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  • • We Know What We Need to Do for the Planet
    So Why Aren't We Doing It?


    Nov. 29, 2022 -Lately, Dr. Duhaime, a pediatric neurosurgeon, has sought to wrap her own brain around a vexing question: “Why can’t we do what we need to do to stop destroying our planet while we still have the chance?”

    That question animates her new book, “Minding the Climate: How Neuroscience Can Help Solve Our Environmental Crisis,” published by Harvard University Press.

  • • 14 New Environmental Books
    to Kickstart Your Summer Reading List
    Writers Celebrating the Fragile Beauty of this Modern World — and Address How to Help Save it


    June 17, 2022 -Summer is normally beach-read season, the time of year when publishers pump out potboilers and steamy romances to fill the sun-drenched days.

    But what if your local beach is polluted, flooded, plagued with invasive species or just too darn hot?

  • • 13 New Books About Pollution
    And How We Can Fight It

    Aug. 19, 2021 (The Revelator), -That message rings out from a slate of important new books covering the fight against various pollutants around the world. They examine everything from pesticides to air pollution and from mining waste to the trash that accumulates all around us. Along the way these books shine a light on some bigger stories — like our food system and human effects on complex ecosystems. They also dive deep into the racism, indifference, greed and ignorance that allow these toxic compounds to flourish in our world and in our bodies.

    One group of pollutants didn’t make it onto this list: greenhouse gases. We’ll look at them in a future column, covering timely new books on climate change.

    But for now, here are 13 new dirty books about filth for your perusal, along with their cover descriptions. Each title links to its publisher’s site, but you should also be able to order these from any local or online bookseller or your favorite library.

  • • Kids’ Books With an Environmental Message
    It's Never Been More Important
    to Educate Our Kids About
    Protecting the Environment.

    (greener ideal), Sept. 29, 2020 -One of the most important aspects of books has always been the power to teach children the difference between what’s right and what’s wrong. In today’s world, where the environment and issues around the environment are becoming increasingly important, books provide us with a fantastic resource to educate our children about this topic.

    To make things a little easier for you, the greener ideal staff has compiled a list of their favorite kids’ books with an environmental message, along with summaries of each.

  • • Environmental Justice Books
    Environmental Justice

    Environmental justice seeks to redress inequalities of environmental burden, namely anything that constitutes an environmental risk to health. The concept began in the United States in 20th. It is also termed just "sustainability."

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA defines environmental justice as: "The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies."

    Click to read more from questia.

  • • Free Energy E-Books
    Offered by the
    Climate Reality Project

    - After a long – and in some places very cold – winter, spring is finally here. With flowers blooming and trees blossoming everywhere, it’s a reminder of the wonder of the natural world and what’s at stake with our climate changing.

    Learn how the climate crisis impacts the world around us – from the ground beneath our feet to the water in our streams – and what you can do in your daily life by checking out our free e-books.

  • • AEE Energy Books
    Books By and for
    Energy Professionals

    - Browse an outstanding selection of books and other informational media resources for energy and facility involved professionals.

  • • 26 Best New (2021) Climate Change Books
    The Best Books, Based on Recommendations
    by Thought Leaders and Experts

    Nov. 8, 2021, (Bookauthorty)- Click to get up to date in what books have been released in 2021

  • • Fifteen Books About Women Climate Change Leaders
    Women Leading the Way
    On Climate Change

    Mar. 5, 2020 (Yale Climate Connections) -To observe Women’s History Month, Yale Climate Connections has again chosen to present a selection of new and recent titles on how women’s lives will be affected by climate change and on how women are changing the politics and prospects for action.

    In the books listed in the article, women consider the science and politics of climate and energy, efforts to restore landscapes and ecosystems, the history of women-led environmental movements, and different visions of the future. Also included are several new books by and about Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist from Sweden.

    As always, the descriptions of the works listed below are drawn from copy provided by the publishers or organizations that released them.

  • • 50th Anniversary of Rachel Carson's Death
    What We Need to
    Know About Rachel Carson

    bio - True Story - Biologist Rachel Carson alerted the world to the environmental impact of fertilizers and pesticides. Her best-known book, Silent Spring (See below), led to a presidential commission that largely endorsed her findings and helped to shape a growing environmental consciousness.

  • • 20th Century's 10 Most Influential Environmental Books
    The Reviewer's List

    The Reviewer - The Reviewer, an Internet book review site invited authors, journalists, scholars, and readers to nominate books to a "Top Ten" list of environmental books of the 20th Century

  • • The Year You Finally Read a Book About Climate Change
    The Year You Finally Read
    a Book About Climate Change

    Apr. 19, 2020 (NY Times Climate Forward) -Perhaps you prefer reading to escape reality, not confront it. But if the 50th anniversary of Earth Day has inspired you to decide that now’s the time to pick up a book about climate change, we’re here to help you find the right one for you.

    Click now for the reccomended list.

  • • 10 New Books About Wildlife
    Our Relationship With Animals

    (The Revelator),by John R. Platt, May 14, 2021 -Here are publishers’ descriptions of 10 of the best new wildlife-related books of 2021 so far. The books come from a long list of celebrated authors, scientists and journalists and cover species from several continents. They’ll help give you a dose of the wild — and a window into other parts of the world — that will hold you over until it’s safe to travel again to see loved ones. Human and otherwise.

