To understand more about the ongoing climate crisis here are the top 5 books to better inform you and show you what needs to be done in order for future generations to live in a world as beautiful as the one we see everyday.
The climate crisis becomes more palpable each year as the ever increasing intensity of hurricanes and wildfires rage across the globe. The global temperature has been increasing 0.18 degrees celsius per decade since 1981, with a noticeable trend dating back to 1881. With the global situation becoming more severe, it is only natural to want to understand and prepare oneself for the changes that need to happen to protect ourselves and those we care about. Here are 5 books that will help you better understand the ongoing climate crisis.
1. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken
The most clear-cut guide for how to stop and reverse climate change. This book itemizes a list of logical actions needed to be taken to combat climate change. It breaks down the overwhelming task into manageable parts coherent to the reader, thus making this our top book to better understand the ongoing climate crisis.
2. The No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change by Danny Chivers
To better understand why the combat to climate change has been so slow, this book offers a guide to the rather nonsensical reasoning behind the snail-like progress. This book is a far more funny book than our other top choices that can catch you up to a university entry level of understanding in an engaging way.
3. The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
If you enjoy sitting down for an interesting read, this book explores climate change through a fictional lens. This well-written story offers a powerful portrayal of the effects of climate change whilst offering an intriguing read for when you have spare time.
4. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
No message on climate change is more inspiring than the many speeches of Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. This book explores the powerful voice embodied with a moral and ethical high ground in Greta Thunberg’s speeches, which reveal the situation in all its ugliness.
5. Frontlines: Stories of Global Environmental Justice by Nick Meynen
The book tackles the numerous frontlines where the global environment is under attack. With a focus on the economic and political systems and ideologies in place and their part in destroying life on earth, Nick Meynen offers hope to the reader whilst preparing them for the radical changes needed to tackle the climate crisis.