UMaine's Fogler Library purchases a broad range of materials to support research and teaching needs on campus. On this page, you will find a selection of works in Fogler Library, and beyond, that emphasize the potential impacts of, and adaptations to, climate change among populations throughout the world. This interdisciplinary subject is growing in visibility, and is the subject of course work throughout the university.
This list of resources corresponds with a film series on the same topic. See the flyer below. This year's series is jointly sponsored by Fogler Library, the Climate Change Institute, and the Department of Anthropology. For more information, contact Jen Bonnet (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, Landfall is a cautionary tale for our times. Amid protests that toppled the US colony’s governor in 2019, the film offers a portrait of collective trauma and resistance. Featuring intimate encounters with Puerto Ricans as well as the newcomers flooding the island, Landfall reflects on a question of contemporary global relevance: When the world falls apart, who do we become?
The Condor & The Eagle (streaming)
“When the eagle of the North and the condor of the South fly together, the spirit of the land will reawaken.” In this film, we see four indigenous environmental leaders help bring this prophecy to life, working to reduce the impacts of oil and gas production across great distances, from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, to toxic emissions in a Texas town, to the Amazonian jungles of Ecuador. By sharing traditional wisdom and conviction, these leaders offer hope to communities well outside their own domain.
Ade Adepitan travels to the frontline of climate change, first through Bangladesh's Ganges delta, under threat from increasingly extreme weather, and then to the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Ade witnesses, and participates in, local interventions and innovations, and even discovers how Bhutan isn't just carbon neutral, it's carbon negative.
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