Environmental Book Titles


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  • • The Atlas of Disappearing Places

    Authors: Christina Conklin and Marina Psaros

    Released: July, 2021

    Our Coasts and Oceans
    in the Climate Crisis

    “The direction in which our planet is headed isn't a good one, and most of us don’t know how to change it. The bad news is that we will experience great loss. The good news is that we already have what we need to build a better future.” —from the introduction

    Our planet is in peril. Seas are rising, oceans are acidifying, ice is melting, coasts are flooding, species are dying, and communities are faltering. Despite these dire circumstances, most of us don’t have a clear sense of how the interconnected crises in our ocean are affecting the climate system, food webs, coastal cities, and biodiversity, and which solutions can help us co-create a better future.

  • • Beyond Global Warming
    Beyond  Global Warming

    Released: 2020

    Authors: Syukuro Manabe and Anthony J. Broccoli

    Numerical Models
    and Climate Change

    In 1894, Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius made a startling announcement. His calculations suggested that a two- or threefold increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide could alter global temperatures on a scale comparable to the difference between cold glacial and warm interglacial periods.

    Climate scientists have since devised increasingly complex models to understand humans’ impact on climate, weaving together observations and equations to simulate changes on land, in the oceans and in the atmosphere. Climate modeler Syukuro Manabe and atmospheric scientist Anthony J. Broccoli describe the evolution of these models.

  • • Big World, Small Planet
    Big World Small Planet

    Author(s): Johan RockStrom and Matais Klum

    Released: 2015

    Big World, Small Planet

    A profoundly original vision of an attainable future that ensures human prosperity by safeguarding our threatened planet.

    Big World, Small Planet probes the urgent predicament of our times: how is it possible to create a positive future for both humanity and Earth? We have entered the Anthropocene—the era of massive human impacts on the planet—and the actions of over seven billion residents threaten to destabilize Earth’s natural systems, with cascading consequences for human societies. In this extraordinary book, the authors combine the latest science with compelling storytelling and amazing photography to create a new narrative for humanity’s future.

  • Book of Ice
    Book of Ice

    Author: Paul Miller

    Released: 2011

    Book of Ice

    Antarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent’s rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antactica. Book of Ice is one aspect of this ongoing project.

    In light of climate change and tireless human enterprise to be present everywhere on the planet, Miller uses Antarctica as a point on entry for contemplating humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

  • • Blowout

    Author: Rachel Maddow

    Released: October, 2019

    Big Oil and Gass Vs.
    Democracy - Who Wins?

    In 2014, Ukrainian revolutionaries raided the palace of their ousted president and found a zoo of peacocks, gilded toilets, and a floating restaurant modeled after a Spanish galleon. Unlikely as it might seem, there is a thread connecting these events, and Rachel Maddow follows it to its crooked source: the unimaginably lucrative and equally corrupting oil and gas industry.

    With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe, revealing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas along the way, and drawing a surprising conclusion about why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election.

  • • The Case for a Carbon Tax
    Case for Carbon Tax

    Author: Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu PhD

    Released:  2015

    Making the Case

    There's a simple, straightforward way to cut carbon emissions and prevent the most disastrous effects of climate change-and we're rejecting it because of irrational political fears. That's the central argument of The Case for a Carbon Tax, a clear-eyed, sophisticated analysis of climate change policy.

    Shi-Ling Hsu examines the four major approaches to curbing CO2: cap-and-trade; command and control regulation; government subsidies of alternative energy; and carbon taxes.

  • • The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success

    Author: Mark Jaccard

    Released: 2020

    Overcoming Myths
    that Hinder Progress

    Sometimes solving climate change seems impossibly complex, and it is hard to know what changes we all can and should make to help.

    This book offers hope. Drawing on the latest research, Mark Jaccard shows us how to recognize the absolutely essential actions (decarbonizing electricity and transport) and policies (regulations that phase out coal plants and gasoline vehicles, carbon tariffs). Rather than feeling paralyzed and pursuing ineffective efforts, we can all make a few key changes in our lifestyles to reduce emissions, to contribute to the urgently needed affordable energy transition in developed and developing countries.

    More importantly, Jaccard shows how to distinguish climate-sincere from insincere politicians and increase the chance of electing and sustaining these leaders in power. In combining the personal and the political, The book offers a clear and simple strategic path to solving the greatest problem of our times..

  • • The Climate Book

    Author: Greta Thunberg

    Released:  2023

    The Facts and the Solutions

    We still have time to change the world. From Greta Thunberg, the world's leading climate activist, comes the essential handbook for making it happen.

    You might think it's an impossible task: secure a safe future for life on Earth, at a scale and speed never seen, against all the odds. There is hope - but only if we listen to the science before it's too late.

  • • The Climate Casino
    Climate Casino

    Author: William Nordhaus

    Released:  2015

    Uncertainty, and Economics
    for a Warming World

    The 2018 Nobel laureate for economics analyzes the politics and economics of the central environmental issue of today and points the way to real solutions.

    Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.

