EC.719 | Spring 2019 | Undergraduate

D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health

Additional Resources

Climate & Climate Change

In the News

Graebur, David. “If Politicians Can’t Face Climate Change, Extinction Rebellion Will.The New York Times. May 1, 2019. 

Harder, Amy. “The Key to Unlocking Wind and Solar: Making it last.” Axios. April 29, 2019.

Knight, Sam. “The Uncanny Power of Greta Thunberg’s Climate-Change Rhetoric.The New Yorker. April 24, 2019.

Goodell, Jeff. “Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration.Rolling Stone. February 28, 2018.

Albeck-Ripka, Livia. “How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming.The New York Times. February 21, 2018.

Myers, Ben and Erica Lusk. “Rising Threat.The Chronicle of Higher Education. December 6, 2017. 

Gertner, Jon. “Is It O.K. to Tinker With the Environment to Fight Climate Change?The New York Times. April 18, 2017. 

Harvey, Chelsea. “A Landmark Climate Lawsuit Against Trump is Scheduled for Trial Next Year. Here’s What to Expect.” The Washington Post. July 5, 2017.

Jones, Nicola. “How the World Passed a Carbon Threshold and Why It Matters.Yale Environment 360. January 26, 2017.

Gillis, Justin. “2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say.” The New York Times. January 20, 2016. 


World Climate Simulation.

2020: The Climate Turning Point.” NewClimate Institute. April 10, 2017.

Decarbonizing the Global Economy.” Global Development And Environment Institute. November, 2017.

Howard, Guy, et al. “Climate Change and Water and Sanitation: Likely Impacts and Emerging Trends for Action.” Annual Review of Environment and Resources 41 (2016): 253–276.

Steffen, Will, et al. “Planetary Boundaries: Guiding Human Development on a Changing Planet.Science 347, no. 6223 (2015).

Whitmee, Sarah et al. “Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch: Report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health.The Lancet 386, no. 10007 (2015): 1973–2028.

Greenovate Boston: 2014 Climate Action Plan Update.” City of Boston. 

Lobdell, David and Sharon Gourdji. “The Influence of Climate Change on Global Crop Productivity.Plant Physiology 160, no. 4 (2012): 1686–1697.

Strauss, William and Laurenz Schmidt. “A Look at the Details of CO2 Emissions from Burning Wood vs. Coal (PDF).” FutureMetric. January 2012.

Economic Commission for Europe International Network of Basin Organizations. “Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins: Lessons Learned and Good Practices.” UNECE. 2015.

REPORT: Blue Carbon - A New Concept for Reducing the Impacts of Climate Change by Conserving Coastal Ecosystems in the Coral Triangle.” WWF. 2012.

Video & Audio

WWF UK. “Greta Thunberg Full Speech to UK Parliament | Climate Strikes.” April 24, 2019. YouTube.

Dennis, Danfung and Eric Strauss. “This is Climate Change: Melting Ice.” 2018.

Williams College. “James Hansen at Williams College.” March 17, 2017. YouTube. 

This Country Isn’t Just Carbon Neutral—It’s Carbon Negative.” TED. 2016.

The Inside Story of the Paris Climate Agreement.” TED. 2016.

TedxTalks. “TEDxCanberra - Will Steffen - The Anthropocene.” November 14, 2010. 

An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning. Paramount, 2006.

  • An Inconvenient Truth: former V.P. Al Gore’s crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress by exposing the myths. Won Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Song and became one of the highest grossing documentaries of all time. 2006

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Paramount, 2017.

  • An Inconvenient Sequel: the 2017 follow-up to Inconvenient Truth.

Chasing Ice. National Geographic, 2012.

Before the Flood. National Geographic, 2016.

How to Let Go of the World and Love all the Things Climate Can’t Change. HBO, 2016.

  • A message of optimism from documentarian Josh Fox.

Years of Living Dangerously. Season 2 Episode 2 “Gathering Storm”, 2016.

Are We Changing Planet Earth? BBC, 2006.

Can We Save Planet Earth? BBC, 2006.

Cool It. Roadside Attractions, 2010.


U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change

Mission 2020

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Climate Action Tracker

Climate Interactive

Carbon Tracker

The Carbon Institute

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

SDG Knowledge Hub

Climate Institute

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

NASA Global Climate Change

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