Climate Change Books and Articles, compiled by Ron Kramer

Climate Change Books and Articles, compiled by Ron Kramer

June, 2019

Angus, Ian. 2016. Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the

Earth System. New York: Monthly Review Press.

Aronoff, Kate. 2018. “Denial by a Different Name: It’s Time to Admit That Half-

Measures Can’t Stop Climate Change.” The Intercept (April 17). Retrieved May 4, 2018 (

Athanasiou, Tom. 2018. “1.5 to Stay Alive, Says Landmark UN Climate Report.” The

Nation (October 9). Retrieved October 9, 2018 (

Bacevich, Andrew J. 2016. America’s War for The Greater Middle East: A Military

History. New York: Random House.

Banerjee, Neela, Cushman, John H., Hasemyer, David and Song, Lisa. 2015. Exxon: The

Road Not Taken. New York: Inside Climate News.

Barber, Benjamin R. 2017. Cool Cities: Urban Sovereignty and the Fix for Global

Warming. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Brecher, Jeremy. 2015. Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. Boulder, CO:

Paradigm Press.

Brecher, Jeremy. 2017. Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual. Oakland, CA: PM


Brecher, Jeremy. 2019. 18 Strategies for a Green New Deal: How to Make the Climate

Mobilization Work. Labor Network for Sustainability Discussion Paper. Takoma Park, MD: Voices for a Sustainable Future.

Britton-Purdy, Jedediah. 2019. “The Green New Deal’s Realism.” The New York Times

(February 16): A21.

Brown, Lester R. 2015. The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and

Wind Energy. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Buxton, Nick and Hayes, Ben (Eds.). 2016. The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the

Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate Changed World. London: Pluto Press.

Caney, Simon. 2010. “Climate Change, Human Rights, and Moral Thresholds.” Pp. 163-

176 in Climate Ethics: Essential Readings, edited by S. Gardiner, S. Caney, D. Jamieson and H. Shue. New York: Oxford University Press.

Carrington, Damian. 2016. “Climate Change Will Stir ‘Unimaginable’ Refugee Crisis,

Says Military.” The Guardian (December 1). Retrieved December 2, 2016 (

Carrington, Damian. 2017. “Green Movement ‘Greatest Threat to Freedom,’ Says Trump

Advisor.” The Guardian (January 30). Retrieved November 6, 2017 (

Carrington, Damian. 2018a. “Humanity Has Wiped Out 60% of Animal Populations

Since 1970, Report Shows.” The Guardian (October 29). Retrieved October 30, 2018 (

Carrington, Damian. 2018b. “Fossil Fuel Divestment Funds Rise to $6 tn.” The Guardian

(September 10). Retrieved September 11, 2018 (

Carrington, Damian. 2018c. “Can Climate Litigation Save the World?” The Guardian

(March 20). Retrieved March 29, 2018 (

Carrington, Damian. 2018d. “‘Brutal News’: Global Carbon Emissions Jump to All-Time

High in 2018.” The Guardian (December 5). Retrieved December 6, 2018 (

Carrington, Damian. 2019. “Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.” The

Guardian (March 14). Retrieved March 16, 2019 (

Carter, Peter D. and Woodworth, Elizabeth. 2018. Unprecedented Crime:

Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival. Atlanta: Clarity Press.

Center for Naval Analyses. 2007. National Security and the Threat of Climate Change.

CNA Corporation. Retrieved August 23, 2018 (

Chomsky, Noam. 2013. Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe (with Larry Polk).

New York: Seven Stories Press.

Ciplet, David, Roberts, J. Timmons and Khan, Mizan R. 2015. Power in a Warming

World: The New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Clark, Brett and Jorgenson, Andrew K. 2012. “The Treadmill of Destruction and the

Environmental Impacts of Militaries.” Sociology Compass 6/7: 557-569.

Clark, Brett, Jorgenson, Andrew K. and Kentor, Jeffrey. 2010. “Militarization and Energy

Consumption.” International Journal of Sociology 40: 23-43.

