Understanding Sustainability

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Abdallah, Saamah, Sam Thompson, Juliet Michaelson, Nic Marks, and Nicola Steuer. 2009. The Happy Planet Index 2.0: Why Good Lives Don’t Have to Cost the Earth. New Economics Foundation, London. [news article 1] [news article 2] [Nic Marks presentation on TedTalks]

Acaroglu, Leyla. 2013. "Why We Need to Think Differently About Sustainability." TED Talk video. 

Acemo─člu, Daron and James Robinson. 2012. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Random House, New York. [review] [news article] [author video] [slide presentation (PDF)

Asselin, Oliver. Possible.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. [videos].

Bartlett, Albert A. 1978 (with 1998 overview). "Forgotten Fundamentals of the Energy Crisis – overview." Reprinted from the American Journal of Physics 46(9). [related video lecture by A. Bratlett on the Exponential Function]

Bartlett, Albert A. 2007. "Arithmetic, Population, and Energy." [video lecture on the exponential function] 

Bartlett, Albert A. 2012. "The Meaning of Sustainability." Teachers Clearinghouse for Science Education Newsletter 31:1-14. [PDF] [related article (PDF)] [related video lecture by A. Bratlet on the exponential function]

Bayer, Eben. 2010. "Are Mushrooms the New Plastic?" TED Talk video

Benyus, Janine M. 1997. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. HarperCollins, New York. [summary (PDF)] [video presentation on TED Talks]

Benyus, Janine. 2007. "12 Sustainable Design Ideas From Nature." TED Talk video. 

Bradwell, David J., Hojong Kim, Aislinn H. C. Sirk, and Donald R. Sadoway. 2012. "Magnesium−Antimony Liquid Metal Battery for Stationary Energy Storage." Journal of the American Chemical Society 134:1895-1897. [PDF] [related news story] [related video on TED Talks]

Brown, Brene. 2010. "The Power of Vulnerability." TED Talk video.

Brush, Warren. 2011. "Sustainable Living Through Permaculture Systems." Surf and River Report (video).

Chivian, Eric and Aaron Bernstein (eds.). 2008. Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity. Oxford University Press, New York. [summary (PDF)] [related video lecture by E. Chivian]

Chomsky, Noam. 1997. Neoliberalism and the Global Order. Presentation, Yale University, 25 February. [video presentation]

Chomsky, Noam. 1999. Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order. Seven Stories Press, New York. [PDF] [video interview]

Chomsky, Noam. 2017. "The Future of Humanity." Video interview before the Association of American Geographers, 6 April. [Full Interview] [related article with excerpts]

  • "Take a look at the cabinet. The cabinet was designed that way. Every cabinet official was chosen to destroy anything of human significance in that part of the government. It’s so systematic that it can’t be unplanned. I doubt that Trump planned it. My impression is that his only ideology is 'me'. But whoever is working on it is doing a pretty effective job, and the Democrats are cooperating – cooperating in a very striking way."
  • "Basically letting the Bannon-Trump group control what’s presented to the public, crazy things about wiretapping, ‘Did Susan Rice commit a crime?’, whatever tomorrow’s will be, meanwhile the parts of the governmental structure that are beneficial to human beings and to future generations are being systematically destroyed, and with very little attention."

  • "Take, say climate change. I think that a pretty good argument can be made that the fundamental principles of capitalist society and market societies are simply inconsistent with human survival. So in that respect, there is a need to make radical changes, but you can’t just say let’s make radical changes. I mean radical changes in the structure of society can come about when the large mass of the population is convinced that what exists is not going to be responsive to its just needs and demands, so therefore we’ll change what exists." (1:37:29)

Chomsky, Noam. 2017. Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. Seven Stories Press, New York. [review of related video]

Christian, David. 2011. "The history of our world in 18 minutes." TED Talks, April. [viedeo lecture] [related education initiative: the Big History Project]

Collier, Paul. 2008. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and what Can Be Done about it. Oxford University Press, New York. [review in The New York Times] [review in The Guardian] [Collier presenation on TedTalks]

Crabapple, Molly (artwork) and Bryan Stevenson (naration). 2015. "Slavery to Mass Incarceration." Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, Alabama. (video) 

