- Elizabeth Kolbert. 2006. Field Notes from a Catastrophe. NY: Bloomsbury (chapter 2, ‘A warmer sky’). In Blackboard.
- Tim Flannery. 2005. The Weather Makers. NY: Grove Press (Chapters 1-3 , pp 11 – 35). In Blackboard.
- Eugene Odum. 1993. Ecology and our Endangered Life Support Systems. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates (chapter 4, ‘Energetics’). In Blackboard.
- Sustainable Guidance. 2011. Tar Sands Oil Extraction: The Dirty Truth. April 27.
- Oil and Gas Canada. 2010. Canada’s Oil Sands: Come See for Yourself. Jan 28.
- Excerpt from ‘Age of Stupid’ (in Blackboard)
- Trailer from ‘Gasland’ (in Blackboard)
- (optional) A Crude Awakening: Life after the Oil Crash (the first 41 minutes would give you a grasp of the ‘Peak Oil’ concept). In Blackboard.