Friends of the Field Memorial Library Scholarship 2022 Resource Page


Due date:  May 1, 2022

The Field Memorial Library Friends 2022 Scholarship Prompt and Resources

Climate change and global warming are important topics of research and conversation in the 21st century.  As you prepare to enter college, it seems quite certain that climate change is already or will affect your life going forward – but how? Your scholarship application prompt is to discuss an aspect of climate change that you feel is either already affecting your life or you expect it will in the future. Both fictional and non-fiction resources are acceptable if they help you to present your response to the prompt. Complete the scholarship application and return it to the Field Memorial Library.

Links and resources to help you complete your essay are below.

Suggestions of climate change areas thought to be of interest in Conway include Biodiversity and Climate Change or Forests, Water, and Climate Change. (The full list is pasted below.)

Use the climate change topic areas presented on the website of the U. S. Forest Service, a division of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, as your starting point in determining which area of climate change you will discuss. These websites present a brief summary of each topic. Choose an area that you anticipate is already affecting you or may affect you and your interests in college and beyond. Click on the Climate Change Resource Center graphic to reach their websites

U. S. Forest Service


Resources that you can use in preparing your response to the prompt

Non-Fiction – All Available at the FMLFiction From the UC Berkeley Climate Fiction Group at Good Reads (Available at the FML only if indicated below)
Hurricane Watch – Sheets 2001
Acts of God – Steinberg 2000  

Earth in Balance – Gore 1992  

Madhouse Effect – Mann  2016  

This Changes Everything – Klein.  2014  
The Emissary by Yōko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)  

The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut Universe,… by Mary Robinette Kowal  

Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan, Ken Liu (Translator) view »  
Earth – McKibben.  2010  

The Uninhabitable Earth – Wallace & Wells  2019   

Hot, Flat, and Crowded   – Friedman.  2008  

Internal Combustion – Black   2006  

The Boom – Gold    2104  

Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid – Thor Hansen   2021  
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin view »  

Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation by Phoebe Wagner (Editor), Brontë Christopher Wieland (Editor) view »  

Tentacle by Rita Indiana, Achy Obejas (Translator) view »  

Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures…by Elly Blue (Editor), Robert Bose view »
Juvenile section: How We Know What We Know About our Changing Climate – Lynne Cherry. 2008  

The plot to save the planet – Brian Dumanie, call # 658.408

Series by Paul Stein from 2001 with titles like “Floods of the Future”, “Droughts of the Future”, “Global Warming: A Threat to our Future” etc  
  The Overstory by Richard Powers view » Available at the FML  

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward view »  

Polar City Red by Jim Laughter view »  

10:04 by Ben Lerner view »
Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer, R. W., Milkweed Editions, 2015.      American War by Omar El Akkad view »  


Links to the U. S. Forest Service’s climate change topics websites


Assisted Migration

Biodiversity and Climate Change

Carbon and Land Management, an introduction

Carbon as One of Many Management Objectives

Carbon Benefits of Wood-Based Products and Energy

Carbon Considerations in Land Management

Climate Change Refugia

Detecting Tree Migration with Forest Inventory Analysis

Effects of Drought on Forests and Rangelands

Forest Management for Carbon Benefits

Forest Soil Carbon and Climate Change

Forests, Water, and Climate Change

Global Carbon

Grassland Carbon Management

Grasslands and Climate Change

Importance of Forest Cover

Landscape Analysis

Management of Forest Carbon Stocks

Maple Syrup

Northeastern US Forest Pests


Reptiles and Climate Change

Silviculture for Climate Change

Species Distribution and Climate Change

Urban Forests and Climate Change

Warmwater Aquatic Fauna and Climate Change

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