This curriculum outline represents the arc of study that we have followed in our own research and collective learning process.  Where possible, we have provided links to the videos or full texts cited.  While we have found all of the materials below useful, this is by no means a comprehensive list.  We encourage everyone to pursue investigations into these issues through a wide variety of critical lenses, and to consider the ways in which climate change and the social and political engines that drive it influence our lives and communities in diverse ways.
If you are interested in learning more about our curriculum, or if you would like to establish a study group, please feel free to contact us via email.  We would be happy to talk to you about ideas and materials, or to facilitate a study of your own.
Materials on ecosystems and the natural world:

Materials on climate change and its effects

  • Video: Wake Up, Freak Out, – Then Get A Grip Click here.
  • Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change, E. Kolbert. (2006).  Chapter 1: Shishmaref, Alaska.
  • The Darkening Sea,” E. Kolbert. (2006).
  • Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, M. Lynas. (2008).  p 73-181.

Materials on false solutions to the problem

  • Hoodwinked in the Hothouse,” pamphlet produced by Rising Tide North America.
  • Video: “The Story of Cap and Trade.”Click here.
  • The Ecological Debt of Agrofuels,” M. V. Collazos.  Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution, (2010).
  • “The Technofix Approach to Climate Change and the Energy Crisis: Issues and Alternatives,” C. Fauset.  Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution, (2010).

Materials on capitalism, and the relationship between climate change and economics

Materials on the social implications of climate change: problems and solutions

  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, J. Diamond. (2005). p 136-156.
  • Late Victorian Holocausts: El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World, M. Davis. (2001). p 279-393.
  • The Food Bubble: How Wall Street starved millions and got away with it,” F. Kaufman.  Harper’s, vol. 321, no. 1922.  July, 2010.
  • Paradise Built in Hell: The extraordinary communities that arise in disaster, R. Solnit. (2009).
  • “Love Miles,” from Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning. G. Monbiot. (2007).  p. 170-188.
  • “Building the Clean Energy Movement: Future Possibilites in Historical Perspective,” Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution, B. Podobnik.  (2010).  p. 72-79.
  • Movements for Climate Action: Toward Utopia or Apocalypse?”  B. Tokar.  Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, Vol. 12, No. 2. October, 2010.


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