Climate Lit

Climate Literacy (for educators) and Climate Literature (for young people)

Earth is in a state of climate emergency. Our mission is to promote climate literacy as a means to transition to an ecological civilization. We offer you the resources to teach about climate change with literature, film, and other media for young people.

Climate Lit by Category

Stories come in different packages and modalities. Many will show in two or more categories. “Categories” is our code word for the following formats:

Climate Lit by Keywords

Search by title, author, and keywords in several filter categories:

Climate Lit by Issue

Search by specific issues entangled with climate change. The list includes concepts, terms, ideas, solutions, people’s names, processes, organizations, and a range of climate vocabulary we have at our disposal. As the list of issues keeps growing, we’ll try to provide definitions of each term in our Glossary

Colonization Limits to Growth Concept Nature Birding Big Oil Climate Change Education Biospheric Inheritance Tigers Regional Climates Human Exceptionalism Monocropping Biology Animal Companions Ecojustice Pedagogy Sixth Extinction Carbon Dioxide Animal Cruelty Green New Deal Hurricanes Drought Food Chains Food Insecurity Ecology Waste Management Activism Insects Indigenous Worldview Hurricane María Pond Ecosystems Technofossils Apex Predator Carrying Capacity Pollinator Gardens Drawdown Marine Conservation Climate Apartheid Ecotopia Fast Fashion Web of Life Apocalypse Overfishing Mycorrhizal Fungi Excavation Mother Tree Clean Water Act Conservation Mountaintop Removal (MTR) Carbon Accounting Native Plants Indigenous Land Care Coquí Frogs Climate Haven Ocean Acidification Kinship with Animals Extractivism Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) CCESD Framework Pollinators Ancestral Knowledge Coal Mining Mass Extinction Industrial Pollution Pets Intergenerational Friendships Coastal Development Deep Time Coastal Erosion Ecocidal Market Economy Reforestation Afrofuturism Upcycling Food Deserts Biophilia Landfills Beach Ecosystems Earth Stewardship Deforestation Gaia Fractal Flourishing Seasons Artificial Intelligence (AI) Grassroots Activism Extreme Weather Events Fossil Fuels Recycling Companion Planting Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Mother Earth Biodiversity Loss Energy Crisis System Change Forest Bathing Earth's Aliveness Berries Overhunting Climate Fiction Taxidermy Decolonization Climate Anxiety Climate Crisis Global Rich Ecological Overshoot Regenerative Agriculture Ichthyologists Leave No Trace Ethic Rooftop Garden Anthropocentrism Climate Ignorance Coral Bleaching Carbon Architecture Rainforests Human Bonding Monarch Butterflies Bees Black Land Stewardship Environmental Disaster River Culture Habitat Loss Bird Sanctuaries Land Ethic Great Pacific Garbage Patch Place-based Education Community Garden Electrified Transportation Ecopoetry Wildflowers Ecophilia Monarch Way Garden Nonrenewable Resources Degrowth School Strike for Climate Place-based Pedagogy Hydropower Wildlife Trafficking Human Dominance Green Spaces Conservation Programs Origin Stories Pollinator Habitats Water Cycle Climate Justice Nature's Agency Extinction Degraded Land Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Kinship Worldview Gaylord Nelson Climate Emergency NOAA Ecotage Agricultural Independence Racial Injustice Eco-cities Host Plant Specialization Just Recovery Societal Collapse Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Flood Zero Waste BIPOC Protagonist Methane CLICK Framework Hoarding Greta Thunberg Carbon Budget Endangered Species Holocene Biomimicry Oil Extraction Circular Time Just Transitions Sustainable Development Light Pollution Dandora Dumpsite Clean Air Act Ecosystems Agriculture Indigenous-led Climate Action Ecopedagogy Solarpunk Reuse Mushrooms Energy Justice Land Care Technofuturism Racial Justice Urban Wilderness Nature's Urgency Damaged Planet Regenerative Economy Convenient Self-Delusions Prehistory Green Technology Bioregions Sea Otter Water Crisis Climate Grief Pachamama Whaling Poaching Hummingbirds Interspecies Kinship Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Climate Change Climate Refugees Human Enterprise Composting Nature Immersion Animal Elders Habitat Preservation Coral Reefs Food Justice Ecojustice Commercial Fishing Regrowth Electrification Control Redwood Forests Land Stewardship Resource Conservation Fantastic Solutionism Anthropodenial Activists