There are so many things to read and watch. These lists are very inadequate but I’ll leave it here anyway. I’ll try to work on it!
The Climate Economy
- www.TheClimateEconomy.com: the website is a growing source of inspiration on new technologies, ideas, ways of doing things and people making things happen The Climate Economy way. Also, www.CLEANetwork.com and the Youth Climate Economy Ventures Hub.
- Courses on CLEANetwork.com: Clean Energy and Jobs Courses, All Courses
- The Climate Economy’s YouTube Channel Videos
- Collaborative Spunk: A Feisty Guide for Reviving People and Our Planet (PDF), by A. Gayle Hudgens. Part I is required reading, Part II is strongly recommended. The Climate Economy Education Inc is honored to offer Dr. Hudgen’s book online exclusively; we credit our roots to her. Gayle provides a comprehensible overview of the science we need to know about.
- A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life, by L. Hunter Lovins et al, an eloquent illustration of the many truths and benefits of a better future for all. With decades of experience living and pursuing “a Finer Future,” Hunter provides a clear picture of how our economy currently works and how we can improve it.
- The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis, by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. Christina has been fighting on the front lines for a better future for all, and she knows a thing or two. Christina and Tom provide an easy-to-read and understand guide that every individual can use
- SIU Edwardsville “Clean Up!” Event, April 16, 2020, with SIUe “GPS Public Relations” student group, Sally Burgess of Sierra Club and Michelle Knox of WindSolarUSA.com Video | Slides
- The Future of Nature and Business
- Rewiring America
- Building Pathways to Clean Energy Jobs in Illinois
Climate Change Science and Issues
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports – Summaries ofr Policymakers are suggested
- The Price Tag of Being Young: Climate Change and Millenials’ Economic Future, August 2016 (free PDF):
- The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production, September 2016 (free PDF):
- Micheal Mann: The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy, August 6016
What we can do (this list is lacking, see “Clean Up!” slides above) :
- Here’s How To Build 100% Clean Renewable Energy In The US Before 2040
- We Need to Expand Our Definition of Entrepreneurship
Benefits of taking action (not a complete list):
- Lower air pollution (UN Report: Vast majority of world – 6.76 billion people – living with excessive air pollution)
- Divert government funds from pollution-causing industry (Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF)
- Lowering costs + increasing adoption rates = Economic Opportunity (DoE trumpets clean tech ‘energy revolution’)
- Be prepared, more resilient (Louisiana floods, NC floods, etc.)
- Clean energy jobs.
If you have any doubts about the morality of taking care of the planet as priority #1, then please read the Pope’s encyclical.