A Brief Reading/Viewing List on All Things Climate Change!

Elly Rostoum | MIT Climate Change Blog
February 15, 2015

Launched in September 2014, the MIT Climate Change Conversation aims to explore and assess the broad range of actions that MIT could take to make a significant and positive contribution to confronting climate change. By focusing widely different minds on the broad challenge of climate change, the campus-wide conversation is guiding the university to choose a path of action to drive real progress on how to solve, engineer, model, teach, innovate and invent solutions to the climate challenge.
The global nature and complexity of the climate challenge we face are uniquely suited for MIT’s strong problem-solving ethos. Even before the launch of the Climate Conversation, several research centers, offices, and departments across the university have been conducting ground-breaking research and engaging in the climate change debate. See our Climate Resources page for a detailed list of MIT Resources and research on climate change related issues.
The issues are complex and the voices many. Here we’ve curated a short reading/viewing list of books and documentaries that tackles the ever-important challenges climate change poses: 


  • What We Know About Climate Change, by Kerry Emmanuel
  • Don’t Event Think About It, by George Marshall
  • The Hockey Stick and The Climate Wars, by Michael Mann
  • The Future, by Al Gore
  • Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, by Al Gore
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming, by Gabrielle Walker and David King
  • The Collapse of Western Civilization, by Naomi Oreskes
  • Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes
  • Documentaries

  • An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming
  • The 11th Hour
  • Earth: The Climate Wars
  • Carbon