From Adam Rome:
- Climate scientist Mike Hulme’s Why We Disagree About Climate Change (2009).
- Historian Joshua Howe’s Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming (2014).
- Psychologist Mary Pipher’s The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture (2013).
- Howe also has edited a wonderful collection of documents, Making Climate Change: Documents from Global Warming’s Past (2017).
- The documentary I mentioned about the implications of climate change for national security and international order is “The Age of Consequences” (2017).
- For a sense of the likely impacts of climate change more generally, I still like a 2008 book by journalist Mark Lynas, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet.
- My book about the first Earth Day, The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation (2013) also might inspire folks thinking about how to build a stronger movement for change.
From Ryan McPherson, follow @RyMcPherson:
- Climate of Hope (by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope)
From Elizabeth Mazzolini:
- Rob Nixon’s Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor.
- Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway’s Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming might be relevant to the audience’s interest in this topic.
- The book I co-edited with Stephanie Foote, Histories of the Dustheap: Waste, Material Cultures, Social Justice is about garbage from a number of disciplinary and activist perspectives, including a chapter on Love Canal.
- My book The Everest Effect: Nature, Culture, Ideology is about Mount Everest, but is really about how various kinds of technologies (communicative, visual, even financial) have helped shape relations between people and nonhuman nature over the twentieth century.
You can find these books and more at the Buffalo and Erie Public Library as their currently featured selections https://www.buffalolib.org/