The USA and local weather change: Useful resource information
Joe Biden. Photo credit via Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons.
After four years of Trump, the benchmark for action against the climate and environmental crisis was low. As a result, many responded to Biden’s early climate announcements with a sense of wonder. This may be underserved given the US role in the collapse of the planets.
This guide aims to highlight interesting resources about the US role in climate change for progressive environmentalists.
USA and Climate Change – Five Books
- Our story is the future of Nick Estes. Estes has produced a report on both indigenous resistance to US settlers and the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as a comprehensive report on how far the US will go to attack indigenous communities and defend fossil fuels.
- Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. This book is a foundational piece of work in the history of climate denial, and shows how a significant number of US politicians and businesspeople have enabled skepticism about shady science.
- Disasters and Social Reproduction by Peer Illner. This book provides an in-depth account of how the United States dealt with Hurricane Katrina and other disasters, and explains how communities in America must deal with the effects of climate change on their own.
- Oilcraft by Robert Vitalis. This book seeks to untangle the relationship between US foreign policy and oil resources, and references the common myths that support US intervention.
- Friendship and Prosperity by Eliza Griswold. America led a boom in natural gas production, and this book follows the fall of a family’s struggle against gas in their city.