they're stronger together.

Read in Grist: https://apple.news/A2RYXI3QeQk64O-j8tP5GbA

 

These rocks glow brighter than the sun. They could also help end the use of fossil fuels

At some point in the dawn of humanity, a smarter-than-average homo sapien moved a rock away from the fire for warmth and invented the thermal battery.

Read in CNN: https://apple.news/AAKMmXQ1WSJO7BUNhWgQXMw

 

Opinion: I’m a climate scientist. This is why I’m laughing
Climate scientist Bill McGuire writes on the power of comedy in grabbing peoples’ attention — and why COP28 was the biggest joke of all.

Read in CNN: https://apple.news/AdmOGILRDSvuBPWa9rUnvqA

Articles from 2023
December-

The surprisingly simple way to convince people to go green

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/12/05/improve-sustainability-help-climate-change/

Could Biden's clean energy push be a victim of its success?     PDF

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/27/us/politics/biden-solar-energy.html#:~:text=President%20Biden%27s%20clean%20energy%20push,panels%20and%20is%20outpacing%20demand

U.S. bets on small nuclear reactors to help fix a huge climate problem

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/11/12/climate/nuclear-reactors-clean-energy.html


Google DeepMind’s weather AI can forecast extreme weather faster and more accurately

https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/11/14/1083366/google-deepminds-weather-ai-can-forecast-extreme-weather-quicker-and-more-accurately/


How soon do you have to buy heat pumps and EVs to avoid climate catastrophe? 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2023/technology-early-adopters-climate-change/#

The godfather of climate science turns up the heat.     PDF

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/08/opinion/hansen-climate-warming-warning.html

In charts: how electricity is changing, country by country

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/11/20/climate/global-power-electricity-fossil-fuels-coal.html

Electrical grids aren't keeping up with the green energy push

https://thehill.com/homenews/ap/ap-international/ap-electrical-grids-arent-keeping-up-with-the-green-energy-push-that-could-risk-climate-goals/

November-

 

Climate change is keeping therapists up at night

climate-anxiety-therapy.html

The energy transition in 5 charts and not too many numbers

https://rmi.org/the-energy-transition-in-five-charts-and-not-too-many-numbers/

How Americans view future harms from climate change in their community and around the US.

https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2023/10/25/how-americans-view-future-harms-from-climate-change-in-their-community-and-around-the-u-s/#:~:text=A%20new%20Pew%20Research%20Center,get%20worse%20in%20their%20lifetime.

Gavin Newsom wants to export California's climate laws to the world

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/23/climate/gavin-newsom-california-climate-action.html

Will California and Washington marry their carbon markets?

https://www.eenews.net/articles/will-california-and-washington-marry-their-carbon-markets/

They went hunting for fossil fuels. What they found could help save the world
When two scientists went looking for fossil fuels beneath the ground of northeastern France, they did not expect to discover something which could supercharge efforts to tackle the climate crisis.

Read in CNN: https://apple.news/A7n9Noah7RUuWew2nXGGiGw

 
To decarbonize cement, the industry needs a full transformation
This story was originally published by Canary Media and is part of its special series “The Tough Stuff: Decarbonizing steel, cement and chemicals.”

Read in Grist: https://apple.news/Al-TUycVgSMWzTs5jnZoMtA


Can concrete dust help to fight climate change? This Irish startup is trying it out on US farmland
Concrete dust could permanently sequester up to 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Read in Euronews: https://apple.news/AXSecgWnNQGC6OIBKIGNYqg


Solar energy storage breakthrough could make European households self-sufficient
Norwegian startup Photoncycle says it can store solar energy from summer to winter cheaper than batteries

Read in Sifted: https://apple.news/AZwsUqTINQh-hMEESQ79q7A

 

 

October-

It's time to engineer the sky

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-time-to-engineer-the-sky/

We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet's future.  These are our best hope.  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2022/global-warming-1-5-celsius-scenarios/

A bright spot at the intersection of farming, electric vehicles and solar energy.

https://southdakotasearchlight.com/2023/09/30/a-bright-spot-at-the-intersection-of-farming-electric-vehicles-and-solar-energy/

How does climate change threaten your neighborhood? A new map has the details.

https://grist.org/extreme-weather/new-map-climate-change-risks-neighborhood-vulnerability-index/

A year after the IRA, industrial policy has gone global.  Now what? 

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/energysource/a-year-after-the-ira-industrial-policy-has-gone-global/

For many big food companies, emissions head in the wrong direction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/22/business/food-companies-emissions-climate-pledges.html

Americans don't hate living near solar and wind farms as much as you might think.

https://www.reddit.com/r/yimby/comments/16z0k23/americans_dont_hate_living_near_solar_and_wind/?rdt=37051

France seeks strategy as nuclear waste site risks saturation point.

