Action for the Climate Emergency, ACE. Nonprofit whose mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. Our Climate, Our Future (videos for teaching).
Arts & Ere. Explores the relationship of Arts Education and Environmental Education. (University of Quebec in Montreal)
Counterforce Lab. Research studio that harnesses the power of art and design to engage with the reality of global ecological crisis and its ties to environmental injustice, founded by UCLA professor Rebeca Méndez and part of UCLA's Design|Media Arts Department.
International Ecolinguistics Association, IEA. Network of 800 researchers worldwide who share ideas, opinions and articles about ecolinguistics: The role of language in the life-sustaining interactions of humans, other species and the physical environment. Official journal via open access, Language & Ecology.
National Geographic: Resource Library. Geographic resources for teachers, Pre-K-12, from the National Geographic. With lesson plans, research, maps, a storehouse of 800+ available videos, and resource library units. See example: Anthropocene Resource Library.
National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration: Just for Kids. Site promoting resources for teaching children about the environment (tides, currents, space); NOAA is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Proven Sustainable (free educational material about Indigenous people and knowledge)
CIEL (Center for International Environmental Law)
Global South Climate Database (searchable database of scientists and experts in the fields of climate science, climate policy and energy. Set up by Carbon Brief with the support of the Reuters Institute's Oxford Climate Journalism Network)
Zabel, I. H. H., D. Duggan-Haas, & R.M. Ross, eds. (2017). The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change. Paleontological Research Institute.
This free PDF book offers the basics of climate change science and perspectives on teaching a subject that has become socially and politically polarized. Audience focus is teachers of high school Earth science and environmental science. Open access title.
Educating for the Anthropocene: Schooling and Activism in the Face of Slow Violence by Peter Sutoris (2022) MIT Press (Click here for free access).
The Routledge Handbook of Ecomedia Studies (2023) Edited by Antonio López, Adrian Ivakhiv, Stephen Rust, Miriam Tola, Alenda Y. Chang, and Kiu-wai Chu). Free open access to digital copies.
Ecomedialiteracy Recommended Readings (excellent list of readings curated by Antonio López)
Is No Place Safe? Climate Change Denialists Seek to Sway Science Teachers (Ann Reid, Glenn Branch, Steven Newton, Common Dreams, April 13, 2017)
Merchants of Doubt (Naomi Oreskes, Kansas State University, Oct 18, 2010, 8:22 mins)
Life Runs on Energy commercial (Energy Transfer 2021, 1 minute commercial about the need for petroleum).
Petro Pete: Plastic Mascot for Plausible Denial (Jim Zeigler, April 10, 2019, Inhabiting the Anthropocene). Climate denial taught in schools. Free lesson plan about this for Middle School students from Subject to Climate.
Research Confirms ExxonMobil, Koch-Funded Climate Denial Echo Chamber Polluted Mainstream Media (Brendan DeMelle, Truthout, Nov 25, 2015)
Secret Video of ExxonMobil Lobbyist Reveals the Truth Behind Big Oil (Jessica Corbett, June 30, 2021, CommonDreams, video 8:51)
Skeptical Science (website challenging climate change denials)
DeSmog (articles on science and climate denial)
Foxic: Fox News Network's Dangerous Climate Denial 2019 (Public Citizen, Aug. 13, 2019)
Deny and Delay: Inside the Climate Disinformation Machine (a series on the effects of climate misinformation on democracy. Co-produced with Columbia Journalism Review and guest edited by Sandra Steingraber (Orion Magazine, 2022-2023)
The Toxic Ten: How ten fringe publishers fuel 69% of digital climate change denial (Center for Countering Digital Hate, Nov. 2021)
In the Dark: How Social Media Companies' Climate Disinformation Problem is Hidden from the Public (Ranking Big Tech on transparency by Friends of the Earth, Avaaz, Greenpeace, April 8, 2022).
Debunking the "Moral Case" for Fossil Fuels (Discussion Guide from Drilled News, 2023)
Amy Westervelt on Drilling, Denial, and Disinformation (Climate One Podcast, May 12, 2023)
PBS Frontline 3-part documentary series: The Power of Big Oil (2022):
Artist Redesigns National Parks Posters for 2050,
Showcasing Climate Devastation
(Nika Knight, Common Dreams, April 17, 2017)
American Climate: An Inside Climate News Project (Inside Climate News). Videos and articles of people affected by climate change in the U.S.
