Urgent Reading and Viewing List

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

  1. 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.
  2. Courses on CLEANetwork.com: Clean Energy and Jobs Courses, All Courses
  3. The Climate Economy’s YouTube Channel Videos


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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


Kids Can Save the Planet


  1. 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
  2. The Future of Nature and Business
  3. Rewiring America
  4. Building Pathways to Clean Energy Jobs in Illinois

Climate Change Science and Issues

  1. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports – Summaries ofr Policymakers are suggested
  2. The Price Tag of Being Young: Climate Change and Millenials’ Economic Future, August 2016 (free PDF):
  3. The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production, September 2016 (free PDF):
  4. 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) :

  1. Here’s How To Build 100% Clean Renewable Energy In The US Before 2040
  2. We Need to Expand Our Definition of Entrepreneurship

Benefits of taking action (not a complete list):

  1. Lower air pollution (UN Report: Vast majority of world – 6.76 billion people – living with excessive air pollution)
  2. Divert government funds from pollution-causing industry (Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF)
  3. Lowering costs + increasing adoption rates = Economic Opportunity (DoE trumpets clean tech ‘energy revolution’)
  4. Be prepared, more resilient (Louisiana floods, NC floods, etc.)
  5. 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.