Recent Book and Film List published by the Energy Bulletin on their new website — Resilience.
Interesting Books on Energy and Climate Change published in 2012:
Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living — Published by the Union of Concerned Scientists in 2012. This is a very readable book that gives people ideas on how to make a difference as a concerned citizen to help cut their carbon footprint by 20%. Cooler Smarter also provides data, analysis and examples related to climate change in a very readable fashion.
Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal by Peter A. Galuszka (2012). This book recounts the story of the Upper Big Branch (owned by Massey Energy) mining accident in 2010 with a history of coal mining in Appalachia and its dangers to the people and the environment. Galuszka shows an understanding of the people in Appalachia along with helping readers understand global energy demand and how the coal industry fits in with this demand.
Top 10 Peak Oil Books of 2011 from Transition Voice.
Top 10 Peak Oil Books of 2010 from Transition Voice.
Green Planet Films lists many films about the climate change and the environment
- Genetic Roulette — The film (85 minutes) focuses on the documented human health risks from eating genetically-engineered foods, or genetically-modified organisms. Featured is consumer advocate Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology.
Some other films that may be of interest to people include Gasland, Growth Busters — Hooked on Growth, Growing Edge: Beyond Sustainability, Carbon Nation, In Transition 1.0 and Kilowatt Ours. These are just a few recent films.
Check your local library for books and films about climate change, energy issues and the environment. Many local libraries have a collection of both books and films related to these topics.