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/france-seeks-strategy-nuclear-waste-site-risks-saturation-point-2023-02-03/

The United States' edge in the clean energy economy starts with outcompeting China on hydrogen

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/energysource/americas-edge-in-the-clean-energy-economy-starts-with-outcompeting-china-on-hydrogen/

September-
Forests are no longer our climate friends
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/06/opinion/columnists/forest-fires-climate-change.html#:~:text=A%202021%20review%20of%20590,a%20much%2Dfeared%20tipping%20point.
 
America is using up its groundwater like there's no tomorrow
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/america-is-using-up-its-groundwater-like-theres-no-tomorrow/
Anger is most powerful emotion by far for spurring climate action, study finds
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/21/anger-is-most-powerful-emotion-by-far-for-spurring-climate-action-study-finds

How U.S. oil extraction plans will scupper global climate goals 
https://www.energymonitor.ai/policy/exclusive-how-us-oil-extraction-plans-will-scupper-global-climate-goals

Could sand be the next lithium?  A cadre of start-ups are building batteries that can store renewable energy in natural materials such as sand, salt and rock.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-solutions/2023/08/24/natural-battery-storage/

A big leap in solar power: the bio-inspired photovoltaic leaf shows greater efficiency

https://innovationorigins.com/en/a-big-leap-in-solar-power-the-bio-inspired-photovoltaic-leaf-shows-greater-efficiency/#:~:text=Researchers%20have%20developed%20an%20innovative,cells%20for%20power%20conversion%20efficiency

NASA releases first U.S. pollution map images from new instrument launched to space

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasa-first-us-pollution-map-images-tempo-instrument-space/

COP28 and the limits of eco-modernism

https://drilled.ghost.io/the-limits-of-eco-modernism/?ref=drilled-newsletter

I thought fossil fuel firms could change.  I was wrong.

https://www.outrageandoptimism.org/blog/fossil-fuel-firms-could-change

The Faustian bargain of reducing air pollution

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/30/opinion/columnists/the-faustian-bargain-of-reducing-air-pollution.html#:~:text=And%20in%20fact%20you%20could,may%20double%20rates%20of%20warming

August-
 

Grid Rewiring: an Answer for Biden's Climate Goals?

https://www.eenews.net/articles/grid-rewiring-an-answer-for-bidens-climate-goals/

Backlash to climate policies is growing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/07/24/climate-change-backlash-europe/

America Can't Build a Green Economy without China

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/17/opinion/america-china-clean-energy.html

 

Adding Clean Energy to the US Power Grid Just Got a Lot Easier
Federal regulators overhauled the process for connecting new energy projects to the power grid. 

Read in The Verge: https://apple.news/AbjeCs1uqSlaHROhlS0vzZA


Competing visions of the future are driving a wedge between clean energy companies and traditional environmentalists.

Read in Los Angeles Times: https://apple.news/AObIPq7YjRwqD4_ekbIu9kA

 
Big Oil quietly walks back on climate pledges
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jul/16/big-oil-climate-pledges-extreme-heat-fossil-fuel?CMP=share_btn_tw
 
July-
Art meets solar: These Dutch startups are making photovoltaics sexy 
https://thenextweb.com/news/solar-panels-art-dutch-startups-europe
Five ways AI could improve the world 
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jul/06/ai-artificial-intelligence-world-diseases-climate-scenarios-experts
U.S. truck makers reach deal to phase out polluting big rigs 
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2023/jul/06/us-truck-makers-reach-deal-to-phase-out-polluting-/
Even in Texas, you can't stop the green revolution
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/14/opinion/texas-green-revolution-fossil-fuels.html
Canada offers lesson in the economic toll of climate change 
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/03/business/economy/canada-wildfires-economy.html
 
Climate misinformation in a climate of misinformation
https://www.stockholmresilience.org/news--events/climate-misinformation.html
Virtual power plants are coming to save the grid
https://www.governing.com/infrastructure/virtual-power-plants-are-coming-to-save-the-grid
California just can't kick its coastal gas plant addiction
https://www.latimes.com/environment/newsletter/2023-06-22/california-just-cant-kick-its-coastal-gas-plant-addiction-boiling-point
 
June-
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/01/opinion/the-ocean-is-looking-more-menacing.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/23/business/australia-lithium-refining.html
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/16/cop28-host-uae-climate-united-arab-emirates
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/30/opinion/climate-clean-energy-investment.html
https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/global-energy-consumption-source
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05052023/electric-grid-customer-control/
https://www.bing.com/search?q=the+earth+is+really+quite+sick+now+and+in+ecological+danger&FORM=AWRE