  • • Climate of Hope
    Climate of Hope

    Author(s): Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope

    Released: 2017

    Cities, Businesses, & Citizens
    Can Save the Planet

    From Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense.

    They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more prosperous, aiming to begin a new type of conversation on the issue that will spur bolder action by cities, businesses, and citizens—and even, someday, by Washington.

  • • Climates in Crisis
    Climates In Crisis

    Author: Roy Wysnewski

    Released: 2021

    A Degree of Difference

    This educational guide defines the basic characteristics of climate change. It also examines a new teaching tool that 'visualizes' climate changing where you live and, with limited research, reveals how these changes impact your weather and your life today. Numerous examples that highlight the present climate crisis are cited.

  • • Diet for a Hot Planet
    DietFor a Hot Planet

    Author: Anna Blythe Lappé

    Released: 2010

    The Climate Crisis at
    the End of Your Fork

    In 1971, Frances Moore Lappé’s Diet for a Small Planet sparked a revolution in how we think about hunger, alerting millions to the hidden environmental and social impacts of our food choices. Now, nearly four decades later, her daughter, Anna Lappé, picks up the conversation. In her new book, the younger Lappé exposes another hidden cost of our food system: the climate crisis.

  • • Dire Predictions
    Dire Predictions

    Authors: Michael Mann and Lee R Kumo

    Released: 2015

    Understanding Climate Change

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been issuing the essential facts and figures on climate change for nearly two decades. But the hundreds of pages of scientific evidence quoted for accuracy by the media and scientists alike, remain inscrutable to the general public who may still question the validity of climate change.

    Esteemed climate scientists Michael E. Mann and Lee R. Kump, have partnered with DK Publishing to present Dire Predictions-an important book in this time of global need.Dire Predictions presents the information documented by the IPCC in an illustrated, visually-stunning, and undeniably powerful way to the lay reader.

  • • EAARTH

    Author: Bill McKibben

    Released: 2010

    End of Nature (1989) Sequel

    Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not only unavoidable but already under way.

    Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding, and burning in ways that no human has ever seen. We've created, in very short order, a new planet, still recognizable but fundamentally different. We may as well call it "Eaarth"

  • • Edible

    Author: Dniella Martin

    Released: 2014

    Insect Consumption -
    Is It Cricket?

    Insects. They’re what’s for dinner. Can you imagine a world in which that simple statement is not only true but in fact an unremarkable part of daily life? Daniella Martin, entomophagist and blogger, can.

    In this rollicking excursion into the world of edible insects, Martin takes us to the front lines of the next big trend in the global food movement and shows us how insects just might be the key to solving world hunger. Along the way, we sample moth larvae tacos at the Don Bugito food cart in San Francisco, travel to Copenhagen to meet the experimental tasters at Noma’s Nordic Food Lab, gawk at the insects stocked in the frozen food aisle at Thailand’s Costco, and even crash an underground bug-eating club in Tokyo.

  • • Energy For Keeps

    Authors: Marilyn Nemzer, Deborah Page and Anna Carter

    Released: 2014

    Best Clean Energy Stocks

    With clear and balanced language, the authors and numerous industry experts provide up-to-date info on all energy sources that generate electricity. They also discuss energy-related health and environmental considerations, energy management strategies and energy history.

    The book includes over 100 photos and illustrations and extensive appendix with energy timeline, glossary and additional resources.

  • • Energy Island
    Energy Island

    Released: 2011

    Author: Allan Drummond

    The Benefits of
    Harnessing the Wind

    How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world, Hold onto your hats! It's windy on the Danish island of Samso. Meet the environmentally friendly people who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

  • • Energy Primer for Kids

    Released: 2010

    Author: Jim Lakely

    With a Primer for Grown-ups

    This informative and important 57 page soft cover book encourages young people to bring critical thinking and criteria to the subject of questionable new energy technologies, and our need to address their viability. Proposed solutions such as electric cars, solar and wind power, biologically produced combustibles, renewable fuels and hydrogen are presented and shown to be lacking true economic potential.

    Youth, and their parents, are invited to sift through the deluge of information intelligently to make informed energy policy decisions as citizens and voters.

  • • End of Nature
    Env. Dept

    Author: Bill McKibben

    Does it Have to Be?

    Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

    This impassioned plea for radical and life-renewing change is today still considered a groundbreaking work in environmental studies. McKibben's argument that the survival of the globe is dependent on a fundamental, philosophical shift in the way we relate to nature is more relevant than ever. McKibben writes of our earth's environmental cataclysm, addressing such core issues as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. His new introduction addresses some of the latest environmental issues that have risen during the 1990s. The book also includes an invaluable new appendix of facts and figures that surveys the progress of the environmental movement.

  • • Environmental Debt
    Env. Dept

    Author: Ami Larkin

    Exposing the Link
    Between Our Financial
    and Environmental Crises

    An award-winning environmental activist and social entrepreneur exposes the link between our financial and environmental crises.

    For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that today’s challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future generations. Now in the wake of billions of dollars in costs associated with coastal devastation from Hurricane Sandy, rampant wildfires across the West, and groundwater contamination from reckless drilling, it’s becoming increasingly clear that yesterday’s carefree attitude about the environment has morphed into a fiscal crisis of epic proportions.