As “Climate Change” Fades from Government Sites, a Struggle to Archive Data (Leila Miller, PBS: Frontline, Dec 8, 2017)
Beginning the Climate Conversation: Parent Guide (The Climate Reality Project)
Chevron’s new ad campaign is a slick Yes Men hoax [Update] (David Zax, Fast Company, Oct 10, 2010)
Climate change: How do we know? (NASA). Article series.
The Tree Who Set Healthy Boundaries (Topher Payne creates an alternative ending to Shel Silverstein's book, The Giving Tree)
Climate change is complex. We’ve got answers to your questions (Justin Gillis; Illus by Jon Han, NY Times)
Climate Clock: Tracking Global Warming in Real Time (Climate Clock)
Climate Disruption Dispatches: Monthly (Dahr Jamail & Mike Ludwig, Truthout)
Climate Lab Book: Open climate science. Open source interactive texts and visualizations of climate change.
Climate Resistance Handbook: Or, I was a part of climate action, now what? (Daniel Hunter; Forward by Greta Thunberg, 2019)
Climate skeptic oversaw sprawling review of agency policy (Brittany Patterson, E&E News, March 8, 2018)
Cranky Uncle (John Cook's website with cartoons, games, & blog for challenging climate disinformation)
"Crying Indian" ad that fooled the environmental movement (Finis Dunaway, Zócalo Public Square, Nov 9, 2017)
Defining Ecocide (UCLA Law School's The Promise Institute)
Ecomedia Literacy (Antonio López)
Ecomedia Literacy, special issue (The Journal of Sustainability Education, April 2020)
Enemies of the State? (Global Witness, July 30, 2019)
Evaluating Scientific Arguments with Slow Thinking (Beth Covitt, Cornelia Harris, & Charles W. Anderson, Science Scope, Nov 2013)
Extreme Weather & Climate Crisis Book (The Climate Reality Project)
A filthy history. Interactive map: Which countries have emitted the most carbon since 1850? (Eric Holthaus & Chris Kirk, Slate, May, 2014)
Food Sovereignty Offers Possible Path Toward Climate Justice (Marienna Pop-Weidemann, Truthout, Dec 20, 2015)
The giving tree: How a children’s book became a parable for the climate crisis (Kate Yoder, Grist, August 26, 2021).
Global Climate Action Summit-Education. Resources for Climate Action through Education.
Global Warming & Climate Change Myths (Skeptical Science)
Gone in a Generation: Across America climate change is already disrupting lives (Zoeann Murphy & Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, 2019)
The Greatest Songs About the Climate Crisis Ranked (The Guardian, Oct. 28, 2021)
How Americans think about CC in 6 maps (Nadja Popovich, John Schwartz, & Tatiana Schlossberg, NY Times, March 21, 2017)
How Broadcast Networks Covered Climate Change In 2015 (Andrew Seifter, Denise Robbins & Kevin Kalhoefer, Media Matters, March 7, 2016)
How Broadcast Networks Covered Climate Change in 2016 (Kevin Kalhoefer et al., Media Matters in America, March 23, 2017)
LEGO Everything is awesome... Shell... Greenpeace (July 8, 2014, 1:45 mins)
Lego ditches Shell after Arctic oil protests (Alanna Petroff, CNN Business, Oct 9, 2014)
Living-Language-Land (a journey through endangered and minority languages that reveal different ways of relating to land and nature)
Mailings to Teachers Highlight a Political Fight Over Climate Change in the Classroom (Katie Worth, PBS: Frontline, March 23, 2018). Interview with Katie Worth about her book (2021) Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America.
The Media’s Failure with the Biggest Story in the World (David Ray Griffin, Truthout, April 11, 2015)
Michael Klare, Do African Famines Presage Global Climate-Change Catastrophe? (Tom Dispatch, April 20, 2017)
Nine climate change books for educators (Dr. Michael Svoboda, Yale Climate Connections, Sept 10, 2019)
Planet or Profit? (Truthout, 2014). Article series relating to climate change, consumerism, and capitalism.
STAND-LA Virtual Toxic Tour
A history of LA's urban oil drilling sites
and their impact on the children, families, and Angelenos
who live near them.