Cohan, William D. 2014. “To Save the Planet, We Need to Leave Fossil Fuels in the

Ground-but Oil Companies Have Other Plans.” The Nation (December 10). Retrieved September 10, 2017 (

Cole, Juan. 2019. “How Bush’s War on Iraq Produced Trumpism, Instability, Refugees and Climate Catastrophe.” Informed Comment (March 21). Retrieved March 22, 2019 (

Coll, Steve. 2012. Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. New York:

Penguin Books.

Crank, John P. and Jacoby, Linda S. 2015. Crime, Violence, and Global Warming.

London: Routledge.

Dow, Kirstin and Downing, Thomas E. 2011. The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the

World’s Greatest Challenge. Third Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Downey, Liam. 2015. Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment. New York: New York University Press.

Dunlap, Riley E. and McCright, Aaron M. 2015. “Challenging Climate Change: The

Denial Countermovement.” Pp. 300-332 in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives, edited by R. E. Dunlap and R. J. Brulle. New York: Oxford University Press.

Engelhardt, Tom. 2014. Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global

Security State in a Single Superpower World. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Engelhardt, Tom. 2018. A Nation Unmade by War. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Everest, Larry. 2004. Oil, Power and Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda. Monroe,

Maine: Common Courage Press.

Falk, Richard. 2004. The Declining World Order: America’s Imperial Geopolitics. New York: Routledge.

Flannery, Tim. 2015. Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis.

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Fong, Benjamin Y. 2017. “The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism Stupid.” The New York

Times (November 20). Retrieved November 20, 2017 (

Foster, John Bellamy. 2017. Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce.

New York: Monthly Review Press.

Freedman, Andrew. 2019. “A Tipping Point on Climate Change.” Axios

(February 21). Retrieved February 21, 2019


Frumhoff, Peter C., Heede, Richard and Oreskes, Naomi. 2015. “The Climate

Responsibilities of Industrial Carbon Producers.” Climatic Change 132: 157-171.

Germanos, Andrea. 2018. ‘“Crime Against Humanity’ and ‘International

Embarrassment’: Trump Refuses to ‘Believe’ Climate Report.” Common Dreams (November 26). Retrieved November 26, 2018 (

Ghosh, Amitav. 2016. The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Giddens, Anthony. 2011. The Politics of Climate Change. Second Edition. Cambridge,

U.K.: Polity Press.

Goldenberg, Suzanne. 2013. “Just 90 Companies Caused Two-Thirds of Man-Made

Global Warming Emissions.” The Guardian (November 23). Retrieved August 23, 2015 (

Goodell, Jeff. 2017. The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the

Remaking of the Civilized World. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Gore, Al. 2006. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming

and What We Can Do About It. Emmaus, PA: Rodale.

Gould, Kenneth A. 2007. “The Ecological Costs of Militarization.” Peace Review: A

Journal of Social Justice 19: 331-334.

Griffin, David Ray. 2015. Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?

Atlanta: Clarity Press.

Hansen, James. 2009. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate

Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. New York: Bloomsbury.

Hauter, Wenonah. 2016. Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the

Environment. New York: The New Press.

Hawken, Paul (Ed.). 2017. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to

Reverse Global Warming. New York: Penguin Books.

Hayes, Chris. 2014. “The New Abolitionism.” The Nation (April 22). Retrieved

December 25, 2018 (

Hedges, Chris. 2018. America: The Farewell Tour. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Heede, Richard. 2014. “Tracing Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions

to Fossil Fuel and Cement Producers, 1854-2010.” Climatic Change 122: 229-241.

Henson, Robert. 2014. The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change. Boston:

American Meteorological Society.

Hertsgaard, Mark. 2011.  Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth. Boston:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Hertsgaard, Mark. 2019. “The Climate Kids Are Coming: The March 15 Strikes Are

Game-Changing.” The Nation (March 25): 18-19, 26.

