Here are some nonpartisan resources we’ve collected for both you and your kids. They take the science and make it digestible. So take a read through, and kick off some discussions.
BOOKS FOR MOMS
By Harriet Shugarman
This is a great resource for starting an honest, compassionate conversation about our changing planet with your little ones.
By Robert Henson
The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change is rooted in fact, balanced, and easy to follow, making it the perfect starting point on your climate change journey.
Edited By Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson
All We Can Save is an inspiring collection of essays by 60 women working on climate change that will remind you how possible it is for us to come together and make a difference.
By Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac
Read The Future We Choose to get a glimpse of the amazing world ahead of us if we tackle climate change now.
By Elizabeth Kolbert
Kolbert cuts through the competing narratives and political agendas to teach us what’s really happening to our planet and what can be done to save it.
BOOKS FOR KIDS
By Michael Mann
Part story and part science, there’s something for everyone in this book. Kids will enjoy the story, while the resources in the back of the book are great for adults.
By Joanna Cole, Illustrated by Bruce Degen
A wonderful addition to a childhood classic, The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge mixes fiction and science in a super entertaining way.
By Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch
Good for going beyond scary headlines, How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate delves into the specific evidence we have for climate change.
By Phillip Steele
Analyzing Climate Change asks questions, evaluates evidence, and presents potential solutions in a detailed way that older children will appreciate.
TED TALKS TO WATCH
How Empowering Women and Girls Can Help Stop Global Warming By Katharine Wilkinson
Writer and environmentalist Katherine Wilkinson describes the role gender equality plays in solving climate change. In this talk she shares three key ways that equity for women and girls can help stop global warming.
The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change: Talk About It By Katharine Hayhoe
Dr. Katherine Hayhoe discusses how to talk to people who don’t believe in climate change. In this inspiring talk, Dr. Hayhoe teaches us to connect about our changing climate over shared values like family, community, and religion.
Why We Should Trust Scientists By Naomi Oreskes
Historian of science, Naomi Oreskes explores the problem with common attitudes toward scientific belief and why she believes we really should listen to scientists.
Climate Change Will Displace Millions. Here's How We Prepare By Colette Pichon Battle
A passionate, inspiring talk from Colletee Pichon about the migration problem we face because of climate change and what actions we can take to be as resilient against disaster as possible.
How to Turn Climate Anxiety Into Action By Renée Lertzman
Renée Lertzman discusses the emotional effects of climate change and the creativity and resilience we need to act.
How to Decarbonize the Grid and Electrify Everything By John Doerr and Hal Harvey
Engineer and investor John Doer and climate policy expert Hal Harvey discuss why we work to decarbonize our economy and pursue clean energy.
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