A book about climate change doesn’t always have to be doom and gloom, but can be something positive and hopeful. Climate Courage is one of those books. Author Andreas Karelas makes it clear that we already have all the tools we need to not only combat climate change but to heal the planet too. Focusing on stories from around the world where small changes lead to big success, along with the immense growth in new jobs in clean energy, Climate Courage is an inspiring read that makes the reader realize we not only have a chance, but we can really turn back climate change.
When it comes to climate change, one can often feel just helpless at the insurmountable odds, and what change can one person do? Advocating for the Environment seeks to turn that concept on its head by presenting solutions that are policy-based and with a concentration on advocacy to actually make a change. A first-of-its-kind book with discussions on storytelling in relation to climate change, as well as improving one’s skills with coalition building and communication strategy, and providing plenty of case studies to show it actually works. No matter how small, change can be achieved.
Design for Living Planet is a deep dive into environmental design from an urban philosopher and a mathematician who is also a physicist, but they seek to make it clear and engaging for non-science-minded readers. Covering new findings on subjects like fractals, networks, self-organization, and dynamical systems to name a few, and even addressing some of the more revolutionary ideas. The authors make it clear a big change is taking place in modern design, and for those interested, this book has the answers.
We can’t have too many books that give us hope about climate change, and Under the Sky We Make is one of those books. Author Kimberly Nicholas draws on her fifteen years of public speaking around the world about sustainability, after realizing that people weren’t getting the right message that there’s nothing the individual can really do to combat climate change. Nicholas shows how it will require a lot of hard work, both societal and cultural change, but it can be done.
Planet Earth has been around for over four billion years. To say that a lot has happened in that time is a vast understatement. And yet telling that four billion year story comprehensively is a gargantuan undertaking. But for someone looking to get a good idea of that immense history, there’s A Brief History of Earth. Andrew H. Knoll is a renowned geologist who draws on his decades of field research to show just how much has changed on the planet, and perhaps most importantly, putting our current world in a poignant perspective.
Everyone has something to say about climate change, whether they’re climatologists, geologists, politicians, media, or ordinary people on the street. Everyone’s got an opinion, but which of them are actually true? Unsettled seeks to dispel the myths and inaccuracies about climate change and educate the reader on what is really going on and what can actually be done by the individual to help heal this planet.