  • • Environmental Policy
    Env. Dept

    Released: 2013

    Published by: Congressional Quarterly

    Environmental Policy - 8th edition

    Top Scholars Evaluate
    Environmental Policy Impact

    Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy once again convenes top scholars to evaluate the impact of past environmental policy while anticipating its future implications, helping students decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape environmental politics.

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  • • A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety
    Field Guide

    Released: 2020

    Author: Sarah Jaquette Ray

    Keeping Your Cool
    on a Warming Planet

    If thinking about climate change makes you (a) depressed, (b) worried, (c) guilty or (d) all of the above, this book might be for you. Drawing on her expertise as an environmental humanities scholar, the author outlines how environmentally conscious citizens can cultivate a healthy mind-set and strong interpersonal relationships for taking action on climate change.

    To deal with climate change–related fear and sadness, she suggests mindfulness practices. To avoid burnout, she advocates setting attainable goals, like reducing personal emissions or collaborating on environmental projects with local community members.

  • • Force of Nature
    Env. Dept

    Author: Frederic C Rich

    A Bipartisan Solution

    What happens when a renowned river guide teams up with the CEO of one of the largest—and least Earth-friendly—corporations in the world? In the case of former Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott and white water expert-turned Blu Skye Sustainability consultant Jib Ellison, you get nothing less than a green business revolution.

    Force of Nature reveals the inside story of the struggle to redefine what it means to be green in the world of big business. A little-known partnership between a one-man consultancy and the world's biggest retailer has evolved and grown, and has begun transforming whole industries—shrinking packaging, cutting fossil fuel use, ramping up recycling, and reducing landfill waste by 80 percent. Why? Because it serves the bottom line.

  • • Full Planet, Empty Plates
    Env. Dept

    Released: 2012

    Author: Lester R Brown

    The New Geopolitics
    of Food Scarcity

    With food scarcity driven by falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. “In this era of tightening world food supplies, the ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage. Food is the new oil,” Lester R. Brown writes.

    What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions by grain-importing countries in Africa and elsewhere as well as the world’s shrinking buffers against poor harvests.

  • • The Future Earth
    Future Earth

    Released: 2020

    Authors: Eric Holthaus

    Path Toward Zero Carbon Emissions

    In this imagined history of the next 30 years, meteorologist Eric Holthaus plots a path toward zero carbon emissions. We won’t get there with solar panels and electric vehicles alone, he says, criticizing those as market-based mechanisms that reinforce the status quo. Instead, success requires a political and economic revolution. Holthaus imagines natural disasters as catalysts for collective action, global systems for climate migration and reparations, and economies driven by human need rather than want.

  • • The Future We Choose

    Released: 2019

    Author: Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

    Surviving the Climate Crisis

    Four and a half years after 195 nations agreed to limit global warming by 2100 to 2 degrees Celsius, the world has fallen behind on its commitments (SN: 11/26/19). But all is not yet lost, two architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement argue in this bracing call to arms aimed at those who fear it’s too late. Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac paint two side-by-side visions of the world in 2050: a hot, pollution-choked hellscape rife with water wars and nationalist paranoia, and a hopeful, forested world of high-speed trains, energy efficiency and community-based agriculture.

    Achieving that second future requires a mind-set shift away from pessimism and the idea of resource availability as a zero-sum game, Figueres and Rivett-Carnac say. They offer 10 general actions for readers to take, including avoiding fossil fuels and engaging in politics. The final chapter provides a template for actions readers can take today, this week and all the way out to 2050.

  • • Getting to Green
    Env. Dept

    Released: 2016

    Author: Frederic C Rich

    Saving Nature -
    a Bi-Partisan Solution

    “Regardless of your place on the political spectrum, there is much to admire in this book, which reminds us that the stewardship of nature is an obligation shared by all Americans.” —U.S. Senator Angus S. King Jr.

    The Green movement in America has lost its way. Pew polling reveals that the environment is one of the two things about which Republicans and Democrats disagree most. Congress has not passed a landmark piece of environmental legislation for a quarter-century. As atmospheric CO2 continues its relentless climb, even environmental insiders have pronounced “the death of environmentalism.”

  • • Grass Roots Rising
    Grass Roots Rising

    Released: 2020

    Author: Ronnie Cummins

    Saving Nature -
    a Bi-Partisan Solution

    Grassroots Risingis a passionate call to action for the global body politic, providing practical solutions for how to survive—and thrive—in catastrophic times. The Author aims to educate and inspire citizens worldwide to organize and become active participants in preventing ecological collapse.

    This book offers a blueprint for building and supercharging a grassroots Regeneration Movement based on consumer activism, farmer innovation, political change, and regenerative finance—embodied most recently by the proposed Green New Deal in the US. Cummins asserts that the solution lies right beneath our feet and at the end of our forks through the transformation of our broken food system. 

  • • Great Disruption
    Env. Dept

    Released: 2012

    Author: Paul Gilding

    The Global Crisis is
    No Longer Affordable

    It's time to stop just worrying about climate change, says Paul Gilding. Instead, we need to brace for impact, because global crisis is no longer avoidable; we have come to the end of a world economy based on consumption and waste, where we live beyond the means of our planet's resources.

