Resources

Reports

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 

The IPCC is the United Nations body assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC presents reports that cover the ‘state of knowledge’ concerning the science of climate change. The Assessment Report, AR5, presents new results since the publication of the AR4 in 2007.  The AR6 report, not yet complete, presents results since the publication of the AR5 report in 2014.  AR6 will be complete in 2021.

Take a look at the Synthesis Report (an overview) for AR5 https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/syr/ 

See some of the new results from the AR6 and other reports

https://www.ipcc.ch/about/reports/

Examples:

            Global Warming of 1.5°C and Summary for Policy Makers

            https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

            https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/chapter/summary-for-policy-makers/           
 

Websites 

Sustainability for All: This is a good resource for the "how" of tackling climate change, with sections on renewable energy, development, and a section devote specifically to climate change.

Climate Reality: This site, originally founded by Al Gore, includes a climate change fact sheet, some videos for greater personal impact, and a solid article with links to other climate change-related infographics.

Canadian Geographic, Climate Change Infographics: Includes a number of eye-catching infographics and includes a number of climate change-related resources for educators.

NASA Climate: The mission of “Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet” is to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information about Earth’s changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, one of the world’s leading climate research agencies.

UN Climate Change: This important site contains useful background information including a description of the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol.  It also houses the IPCC report.  

Climate Atlas, Climate Change: Good Canadian overview, with some good graphs and links to more general information on climate science.

 

Podcasts

Wait, There’s More, a deeper dive on each weekday’s news by Global News

July 18, 2019 – “How to Sell Climate Action in Canada”

Listen on Apple Podcast or Spotify

Costing the Earth

“This BBC podcast looks at our literal effect on the environment and how the environment reacts to our contemporary existence. In the podcast, everything from the environmental cost of golf courses to climate change's effect on reproductive health is covered.”

Climate Cast - MPRnews

“In this podcast, MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner talks listeners through the current news stories regarding climate change. This program creates an opportunity to break down complex topics, carefully and slowly, making the subject matter far less overwhelming than it can be.”

The Elephant

“This podcast investigates solutions for climate change. Each episode explores a different element of climate change, featuring conversations with leading thinkers, experts, journalists, and scientists.”

 

Books 

Bennett, Jeffrey. A Global Warming Primer

The book is freely available online

Jeffrey Bennett’s website 

A video discussion of his book

 

Goodell, Jeff.  The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World 

Print copy in UTM Library

Sun Valley Institute presentation by Jeff Goodell

 

Kimmerer, Robin Wall.  Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants

Print copy in UTM Library   

E-Book through UTM Library   

 

Klein, Naomi. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate

Print Copies in UTM Library 

This Changes Everything Website 

Watch the National Film Board documentary 

Naomi Klein talks about her book 

 

Mann, Charles C. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World

Print copy in UofT Libraries  

Print copy in UTM Library

Charles Mann discusses his book 

 

Mann, Michael and Tom Toles, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy

Print copy in UTM Library 

Michael Mann talks about his book  

 

Robinson, Kim Stanley. New York 2140 

Print copy in UTM Library

Kim Stanley Robinson reads from and discusses his novel

 

Rush, Elizabeth. Rising: Dispatches from the new American Shore

Print Copy at UTM Library

America Adapts: The Climate Change Podcast Episode 77 with Elizabeth Rush

 

Serreze, Mark C. Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North

E-book is available through the Library 

Have ordered a copy of the print book for the library.

Listen to Mark speak about his book

 

Wallace-Wells, David. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

Print copy at UTM Library

David Wallace Wells discusses his book