Higgins, Polly. 2010. Eradicating Ecocide: Exposing the Corporate and Political

Practices Destroying the Planet and Proposing the Laws Needed to Eradicate Ecocide. London: Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers.

Higgins, Polly. 2012. Earth is Our Business: Changing the Rules of the Game. London:

Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers.

Hoffman, Andrew J. 2015. How Culture Shapes the Climate Debate. Stanford, CA:

Stanford University Press.

Hooks, Gregory and Smith, Chad L. 2005. “Treadmills of Production and Destruction: Threats to the Environment Posed by Militarism.” Organizations & Environment 18: 19-37.

Horgan, John. 2018. “Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies ‘Criminally Insane’.” Scientific American (November 3). Retrieved November 3, 2018 (

Howe, Joshua P. 2014. Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Jamail, Dahr. 2019. The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of

Climate Disruption. New York: The New Press.

Jamieson, Dale. 2014. Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change

Failed-And What It Means for Our Future. New York: Oxford University Press.

Jorgenson, Andrew K., Clark, Brett and Givens, Jennifer E.  2012. “The Environmental Impacts of Militarization in Comparative Perspective: An Overlooked Relationship.” Nature and Culture 7: 314-337.

Jorgenson, Andrew K., Clark, Brett and Kentor, Jeffrey. 2010. “Militarization and

the Environment: A Panel Study of Carbon Dioxide Emissions and the Ecological Footprints of Nations, 1970-2000.” Global Environmental Politics 10: 7-29.

Juhasz, Antonia. 2008. The Tyranny of Oil. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Klare, Michael. 2004. Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s

Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum. New York: Metropolitan Books.

Klare, Michael. 2012. The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s

Last Resources. New York: Metropolitan Books.

Klare, Michael. 2016a. “Hooked! The Unyielding Grip of Fossil Fuels on Global Life.”

TomDispatch  (July 14). Retrieved July 14, 2016 (

Klare, Michael. 2016b. “Drowning the World in Oil: Trump’s Carbon-Obsessed Energy

Policy and the Planetary Nightmare to Come.” TomDispatch (December 15). Retrieved December 15, 2016 (

Klare, Michael. 2017a. “America’s Carbon-Pusher in Chief: Trump’s Fossil-Fueled

Foreign Policy.” TomDispatch (July 30). Retrieved July 30, 2017 (

Klare, Michael. 2017b. “Is Trump Launching a New World Order? The Petro-Powers vs.

the Greens.” TomDispatch (June 11). Retrieved June 11, 2017


Klein, Naomi. 2014. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate. New York:

Simon and Schuster.

Klein, Naomi. 2017. No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning

The World We Need. Chicago: Haymarket Books.

Klein, Naomi. 2018a. “Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not Human Nature.”

The Intercept (August 3). Retrieved August 4, 2018 (

Klein, Naomi. 2018b. “The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal.” The

Intercept (November 27). Retrieved November 28, 2018  (

Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2014. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. New York: Henry

Holt and Company.

Kolbert, Elizabeth. 2017. “Going Negative: Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the

World?” The New Yorker (November 20): 64-73.

Kramer, Ronald C. 2018. “Curbing State Crime by Challenging the U.S. Empire.” Pp.

431-443 in Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology, Second Edition, edited by W. S. DeKeseredy and M. Dragiewicz. Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge.

Kramer, Ronald C. 2020. Carbon Criminals, Climate Crimes. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers

University Press.

Krugman, Paul. 2018a. “The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial.” The New York Times

(November 27): A22

Krugman, Paul. 2018b. “Climate Denial as the Crucible For Trumpism.” The New York

Times (December 3): A25

Lifton, Robert Jay. 2017. The Climate Swerve: Reflections On Mind, Hope, And Survival.

New York: The New Press.

Malm, Andreas. 2016. Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global

Warming. London: Verso.

Malm, Andreas. 2018. The Progress of This Storm: Nature and Society in a Warming

World. London: Verso.

