Climate Change Reading

This assignment allows you to enrich your knowledge about climate change by reading, in teams of two, an important contemporary book.

After reading, you and your partner will work closely together to write a wikipage about your book posted on the Our Place in Nature Wiki.  Your page needs to include:

1. The title of the book you are describing.

2.  An image of the cover of the book and a link to where the book can be purchased.

3.  An overall description of the book (aproximately 200 words).

4.  A description of some of the most important chapters (approximately 400 words total).

5.  A set of 5-10 study / discussion questions that would be helpful to students reading the book.

This wiki is a public document.  Use your best writing skills, and proofread carefully!  Any text that is not your own writing must be linked back to its source, otherwise you are guilty of plagiarism.

Choose From:

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas (2009)

Oil and Honey, Bill McKibbon (2013)

This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein (2014)

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert (2015)

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization by Roy Scranton (2015)

Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni (2014) (graphic novel)

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy by Lester Brown (2015)

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)

Comfortably Unaware: What We Choose to Eat is Killing Us and Our Planet by Richard A. Oppenlander (2015)

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway (2010)

Donít Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, George Marshall (2014)

What Weíre Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis, Wen Stephenson (2015)

How Culture Shapes Climate Change, Andrew Hoffman (2015)

The Ecological Rift: Capitalismís War on the Earth by John Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York (2011)

Created by: allen.webb@wmich.edu
Revised Date: 1/16