Suggested Readings & Film Viewing Related to Convocation Day
The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
A journalists details how waters are rising everywhere, right now, and will continue to do so as global temperatures rise.
Our Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming by David Wallace-Wells
Wallace-Wells warns of the climate crisis already underway and the sobering dimensions it will assume in the near future. Billed as this generation’s version of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, one New York Times reviewer called Our Uninhabitable Earth the most terrifying read he had ever experienced.
The Wall by John Lanchester
British author Lanchester uses this novel to discuss rising waters, climate migration and unmanaged fear. A prime example of cli-fi or climate fiction.
The Overstory by Richard Power
Called the best novel ever written about trees, this novel snagged the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.
This documentary follows the newest geologic era distinguished by the overwhelming, and negative, impact of humankind on the planet.
A Fierce Green Fire
Another documentary detailing the history of the U.S. environmental movement.
Before the Flood
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.