Gasoline use isn’t falling fast enough. Targeting ‘superusers’ could help.

 https://apple.news/ApDi1tktERBGxqeX20wUVuw

 

 

May-

 

Supreme Court unlocks climate cases by rejecting oil industry bid ​

https://www.eenews.net/articles/supreme-court-unlocks-climate-cases-by-rejecting-oil-industry-bid/

Nuclear waste is misunderstood

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/28/opinion/climate-change-nuclear-waste.html

EPA rules may push power plants to capture carbon,  is the tech ready?

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/epa-rules-may-push-power-073000695.html

Clean Tech takes off in Moses Lake

https://medium.com/wagovernor/clean-tech-takes-off-in-moses-lake-211294767929

Could AI save the Amazon rainforest?
Conservationists in the Brazilian Amazon are using a new tool to predict the next sites of deforestation – and it may prove a gamechanger in the war on logging

Read in The Guardian: https://apple.news/AXLatkRDWQTaCUXo6O8b3fw


Scientists utilize mushrooms powerful enough to digest cigarette butts and their toxic contents: ‘We’re aiming to go even higher’

Read in The Cool Down: https://apple.news/AiWvCRqvHScKmGYDti_QDYg

Electric car battery investments skyrocketed in 2022

https://insideevs.com/news/651713/ev-battery-investments-skyrocketed-2022-73-billion/#:~:text=New%20research%20from%20the%20think%20tank%20Atlas%20Public,three%20times%20as%20much%20funding%20as%20in%202021.

 

April-

More killer tornados will hit the South as global warming creates dangerous new weather patterns

https://fortune.com/2023/03/28/tornado-supercells-more-frequent-southern-us-global-warming-study/

We need the right kind of climate optimism
Climate pessimism dooms us to a terrible future. Complacent optimism is no better.

https://apple.news/AiAS837HcTHaHiC6qLyUjJg

House climate hawks pitch "clean" permitting plan

https://www.eenews.net/articles/house-climate-hawks-pitch-clean-permitting-plan/

Eight reasons why Volkswagen's decision to pick Ontario over Oklahoma matters to Virginia

https://cardinalnews.org/2023/03/17/eight-reasons-why-volkswagens-decision-to-pick-ontario-over-oklahoma-matters-to-virginia/

Company devises ingenious method of solving major construction problem: recycling wind turbine blade material

 https://apple.news/Agj0HxscOQHm0H4e5DNhdnA

Green hydrogen development-the high tech gamble that turns water into fuel

https://www.jordannews.jo/Section-129/Technology/The-high-tech-gamble-that-turns-water-into-fuel-27511

March-

Recapturing excess heat could power most of Europe, say experts
Preventing heat waste largely being ignored as solution to energy crisis, say environmental campaigners

Read in The Guardian: https://apple.news/AUS68_L_BSgK7i5nXao0j6g

 

Analysis | How energy from Earth’s crust could pull carbon from the sky
A geothermal company announced today it will design and engineer the first purpose-built geothermal and direct air capture plant.

Read in The Washington Post: https://apple.news/AfDlGVzZAThSxKTaNA9zPEQ

He ran the NAACP. Now he’s leading the Sierra Club's fight against climate change
"There is no green vote without the Black or brown vote," he says.

Read in Los Angeles Times: https://apple.news/Abawv_TpbQx-c6Gx6WferDQ

Outrage and Optimism, The Bridgetown Initiative by Avinash Persaud

https://www.outrageandoptimism.org/episodes/this-is-the-rainy-day

The CREST Act of 2022: 

https://cc2af78e-2cee-40ec-89d6-6ff2a9fa3303.usrfiles.com/ugd/51aed8_be39a46c2f9742718fe0a633f86db1b1
 

Japan adopts plan to maximize nuclear energy, in major shift

https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-business-japan-climate-and-environment-02d0b9dfecc8cdc197d217b3029c5898

In the Year of Sustainability UAE Takes Significant Leap towards Net Zero 2050 as Unit 3 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Starts Commercial Operations

https://www.enec.gov.ae/news/latest-news/uae-takes-leap-towards-net-zero-2050-as-unit-3-plant-starts-commercial-operations/

 

South Korea to expand its nuclear share to 30% by 2030

https://expertsnrg.com/south-korea-to-expand-its-nuclear-share-to-30-by-2030/?wpwautoposter=1677136785

 

 

February-

Opinion | A Deal to Help South Africa Is a Breakthrough for the Worldnytimes.com

In the Amazon, Indigenous and Locally Controlled Land Stores Carbon, but the Rest of the Rainforest Emits Greenhouse Gasesinsideclimatenews.org

Lost for words: fears of ‘catastrophic’ language loss due to rising seastheguardian.com

How to invest in 'green steel' disrupters: U.S. company gets ArcelorMittal backing and more stocks to watchmarketwatch.com

How Central Ohio Got People to Eat Their Leftoversnytimes.com

These remarkable new solar panels can even generate electricity at night 
“The coldness of outer space is also an extremely important renewable energy resource.”

