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This Changes Everything
Capitalism vs. The Climate
Naomi Klein - Aug 04, 2015
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Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It's not about carbon – it's about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers Shock Doctrine and No Logo, exposes the ...
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Brit Marling
The Uninhabitable Earth
Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells - Mar 17, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With a new afterwordIt is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible--food shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation.The Uninhabitable Earth is both a trave...
The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Paul Hawken - Apr 18, 2017
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- New York Times bestseller - The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world"At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective ino...
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Chip Conley
The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi - Apr 05, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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WATER IS POWER Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times best-selling author of The Windup Girl and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today—and what may be in store for us tomorrow.The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Col...
Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change
Naomi Oreskes - May 31, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Now a powerful documentary from the acclaimed director of Food Inc., Merchants of Doubt was one of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: It tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ra...
On Fire
The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Naomi Klein - Sep 17, 2019
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#1 international and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, makes the case for a Green New Dealexplaining how bold climate action can be a blueprint for a just and thriving society.For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on b...
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Daniel Bryan
Being the Change
Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution
Peter Kalmus - Jul 10, 2017
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Life on 1/10th the fossil fuels turns out to be awesome.We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens.Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth’s climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the worl...
Chesapeake Requiem
A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
Earl Swift - Feb 18, 2020
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A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction "BEAUTIFUL, HAUNTING AND TRUE." — Hampton Sides •  “GORGEOUS. A TRULY REMARKABLE BOOK.” — Beth Macy • "GRIPPING. FANTASTIC." — Outside • "CAPTIVATING." — Washington Post • "POWERFUL." — Bill McKibben • "V...
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
Greta Thunberg - Nov 12, 2019
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The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations ...
The Sixth Extinction
An Unnatural History
Elizabeth Kolbert - Jan 06, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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2015 Pulitzer Prize WinnerOver the last half-billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the din...
Losing Earth
A Recent History
Nathaniel Rich - Apr 09, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change--including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and...
There Is No Planet B by Mike Berners-Lee
Sustainable Nation by Douglas Farr
The Story of More by Hope Jahren
Six Degrees by Mark Lynas
We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Clade by James Bradley
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas
Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Wilding by Isabella Tree
The Overstory by Richard Powers
Thirst by Scott Harrison
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare
The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles Mann
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
Cradle to Cradle by Michael Braungart
Switch by Chip Heath
Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Rising by Elizabeth Rush
The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail
The Fate of Food by Amanda Little
Love Letter to the Earth by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars by Michael Mann
Superpower by Russell Gold
Climate Justice by Mary Robinson
A Planet to Win by Kate Aronoff
A Global Warming Primer by Jeffrey Bennett
The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk by Jan Thornhill
The Burning Question by Mike Berners-Lee
Basher Science by Simon Basher
Cows Save the Planet by Judith D. Schwartz
Our Earth, Our Species, Our Selves by Ellen Moyer
Designing Climate Solutions by Hal Harvey
The 100% Solution by Solomon Goldstein-Rose
The Polar Bears' Home by Lara Bergen
The Case for a Carbon Tax by Shi-Ling Hsu Jd
A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety by Sarah Jaquette Ray
Replenishing the Earth by Wangari Maathai
Green Swans by John Elkington
Energy Democracy by Denise Fairchild
Introduction to Modern Climate Change by Andrew Dessler
Giddy Godspeed and the Felicity Flower by Maria-Pilar Landver
A Finer Future by L. Hunter Lovins
The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres
This Is Not A Drill by Extinction Rebellion
Autonomy by Lawrence D Burns
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Eager by Ben Goldfarb
The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Storms of My Grandchildren by James Hansen
Return of the Sea Otter by Todd McLeish
Lion Hearted by Andrew Loveridge
Cane Toad Wars by Rick Shine
In Search of the Canary Tree by Lauren E. Oakes
The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Half-Earth by Edward O. Wilson
Love Earth Now by Cheryl Leutjen
Eaarth by Bill McKibben
The The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge by Joanna Cole
Unsafe Thinking by Jonah Sachs
The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff
Global Warming by Seymour Simon
How Bad Are Bananas by Mike Berners-Lee
The Case for the Green New Deal by Ann Pettifor
What We Know About Climate Change by Kerry Emanuel
Natural Capital by Dieter Helm
The Problem of the Hot World by Pam Bonsper
It's Your World by Chelsea Clinton
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Facing Climate Change by Jeffrey Kiehl
Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Saudi America by Bethany McLean
SOS by Seth Wynes
The Discovery of Global Warming by Spencer R. Weart
Inconspicuous Consumption by Tatiana Schlossberg
The Green New Deal by Jeremy Rifkin
Eyes Wide Open by Paul Fleischman