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Experts Tell Us the Best Books On Solutions To Climate Change

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Books On Solutions To Climate Change. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

This Is Not a Drill by Extinction Rebellion

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This book opened my eyes to how climate emergency has been impacting us wherein the root causes are economic and societal issues. The authors, who are in an environmental organization, each are environmental activists, also include radical solutions to minimize damage of catastrophe we are about to experience in the near future. Every chapter is written by a different person. This basically widens the perspective for the reader. It’s like reading multiple books in one.

Under the Sky We Make by Kimberly Nicholas

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In her astonishing book Under the Sky We Make, Nicholas does for climate science what Michael Pollan did more than a decade ago for the food on our plate: offering a hopeful, clear-eyed, and somehow also hilarious guide to effecting real change, starting in our own lives. Saving ourselves from climate apocalypse will require radical shifts within each of us, to effect real change in our society and culture. But it can be done. It requires, Dr. Nicholas argues, belief in our own agency and value, alongside a deep understanding that no one will ever hand us power–we’re going to have to seize it for ourselves.

Being the Change by Peter Kalmus

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This book showcases the leading connections between our collective difficulties and daily actions. It amalgamates spirituality, science, and practical action to boost a satiating and correct response to global warming.

An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore

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This book provides an understandable how-to-guide on how people can alter their fate’s course. Moreover, it gives actionable and concrete advice on various topics, starting from talking to your kids regarding climate changes and how to run for office. It will empower you to make a difference!

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster By Bill Gates

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The book presents what the writer learned in over a decade of climate change studies and investing in technology to address global warming and strategies to tackle it. Gates calls on businesses to play a role in climate change while asking governments to invest more in climate research and incentivize companies to decarbonize and go green. He advocates increased innovation and nuclear energy investments, warning against overly focusing on solar and wind generation because of their intermittent nature.

The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann

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In the book, Mann, a climatologist, and geophysicist discuss the actions of the fossil fuel industry to delay acting on climate change. He gives climate change responses he considers inadequate and those he regards as the best. The climate scientist argues that individual actions such as less travel, more recycling, and eating less meat have benefits but are insufficient and claims it is mandatory to decarbonize the economy. Besides, he describes himself as cautiously optimistic given the rapid development of green technologies and youth activism.

All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth

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This compilation of poems and essays by about fifty female thought leaders running the gamut regarding geography, experience, race, and age. They include scientists, poets, designers, activists, architects, artists, and lawyers. Together, their voices’ breadth forms a mosaic honoring the complexity of the climate crisis and giving the book a feast of ideas and perspectives, setting a big climate movement table, and declaring all are welcome. It includes calls to action such as teenage activist Naomi Klein’s “On Fire” and Xiye Bastida’s “Calling In.”

Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

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The book is a fascinating survey of novel attempts in managing natural systems of all sizes, from preserving desert fish’ small population to changing the entire atmosphere. It crackles with the realities of existing in an era that has sounded the death knell for a commonly held belief that no one can meaningfully differentiate between humanity and nature.

The Story of More by Hope Jahren

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I have a substantial collection of books on the subject of climate change. As with any important topic, I like to explore all sides of the debate. From climate change deniers who claim it is all a hoax to those who argue a global catastrophe is imminent. I believe it’s necessary to read from a range of authors with opposing views. In ‘The Story of Now,’ the author takes us through inventions such as automobiles and their impact on our environment. Hope Jahred discusses the current impact of climate change and what scientists have projected for the future of our planet. Hope argues that humans live in ways that do not make us happy and damage our planet. She proposes alternatives that could improve our well-being and potentially save our earth from extinction. I very much enjoyed this book. Hope presents hard facts and solutions on how we as individuals can make changes that will make a difference. One of the best books on climate change I have read in recent times.

Drawdown by Paul Hawken

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This book has been an intense eye-opener for me and I like to read it every now and again for inspiration. It’s a seminal text on climate solutions, but what I really like about it is that it draws on the wisdom of humanity and the practices we can do in order to reverse climate change.

Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson

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There is no lack of information on the problem that is climate change. The cause is well documented and the effects are evident. It is easy for the average person to feel as if there is nothing they can do to help. Yet, Bea Johnson’s book titled Zero Waste Home provides a guide for how the individual can help. This easy-to-read step-by-step guide provides countless lessons that readers can take away and incorporate into their daily lives. The individual acts of people living sustainably and reducing waste might seem small, but together, these acts serve as a powerful solution to fight climate change.

Merchants of Doubt by Erik M. Conway

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The book outlines how a handful of scientists had a disproportionately louder voice when it came to the most controversial debates, the book dissects the social, political and economic conditions that led to the emergence of this situation. Though not directly related to Solution on Climate change, this book is essential in understanding the reality of how we got to where we are here. An understanding which should guide any collective solution to the climate crisis we are facing.

Tales of Two Planets by John Freeman

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Read this climate change book to find out stories from Haiti to Bangladesh, from those who hail from places under the most critical stress from the climate crisis. Tales of Two Planets includes essays, fiction, poems, and reportage from around the world to illustrate the dreadful inequalities that are further exacerbated by climate change, bringing further human context to your understanding of a complex crisis.

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