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Climate Justice: Knight Reading (Reading in Common), 2020-2021
“Shifting baselines syndrome” means we could quickly get used to climate chaos.
Vogel Library subscribes to both Academic Video Online and Kanopy, streaming video databases that offer access to a variety of films to enhance your understanding of research topics. Here are a couple of sample films you might find helpful. Feel free to go directly to the databases to locate others.
Although more Americans than ever are worried about climate change, less than 40 percent expect to make “major sacrifices” to tackle the problem. But according to Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager and climate activist, drastic action is exactly what's needed to address the problem. William Brangham sits down with Thunberg to discuss galvanizing young people across the globe to the climate cause.
A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow - up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes - in moments both private and public - as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced - and it is also our greatest opportunity. We have the solutions we need, but we are in a race against the clock to implement them in time. Academy Award® - Winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions. Featuring narration by award - winning actor Oscar Isaac, TIME TO CHOOSE leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can to be done to fix this global threat.
NEW MEDIATED ACCESS 6/1/21The entire Kanopy collection can be searched, but you will have to fill out a request form on the film's page and wait for approval in order to view. This is free to you but does necessitate planning ahead. Contact the library with any questions!
Kanopy is a streaming database of over 30,000 ad-free films--feature films, foreign films, documentaries, and more.