Reading to Address Climate Change

Updated for the occasion of Earth Day 2020...  Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now the effects of climate change are already here. One thing you can do right now is to educate yourself by reading climate change books.
 

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250256850
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

The Bear Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781942658702
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 11th, 2020

The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780525658351
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Published: Knopf - February 25th, 2020

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780143133568
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Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2019

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The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525576716
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - March 17th, 2020

There’s a reason why it feels slightly futile, if you’re thinking about climate change, to turn off your lights when you leave the room, or keep your heat low. The changes needed to reverse climate change are needed at a fundamentally higher level of society and government. In his necessarily and intentionally alarming book, David Wallace-Wells writes that “individual lifestyle choices do not add up to much, unless they are scaled by politics” and that “climate change is what a theorist calls “a ‘hyperobject’ —a fact so large and complex that, like the internet, it can never be properly comprehended.” In his very first paragraph, he lays out the rationalizations we hear all the time—climate change has been going on since the Ice Ages, that the burning of fossil fuels is the cost of economic growth—but then he points out “more than half of the carbon exhaled into the atmosphere...has been emitted in just the past three decades.” We are already experiencing the effects of climate change and, at this point, there is no possible way it is not going to get worse. We missed the window in which to turn this ship; the iceberg was spotted in 1967, when the term “global warming” was coined. We need to be very alarmed.
--Jenny Lyons


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781451697391
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2015

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313812
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781612198385
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Published: Melville House - March 31st, 2020

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (Berlin Family Lectures) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780226526812
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Published: University of Chicago Press - July 24th, 2017

Losing Earth: A Recent History Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374191337
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Published: MCD - April 9th, 2019

The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620975978
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Published: New Press - March 10th, 2020

What Is Climate Change? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524786151
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Published: Penguin Workshop - June 19th, 2018

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781620409886
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 3rd, 2015

Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780691202631
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 11th, 2020

This Is the Way the World Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250238627
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Published: Picador - September 17th, 2019

Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North (Science Essentials #30) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780691202655
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Published: Princeton University Press - March 3rd, 2020

Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781635575927
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 10th, 2019

Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780231172837
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Published: Columbia University Press - October 30th, 2018

The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781620973479
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Published: New Press - October 10th, 2017

Field with a View: : Science and Faith in a Time of Climate Change Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849526418
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Published: Wild Goose Publications - February 1st, 2019

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