Read in The Cool Down: https://apple.news/AwAWf3eaARHahsyPn2eAXAg

 

Algae-based bioplastic for 3-d printing

https://www.arch2o.com/3d-printing-breakthrough-dutch-researchers-develop-new-algae-based-bioplastic-for-3d-printing/

 

January -

Climate Change from A to Z

newyorker.co

 

Snapshots, Hotshots and Moonshots: Images of Climate Change in 2022

insideclimatenews.org
 

Six climate breakthroughs that made 2022 a step toward net zero

bnnbloomberg.ca

 

The newest crop found on the farm? Solar panels.

technologyreview.com

 

Superhot rock energy is growing, but needs more support to reach its full potential

catf.us

 

 https://www.wnps.org/blog/wa-ecosystems-are-changing-conservation-efforts-are-too

Climate misinformation spreads on Musk's Twitter

eenews.net

 

Greta Thunberg tweet https://apple.news/A4V6eiz3gSnuxlCPM2aR_iA

Rural Amer­ica Is Battle­ground for Green Energy | The New York Times

nytimes.pressreader.com

How U.S. oil extraction plans will scupper global climate goals

List of Materials 2020-2021

The Overstory by Richard Powers, 2018.  Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about people and trees.

 

The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Ton Rivett-Carnac, 2020.  They led the negotiations for the UN during the Paris Agreement.

 

“2040” a documentary of 2019 by Damon Gameau, who travels the world meeting with innovators about climate solutions.

 

Clade by James Bradley, 2015.  Novel about a family coping with planetary changes.  Australian author.

 

Carbon Pricing: A critical perspective for community resistance by Indigenous Environmental Network, 2017. It’s a free PDF download, about 50 pages. It’s a critique of why they don’t support carbon pricing as a viable solution.  We try to reach for and understand conservatives but how about the progressive left?  

 

Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer, by Bren Smith, 2019.  Fascinating life story and a hopeful climate solution.


Grassroots Rising, a call to action on climate, farming, food, and a green new deal by Ronnie Cummins, 2020. Transforming our food system is a great climate mitigation action.


Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right and How We Can, Too by George Lakey, 2016. An excerpt, Chapter 13, on the clean energy successes of this region.

 

Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist by Kate Raworth, 2020.  A brilliant and revolutionary model for meeting the needs of all while staying within the limits of the planet.

 

Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, 2020.  Pulitzer Prize-winning expose of the underlying caste system behind white privilege and racial bias.

 

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, 2018.  Thoughtful treatment of race relations in the U.S.

 

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 2018.  Frank, hard-hitting, and very useful.  A Seattle-based author.

 

The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson, 2021.  By an acclaimed sci-fi author, but with so many fascinating “info-dumps” about climate solutions that it seems halfway non-fiction.  Visionary—we keep referring to it as a possible “guide” to the near future.

 

Various articles from The Economist and from Yes Magazine

 

How To Avoid a Climate Disaster: the Solutions we Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates, 2021. Recommendations from the business and technology giant, including nuclear power.

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene by Roy Scranton, 2015.  “Calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster.” (Naomi Klein)

 

“Seaspiracy” a 2021 damning documentary about industrial fishing’s impact on ocean life. 

 

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, 2013.  An excerpt, “Windigo Footprints” on the monstruous greed and ruin caused by capitalist consumer culture.

 

“Biggest Little Farm” a 2018 documentary by John Chester about developing a sustainable farm on desolate ground outside of Los Angeles.

 

Various articles from The Economist.

Everything Change Vol III, an anthology of short stories about climate change and the future, 2021.  Free download. 

 

“Breaking Boundaries: the Science of our Planet,” a 2021 documentary by Johan Rockstrom, narrated by David Attenborough.  Excellent big-picture science and visuals explaining how human activity has broken the boundaries of most of our planet’s stabilizing systems, but ending with a positive note on “solutions.”  

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, 2021.  Geeky fun not just for geeks!  The whole planet must work together to solve an existential threat by the skin of their teeth...sound familiar?

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