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The Northeast Report reports on the climate of the Northeast.

Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert. By talking with various climate researchers and pulling all of it together for the average individual, Kolbert presents a truly urgent portrait of the future of our planet and its inhabitants.

National Geographic has numerous articles about climate change and its impact; of note are the June 2004, September 2004 and August 2006 issues, available in Neilson library.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by McDonough and Braungart. The book that sparked a design movement is available at Neilson Library, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire College.

Winning the Oil End Game: Innovation for Profits, Jobs, and Security by Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute. A result of a Pentagon–funded study, this road map for business and military leaders shows how to get the United States completely, attractively and profitably off oil by 2050. Available for purchase or free download at

Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World by Richard Heinberg. Alarmist nonsense? The sky is falling? Some say so. The energy well is bottomless, some say. For Heinberg the writing is on the wall and it is past time to respond.

Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology by Eric Brende. Living off the grid for a year and a half, Eric Brende discovers that living with less technology is not as hard as you'd think and has unexpected rewards.

The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery. Author Flannery covers the usual ground of research and findings and of the evolving field of geoclimate.


An Inconvenient Truth

The End of Suburbia

Kilowatt Ours