On Time And Water
Moving from reflections on how one writes an obituary for an iceberg to exhortation for a heightened understanding of human time and our obligations to one another, throughout history and across the globe, On Time and Water is both deeply personal and globally-minded: a travel story, a world history, and a desperate plea to live in harmony with future generations. A bestseller in Iceland and around the world, this is a book unlike anything yet published on the current climate emergency.
How To Prepare For Climate Change
In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow and to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. He also provides tips for managing your anxiety and action plans for riding out every climate…
How To Avoid a Climate Disaster
Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. By investing in research, inventing new technologies, and deploying them quickly at large scale, Gates believes climate change can be addressed in meaningful ways.
How to talk to Your Kids about Climate Change
How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children, maintain hope in the face of crisis, and galvanize positive action by encouraging today's children to follow their passions in pursuit of a livable world.
Availability: Waste not everyday / Erin Rhoads ; [illustrations by] Grace West.
Would you like to throw away less? Do something for the planet? Waste Not Everyday is your step-by-step guide with 365 easy changes that will not only influence what you throw out but also have a genuine impact on the future of our planet. Split into four easy-to-follow parts, Waste Not Everyday features simple tips that will lead to a real shift in thinking and action and show you that a zero-waste lifestyle is actually achievable - for everyone, every budget and every schedule.
Availability: Can we save the planet? : a primer for the 21st century / Alice Bell ; edited by Matthew Taylor.
Governments, corporations and individuals are beginning to change their policies and behaviour - but is it too little, too late? Have we reached the point where we are only able to manage the problems and devastation caused? This engaging and incisive volume offers insightful analysis of a range of key issues including deforestation, global warming and single use plastics, while evaluating whether - and how - it may just be possible to mend our planet.
Availability: Clean green : tips and recipes for a naturally clean, more sustainable home / Jen Chillingsworth ; illustrations by Amelia Flower.
Learn how to create your own cleaning products that are better and healthier to use and keep your home sparkling clean.
Availability: Building a better world in your backyard : instead of being angry at bad guys / Paul Wheaton & Shawn Klassen-Koop.
Provides practical advice anyone can use to decrease their environmental impact while saving money. Paul Wheaton, a former software engineer, is an advocate for permaculture--a set of design principles inspired by natural systems that can help people take care of the earth and take care of each other. He is the creator of Permies.com, an online community with more than a million visitors each month who are dedicated to building a better world through permaculture.
Availability: Clearing the air : the beginning and the end of air pollution / Tim Smedley.
Air pollution has become the world's greatest environmental health risk, and science is only beginning to reveal its wide-ranging effects. Air pollution has become the world's greatest environmental health risk, and science is only beginning to reveal its wide-ranging effects. Clearing the Air tells the full story of air pollution for the first time: what it is, which pollutants are harmful, where they come from and most importantly what we can do about them.
Availability: Living with a green heart : how to keep your body, your home, and the planet healthy in a toxic world / Gay Browne ; foreword by Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and former Secretary of the California EPA.
In an increasingly toxic world, the paths to environmental safety and personal well-being run parallel. The damage we're doing to our planet is literally making us sick. In this quietly revolutionary book, environmental pioneer, Gay Browne shares a roadmap for living a greener, healthier life. Presenting some of the latest environmental science in an accessible way, Gay helps us to reclaim our health and our environment.
Availability: Plastic soup : an atlas of ocean pollution / Michiel Roscam Abbing ; [translation by Tessera Translations ; design by Nico Richter ; infographics by Jan Vork].
Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive - they are cheap to make, light, and durable - spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution is a beautifully-illustrated survey of the plastics clogging our seas, their impacts on wildlife and people around the world, and inspirational initiatives designed to tackle the problem.
Availability: Healing earth : an ecologist's journey of innovation and environmental stewardship / John Todd.
A mix of both success stories and concrete suggestions for solutions to tackle as yet unresolved issues, John Todd's narrative provides an important addition to the conversation about specific ways we can address the planetary crisis.
Availability: The ecology book / foreword by Tony Juniper.
Using a bold, graphic-led approach, The Ecology Book explores and explains over 85 of the key ideas, movements, and acts that have defined ecology and ecological thought. The book has a simple structure, with early chapters ranging from the ideas of classical thinkers to attempts by Enlightenment thinkers to systematically order the natural world. Later chapters trace the evolution of modern thinking, all the way through to the political and scientific developments of the modern era.
Availability: Surviving global warming : why eliminating greenhouse gases isn't enough / Roger A. Sedjo.
Climate expert Roger A. Sedjo argues in this book that a Plan B is required. He makes a compelling case that doing more of the same, by focusing only on the mitigation plan of the Paris Agreement, will leave humanity increasingly vulnerable; instead, we must also begin planning adaptation strategies-Plan B-which enable societies to anticipate and protect against the worst effects of inevitable climate change.
Availability: Anthropocene : Burtynsky, Baichwal, de Pencier / curational team, Sophie Hackett, Andrea Kunard, Urs Stahel.
A controversial idea currently under vigorous and passionate international debate that would recognize the 'human signature' on the planet. Anthropocene is the latest book by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nick de Pencier to chronicle the massive and irreversible impact of humans on the Earth -- on a geological scale. In photographs that are both stunning and disconcerting, Burtynsky, Baichwal, and de Pencier document species extinction, technofossils, and terraforming.
Availability: Losing Earth : a recent history / Nathaniel Rich.
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 ours.