Climate change is the current hot topic (pun intended), and with so much information coming out daily – some of it controversial – we never really know what to trust and end up being confused about what the warming earth really means. So, we collected 5 Books to Read About Climate Change.
These 5 books will not only (deeply) educate you on the topic of climate change – and other related concepts, but also you show you how, as an individual, can actually make a change.
Note: These books are available as audiobooks on Audible except for book#4 “How Bad Are Bananas”. The good news, you can listen to any of them for free if it is your first time to sign up on Audible. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Audible made it easy for us to learn even with our busy lives. It is up to us to take action and to learn more about our environment.
5 books about climate change
The Uninhabitable Earth is a (not so) hypothetical book about how the world would look like if it got 2, 3, 4 degrees warmer. It shows how the consequences of the rising temperature are not only environmental, but also sociological, political, and cultural. This book opens your eyes to the true danger that awaits if we don’t act fast: not only a warning but a call to action.
We Are The Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, by Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer is again pointing the finger at all of us with these provocative series of essays. We Are The Weather argues that no one is doing enough to fight climate change: from climate deniers to climate scientists, “we don’t care”. However, this is not only a blaming in your Facebook, but it also comes with a solution: individual action. If we all change a bit, everything changes a lot!
Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have, by Tatiana Schlossberg
Please be ready before you read this book because you will never look at any of your purchases the same way again. Inconspicuous Consumption tells the story of the climate impact and environmental issues behind basically everything: food, fashion, fuel, technology. Tatiana Schlossberg doesn’t want you to feel guilty. She wants you to learn, and she wants you to change. After reading this book, it’s hard not to.
How Bad are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything, by Mike Berners-Lee
A bit in line with the previous book, How Bad are Bananas? teaches you the carbon footprint of everything. And this is not an overstatement! From everyday activities like texting; personal decisions like having a child; to global events such as the World Cup or volcanic eruptions, this book covers pretty much anything you can imagine. Mike Berners-Lee might really change the way you look at some previously thought environmentally friendly things. A must-read!
This one is not available on Audible. But you can look it up in paperback copy.
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, by Greta Thunberg
You have probably heard about Greta Thunberg by now, but it is never too much to introduce hear again. This Swedish teenager started skipping school on Fridays to strike for the climate in front of her local government. This movement, known as #SchoolStrike4Climate or #FridaysForFuture, spread worldwide. Millions of people, young and old, from all around the world, started striking to demand change from their governments as well.
In light of the movement becoming more and more famous, Greta started delivering inspiring and activational speeches at famous events and conferences. They are gathered in this book, an inspirational tale that truly shows that we are never too small (in age, size, or potential impact) to be able to make a difference. It starts with one step, and the ripple spreads.
Conclusion on Books to Read About Climate Change
These were only 5 examples of the many books that continue being written yearly on this increasingly important topic. It is our future, after all!
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