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Books About Climate Change

The repercussions of climate change are far-reaching. It’s time to read up! Below are nonfiction and fiction essentials to prepare and motivate you to make a difference in the world we live in!
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    The Uninhabitable Earth Book Cover Picture
    The Uninhabitable Earth Book Cover Picture

    The Uninhabitable Earth

    by David Wallace-Wells

    In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await—food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action.
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    The Uninhabitable Earth Book Cover Picture

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    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Book Cover Picture
    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Book Cover Picture

    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

    by Al Gore

    Where Gore’s first documentary and book took us through the technical aspects of climate change, the second documentary is a gripping, narrative journey that leaves you filled with hope and the urge to take action immediately.
    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Book Cover Picture
    An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Book Cover Picture

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    Global Weirdness Book Cover Picture
    Global Weirdness Book Cover Picture

    Global Weirdness

    by Climate Central

    Global Weirdness enlarges our understanding of how climate change affects our daily lives, and arms us with the incontrovertible facts we need to make informed decisions about the future of the planet, and of humankind.
    Global Weirdness Book Cover Picture
    Global Weirdness Book Cover Picture

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    The Water Knife Book Cover Picture
    The Water Knife Book Cover Picture

    The Water Knife

    by Paolo Bacigalupi

    In the near future, the Colorado River has dwindled to a trickle. Three individuals find themselves pawns in a game far bigger and more corrupt than they could have imagined, and when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only truth in the desert is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.
    The Water Knife Book Cover Picture
    The Water Knife Book Cover Picture

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    How Cycling Can Save the World Book Cover Picture
    How Cycling Can Save the World Book Cover Picture

    How Cycling Can Save the World

    by Peter Walker

    In How Cycling Can Save the World, Walker takes readers on a tour of cities like Copenhagen and Utrecht, where everyday cycling has taken root, demonstrating cycling’s proven effect on reducing smog and obesity, and improving quality of life and mental health.
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    How Cycling Can Save the World Book Cover Picture

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    No Immediate Danger Book Cover Picture
    No Immediate Danger Book Cover Picture

    No Immediate Danger

    by William T. Vollmann

    A timely, eye-opening book about climate change and energy generation that focuses on the consequences of nuclear power production, from award-winning author William T. Vollmann.
    No Immediate Danger Book Cover Picture
    No Immediate Danger Book Cover Picture

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    Green Earth Book Cover Picture
    Green Earth Book Cover Picture

    Green Earth

    by Kim Stanley Robinson

    Discover the landmark trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of climate change—updated and abridged into a single novel.
    Green Earth Book Cover Picture
    Green Earth Book Cover Picture

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    Trespassing Across America Book Cover Picture
    Trespassing Across America Book Cover Picture

    Trespassing Across America

    by Ken Ilgunas

    Both a travel memoir and a reflection on climate change, Trespassing Across America is filled with colorful characters, harrowing physical trials, and strange encounters with the weather, terrain, and animals of America’s plains.
    Trespassing Across America Book Cover Picture
    Trespassing Across America Book Cover Picture

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    Six Degrees Book Cover Picture
    Six Degrees Book Cover Picture

    Six Degrees

    by Mark Lynas

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    Six Degrees Book Cover Picture

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    The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated Third Edition Book Cover Picture
    The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated Third Edition Book Cover Picture

    The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

    by Thom Hartmann

    While everything appears to be collapsing around us – ecodamage, genetic engineering, virulent diseases, the end of cheap oil, water shortages, global famine, wars – we can still do something about it and create a world that will work for us and for our children’s children. The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight helps us understand – and heal – our relationship to the world, to each other, and to our natural resources.
    The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated Third Edition Book Cover Picture
    The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated Third Edition Book Cover Picture

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    Solar Book Cover Picture
    Solar Book Cover Picture

    Solar

    by Ian McEwan

    When Dr. Michael Beard’s professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Michael to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and save the world from environmental disaster. But can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity?
    Solar Book Cover Picture
    Solar Book Cover Picture

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    The Reducetarian Solution Book Cover Picture
    The Reducetarian Solution Book Cover Picture

    The Reducetarian Solution

    by Brian Kateman

    In this book, Kateman, the founder of the Reducetarian Foundation, presents more than 70 original essays from influential thinkers on how the simple act of cutting 10% or more of the meat from one’s diet can transform the life of the reader, animals, and the planet.
    The Reducetarian Solution Book Cover Picture
    The Reducetarian Solution Book Cover Picture

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    Drawdown Book Cover Picture
    Drawdown Book Cover Picture

    Drawdown

    by

    In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change.
    Drawdown Book Cover Picture
    Drawdown Book Cover Picture

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    The End of Nature Book Cover Picture
    The End of Nature Book Cover Picture

    The End of Nature

    by Bill McKibben

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    The End of Nature Book Cover Picture

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    The Year of the Flood Book Cover Picture
    The Year of the Flood Book Cover Picture

    The Year of the Flood

    by Margaret Atwood

    In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life except for a few survivors.
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    The Year of the Flood Book Cover Picture

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    The Future of Ice Book Cover Picture
    The Future of Ice Book Cover Picture

    The Future of Ice

    by Gretel Ehrlich

    Over the course of a year, Ehrlich experiences firsthand the myriad expressions of cold, giving us marvelous histories of wind, water, snow, and ice, of ocean currents and weather cycles. We share Ehrlich’s experience of the thrills of cold, but also her questions: What will happen to us if we are “deseasoned”? If winter ends, will we survive?
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    The Future of Ice Book Cover Picture

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    Gold Fame Citrus Book Cover Picture

    Gold Fame Citrus

    by Claire Vaye Watkins

    Gold Fame Citrus Book Cover Picture
    Gold Fame Citrus Book Cover Picture

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    Climate Leviathan Book Cover Picture
    Climate Leviathan Book Cover Picture

    Climate Leviathan

    by Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann

    Drawing on a wide range of political thought, Joel Wainwright and Geoff Mann argue that rapid climate change will transform the world’s political economy and the fundamental political arrangements most people take for granted. The result will be a capitalist planetary sovereignty, a terrifying eventuality that makes the construction of viable, radical alternatives truly imperative.
    Climate Leviathan Book Cover Picture
    Climate Leviathan Book Cover Picture

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