    The Great Disruption offers a stark and unflinching look at the challenge humanity faces-yet also a deeply optimistic message. The coming decades will see loss, suffering, and conflict as our planetary overdraft is paid; however, they will also bring out the best humanity can offer: compassion, innovation, resilience, and adaptability. Gilding tells us how to fight-and win-what he calls the "one-degree war" to prevent catastrophic warming of the earth, and how to start today.

  • • Green to Gold
    Green To Gold

    Released: 2006

    Authors: Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S Winston

    What Smart Companies Do

    They use environmental strategy to innovate, create value, and build competitive advantage

    Green to Gold is an essential guide for forward-thinking business leaders who see the Green Wave coming and want to profit from it. This audio explores what every executive must know to manage the environmental challenges facing society and business. Based on the authors' years of experience and hundreds of interviews with corporate leaders around the world, Green to Gold, shows how companies generate lasting value - cutting costs, reducing risk, increasing revenues, and creating strong brands - by building environmental thinking into their business strategies.

  • • Global Weirdness
    Global Weirdness

    Released: 2012

    Authors: Emily Elert and Michael D.

    Climate Central’s Book Debut

    There’s a lot of debate about climate change, but not in the scientific community. People who actually study the climate overwhelmingly agree that greenhouse gases generated by human activity are pushing Earth’s climate into a state the world hasn’t seen for many tens of thousands of years. These experts don’t know to the last detail what will happen, but they’ve learned enough to make them very concerned.

    This book is an attempt to explain why — to lay out the current state of knowledge about climate change, including what we know, how we know it, and what’s left to figure out. We’ve done our best to explain the underlying science given in clear and simple language, and without the melodrama that characterizes much of the conversation about climate change — “we’re all doomed,” on the one hand, and “it’s just a hoax” on the other. We aren’t interested in preaching. We believe that the facts, presented in a straightforward way, are convincing enough.

  • The Grid

    Author: Gretchen Bakke Ph d.

    The Fraying Wires

    A revelatory look at our national power grid--how it developed, its current flaws, and how it must be completely reimagined for our fast-approaching energy future. America's electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It's not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair. Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources--solar, wind, and other alternatives--the grid is what stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future.

    If we hope to realize this future, we need to re-imagine the grid according to twenty-first-century values. It's a project which forces visionaries to work with bureaucrats, legislators with storm-flattened communities, moneymen with hippies, and the left with the right. And though it might not yet be obvious, this revolution is already well under way.

    Cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke unveils the many facets of America's energy infrastructure, its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones, and its essential role in personal and national life. The grid, she argues, is an essentially American artifact, one which developed with us: a product of bold expansion, the occasional foolhardy vision, some genius technologies, and constant improvisation. Most of all, her focus is on how Americans are changing the grid right now, sometimes with gumption and big dreams and sometimes with legislation or the brandishing of guns.

  • • Green For Life

    Author: Victoria Boutenko

    The Updated Classic on
    Green Smoothie Nutrition

    Everyone knows they need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but consuming even the minimum FDA-recommended five servings a day can be challenging. In Green for Life, raw foods pioneer Victoria Boutenko presents an overlooked powerhouse of nutrition in this equation: greens. For their bounty of minerals and nutrients, greens exceed other vegetables in value. Green for Life details the immense health benefits of greens and suggests an easy way to consume them in sufficient quantities...

    Green for Life includes the latest information on the abundance of protein in greens, the benefits of fiber, the role of greens in homeostasis, the significance of stomach acid, how greens make the body more alkaline, the healing power of chlorophyll, and more.

  • • Greening the Global Economy

    Released: 2015

    Author: Robert Pollin

    Building a Global
    Clean Energy Economy

    A program for doing just that, while expanding job opportunities and economic well-being.

    In order to control climate change, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that greenhouse gas emissions will need to fall by about forty percent by 2030.

    Achieving the target goals will be highly challenging. Yet in Greening the Global Economy, economist Robert Pollin shows that they are attainable through steady, large-scale investments—totaling about 1.5 percent of global GDP on an annual basis—in both energy efficiency and clean renewable energy sources. Not only that: Pollin argues that with the right investments, these efforts will expand employment and drive economic growth.

  • • Half-Earth

    Released: 2006

    Author: Edward O. Wilson

    Our Planet’s fight for life

    In his most urgent book to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and world-renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson states that in order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet. In this "visionary blueprint for saving the planet" (Stephen Greenblatt), Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature.

    Identifying actual regions of the planet that can still be reclaimed—such as the California redwood forest, the Amazon River basin, and grasslands of the Serengeti, among others—Wilson puts aside the prevailing pessimism of our times and "speaks with a humane eloquence which calls to us all" (Oliver Sacks).

    Includes 25 illustrations.

  • • Hot, Flat, and Crowded
    Hot Flat Crowded

    Released: 2009

    Author: Thomas Friedman

    Why We Need a Green Revolution

    In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America...

  • • How to Prepare for Climate Change
    Invention Of Nature

    Released: 2021

    Author: David Popguef

    Sensible, Deeply Researched
    Advice for Your Preparation

    A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent.

    You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.m. because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland.

