Dig into the Anthropocene

Climate change is overwhelming. There are many different facets to the problem. Climate change will affect us in so many different ways. The Library has many resources to draw from that touch on any aspect that you might be personally interested in. I've tried to pick out a few of different formats and genres.

Deep future : the next 100,000 years of life on Earth

Curt Stager

363.73874 /Stager
Science

A paleoclimatologist makes predictions about how environmental choices in the twenty-first century will affect life on the planet throughout the distant future, drawing on geological history to argue that global cooling poses a more significant threat.

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This book is really interesting. It puts climate change into geologic perspective, talking about how these changes we are seeing compare to the global cyclic warming and cooling that the earth has seen in the past and what is coming.
- Brent

The rough guide to climate change

Robert Henson

363.73874 /Rough
Science

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a basic primer for understanding the symptoms, science and solutions for the problem
- Brent

Tales from the warming : envisioning the human impact fo the climate crisis

Lorin R. Robinson

FICTION Robinson, Lorin R.

Presents an anthology of ten short stories that take you all over the world and over time to experience--in human terms--the growing impact of climate change. Story locations vary from Bangladesh to Venice, Los Angeles to Polynesia, South Sudan to Southwestern China, Mount Kilimanjaro to the Persian Gulf, Miami to Greenland. The time frame is 2022 to 2059, a period during which the world is beginning to suffer the far reaching effects of this civilization-changing phenomenon.

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If you aren't into reading about the science behind climate change, try this. They are basically short stories about people facing climate change scenarios around the world each one a few years farther into the future.
- Brent

Ground truth : a guide to tracking climate change at home

Mark L. Hineline

577.22 /Hineline
Nature

Before you read this book, you have homework to do. Grab a notebook, go outside, and find a nearby patch of nature. What do you see, hear, feel, and smell? Are there bugs, birds, squirrels, deer, lizards, frogs, or fish, and what are they doing? What plants are in the vicinity, and in what ways are they growing? What shape are the rocks, what texture is the dirt, and what color are the bodies of water? Does the air feel hot or cold, wet or dry, windy or still? Everything you notice, write it all down. We know that the Earth's climate is changing, and that the magnitude of this change is colossal. At the same time, the world outside is still a natural world, and one we can experience on a granular level every day. Ground Truth is a guide to living in this condition of changing nature, to paying attention instead of turning away, and to gathering facts from which a fuller understanding of the natural world can emerge over time. Featuring detailed guidance for keeping records of the plants, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals in your neighborhood, this book also ponders the value of everyday observations, probes the connections between seasons and climate change, and traces the history of phenology--the study and timing of natural events--and the uses to which it can be put. An expansive yet accessible book, Ground Truth invites readers to help lay the groundwork for a better understanding of the nature of change itself.

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This book is about being mindful of the change happening around you, noticing the cyclic changes in nature right outside your back door. It's sort of a backyard abundance approach to climate change.
- Brent

1.5 Stay Alive

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY
Musical, Documentary

The aim of international climate change policy is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. But scientists believe that a temperature rise of just 1.5 degrees could lead to irreversible damage to ecosystems and terrestrial and marine areas...MUSIC MEETS SCIENCE: The style of 1.5 Stay Alive is part music video and part factual. In it, popular Caribbean musicians express their experiences with rising seas by composing and performing songs about climate change, and their visions of how to confront it.

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Not super informational but fun and beautiful. But there are a lot of documentaries on Kanopy that you might enjoy that address different aspects of the problem.
- Brent

Ice : portraits of vanishing glaciers

James Balog

551.312 /Balog
Nature

A collection of photographs documenting the current condition of glaciers around the world. Includes some comparison shots tracking changes in a glacier over time.

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Beautiful coffee-table book. The designs and colors of the glaciers are fascinating.
- Brent

The New York times.

eNEWSPAPER

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Great resource for keeping up to date on all kinds of climate related news. This is a great resource for Iowa City residents. you can read it on your computer or mobile device. Sign up today. https://www.icpl.org/books-more/resources/nytimes
- Brent

Learning to die in the Anthropocene : reflections on the end of a civilization

Roy Scranton

303.49 /Scranton
Science, Philosophy

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This is a very bold and interesting take on climate change. I was initially skeptical but really got into this book.
- Brent

1.5 Stay Alive

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY
Musical, Documentary

The aim of international climate change policy is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. But scientists believe that a temperature rise of just 1.5 degrees could lead to irreversible damage to ecosystems and terrestrial and marine areas...MUSIC MEETS SCIENCE: The style of 1.5 Stay Alive is part music video and part factual. In it, popular Caribbean musicians express their experiences with rising seas by composing and performing songs about climate change, and their visions of how to confront it.

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popular Caribbean musicians express their experiences with rising seas by composing and performing songs about climate change and their visions of how to confront it
- Brent

Thule Tuvalu - Investigating Climate Change

STREAMING VIDEO KANOPY
Documentary

Two places at the edge of our planet are making headlines due to climate change: Thule, Greenland, because of record ice melts there; and Tuvalu, because this remote Pacific Island nation is one of the first countries on the verge of sinking as a result of rising sea levels.. Whereas for us the warming of the planet occurs almost solely in the media, it is changing the entire existence for the inhabitants of the Thule and Tuvalu. The Film portrays how they are forced to abandon their traditional way of life as they move towards an unknown future..