Dauvergne, Peter and Jane Lister. 2015. Eco-Business: A Big-Brand Takeover of Sustainability. MIT Press, Cambridge. [brief video discussion by Dauvergne]

Dauvergne, Peter and Genevieve LeBaron. 2014. Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism. Polity, Press, Malden, Massachusetts. [interview with LeBaron]

Dawkins, Richard. 2006. The God Delusion. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York. [review 1] [review 2] [review 3] [related Ted Talk by author]

Dawkins, Richard. 2009. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. Free Press, New York. [author interview]  [review 1]  [review 2] [related discussion, "We are all Africans"]

Dennett, Daniel C. and Robert Winston. 2008. "Is Religion a Threat to Rationality and Science?" The Guardian 22 April. [related Ted Talk video]

Diamond, Jared M. 1992. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. HarperCollins, New York. [news story with podcast discussion with Jared Diamond in Mother Jones]

Diamond, Jared M. 2005. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive. Viking Press, New York. [excerpts from EcoBooks] [review by Joseph Stiglitz (in doc format)] [review by William Rees in Nature] [review by Jonathon Porritt in The Guardian] [review by David Leary, Macquarie University (in PDF)] [review by Michael Kavanagh in Grist] [review by Scott Page (PDF)] [review by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker] [Diamond on TED Talks]

Dietz, Rob and Dan O’Neill. 2013. Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, San Francisco. [excerpt] [related video] [related video]

Durning, Alan. 2012. "10 Stories of Legalizing Sustainability." TED Talk video.

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne Ehrlich. 2013. "Can a Collapse of Global Civilization Be Avoided?" Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 280:Online 9 January. [PDF] [related talk by P. Ehrlich]

Eisenstein, Charles. 2012. "Sacred Economics". Line 21 Media. Film. 

Estabrook, Barry. 2011. Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Has Ruined Our Most Alluring Fruit. Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, Missouri. [video presentation by author]

European Network of Political Ecology. 2014. “What is Political Ecology?” European Network of Political Ecology. [Video

Frank, Thomas. 2016. Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? Metropolitan Books, New York. [discussion on Bill Moyers.com] [related author lecture] [author lecture]

Gibson-Graham, J.K., Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy. 2013. Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. [review by P. North in Antipode (PDF)] [related video lecture by Gidson]

Giroux, Henry A. 2012. Education and the crisis of public values. Peter Lang, New York. [abstract] [related video]

Green, Michael. 2013. "Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers." TED Talk video. 

Hagens, Nathan J. 2013. "What if the Future is Real?" Earth Week Keynote Presentation, 24 April, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. [Q&A response video]

Hansen, James E. 2012. "Why I must speak out about climate change." Ted Talk video. 

Hansen, James E., Ken Caldeira, and Eelco Rohling. 2011."Paleoclimate record points toward potential rapid climate changes." Video from Press Conference from 2011 AGU Fall Meeting. 

Hedges, Chris. 2011. Death of the Liberal Class. Nation Books, New York. [podcast on NPR] [video lecture by author]

Hedges, Chris. 2013. The world as it is: dispatches on the myth of human progress, revised edition. Nation Books, New York. [author interview] [related essay] [essay related to the media] [author podcast] [podcast 2 with Q&A]

Hedges, Chris. 2015. Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt. Nation Books, New York. [podcast on OnPoint] [related video lectures by author: one, part 1, one, part 2, two, three] [related paper by author]

Hedges, Chris. 2017. Stop Fascism: Chris Hedges in Portland, Oregon. A KBOO radio benefit, published on YouTube 7 June. [Part Two: Hedges talks with Joe Sacco]

Heinberg, Richard. 2013. Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future.  Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, California. [brief review in Permaculture] [video lecture by Heinberg]

Holmgren, David. 2007. "Permaculture & Peak Oil: Beyond Sustainability." 

Hopkins, Rob. 2009. "Transition To a World Without Oil." TED Talk video.