  • • Ice Rivers
    Invention Of Nature

    Released: 2021

    Author: Jemma Wadham

    A Story of Glaciers, Wilderness, and Humanity

    A passionate eyewitness account of the mysteries and looming demise of glaciers--and what their fate means for our shared future.

    The ice sheets and glaciers that cover one-tenth of Earth's land surface are in grave peril. High in the Alps, Andes, and Himalaya, once-indomitable glaciers are retreating, even dying. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, thinning glaciers may be unlocking vast quantities of methane stored for millions of years beneath the ice. In Ice Rivers, renowned glaciologist Jemma Wadham offers a searing personal account of glaciers and the rapidly unfolding crisis that they--and we--face.

  • • Invention of Nature
    Invention Of Nature

    Released: 2015

    Author: Andrea Wulf

    Alexander von
    Humboldt's New World

    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.

  • • Just Geeen It
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    Just Green It

    Authors: Lisa & Ron Beres

    Simple Swaps to Save
    the Planet and Your Health!

    To green or not to green? That was the question. However, in today’s day and age, regardless of the unstable economy, making 'green' choices and living a healthier lifestyle is becoming less of a luxury and more of a norm. Researchers have even predicted a shift in future trends that 'nongreen' will not survive

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  • • A Lesson in Climate Change
    Climates In Crisis

    Author: Roy Wysnewski

    Released: 2021

    New Teaching Method Explored

    'A Lesson in Climate Change' is a teaching lesson employing a novel digital 'tracking' procedure that helps define climate change while providing students a real-time visual assessment of climate changing where they live. They see on their digital devices the history of their climate change. What better way to learn about climate change than to see it in action!

  • • No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
    Greta's Book

    Released: 2019

    Author: Greta Thunberg

    No One Is Too
    Small to Make a Difference

    Greta was born in 2003.In Sugust, 2018, she decided to skip school that day and started the Student Climate Strike.

    This is Greta's first book in English, collected from her rallies and climate speeches across the globe.

  • • Oceana

    Released: 2011

    Authors: Ted Danson and Michael D'Orso

    Our Endangered Oceans and
    What We Can Do to Save Them

    Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe—the massive destruction of our planet's oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world's major commercial fisheries.

  • • The 100% Solution
    100% Solution

    Released: 2020

    Author: Solomon Goldstein-Rose

    Plan For Solving Climate Change

    After running a campaign focused on climate change, Solomon Goldstein-Rose was elected to the Massachusetts Legislature in 2016 at the age of 22. He served one term and then turned to climate activism full time. In this concise book, he draws on his experiences to draft a five-pillar framework for reaching negative carbon emissions by 2050.

    Because most new emissions come from rapidly developing countries, solutions must be economically viable for everyone, Goldstein-Rose points out. He argues that a “World War II–style mobilization” of technology development can get us there. Central to his plans, which he claims are feasible to achieve in the next 30 years, are scaling up nuclear power, improving battery storage and rolling out “greener” industrial processes.

  • • Petrochemical America
    Petrochem America

    Released: 2012

    Author: Kate Orff

    Photography: Richard Misrach

    An In Depth Analysis

    Listing the causes of sustained environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. It combines Richard Misrach’s haunting photographs of Louisiana’s “Chemical Corridor” with landscape architect Kate Orff’s “Ecological Atlas”--a series of speculative drawings developed through intensive research and mapping of data from the region.

    Misrach and Orff’s joint effort depicts and unpacks the complex cultural, physical and economic ecologies of a particular region along 150 miles of the Mississippi River, from Baton Rouge to New Orleans--an area of intense chemical production that became known as “Cancer Alley” when unusually high occurrences of the disease were discovered in the region. This revelatory collaboration has resulted in a complex document and an extensively researched guidebook to the ways in which the petrochemical industry has permeated every facet of contemporary life. However complicated by the region’s own histories and particularities, “Cancer Alley” may well be an apt metaphor for the global impact of petrochemicals on the human landscape as a whole.

  • • Recycle This Book
    Recycle This Book

    Editor: Dan Gutman

    100 Top Children's Book Authors
    Tell You How to Go Green

    With essays from renowned children’s book authors such as Ann Brashares, Jeanne DuPrau, Caroline B. Cooney, Laurie Halse Anderson, Bruce Coville, Gennifer Choldenko, and over 100 others, each piece is an informative and inspiring call to kids of all ages to understand what’s happening to the environment, and to take action in saving our world.

    Helpful tips and facts are interspersed throughout. This book will be a great classroom tool to teach young readers how they can help to make the Earth a greener place.

  • • Reinventing Fire
    Reinventing Fire

    Released: 2011

    Author: Amory Lovins

    Bold Business Solutions
    for the New Energy Era

    Imagine fuel without fear: No climate change. No oil spills, no dead coalminers, no dirty air, no devastated lands, no lost wildlife. No energy poverty. No oil-fed wars, tyrannies, or terrorists. No leaking nuclear wastes or spreading nuclear weapons. Nothing to run out. Nothing to cut off. Nothing to worry about. Just energy abundance, benign and affordable, for all, forever.

    That richer, fairer, cooler, safer world is possible, practical, even profitable-because saving and replacing fossil fuels now works better and costs no more than buying and burning them. Reinventing Fire shows how business-motivated by profit, supported by civil society, sped by smart policy-can get the US completely off oil and coal by 2050, and later beyond natural gas as well.