Wait, Why is Climate Change a Bad Thing? (Climate Reality Project, March 9, 2018)
Watch the Climate Change Ad Fox News Refused to Run (ClimateNexus, EcoWatch, July 18, 2016). Spoof of Fox News by Friends of the Earth.
Why the media matters in a warming world: A guide for policymakers in the global South (Climate Change Media Partnership, 2011)
Visualizing the amount of microplastic we eat (Reuters, Dec. 31, 2019)
Sustainable Fashion (ALTR Magazine & Resources from Global Climate Pledge)
This is Why We Should Stop Calling it Climate Change (Umair Haque, July 1, 2021, Eudaimonia)
Why the Guardian is Changing the Languages it Uses about the Environment (Damian Carrington, May 17, 2019, The Guardian)
Comic Strip: How Foraging Restored My Relationship with Food (NPR, TED Radio Hour for Comics, Oct. 7, 2022)
Teaching Climate Change
(American Educator, Winter, 2019-20).
Article series supporting educators teaching
bout climate change.
Fast Fashion (The Ugly Truth Of Fast Fashion | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix)
The Great Acceleration (Welcome to the Anthropocene)
Indigenous Pedagogies: Land, Water, and Kinship (Bank Street College of Education, Occasional Paper Series, Issue 49)
Stop the Oil Profiteering (Media campaign by Fossil Fuel Free non-profit media)
Grist (independent media telling stories of climate solutions)
Black and Hispanic Americans Bear a Disproportionate Burden from Air Pollution (University of Washington, March 11, 2019)
Environmental Justice & Environmental Racism (Greenaction: For Health & Environmental Justice)
Jim Crow in Our Climate Crisis (Alycee Lane, Truthout, March 14, 2019)
Let Them Drown - The Violence of Othering in a Warming World (Naomi Klein, The Mosaic Room, 2016, 48:04 mins). Edward W. Said Lecture.
Racism is killing the planet: The ideology of White Supremacy Leads the Way Toward Disposable People and a Disposable Natural World (Hop Hopkins, June 8, 2020, Sierra Club)
Dismantling White Supremacy to Address the Climate Crisis (Climate One podcast, April 29, 2022, 53:10)
Inequality of the effects of heatwaves as an example of environmental racism (FAIR, Counterspin interview with Vivek Shandas, July 2021 and FAIR article comparing media coverage of heatwaves in Europe vs. India, Aug. 12, 2022)
The Nature Gap: Confronting Racial and Economic Disparities in the Destruction and Protection of Nature in America (Report from Center for American Progress, July 21, 2020).
Energy Colonialism (We Smell Gas, climate justice collective)
Red Natural History, 2023 (free online journal with articles about Indigenous perspectives on the environment and natural hsitory museums)
Before Central Park: The Story of Seneca Village (The Central Park Conservancy)
Why blaming overpopulation for the climate crisis is wrong and racist (Our Changing Climate video)
The Carbon Map (world map that shows the inequality of climate change)
Our Green Transition May Leave Black People Behind (Hammer & Hope, #2, Summer 2023, by Rhiana Gunn-Wright)
'If you can win the popular imagination you can change the game': Why we need new stories on climate by Rebecca Solnit (The Guardian, January 12, 2023)
A quick start guide to nature journaling by Gavin Lamb (Medium, Feb. 14, 2021)
Teaching Climate Change (American Educator, Winter 2019-2020, Vol. 4,3 No. 4)
Resolution on Literacy Teaching on Climate Change (National Council of Teachers of English, March 1, 2019)
Green Earth Book Awards (The Nature Generation)
Good Energy: A Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change (An open-source digital guide to portraying climate change on-screen, including story inspiration, cheat sheets, character profiles, solutions, and projections into the future)
Ecomedia by Aaron Kierbel
(2021, video, 2:30 mins.)
Wiki resource site for the book, Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents: Reading, Writing, and Making a Difference, by Richard Beach, Jeff Share, and Allen Webb.
Wild Ones by Gavin Lamb. Weekly digest of research, ideas, and tools from ecolinguistics and environmental communication.
Free Online Courses:
Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions. Multifaceted education project initiated by the University of California with participation by all ten campuses of the UC system. Includes an online version of the course, an open-source digital textbook downloadable through the California Digital Library, and a massive open online course (MOOC).