Ultra-rich Haiku Climate Science Literacy Geothermal Power Food Sovereignty Sharks Plastic Pollution Coal Citizen Science Butterflies Nature Play Youth Agency Agroforestry Heat Waves Animals Environmental Injustice Animal Rights Consumerism Camping Loons Sea Level Rise Oil Spills One Percent Pedagogical Models Systemic Racism Endangered Species Act Boardbook Nature's Voice Evolution Industry Global Warming Environmental Degradation Wood-Wide Web Food Packaging Climate Science Interconnectedness Volcanic Eruptions Organic Gardening Rare Earth Metal Carbon Cycle Planetary Health Ecocentrism Ecocentric Urban Design Trophy Hunting Ecocriticism Santa Barbara Oil Spill Climate Action Energy Transition Sustainable Transportation Invasive Plant Species Nature Journaling Climate Guilt Water Conservation Marine Pollution Water Protectors Goldilocks Planet Greed Climate Skepticism MaVynee Betsch Ecocide Keystone Species Solar Power Honorable Harvest Aquaponics Anthropocene Wind Power Wildfires Water Pollution Oil Rig Blowout Green Living Indigenous Environmental Practices Plant Blindness Human Expansionism Livestock Ice Ages Ecological Collapse Poverty Lazarus Species Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deep-sea Mining Renewable Energy Eco-anxiety Environmental Justice Urban Garden Ecoliteracy Book Banning Animal Survival Strategies Food Waste Carbon Emissions Wealth Inequality Nature’s Abundance Ecofeminism Climate Disinformation Scientific Method Carbon Offsets Early Childhood Climate Literacy Protection Organic Farming Survival of the Richest Deflection Greenwashing Biodiversity Environmentalism Climate Organizations Plant Communities Animal Teachers Superstorms Concept Books Slow Violence Empathy Nature's Aliveness Native Species Indigenous Epistemology Food Webs Ecological Restoration Technosplit Critical Media Literacy Polyculture Fracking Plant Life Cycle Nature's Cycles Collective Action Indigenous Ontology Ecological Balance Terraforming Growthism Gratitude Foraging Species Richness Aquariums Regeneration Biosphere Speciesism Hope Rewilding Fruit Urban Farming Capitalism Dystopia Plant Needs Nature’s Laws Birds Geoengineering Ecosystem Services Indigenous Science Green Belt Movement Materialist Reductionism Nature's Resilience Neoliberalism Bugs Windigo Economy Nuts Human Impact Climate Change Denial Barnyard Friends Waste Reduction Seeds Ecofiction Solastalgia Ecosystems Health Half Earth Climate Emotions Green Revolution Wonder Corals Individual Action Fantasy Hunting Trees Permaculture Marine Ecosystems Nearby Nature Local Food Climate Literacy Planetarianism Industrial Agriculture Veganism Rights of Nature Cryptozoology Land Defenders Riverine Ecosystems #KidLit4Climate Vegetables Wetland Ecosystems Posthumanism Wilderness Industrial Aquaculture Fish Climate Migration #NoDAPL Movement #ownvoices Frogs Treaty People Gathering Quantum Entanglement Cultural Diversity Logging Vegetarianism Trophic Cascade Multigenre Texts Earth Care Youth Climate Activism Racism Imprinting Multimodal Texts Palm Oil Industry Myth Producerism Earth System Short-termism Mammals Ecological Civilization Mythical Creatures Symbiosis Progress Nonfiction Picturebooks Energy Single-Use Plastic Vitalism Nocturnal Animals Traffic Emissions Environmental Destruction Poetry Predators Prey Science Fiction Environmental Law Erosion Wildlife Stories We Live By Zine Food Worms Forests Fungi Gardening Greenhouse Gases Habitats Kinship Care Literature Natural Disasters Natural History Natural Resources Nature Oceans Oil Planetary Boundaries Plants Pollination Pollution Science Solutions Species Sustainability Systems Care Technosphere Terminology Tipping Points Trash Urban Environments Water Afforestation Algae Animacy Animism Anthropomorphism Anthroturbation Clean-up Operations Climate Adaptation Commons Deglobalization Development Digital Media Earth Day Ecolinguistics Ecological Design Intelligence Ecological Footprint Ecomedia Ecophobia Embodiment Environmental Awareness Environmental Generational Disorder Environmental Health Risks Existential Threats Foraminifera Gift Economy Hunter-Gatherers Intersubjective Imagined Orders Jevons Paradox Keeling Curve Kiribati Lawns Long View Medicine Migration Mitigation Moon Naturalists Neolocalism Non-Human Personhood Participatory Action Research People Care Pesticides Pipelines Place-Based Knowledge Resilience Resistance Social media Soil Singularity Social Inequality Storytelling Suburbs The Sacred Utopia Visual Art Weeds War