Hornborg, Alf. 2014. "Technology as Fetish: Marx, Latour, and the Cultural Foundations of Capitalism." Theory, Culture & Society 31 (4):119-140. [abstract] [related video] [related podcast interview]

Hughes, J. David. 2013. Drill, Baby, Drill: Can Unconventional Fuels Usher in a New Era of Energy Abundance? Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, California. [video 1] [video 2] [slide presentation] [news story]

Jackson, Jeremy. 2013. Ocean Apocalypse. U.S. Naval War College, Evening Lecture 7 January. [video]

Jackson, Tim. 2009. Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet. Earthscan, London. [PDF] [author lecture] [review

Jacobson, Mark Z. and Mark A. Delucchi. 2009. "A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables. Wind, water and solar technologies can provide 100 percent of the world's energy, eliminating all fossil fuels." Scientific American November. [PDF]  [interactive website] [Jacobson debates nuclear vs. renewable energy with Stewart Brand on TED Talks]

Jacobson, Mark Z. and Mark A. Delucchi. 2010. "Providing all Global Energy with Wind, Water, and Solar Power, Part I: Technologies, Energy Resources, Quantities and Areas of Infrastructure, and Materials." Energy Policy 30 December. [PDF] [part 2 (PDF)[related article by authors] [news story in National Geographic[Jacobson debates nuclear vs. renewable energy with Stewart Brand on TED Talks]

Jacobson, Mark Z., Mark A. Delucchi, Guillaume Bazouin, Zack A.F. Bauer, Christa C. Heavey, Emma Fisher, Sean B. Morris, Diniana J.Y. Piekutowski, Taylor A. Vencilla, and Tim W. Yeskoo. 2015. "100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States." Energy & Environmental Science 2:2093-2117. [PDF] [critique by Stan Cox in Green Social Thought]

Jacobson, Mark Z., Mark A. Delucchi, Zack A.F. Bauer, Savannah C. Goodman, William E. Chapman, Mary A. Cameron, Cedric Bozonnat, Liat Chobadi, Hailey A. Clonts, Peter Enevoldsen, Jenny R. Erwin, Simone N. Fobi, Owen K. Goldstrom, Eleanor M. Hennessy, Jingyi Liu, Jonathan Lo, Clayton B. Meyer, Sean B. Morris, Kevin R. Moy, Patrick L. O’Neill, Ivalin Petkov, Stephanie Redfern, Robin Schucker, Michael A. Sontag, Jingfan Wang, Eric Weiner, and Alexander S. Yachanin. 2017. "100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World." Joule 6 September. [PDF] [news summary]

Khan Academy. "Negative Externalities. Taking negative externalities into account when thinking about the optimal equilibrium price and quantity" (Video 1). Khan Academy video [video 2, paying for externalities through taxation]

Khan Academy. "Taxes for Factoring in Negative Externalities. How to factor in negative externalities through taxation" (video 2). Khan Academy. [video 1, accounting for externalities]

Kim, Hojong, Dane A. Boysen, Jocelyn M. Newhouse, Brian L. Spatocco, Brice Chung, Paul J. Burke, David J. Bradwell, Kai Jiang, Alina A. Tomaszowska, Kangli Wang, Weifeng Wei, Luis A. Ortiz, Salvador A. Barriga, Sophie M. Poizeau, and Donald R. Sadoway. 2012. "Liquid Metal Batteries: Past, Present, and Future." Chemical Reviews 22 May. [PDF] [related video on TED Talks]

Klein, Naomi. 2007. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Metropolitan Books, New York. [review 1, review 2] [related news story by Jason Mark in Salon] [related essay on hurricane Harvey] [related short video presentation by author] [related long video be author] [Wikipedia summary]

Klein, Naomi. 2007. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate. Simon & Schuster, New York. [related video lecture]

Lawton, Geoff. 2012. "Permaculture." TED Talk video. [related video]

Leonard, Annie. "The Story of Stuff, Referenced and Annotated Script." [PDF] [website] [interview] [video

Li, Eric X. 2013. "A tale of two political systems." TED Talk video. 

Liu , Eric and Nick Hanauer. 2011. The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government. Sasquatch Books, Seattle. [related video on TedTalks]

Liu, Eric. 2013. "Why ordinary people need to understand power." Ted Talks September.

Lovins, Hunter. 2011. "The Madrone Project." Ted Talk video.

Mackay, David. 2012. "A Reality Check on Renewables." TED Talk video.

