Ecopolitics and Environmental Justice


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein

A New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.


The Environmental Justice Reader: Politics, Poetics, & Pedagogy

Joni Adamson, Mei Mei Evans, Rachel Stein

This book examines environmental justice in its social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions in both local and global contexts, with special attention paid to intersections of race, gender, and class inequality. 


Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

Rob Nixon

In a book of extraordinary scope, Nixon examines a cluster of writer-activists affiliated with the environmentalism of the poor in the global South. By approaching environmental justice literature from this transnational perspective, he exposes the limitations of the national and local frames that dominate environmental writing. 


The Unbearable Lightless of Politics: Climate Change Denial and Political Polarization

Robert J. Antonio

This article published in the The Sociology Quarterly Journal discusses American political debates on climate change.


Green Party of Canada

The official website of the Green Party of Canada. This party's platform is organized around four key issue areas: economy, communities, government, and climate. 


Politics of Climate Change: A European Perspective

Timothy O'Riordan, Jill Jäger

The Politics of Climate Change provides a critical analysis of the political, moral and legal response to climate change in the midst of significant socio-economic policy shifts. Evolving from original EC commissioned research, this book examines how climate change was put on the policy agenda, with the evolution of the United Nations Framework Convention and subsequent Conference of Parties.


Why Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Agreement Led to a Stronger Global Climate Change Plan

Justin Worland

This article featured in TIME Magazine discusses  President Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change earlier this year, and how supporters of bold policies to address global warming around the world feared that the U.S. withdrawal would hinder action on the issue.


Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change

Kathryn Harrison, Lisa McIntosh Sundstorm

Using a common analytical framework throughout, the book offers a unique comparison of the domestic political forces within each nation that affect climate change policy and provides insights into why some countries have been able to adopt innovative and aggressive positions on climate change both domestically and internationally.


A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment

Micheal Greshko, Laura Parker, Brian Clark Howard

This National Geographic article discusses how the Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and they are there tracking them as they happen.


Australian Prime Minister: Global warming might be a good thing

Mikey Smith

This Mirror News article discusses former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's comment that  'Global Warming might be a good thing because more people die in cold snaps'.