Books

 

It is difficult to categorize books about climate psychology, because they are, by necessity, interdisciplinary in nature - frequently touching on ecology, individual experience, communication, and policy. As this book list has grown, we have attempted to group these resources by primary focus for the sake of convenience. If you have recommendations for additional titles, please let us know!

Clinical / Mental Health-Oriented

  1. Bright, B (2019). Earth, Climate, Dreams: Dialogues with Depth Psychologists in the Age of the Anthropocene.

  2. Clayton, S & Christie M (2018). Psychology and Climate Change: Human Perceptions, Impacts, and Responses.

  3. Davenport, L. (2017). Emotional resiliency in the era of climate change: a clinician's guide. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  4. Hogget, P (ed.) (2019). Climate Psychology: On Indifference to Disaster.

  5. Kiehl, J. T. (2016). Facing climate change: An integrated path to the future. Columbia University Press.

  6. Lertzman, R. (2015). Environmental melancholia: Psychoanalytic dimensions of engagement. Routledge.

  7. Orange, D. M. (2016). Climate crisis, psychoanalysis, and radical ethics. Routledge.

  8. Weintrobe, Sally (Ed.) (2012). Engaging with Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Climate Communication & Climate Action

  1. Beattie, G., & McGuire, L. (2018). The psychology of climate change. Routledge.

  2. Doppelt, B. (2016) Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience to Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing.

  3. Foster, D (2019). Facing Up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope.

  4. Jamail, D (2019). The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption. New Press.

  5. Kalmus, P. (2017) Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution

  6. Macy, J., & Johnstone, C. (2012). Active hope: How to face the mess we're in without going crazy.

  7. Marshall, G. (2015). Don't even think about it: Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change.

  8. Rush, E. (2018). Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore.

  9. Stoknes, P.E. (2015). What we think about when we try not to think about global warming: Toward a new psychology of climate action.

  10. van Valkengoed, A, and L Steg (2019). The Psychology of Climate Change Adaptation.

  11. Zhiwa, W (2017). Climate Sense: Changing the Way We Think & Feel About Our Climate in Crisis.

Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, & Spirituality

  1. Albrecht, G. (2019). Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World.

  2. Cunsolo, A., & Landman, K. (Eds.). (2017). Mourning Nature: Hope at the Heart of Ecological Loss and Grief.

  3. Ghosh, A (2018). The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable.

  4. Hanh, T. N., et al. (2013). Spiritual ecology: the cry of the earth.

  5. Haraway, D. J. (2016). Staying with the trouble: Making kin in the Chthulucene.

  6. Head, L. (2016). Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene: Re-conceptualising human–nature relations. Routledge.

  7. Hoffman, A. J. (2015). How culture shapes the climate change debate.

  8. McGrath, S. (2019). Thinking Nature: An Essay in Negative Ecology.

  9. Nagel, J. (2016). Gender and Climate Change: Impacts, Science, Policy Routledge.

  10. Nicholsen, S. (2002). The Love of Nature and the End of the World: The Unspoken Dimensions of Environmental Concern

  11. Norgaard, Kari Marie (2011). Living in Denial Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life.

  12. Tsing, A. L. et al. (Eds.) (2017). Arts of living on a damaged planet: Ghosts and monsters of the Anthropocene. 

  13. Tsing, A. L. (2015). The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins.