Would you like to read more about climate change? We’ve assembled a list of books, websites, and social media resources for you to consult.

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Catholics and Climate Change

Catholic Climate Covenant
The Catholic Climate Covenant was launched as a result of the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, and designed “to take responsibility for our contribution to climate change and do what we do best: be advocates for those who will be left out of the public policy debate on climate change.”

“The Catholic Church and Climate Change”
Part II of a Series on Climate and Major Religions from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

“Global Climate Change A Plea for Dialogue Prudence and the Common Good” 
A Statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The text for Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good originated from the Domestic and International Policy Committees and was prepared in consultation with the bishops’ Committee on Doctrine and the Committee on Science and Human Values.

Government Resources:

AAAS Global Climate Change Resources

Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Change Resources

Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report Released for Public Review

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

NASA’s Climate Change Resource Reel

National Climatic Data Center, Resources and Outreach

USDA Climate Change Resource Center


Clicking on the book titles below will take you to the page for those books.

The Warming Papers: The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast, eds. David Archer and Ray Pierrehumbert

A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change, by Stephen M. Gardiner (2011)

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, by Elizabeth Kolbert (2006)

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, by Mark Lynas (2008)

The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing About Climate Change, by Bill McKibben (2012)

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway (2011)

The Discovery of Global Warming, by Spencer Weart (2008)


Climate Feedback (from Nature Climate Change)

New York Times Dot Earth Blog (Andrew Revkin)

Real Climate


The official hashtag of the Notre Dame conference on Climate Change and the Common Good is #climateND

ND Climate Conference @ClimateND

ND Environmental Change Initiative @ND_ECI

ND Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values @NDReillyCenter

ND Biology Professor Jessica Hellmann @JessicaHellmann

Andrew Revkin @Revkin

Benedict XVI @Pontifex

Catholic Climate Covenant ‏ @CatholicClimate

Climate Progress @climateprogress

Union of Concerned Scientists ‏ @UCSUSA


Official Event page for Climate Change and the Common Good conference

Catholic Climate Covenant

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative

The Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

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