  • • Saving Gaia
    Saving Gaia Planet

    Released: 2018

    Author: Rich Goss

    Introduction to Rational Darwinism

    We're in the middle of the Holocene Extinction and few people even talk or care about it. It's the most important event of the geologic age, the last mass extinction being 65 million years ago. An expert on extinction, Dr. David Jablonski of the University of Chicago, predicts by mid-century all the familiar animals we grew up with will be gone forever.

    The "narrowly endemic" species, with a limited environmental niche like the koala bear, magnificent parrots and hummingbirds are the first to go. But lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes, polar bears, rhinos, elephants - the painful list runs on and on, practically any animal you can think of - will certainly become extinct as well! At the turn of the twenty-second century, 80 years from now, on seeing and living with the devastation, the citizens of the new century are bound to ask tearfully, "What were you thinking? How could you let it happen? The animals are all gone. The Earth is ravaged and devastated. Didn't you have any brains?

  • • Scorched Earth
    Scortched Earth

    Released: 2021

    Author: Emanuel Kreikes

    A Global History of
    Environmental Warfare and Why
    We Should Call it a Crime

    The environmental infrastructure that sustains human societies has been a target and instrument of war for centuries, resulting in famine and disease, displaced populations, and the devastation of people’s livelihoods and ways of life. Scorched Earth traces the history of scorched earth, military inundations, and armies living off the land from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, arguing that the resulting deliberate destruction of the environment—"environcide"—constitutes total war and is a crime against humanity and nature.

  • • Silent Spring
    Silent Spring

    Released: 1962

    Author: Rachel Carson

    Beginning of the
    Enviornmental Movement

    First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. "Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters" (Peter Matthiessen, for Time"s 100 Most Influential People of the Century).

    This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson"s watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson"s courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.

  • • Six Degrees
    Six Degrees Planet

    Released: 2008

    Author: Mark Lynas

    Our Future on a Hotter Planet

    Possibly the most graphic treatment of global warming that has yet been published, Six Degrees is what readers of Al Gore's best-selling An Inconvenient Truth or Ross Gelbspan's Boiling Point will turn to next. Written by the acclaimed author of High Tide, this highly relevant and compelling book uses accessible journalistic prose to distill what environmental scientists portend about the consequences of human pollution for the next hundred years.

    In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report projecting average global surface temperatures to rise between 1.4 degrees and 5.8 degrees Celsius (roughly 2 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. Based on this forecast, author Mark Lynas outlines what to expect from a warming world, degree by degree. At 1 degree Celsius, most coral reefs and many mountain glaciers will be lost. A 3-degree rise would spell the collapse of the Amazon rainforest, disappearance of Greenland's ice sheet, and the creation of deserts across the Midwestern United States and southern Africa. A 6-degree increase would eliminate most life on Earth, including much of humanity.

  • • The Sixth Extinction
    Sixth Extinction

    Released: 2014

    Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

    An Unnatural History

    Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

    This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef.

  • • The Solar Energy Coloring Book
    Solar Energy Coloring Book

    Released: 2000

    Produced by: Texas Solar Energy Society

    Color Our World

    A way to introduce young people to solar energy through colors.

  • • The Spirit of Geeen

    Released: 2021

    Produced by: Princeton University Press

    The Economics of Collisions and
    Contagions in a Crowded World

    The Spirit of Green by William Nordhaus comprehensively tours the landscape of economics, ethics, and the environment. It is a discursive inventory of matters environmental, with eye-opening insights.

  • • Stirring It Up
    Stirring It Up

    Released: 2008

    Author: Gary Hirshberg

    How to Make Money
    and Save the World

    A true force for change, Gary Hirshberg has been at the forefront of movements working for environmental and social transformation for 30 years. From his early days as an educator and activist to his current position as President and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world's largest organic yogurt company, Hirshberg's positive outlook has inspired thousands of people to recognize their ability to make the world a better place.

    n Stirring it Up, Hirshberg calls on individuals to realize their power to effect change in the marketplace - "the power of one" - while proving that environmental commitment makes for a healthier planet and a healthier bottom line. Drawing from his 25 years' experience growing Stonyfield Farm from a 7-cow start-up, as well as the examples of like-minded companies, such as Newman's Own, Patagonia, Wal-Mart and Timberland, Hirshberg presents stunning evidence that business not only can save the planet, but is able to simultaneously deliver higher growth and superior profits as well.

  • • The Story of More
    Story of More

    Released: 2020

    Author: Hope Jahren

    How We Got Here
    and Where Do We Go

    Paleobiologist Hope Jahren’s succinct examination of “how we got to climate change” is both sweeping and straightforward. Ranging across human history, and everywhere from Mesopotamia to Minnesota, the book explores how the same ingenuity and industrious spark that has allowed humans to squeeze ever more food and energy from the Earth also set the stage for the current climate crisis.

    Jahren relays the enormous scale of human consumption conversationally: “Since 1969 the nations of the globe have burned enough coal to fill a grave the size of Texas.” But she’s frank about who exactly is responsible for the lion’s share of this consumption and its consequences. Again and again, she ties the developed world’s insatiable thirst for more to our imperiled planet.

