Listen, Watch, Read — Artful Climate Resources

The BBC has an excellent series that is also released as a podcast
It is well produced with stellar guests, a deep dive in the topic, and each episode is just 27 minutes
Notable episodes include:
  • Can indigenous knowledge help us fight climate change?
  • Is science fiction holding back climate action?
  • What can we do about climate migration?
If you want to hear conversations about adaptive strategies, I suggest America Adapts podcast.
Dr.  Natasha DeJarnett has been a guest along with an array of experts. I have not year listened to the episode, The Fight for Climate After Covid-19 with Alice Hill, but from having interviewed Hill, a former Obama adviser on climate and security, I imagine it will be a good one.
I love the Conscient Podcast. It is hosted and produced by a Canadian buddhist who is a sound artist. Claude asks big questions much like we do at The BTS Center. His guests are often artists and cultural leaders and thinkers. A good way to sample the program is to listen to the Compilation of Season 2.
On YouTube is a wonderful web series called The North Pole. It is NOT at all like you may imagine from the title.
The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment. 

I enjoyed season one. Each episode is less than 10 minutes, and it weaves in issues of class, race, gentrification, and climate change while remaining entertaining and even silly. Season two is now available.

Finally, I almost finishing reading Amitav Ghosh’s cli-fi book, Gun Island.
Unlike most climate novels, this one takes place in the present. Ghosh creates a narrative that takes the reader around the world along with the protagonist, an antique books salesman in Brooklyn, NY, to see first hand a climate-changed world as he tracks down an ancient myth. It is a riveting narrative with real history, literature, and climate impacts woven expertly into the story.
Here is a Guardian review of it. Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh review – climate and culture in crisisBengali legend blends with contemporary adventure in a novel finding new ways to write about migration and climate breakdown
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