We are reading and looking at a lot of sources as we develop this project.
Here are a few we recommend:
NEWS / GENERAL INTEREST
- BPL’s Regions and Seasons Exhibition – on view through August 27, 2017
- Katharine Hayhoe – a scientist who is also an Evangelical Christian, finding ways to bridge the gap between those two communities.
- A Pet Tortoise Who Will Outlive Us All – we are really interested in impacts on different species. Considering an animal who may live much longer than humans and witness more change is an interesting perspective
- Urban Beasts: wild animals living in cities
- Antarctic Dispatches: NYTimes 3-part series on melting Antarctica, complete with cool VR videos
SCIENTIFIC & CIVIC RESOURCES
- Climate Ready Boston
- Floodmap.Net – a Google Street level view of anywhere on the planet, with the ability to toggle sea level rise.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Books
- The Secret of the Dolphins by Edward Packard – the secret is that they talk, hide treasure, and might be used for spying or terrorism!
- The Perfect Planet, by Edward Packard – a planet’s sustainability is disrupted when an alien force starts harvesting Slarp plants, disrupting the local ecology.
- Journey Under the Sea by R.A. Montgomery – Atlantis and fish people!
- Marisol by Jose Rivera
- Candide, the Leonard Bernstein operetta (particularly the Mary Zimmerman-directed production, which balanced the epic story with detailed playfulness)
- Angels in America by Tony Kushner
- The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
- The Island President: President Nasheed of the Maldives fights for the actual survival of his island nation
- An Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore’s perennially essential message.
- Years of Living Dangerously
- A TV Series (2 seasons) following guest stars as they explore a particular aspect of climate change and impacts. Highlights include: David Letterman investigating coal vs. solar power in India; Giselle Bundchen explores impact of beef industry in Brazil
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck – classic novel about America’s last round of climate refugees
- Hope in the Dark, by Rebecca Solnitt
- The Collapse of Western Civilization by Naomi Orestes and Erik M Conway – a future history of Earth, looking back on the present time from 300 years in the future, assessing where humans screwed up and why.