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Climate Change

Climate change, referring to drastic changes in the earth’s weather or temperature, is a broad topic that affects all life on our planet. We are currently undergoing global warming, a climate change that has been directly caused by human influence, especially the burning of fossil fuels and global deforestation. Predicted global warming effects are already underway, heightening the frequency and intensity of regularly occurring natural disasters—such as hurricanes, droughts and heat waves, fires, and flooding—which have displaced many people and challenged quality of life everywhere. The solution to these catastrophes is within our grasp, but it requires all of us to pressure political and business leaders on a societal level to alter industrial behaviors on a scale that can halt our globe’s catastrophic trends. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways.

Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis

In Soil Not Oil, Vandana Shiva explains that a world beyond dependence on fossil fuels and globalization is both possible and necessary.

Elegant Simplicity: The Art of Living Well

Consume less and celebrate more for inner peace and ecological integrity Consumerism drives the pursuit of happiness in much of the world, yet as wealth grows unhappiness abounds, compounded by the grave problems of climate change, pollution, and ecological degradation.

Dreaming the Future: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature

Few would deny that we are entering a period of great change. Our environment is collapsing. Social disruption abounds. All around, it seems, we are experiencing breakdown. But out of this chaos comes the opportunity for breakthrough—the opportunity to reimagine our future.

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