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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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    All We Can Save Book Cover Picture
    All We Can Save Book Cover Picture

    All We Can Save

    by Various Authors

    All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States—scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race—and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society.
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    All We Can Save Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $18.00

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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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    $18.00

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    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Deluxe Edition Book Cover Picture
    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Deluxe Edition Book Cover Picture

    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

    by Greta Thunberg

    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 General Assembly.
    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Deluxe Edition Book Cover Picture
    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Deluxe Edition Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $22.00

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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

    Paperback
    $25.99

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    As Long as Grass Grows Book Cover Picture
    As Long as Grass Grows Book Cover Picture

    As Long as Grass Grows

    by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

    Learn the story of Native peoples’ resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community’s rich history of activism.
    As Long as Grass Grows Book Cover Picture
    As Long as Grass Grows Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Rescuing the Planet Book Cover Picture

    Rescuing the Planet

    by Tony Hiss

    An urgent, resounding call to protect 50 percent of the earth’s land by 2050–thereby saving millions of its species–and a candid assessment of the health of our planet and our role in conserving it, from the award-winning author of The Experience of Place and veteran New Yorker staff writer.
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    Rescuing the Planet Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    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

    Paperback
    $16.95

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    Under a White Sky Book Cover Picture
    Under a White Sky Book Cover Picture

    Under a White Sky

    by Elizabeth Kolbert

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?
    Under a White Sky Book Cover Picture
    Under a White Sky Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    The Story of More Book Cover Picture

    The Story of More

    by Hope Jahren

    Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist, a brilliant writer, a passionate teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, she illuminates the link between human habits and our imperiled planet.
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    The Story of More Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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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.
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    No Immediate Danger Book Cover Picture

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    $20.00

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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.
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    Green Earth Book Cover Picture

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    $22.00

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    Windfall

    by Mckenzie Funk

    McKenzie Funk has spent the last six years reporting around the world on how we are preparing for a warmer planet. Funk shows us that the best way to understand the catastrophe of global warming is to see it through the eyes of those who see it most clearly—as a market opportunity. Discover a fascinating investigation into how people around the globe are cashing in on a warming world.
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    Windfall Book Cover Picture

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    $19.00

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    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.
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    Trespassing Across America Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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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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    $16.99

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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.
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    The Reducetarian Solution Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Drawdown Book Cover Picture

    Drawdown

    by Various Authors

    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.
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    Drawdown Book Cover Picture

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    $23.00

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    The Future We Choose Book Cover Picture

    The Future We Choose

    by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

    In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac—who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015—have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world’s changing climate and the fate of humanity.
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    The Future We Choose Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    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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    $17.00

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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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    $16.00

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    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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    $19.95

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    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Cover Picture
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    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

    by Bill Gates

    In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.
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    How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $26.95

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