Climate Change and the Pandemic – Reading List

By Kelly Hydrick, Program Manager at Climate Stories, a platform of art and histories about the changing climate.


On Time and Water by Andri Snær Magnason, 2019.

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

Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World edited by John Freeman, 2020.

Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson, 2020.

This article from The Guardian articulates a lot of what I was researching about climate change not appearing in fiction. It seems in the past 3-4 years the tides have turned. 🙂

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/26/stories-to-save-the-world-the-new-wave-of-climate-fiction?utm_term=e9e6412f1fae381e8848b3c8e1fc0252&utm_campaign=Bookmarks&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=bookmarks_email

I found this resource from Time magazine. Seventy-three health experts from around the world were surveyed about how we might prevent or mitigate the effects of the next pandemic:

https://time.com/collection/preventing-next-pandemic-survey/

This part of the Time resource deals specifically with climate change and the pandemic:

https://time.com/collection/preventing-next-pandemic-survey/6072103/climate-change-pandemic-inequities/

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