Earth Day 2020: Online Resources

A selection of resources available online from UBC Library related to climate change and the environment:

Rebuilding the Earth by Mark Everard

Highlights humanity’s interdependence with our planet’s ecosystems
Brings together widely applicable lessons on positive regenerative change
Advocates for practical and integrated sustainable development


50 climate questions: a blizzard of blistering facts
by Peter Christie; illustrated by Ross Kinnaird.

Looks at the history of climate change and its effects, from “snowball Earth” to carbon dioxide emissions.


Environmental protests
by Duchess Harris.

As people began to see how pollution and industry could damage the environment, they began to seek change. This book explores the research that revealed how common practices harmed the environment, the events people held to raise awareness, and the tactics protesters use to protect nature and change laws.


Climate change and the voiceless: protecting future generations, wildlife, and natural resources
by Randall S. Abate, Monmouth University.

Abate identifies the common vulnerabilities of the voiceless – future generations, wildlife, and natural resources – and demonstrates how the law can evolve to protect their interests more effectively. This book will appeal to anyone interested in how the law can mitigate the effects of climate change on those who stand to lose the most.


What we know about climate change
by Kerry Emanuel

A renowned climatologist assesses current scientific understanding of climate change and sounds a call to action.


A people’s curriculum for the Earth: teaching climate change and the environmental crisis
by Bigelow, Bill; Swinehart, Tim

A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe life into teaching about the environmental crisis.


What is climate?
by Bobbie Kalman.

Introduces the concept of climate, including the four seasons; describes how it differs all around the world, from tropical to arctic; and explains drastic climate change and how it is affecting the Earth.