Climate Change in Practice (UNESCO - APCEIU). Free, 4-week self-paced course featuring background knowledge on climate change, global efforts, and international agendas that are taking place to address the issue.
Making Sense of Climate Change Denial. Recognize the social and psychological drivers of climate science denial, and better understand climate change. From The University of Queensland, Australia, via edX.
The Stories We Live By: A Free Online Course in Ecolinguistics. Course examines a wide range of texts, from ads, lifestyle magazines and economics textbooks, to surfing guides, Native American sayings and Japanese animation. In each case, the question is whether the stories that underlie texts encourage us to care about people and the ecosystems that life depends on. By the University of Gloucestershire and the IEA.
Earth School (TED Ed and the UN Environment Programme collaborated to create these 30 quests about nature)
Climate Champions (UCSD). Free lesson plans for k-12 educators.
Climate Change Lesson Plans (Share my lesson). Free preK-12 lessons.
Climate Change Resources for Students & Teachers (Common Sense)
'Losing Earth': A Climate Change Curriculum (Pulitzer Center)
Media Construction of Global Warming (Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College). Free lesson plans.
Media Constructions of Sustainability: Food, Water, and Agriculture (Project Look Sharp, Ithaca College). Free lesson plans.
Stories from the Climate Crisis: A Mixer (Bigelow, B., Rethinking Schools). A role play with 22 people from around the world who are all affected differently by climate change.
Climate Change Education (Alliance for Sustainable Communities, Aug. 14, 2021)
Subject to Climate (non-profit online resources for teaching about the climate change for all K12 educators)
Textbooks for Sustainable Development: A Guide to Embedding (UNESCO & MGIEP, 2017)
Climate Lit (resources for teachers about climate literacy for educators and climate literature for young people)
Climate Change Lessons (National Center for Science Education, free online lessons)
Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (85 units that address History, Social-Sciences, Science, and Language Arts (some in Spanish) from Ten Strands, 2022)
Teach Climate Justice Campaign (free lessons and resources from Zinn Education Project)
Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (free lesson plans)
Youth Created Media on the Climate Crisis (This wiki for the book has lots of resources and lessons, Edited by Beach & Smith, 2023)
Bioneers, non-profit organization that creates media, podcasts, and holds an annual conference.
Change Everything (The LEAP). Efforts to address climate change, racism, & other forms of inequality.
Climate Change (Reveal News). Series on the impact of climate change, U.S. and globally, emphasizing mass migration, food security, global conflicts.
Climate Front Lines (Truthout.org))
Climate One podcasts (from the Commonwealth Club)
EcoJustice Radio (SoCal350 Climate Action)
A Sustainable Mind (Marjorie Alexander). Series investigating environmental campaigns and movements.
Earthwatch (Since 1971) Connecting people with scientists through citizen science and community engagement.
Got Science? (Podcast by the Union of Concerned Scientists). This US non-profit began by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Drilled (A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt).
The Repair (Scene on Radio series about the environmental crisis, Season 5 with 11 episodes, Producer John Biewen)
Green Teacher (discussions with environmental educators from around the globe)
Zero (Host: Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg Green's podcast on the future of zero emissions)
Angelicque White: What ocean microbes reveal about the changing climate (Nov 2019, 12:58 mins)
Colette Pichon Battle: Climate change will displace millions. Here's how we prepare (Dec 2019, 12:36 mins)
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim: Indigenous knowledge meets science to take on climate change (TEDWomen 2019, 12:52 mins)
Kat Houghton: The Rights of Nature (Nov 2019, 17:48 mins)
Monica Araya: A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels (Sept 6, 2016, 15:52 mins)
Xiye Bastida: If Adults Won't Save the World, We Will (Oct. 20, 2020, TED, 8:16 mins)
Kate Raworth: A healthy economy should be designed to thrive not grow (Post-Growth Economics, June 4, 2018, 15:53)
Check out the children's picture book:
The Birds and the Bees (UNDP, 2021).
Climate 101 with Bill Nye (Climate Reality, Sept 21, 2011, 4:33 mins)
Climate Change Debate (John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, May 11, 2014, 4:26 mins)
The Conservative Lorax (College Humor, Aug 30, 2012, 3:18 mins)
"Earthrise" by Amanda Gorman (Climate Reality, Dec. 4, 2018, 4:30 mins.)
