Resources for Safe, Just and Sustainable Living
Climate Change/Global Warming
We’re in big trouble. Our planet is warming up fast, which creates the conditions for extreme drought, floods, wildfires and storms, melting of glaciers and other catastrophic events. What’s needed is elimination of the use of fossil fuels for energy generation, changes in our food choices and agricultural methods, planet-wide environmental restoration and reduction in deforestation and global population impacts.
The Milwaukee chapter of 350.org—an international grassroots movement working to solve the climate change crisis—invites you to join its monthly meetings, held at 7pm, the second Tuesday of each month, at the Riverside location of the Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place.
Wisconsin Climate Change Organizations
The City of Milwaukee has joined cities around the country to make sure citizens have access to information on climate change. We will continue to take climate action to adapt to climate threats while reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Read for yourself the 2017 National Climate Assessment located here on our website.
Climate Action Round Table
Our vision is to facilitate networking and collaboration among organizations acting on climate change and to serve as a clearing house of events to amplify the effectiveness of climate advocacy.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization. Our chapter is just one of hundreds of chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world.
Working to education the public about energy issues and what we can do to fight disruptive climate change and global warming.
A national lobbying organization with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, working to protect our land, air and soil quality.
Located at University of Wisconsin Madison the mission of the Institute is to build partnerships to syerrgize and sustain excellence in the interdisciplinary research, teaching and service that makes the University a world leader in addressing environmental challenges. The Institute holds frequent events and conferences regarding the challenges of climate change.
National Climate Change Organizations
This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein. Seminal book blaming Capitalism for much of the
problem of climate change and how new alliances could move us towards a more sustainable world.
Six Degrees by Mark Lynas. What could happen if the planet warms up six degrees
Comfortably Unaware by Richard A. Oppenlander. How our food choices affect the planet.
The Age of Sustainable Development, by Jeffrey D. Sachs
The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert, Effects of species loss.
The End of the Long Summer, by Dianne Dumanoski. Tipping points in climate change.
Climate Wars, by Gwynne Dyer. Glimpse of future possible reality
Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. Spinmeisters of global warming
The Great Transition, by Lester Brown. Optimistic view of the future.
Vital Signs of the Planet: Lots of good info and graphics regarding CO2 and global temperature change, droughts, ice melt speeds, sea level rise, etc. No doubt here about the severe impacts of climate change. Our world is rapidly changing.
The flagship campaign dedicated to stopping the use of fossil fuels and switching to 100% renewable energy. Founded by Bill McKIbben.
Authors Peter Carter and Elizabeth Woodworth make an overwhelming case that the public, especially young people, are victims of 'Unprecedented Crime'. "With chapter-after-chapter gut punch, it is a volume that reads like a UN science team jointly making a life-and-death 911 call recording to a planet of primed and waiting emergency responders: 'We’ve hit bottom. The situation is dire. Time is short. Ignore the criminal deniers, bankers, media and politicians!'”—Howard Breen, resilience.org Forward by Dr. James Hansen
Papers, Presentations and PowerPoints
The People of the Change trilogy by Charles Bensinger -- A deep dive into the biggest con job in history -- how powerful, ruthless forces employing massive public deception are fast-tracking a global apocalypse for financial gain.
How to Save the World: A Blueprint for Radical System Change, by Charles Bensinger
We need to do far more than phase out fossil fuels and switch to solar and wind power. We'll need to change our agriculture, transform our food choices, halt deforestation, regenerate our forests and fisheries and take on the hot-button issues such as sharing global wealth, creating a Universal Basic Income and reducing global population impacts.
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To prevent Homo sapiens from becoming yet another failed species, a courageous team with unconventional skills must battle to protect an experiment in human photosynthesis, defend the roll out of Universal Energy and mastermind the redistribution of trillions of dollars away from the global elite toward solving global problems.
Films, Videos and TV
This Changes Everything, Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
The Years Project The YEARS Project, born out of the groundbreaking TV series Years of Living Dangerously, is a multimedia storytelling and education effort designed to inform, empower, and unite the world in the face of climate change. The YEARS Project is now asking folks ages 18-30 to submit climate change-related videos for inclusion in new TV productions.