For close to a million years, carbon dioxide concentration was between 180 and 280 ppm. In July 2019, it is 410 ppm and expected to reach 700-800 ppm by 2100 if we continue business as usual. If this was our planet’s EKG, what would we think?

Pre-gathering recommended readings

The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us George Monbiot, Guardian (Nov 2018)
Introduction to Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis David Loy, (Jan 2019)
Buddhism’s role in a Just Transition: Invited talk to the World Council of Churches Kritee (Kanko) (Feb 2019)
Declare Climate Emergency Now Sacred Mountain Sangha led by Thanissara (Spring 2019)

Other important pre-gathering readings

Revolutionary Suicide Lynice Pinkard, Tikkun (Spiritual politics) (Fall 2013)
The Time to Act is Now: A Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change One Earth Sangha (2009, Updated in 2015)
Four Noble Truths of the Climate Crisis Bhikkhu Bodhi (September 2017)
Facing Extinction Catherine Ingram (2019)

Post-gathering resource list

Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy (plus a brilliant addendum of 4th R) by Jem Bendell
Yet-to-be-named network for direct action at the interface of climate justice and racial healing
Citizen Climate Lobby (Website for carbon tax and dividend)
Extinction Rebellion
Post gathering resources that connect racism and climate

Books (in alphabetical order)

David Abram: Becoming animal
James Hansen: Stories of my grandchildren
Dahr Jamail: The End of Ice
Stephanie Kaza: Green Buddhism
angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod & Jasmine Syedullah: Radical Dharma
David Loy: Ecodharma
Joanna Macy: Active Hope/Coming Back to Life
Bill McKibben: Falter
Resmaa Menakem: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
Shinko Perez & Shishin Wick: The Great Heart Way
Martin Prechtell, The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise
John Tarrant: Light inside the Dark
David Wallace-Wells: The Uninhabitable Earth