Mann, Michael E. and Kump, Lee R. 2015. Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate

Change. New York: Dorling Kindersley.

Mann, Michael E. and Toles, Tom. 2016. The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change

Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy. New York: Columbia University Press.

Mark, Jason. 2018. “The Climate-Wrecking Industry…and How to Beat It.” The Nation

(September 24/October 1): 14-17.

Marshall, George. 2014. Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired To

Ignore Climate Change. New York: Bloomsbury.

Mayer, Jane. 2017. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise

of the Radical Right. New York: Anchor Books.

McKibben, Bill. 2010. Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet. New York: Times

Books/ Henry Holt and Company.

McKibben, Bill (Ed.). 2011. The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing About

Climate Change. New York: Penguin Books.

McKibben, Bill. 2012a. “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math: Three Simple

Numbers That Add up to Global Catastrophe-and that Make Clear Who the Real Enemy Is.” Rolling Stone (August 2). Retrieved July 19, 2013 (

McKibben, Bill. 2012b. “The Ultimate Corporation.” The New York Review of Books

(June 7). Retrieved October 10, 2017 (

McKibben, Bill. 2013. Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. New York:

Times Books/Henry Holt and Company.

McKibben, Bill. 2014. “Exxon Mobil’s Response to Climate Change is Consummate

Arrogance.” The Guardian (April 3). Retrieved December 19, 2018 (

McKibben, Bill. 2015a. “What Exxon Knew About Climate Change.” The New Yorker

(September 18). Retrieved August 23, 2017 (

McKibben, Bill. 2015b. “Exxon’s Climate Lie: No Corporation Has Ever Done Anything

This Big or Bad.” The Guardian (October 14). Retrieved August 23, 2017 (

McKibben, Bill. 2016a. “Recalculating the Climate Math: The Numbers on Global

Warming Are Even Scarier Than We Thought.” New Republic (September 22). Retrieved September 27, 2016 (

McKibben, Bill. 2016b. “Exxon’s Never-Ending Big Dig: Flooding the Earth with Fossil

Fuels.” TomDispatch (February 18). Retrieved February 19, 2016 (,_it’s_not_just_what_exxon_did,_it’s_what_it’s_doing/).

McKibben, Bill. 2016c. “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry: Our Leaders

Thought Fracking Would Save Our Climate. They Were Wrong. Very Wrong.” The Nation (April 11/18): 12-18.

McKibben, Bill. 2016d. “The Active Many Can Overcome the Ruthless Few.” The

Nation (December 19/26): 10-21.

McKibben, Bill. 2017a. “With the Rise of Trump, Is It Game Over for the Climate

Fight?” Yale Environment360 (January 23). Retrieved January 24, 2017 (

McKibben, Bill. 2017b. “The New Battle Plan for the Planet’s Climate Crisis.” Rolling

Stone (January 24). Retrieved January 25, 2017 (

McKibben, Bill. 2017c. “Keep It 100: The Unimaginable is Now Possible: 100%

Renewable Energy.” In These Times (August 22). Retrieved August 23, 2017 (

McKibben, Bill. 2018a. “A Very Grim Forecast.” The New York Review of Books

(November 22). Retrieved November 28, 2018 (

McKibben, Bill. 2018b. “Hit Fossil Fuels Where It Hurts-the Bottom Line.”
Rolling Stone (May 21). Retrieved May 21, 2018


McKibben, Bill. 2019a. Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out. New York:

Henry Holt.

McKibben, Bill. 2019b. “A Future Without Fossil Fuels.” The New York Review of Books

(April 4). Retrieved April 4, 2019 (

Miller, Todd. 2017. Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland

Security. San Francisco: City Lights.

Miller, Todd. 2018a. “The Border Fetish: The U.S. Frontier as a Zone of Profit and

Sacrifice.” TomDispatch (April 24) Retrieved April 24, 2018 (

Miller, Todd. 2018b. “Why the Migrant Caravan Story Is a Climate Change Story.” Yes

Magazine (November 27). Retrieved November 29, 2018 (

Mooney, Chris. 2005. The Republican War on Science. New York: Basic Books.

Mooney, Chris.  2012. The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science-

and Reality. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

Mooney, Chris and Dennis, Brady. 2018. “The World Has Just Over a Decade to Get

Climate Change Under Control, U.N. Scientists Say.” The Washington Post (October 7). Retrieved October 8, 2018 (

Nagel, Joanne. 2016. Gender and Climate Change: Impacts, Science, Policy. New York:


Nelson, Arthur. 2015. “Pentagon to Lose Emissions Exemption Under Paris Climate

Deal.” The Guardian (December 14). Retrieved March 18, 2017


Nelson, Arthur. 2018. “Extreme Fossil Fuel Investments Have Surged Under Donald

Trump, Report Reveals.” The Guardian (March 28). Retrieved March 28, 2018


Nesbit, Jeff. 2018. This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-Offs, Heat

Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America. New York: Thomas Dunne Books.

New York Times. 2017a. “President Trump’s War on Science.”  The New York Times

(September 10): 10SR.

New York Times. 2017b. “President Trump Risks the Planet.”  The New York Times

(March 28): A26.

Nixon, Rob. 2011. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge:

Harvard University Press.

Norgaard, Kari Marie. 2011. Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday

Life. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Oreskes, Naomi. and Conway, Erik. 2010. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of

Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press.

Otto, Shawn. 2016. The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We

Can Do About It. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions.

Parenti, Christian. 2011. Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of

Violence. New York: Nation Books.

Parenti, Christian. 2012. “Why Climate Change Will Make You Love Big

Government.” The Nation (January 26). Retrieved July 5, 2018 (

Rabe, Barry G. 2018. Can We Price Carbon? Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of

Technology Press.

Renner, Michael. 1991. “Assessing the Military’s War on the Environment.” Pp. 132-152

in State of the World, edited by L. Stark. New York: W.W. Norton.

Reuveny, Rafael. 2007. “Climate Change-Induced Migration and Violent Conflict.”

Political Geography 26: 656-673.

Rich, Nathaniel. 2018. “Losing Earth.” The New York Times Magazine (August 5): 1-70.

Robinson, Mary. 2018. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a

          Sustainable Future. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Rockstrom, Johan, Gaffney, Owen, Rogelj, Joeri, Meinshausen, Malte,

Nakicenovic, Nebojsa and Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim. 2017. “A Roadmap for Rapid Decarbonization.” Science 355: 1269-1271.

Sanders, Barry. 2009. The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism. Oakland:

AK Press.

Sanders, Barry. 2017. “Fueling the Engines of Empire.” Pp. 199-205 in The War and

Environment Reader, edited by G. Smith. Charlottesville, Virginia: Just World Books.

Sands, Philippe. 2005. Lawless World. New York: Penguin Books.

Schwartz, Peter and Randall, Doug. 2003. An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its

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Smith, Gar (Ed.). 2017. The War and Environment Reader. Charlottesville, Virginia: Just

World Books.

Stephenson, Wen. 2015. What We’re Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from

the Front Lines of Climate Justice. Boston: Beacon Press.

Tokar, Brian. 2014. Towards Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and

Social Change. Porsgrunn, Norway: New Compass Press.

Wallace-Wells, David. 2019. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. New York:

Tim Duggan Books.

Washington, Hayden and Cook, John. 2011. Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand.

London: Earthscan.

Watts, Jonathon. 2018. “We Have 12 Years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe Warns

UN.” The Guardian (October 8). Retrieved October 8, 2018 (

Wood, Mary Christina. 2014. Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological

Age. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Woodworth, Elizabeth and Griffin, David Ray. 2016. Unprecedented Climate

Mobilization: A Handbook for Citizens and Their Governments. Atlanta: Clarity Press.

Wright, Christopher and Nyberg, Daniel. 2015. Climate Change, Capitalism, and

Corporations: Processes of Creative Destruction. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.