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The Human Dimensions of Climate Change

UMaine's Fogler Library purchases a broad range of materials to support the research and teaching needs on campus. The current physical exhibit in the library,The Human Dimensions of Climate Change, highlights a selection of Fogler's books, government documents, and films that emphasize the potential impacts of climate change on populations throughout the world. This interdisciplinary subject is growing in visibility, and is the subject of course work throughout the university. Below you will find the resources that make up this display.

This exhibit also corresponds with a film series on the same topic, taking place during the 2014 Spring semester. Each film will begin at 6pm in Fogler Library's CETA room, with discussion to follow:

  • The Last Days of Shishmaref
    March 18, with discussant Dr. Darren Ranco, Chair of Native American Programs

  • Climate Refugees: "the human face of climate change"
    March 25, with discussant Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director of the Climate Change Institute

  • There Once Was an Island: Te henua e nnoho
    April 1, with discussant Dr. Jim Roscoe, Professor of Anthropology

This film series is jointly sponsored by the Anthropology Department, Native American Programs, the Climate Change Institute, and Fogler Library. For more information, contact Jen Bonnet.

Cover Photo - Climate Refugees
Climate Refugees
Collectif Argos
Cover Photo - Changing Environment     
A Changing Environment for Human Security   
Edited by Karen O'Brien, Johanna Wolf and Linda Sygna
Cover Photo - Climate Change & Displacement                                                                                                                  
Climate change and displacement : multidisciplinary perspectives 
Edited by Jane McAdam
Cover Photo-Climate Change & Migration    
Climate change and migration : security and borders in a warming world
Gregory White
Climate change & vulnerable societies title page
Climate change and vulnerable societies: a post-Bali overview
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment
Cover Photo - Disentangling Migration
Disentangling migration and climate change: methodologies, political discourses and human rights
Edited by Thomas Faist & Jeanette Schade
Cover Photo - Climate Wars
Climate wars : why people will be killed in the twenty-first century
Harald Welzer ; translated by Patrick Camiller
Cover Photo - Bioarchaeology of climate change & violence
Bioarchaeology of climate change and violence : ethical considerations
Ryan P. Harrod, Debra L. Martin
Cover Photo - Cities & Climate Change
Cities and climate change : global report on human settlements, 2011
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Cover Photo - Climate Affluence Culture
Climate, affluence, and culture
Evert Van de Vliert
Cover Page - Drought, flooding & refugees gov doc
Drought, flooding and refugees: addressing the impacts of climate change in the world's most vulnerable nations
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
Cover Photo - Climate Change & Human Wellbeing
Climate change and human well-being: global challenges and opportunities
Edited by Inka Weissbecker

Climate Refugees film cover
Climate Refugees: "the human face of climate change"
Michael P. Nash

Discussion Resources:
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, Vulnerability

Maine's Climate Future, 2009 report

Introduction to Climate Change, from the UMaine Climate Change Institute

Journey into Climate
Glacial Balance DVD cover
Glacial Balance
Ethan Steinman

Be on the lookout for this film and discussion in Fall 2014

Last Days of Shishmaref DVD Cover
Last Days of Shishmaref
Jan Louter

Discussion Resources:
2009 Anchorage Declaration, from the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change

Inuit Petition as a Bridge? Beyond Dialectics of Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples' Rights regarding an Inuit petition filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in 2005

Translating Climate Change Impacts at the Community Level, attempts to address the need for response models to climate change

Swinomish Climate Change Initiative: Climate Adaptation Action Plan, 2010
There once was an island DVD cover
There once was an island: Te henua e nnoho
Briar March

Discussion Resources:
Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land, NY Times article

Ending Poverty Includes Tackling Climate Change, op-ed by World Bank president Jim  Yong Kim

Flooding of a Pacific Atoll Island: Diagnosing the Problem, slides from John Hunter (oceanographer featured in the film)

Widespread inundation of Pacific islands triggered by
distant-source wind-waves
, article by John Hunter & Scott Smithers (oceanographer and geomorphologist from the film

Created by: Jen Bonnet | Revised: 04/21/2014
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