Grocery Store Wars (Free Range, Nov 14, 2006, 5:50 mins.)
Guardians of Life (Amazon Watch, 3:34 mins.). Short film featuring Joaquin Phoenix centering the climate crisis.
Indigenous Worldview vs Western Worldview (Firstpeoples.org, 5:26 mins.)
The Last Generation (PBS: Frontline & The GroundTruth Project, April 3, 2018, ~10 mins.). Kids on the Marshall Islands affected by climate change; interactive documentary.
The Majestic Plastic Bag - A Mockumentary (HealtheBay, Aug 14, 2010, 3:59 mins.)
A Message from the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (The Intercept, April 17, 2019, 7:35 mins.)
A Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair (Naomi Klein, The Intercept, Oct 1, 2020, 8:57 mins.)
The Official Meatrix I (The Meatrix, Nov 8, 2006, 3:46 mins.)
Our Changing Climate. Bi-weekly video essay series investigating humanity's relationship to the natural world.
Our Climate, Our Future (Alliance for Climate Education, ACE).
Story of Solutions (The Story of Stuff Project, Oct 2013)
Take Action: Nestlé's Troubled Waters (The Story of Stuff Project)
Short spoof ad: Snake Oil (by Seán Burke)
PetroPete: How Big Oil Brainwashes Kids (Newsbroke AJ+)
Spoof Ad about Chevron (Hyperobject Industries, 2022). Great example of how images and music can overpower the words.
Overview (2012) Planetary Collective (20 mins. movie about astronauts' views of earth and the overview effect.
Environmental Justice in Los Angeles (short video 6:40 by UCLA EoIS, 2023)
The Big Con: How Big Polluters are Advancing a "Net Zero" Climate Agenda to Delay, Deceive, and Deny (Jesse Bragg, Rachel Rose Jackson, Souparna Lahiri, June 2021)
The Carbon Footprint Scam: A "Successful, Deceptive" PR Campaign (By Mark Kaufman, Mashable India)
Challenging Greenwashing at WPP Advertising Agency that Supports Fossil Fuel (Clean Creatives takes on WPP 2021). See WPP's original greenwashing ad here.
Climate Change and Digital Advertising: The Oil and Gas Industry's Digital Advertising Strategy (August 2021, Influence Map)
Corporate Ad Giant WPP Targeted for Helping Big Oil Greenwash Its "Net Zero" Hogwash (Julia Conley, Common Dreams, June 8, 2021.)
Duncan Meisel on Fossil Fuel Greenwashing (Janine Jackson, June 11, 2021, Counterspin Podcast FAIR)
Misleading Climate Ads from Big Oil (Heated World)
Petition to ban fossil fuel advertising on social media (Hip Hop Caucus)
Rebrand Attack - Culture Jamming BP
Rhetoric and Frame Analysis of ExxonMobil’s Climate Change Communications (Supran & Oreskes, 2021, One Earth 4, 696–719. Elsevier Inc.)
To Do List (Greenwashing from ExxonMobil, Aug 5, 2016, 0:30 mins)
To Do List response (ClimateTruth.org Action, Aug 16, 2016, 0:55 mins)
What is Greenwashing? How To Spot It and Stop It (Leyla Acaroglu, July 8, 2019, Medium, Disruptive Design)
Where Has All the Oil Gone? BP Branding and the Discursive Elimination of Climate Change Risk (Julie Doyle, 2011, chapter 8. In Culture, Environment and Eco-Politics, N. Heffernan & D. Wragg, eds., Cambridge Scholars Press).
Climate Crimes (series of articles from the Guardian newspaper investigating how the fossil fuel industry contributed to the climate crisis and lied).
Methane Gas Certification scam (Madness Is The Method: How Cheniere is Greenwashing its LNG With New Cargo Emissions Tags, Published by Oil Change International and Greenpeace USA, Aug. 2022). Download full report
The Carbon Con: The world’s biggest companies, from Netflix to Ben & Jerry’s, are pouring billions into an offsetting industry whose climate claims appear increasingly at odds with reality (Source Material, Jan. 18. 2023)
Destruction is at the heart of everything we do: Chevron’s junk climate action agenda and how it intensifies global harm (Corporate Accountability report May 2023).