Mann, Michael E. 2012. The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines. Columbia University Press, New York. [related Ted Talk] [related Op-Ed]

Marshall, George. 2014. Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. Bloomsbury, New York. [book review by Ethan Goffman] [book review] [related article by author] [video lecture by author]

Meadway, James and Kirsty Styles. 2015. Beginners Guide to Neoliberalism. Weekly Economics Podcast, Six-part Miniseries, New Economics Foundation, London. [podcast]  

Miller, Jamie. 2013. "Biomimicry: Jamie Miller at TEDxEmbryRiddle." TED Talk video.

Monbiot, George. 2013. "For More Wonder, Rewild the World." TED Talks.

Mooney, Chris. 2014. "Why the Scientific Case Against Fracking Keeps Getting Stronger. Anthony Ingraffea argues that fugitive methane emissions turn natural gas from a climate benefit into yet another strike against fossil fuels." Mother Jones 15 August. [podcast discussion with Anthony Ingraffea

Moore, Jason W. 2014. "Cheap Food & Bad Climate: From Surplus Value to Negative-Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology." Essay, Department of Sociology and Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University. [PDF] [related podcast interview

Moore, Jason W. 2014. "The End of Cheap Nature. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying about “The” Environment and Love the Crisis of Capitalism." Essay, Department of Sociology and Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University. [PDF] [related podcast interview

Morgan, Paul. 2014. "How Postmodern Humans Can Wake Up and Find Their Groove." TEDx Talks. 

  • Morgan suggests that the stakes are high and that we are essentially working to appease the greens with insufficient measures. We are greening the status quo, making it less bad. We may be slowing the acceleration, but we're still accelerating toward collapse. He essentially calls for system change. (at 9:35)

Morozov, Evgeny. 2013. To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism. Public Affairs, Philadelphia. [related presentation by Morozov] [review in L.A. Review of Books] [review in The Guardian] [review in The New York Times] [Farhad Manjoo and Evgeny Morozov debate in Slate: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4]

Moss, Michael. 2013. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. Random House, New York. [short video on cheese] [interview video] [review] [excerpt on Coke] [news story] [NPR interview podcast including Melanie Warner author of Pandora's Lunchbox]

Nader, Ralph. 2014. Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. Nation Books, New York. [review in the Washington Post] [interview with Nader in Salon] [related article by Bill Curry in Salon] [video interview on Democracy Now!

Nestle, Marion. 2007. Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles. [review] [related video lecture by Nestle]

Nestle, Marion. 2018. Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat. Basic Books, New York.

New Economics Institute. "Wealth Inequality in America." New Economics Institute, Cambridge.

Patel, Raj. 2008. Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. Melville House, Brooklyn. [excerpt] [video interview on Democracy Now] [author video presentation]

Phillips, Dan. 2010. "Creative Houses From Reclaimed Stuff." TED Talk video

Piff, Paul K., Daniel M. Stancato, Stéphane Côté, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, and Dacher Keltner. 2012. "Higher social class predicts increased unethical behavior." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 27 February. [critique by Francis in PNAS] [reply by Piff et al.] [related video]

Piketty, Thomas. 2014. Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Belknap Press, Cambridge. [related interview by Bill Moyers with Paul Krugman] [review by Paul Krugman in the New York Review of Books] [review by Thomas Edsall in the New York Times]

Pink, Dan. 2009. "The Puzzle of Motivation." TED Talk video.

Pollan, Michael. 2002. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World. Random House, New York. [related Ted Talk video by author]

Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin, New York. [wikipedia review/summary] [Author interview] [related video presentation by author]

Pollan, Michael. 2008. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Penguin Press, New York. [PDF] [related video presentation by author]

Pollan, Michael. 2009. Food Rules: An Eater's Manual. Penguin, New York. [related video presentation by author]

Pro Social Progress Foundation. 2014. "Taking The Future Into Account." Video of interviews.

Reich, Robert B. 2010. Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future. Knopf, New York. [review] [video lecture]

Reich, Robert B. 2015. Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few. Knopf, New York. [video lecture]

Reynolds, Michael. 2008. "Earthship Living." Video from The Weather Channel. 

Robin, Corey. 2013. The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin. Oxford University Press, New York. [related interview video]

Robinson, Ken. 2006. "Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity." TED Talk video.

