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Best Climate Change Books

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Best Climate Change Books
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This Changes Everything
Capitalism vs. The Climate
Naomi Klein - 2015-08-04
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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
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The Uninhabitable Earth
Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells - 2020-03-17 (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...
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On Fire
The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal
Naomi Klein - 2019-09-17
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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
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Drawdown
The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Paul Hawken - 2017-04-18
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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
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Losing Earth
A Recent History
Nathaniel Rich - 2019-04-09 (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...
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The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi - 2016-04-05 (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...
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New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson - 2018-03-06
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A new vision of the future of New York City in the 22nd century, a flooded, but vibrant metropolis, from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312, and Aurora.A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction ...
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Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change
Naomi Oreskes - 2011-05-31 (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...
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Being the Change
Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution
Peter Kalmus - 2017-07-10
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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...
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Chesapeake Requiem
A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
Earl Swift - 2020-02-18
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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...
Clade by James Bradley
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
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
The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh
The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Revolutionary Power by Shalanda Baker
Biodiversity and Climate Change by
Climate Action Challenge by Joan Gregerson
We Are the Weather by Jonathan Safran Foer
A Climate for Change by Katharine Hayhoe, Andrew Farley
The Case for the Green New Deal by Ann Pettifor
An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
Waste by Catherine Coleman Flowers
Tentacle by Rita Indiana