The following is not a comprehensive reading list, but a collection of interest points that the JB team have found useful or illuminating in our work.
Climate change is more than a tech problem, so we need more than a tech solution.
Martin J Boucher, Ensia, 2017
Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet forever.
Robert Macfarlane, Guardian, 2016
“We are living in the Anthropocene age, in which human influence on the planet is so profound – and terrifying – it will leave its legacy for millennia. Politicians and scientists have had their say, but how are writers and artists responding to this crisis?”
Call Climate Change What It Is: Violence
Rebecca Solnit, Guardian, 2014
Waiting for Gaia. Composing the Common World Through Arts and Politics
by Bruno Latour
French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist Bruno Latour explores what makes our current ecological crisis so hard to grasp philosophically and culturally.
This Changes Everything
by Naomi Klein
In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Countries that are officially signed up to the SDGs have a political responsibility (nationally and globally) to work towards them.
Carbon 101 Explainer
The Climate Institute, Australia, 2012
The Climate Institute, Australia, 2013
Why a rise of only a few degrees in the average global temperature risks our prosperity, security, and health.
The Wretched Earth: Botanical Conflicts and Artistic Interventions
Edited by Ros Gray and Shela Sheik, 2018
The Wretched Earth: Botanical Conflicts and Artistic Interventions presents new research on contemporary art practices that both explore and intervene in the cultures, politics and systems of representation generated through human interaction with the soil.
UK Met Office
Basic explainer of climate vs. weather and climate change from the UK Met Office.
Global Climate Change
Key facts and explainers on climate change from NASA.
Visualisation resources library
A selection of useful climate change visualisation tools and graphs, collected by Ed Hawkins, designer of the famous ‘climate spiral’ image.
UK-based news service on climate science, climate policy, and energy policy. Although it can be UK- and US-centric especially with regards to policy, their daily briefing e-newsletter is comprehensive and a key source of up-to-date information.
Climate Action Tracker
An independent science-based assessment tracking and rating the emission commitments of individual national pledges, targets, and nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement.
Paris Equity Check
A website providing an assessment of the equity of the emissions reduction commitments of different countries under different equity models (including capacity, equal cumulative per capita, equal per capita, greenhouse development rights, constant emissions ratio – explained on the website).
Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology
Art historian T. J. Demos considers the creative proposals of artists and activists for ways of life that bring together ecological sustainability, climate justice, and radical democracy, at a time when such creative proposals are urgently needed.
POC Resistance – Stories of Climate Justice
Skin Deep Magazine
After a fantastic intervention at ArtAdmin’s 2Degrees Festival, Skin Deep Magazine have collated these resources exploring how communities of colour are fighting climate change around the world.
No Condition is Permanent, 19 Poets on Climate Justice and Change
Action for Climate Empowerment
UNFCCC / UNESCO, 2016
Guidelines for accelerating solutions through education, training and public awareness. Public engagement and education guidance, including steps for developing a campaign, working with other partners, etc. [PDF]
Education for Sustainable Development Goals – Learning Objectives
Learning objectives categorised for each Sustainable Development Goal.[PDF]
Leading climate change communications research and engagement organisation, providing resources for better climate change communication.
How Much Does Science Knowledge Influence People’s Views on Climate Change and Energy Issues?
Pew Research, 2017
The Tipping Point
An entertaining read about what makes ideas captivating, and causes them to embed themselves in our ideology. Great for how to engage audiences in difficult subjects and cause a perception shift.
Good news stories about innovation and daily actions we can all take to reduce our environmental impact. A sustainability focussed Buzzfeed, if you will.
Huffington Post’s new blog focussing on ‘modern sustainable living’; lifestyle choices and light touch articles.