Rogers, Deborah. 2013. Shale and Wall Street: Was the decline in natural gas prices orchestrated? Energy Policy Forum. [PDF] [related video]

Rothemund, Paul. 2008. "Paul Rothemund Details DNA Folding." TED Talk video. 

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. 2010. Global Biodiversity Outlook 3. United Nations Environment Program, Montreal. [news story] [related paper by Butchart et al. (2010) in Science] [related video]

Shell, Ellen Ruppel. 2009. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture. Penguin, New York. [review] [excerpt and podcast interview on NPR] [video presentation on BookTV] [five part roundtable debate]

Sirolli, Ernesto. 2012. "Truly Sustainable Economic Development." TED Talk video. 

Sivers, Derek. 2010. "How to Start a Movement." TED Talk video. 

Spotts, Pete. 2013. "Why has global warming paused? Pacific Ocean's 'engine room' running cool. Despite years of record heat, the rate of global warming has been almost zero in recent years, puzzling scientists. The cycles of the tropical Pacific could hold the answer." The Christian Science Monitor 28 August. 

Steingraber, Sandra. 1998. Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment. Vintage Books, New York. [related website with videos]

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2015. The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them. Norton, New York. [video lecture at the World Bank] [video discussion with Robert Reich]

Stone, James. 2012. "The Political Economy of Sustainability: Competing Paradigms." The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice 8(1):133-144. [video lecture]

Suzuki, David. 2009. "Education for a Changing Biosphere." Keynote address at Simon Fraser University's "First Year in Focus: Engaging Students in their First Year and Beyond" conference, 13 May 2009. [video]

The Urban Institute. 2013. "The Racial Wealth Gap in America" (short video). The Urban Institute 25 March. 

van Gelder, Sarah (ed.). 2015. Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Oakland. [video lecture by van Gelder] [related essay by van Gelder]

Wagner, Gernot. 2011. But Will the Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World. Hill and Wang, New York. [related essay by author in The New York Times: "Going Green but Getting Nowhere"] [related video presentatio by author]

  • General takeaway: individual behavior is fine, but sweeping policies are needed for real progress.
  • "A 5% gasoline price increase leads to a 3% consumption reduction in the U.S." (from video lecture)
  • From video: benefits of clean air act exceeded costs 30 to 1.
  • From video: "Starting next year flying in Europe at least will no longer be socialized. With the CO2 pollution costs paid by society and it won’t be up to a few volunteers paying a few bucks extra for the flight, everyone will be doing it. That’s the kind of policy change that really makes a difference." (24:14) [By socialized, he means dumping the costs of negative externalities on the larger society.]

Warner, Melanie. 2013. Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal. Scribner, New York. [video interview 1] [video interview 2] [video interview 3] [news story] [news story by author] [video of author presentation on Book TV] [NPR interview podcast including Michael Moss author of Salt Sugar Fat]

Whybrow, Peter C. 2015. The Well-Tuned Brain: Neuroscience and the Life Well Lived. Norton, New York. [excerpt] [reveiw] [discussion with author]

Wijkman, Anders and Johan Rockström. 2012. Bankrupting Nature: Denying Our Planetary Boundaries. Routledge, London. [video presentation] [review in The Trumpeter by Helen Kopnina]

Wilkinson, Richard and Kate Pickett. 2009. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger. Bloomsbury, New York. [excerpt][review] [presentation by Wilkinson on TedTalks]

Zehner, Ozzie. 2012. Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. [author interview in Truthout] [review by Tom Zeller] [introduction (PDF)] [author video presentation]

  • "Building a heavy box with wheels and then shoving it thousands of miles down a road requires a lot of energy. There's no physical way around that. Electric car companies haven't found a way around the physics. But they've created an illusion that they have." (from interview in Truthout)
  • "Finally, there's the influence of media, which I spend a whole chapter dissecting in Green Illusions. Green media has become a war of press releases—a contest of half-baked models and glorified science fair experiments. It doesn't have to be this way. We can change it all if we are willing to think and inquire differently as concerned citizens." (from Truthout interview)
  • "Subsidies for electric cars are ultimately a subsidy to car culture and the infrastructure that goes with it. Car culture is not sustainable within the limits we face to growth." (from Truthout interview)

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