American Canopy—Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation
Here is a running (unordered) list of my recommended readings related to climate, environment, economics, politics, and philosophy. Favorites are bolded. Reviews by me will be linked if they exist.
To be clear, this isn’t a list of things I completely agree with. Some may even contain many opinions I wholly disagree with. The point is I find them interesting and have learned something of value.
Feel free to contact me if you have any trouble finding copies, or want to discuss!
- Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet – Tom Murphy – my review
- After Cooling—On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort – Eric Dean Wilson
- Climate—A New Story – Charles Eisenstein *donation encouraged
- The Business of Less—The Role of Companies and Households on a Planet in Peril – Roland Geyer
- Being the Change—Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution – Peter Kalmus (read free online)
- Saving Us—A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World – Katharine Hayhoe
- Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
Essays and Articles
- Beyond Accumulation and Technical Progress: Negative Externalities as an Engine of Economic Growth – Stefano Bartolini – my review
- What is Ecological Economics? – Robert Costanza
- Reading Peter Singer’s ‘Famine, Affluence, and Morality’ 50 years later – Paige Cromley, The Daily Princetonian
- Taming the Greedocracy – Jag Bhalla, Current Affairs
- Environmentalism Was Once a Social-Justice Movement – Jedediah Britton-Purdy
- Scientists’ warning on affluence – Wiedmann et. al.
- Famine, Affluence, and Morality – Peter Singer
- Why Worry About Collapse? – Tom Murphy, Resilience.org
- The Climate Movement Must Be Ready to Challenge Right-Wing Environmentalism – Sam Knights, Jacobin
- Vaclav Smil: ‘Growth must end. Our economist friends don’t seem to realise that’ – Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
- Climate Activist Peter Kalmus’s Life Is Kinda Rough, Actually – Elizabeth Weil, ProPublica (title my own)
- Lockhart’s Lament – Paul Lockhart
- What Is Existentialism? – Bob Corbett