  • • The Switch
    The Switch

    Released: 2016

    Author: Chris Goodall

    How Solar, Storage and New Tech
    Means Cheap Power for All

    How will the world be powered in ten years' time? Not by fossil fuels. Energy experts are all saying the same thing: solar photovoltaics (PV) is our future. Reports from universities, investment banks, international institutions and large investors agree. It's not about whether the switch from fossil fuels to solar power will happen, but when.

    Solar panels are being made that will last longer than ever hoped; investors are seeing the benefits of the long-term rewards provided by investing in solar; in the Middle East, a contractor can now offer solar-powered electricity far cheaper than that of a coal-fired power station. The Switch tracks the transition away from coal, oil and gas to a world in which the limitless energy of the sun provides much of the energy the 10 billion people of this planet will need. It examines both the solar future and how we will get there, and the ways in which we will provide stored power when the sun isn't shining.

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  • • There Is No Planet B
    No Planet B

    Released: 2022

    Author: Mike Berners Lee

    Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, pandemics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world?

    How can we take control of technology? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do, as individuals? Mike Berners-Lee has crunched the numbers and plotted a course of action that is full of hope, practical, and enjoyable. This is the big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of our day, laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots - questions of how we live and think. This updated edition has new material on protests, pandemics, wildfires, investments, carbon targets and of course, on the key question: given all this, what can I do?

  • • This Changes Everything
    This Changes Everything

    Released: 2014

    Author: Naiomi Klein

    Captialism and the Climate

    New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year

    Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.

    In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

  • • This Spaceship Earth
    This Spaceship Earth

    Released: 2015

    Authors: David Houle and Tim Rumage

    Where Is It Taking Us?

    In this early part of the 21st Century we are in a planetary reality for which we have no precedence. The last time the atmosphere has as much CO2 as today was at least 800,000 years ago. Modern Humanity has been around for 200,000 years so there is no road map, plan or strategy we can pull up from history. In order to deal with Climate Change we must change our consciousness. We need to develop crew consciousness. We need to become crew members of This Spaceship Earth rather than continue to be unaware passengers...

  • • To Govern the Globe

    Released: 2021

    Author: Alfred W. McCoy

    Provocative Observations on
    World History and
    its Present Twists

    In a tempestuous narrative that sweeps across five continents and seven centuries, this book explains how a succession of catastrophes—from the devastating Black Death of 1350 through the coming climate crisis of 2050—has produced a relentless succession of rising empires and fading world orders.

  • • Tomorrow’s Energy
    Tomorrow's Energy

    Released: 2012

    Author: Peter Hoffman

    Hydrogen, Fuel Cells: the
    Prospect for a Cleaner Planet

    Reporting on global developments and trends advances and setbacks, and why Hydrogen could be the answer.

  • • Under a White Sky
    Under a White Sky
    The Nature of the Future

    Released: 2021

    Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity's transformative impact on the environment, now asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?

  • • Vital Signs (Volume 22)

    Released: 2012

    Author: Peter Hoffman

    From the Worldwatch Institute

    What we make and buy is a major indicator of society’s collective priorities. Among twenty-four key trends, Vital Signs Volume 22 explores significant global patterns in production and consumption. The result is a fascinating snapshot of how we invest our resources and the implications for the world’s well-being.

    The book examines developments in six main areas: energy, environment and climate, transportation, food and agriculture, global economy and resources, and population and society.  Readers will learn how aquaculture is making gains on wild fish catches, where high speed rail is accelerating, why plastic production is on the rise, who is escaping chronic hunger, and who is still suffering.

  • • Walden (Pond)
    Walden Pond

    Originally Released: 1854

    Author: Henry David Thoreau

    Life in the Woods

    In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into a cabin by Walden Pond. With the intention of immersing himself in nature and distancing himself from the distractions of social life, Thoreau sustained his retreat for just over two years. More popular than ever, “Walden” is a paean to the virtues of simplicity and self-sufficiency.

  • • The War on the EPA

    Originally Released: 2020

    Authors: William and Rosemarie Alley

    America's Endangered
    Environmental Protections

    As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nears the half century mark, the public is largely apathetic towards the need for environmental protections. Today’s problems are largely invisible, and to many people’s eyes, the environment looks like it’s doing just fine. The crippling smog and burning rivers of yesteryear are just a memory. In addition, Americans are repeatedly told that the EPA is hurting the economy, destroying jobs, and intruding into people’s private lives. The truth is far more complicated.

    The book examines the daunting hurdles facing the EPA in its critical roles in drinking water, air and water pollution, climate change, and toxic chemicals. This book takes the reader on a journey into some of today’s most pressing environmental problems: toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS, pervasive agricultural pollution, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, and widespread air and water pollution from use of fossil fuels. Delving into the science, politics, and human dimension of these and other problems, the book illustrates the challenges of regulation, how today’s war on science is undermining the scientific foundation upon which the agency’s legitimacy rests, and why a strong U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is more important than ever before.

  • • Water

    Originally Released: 2011

    Author: Steven Solomon

    The Epic Struggle for Wealth,
    Power, and Civilization

    Far more than oil, the control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, the transformations of society's vital habitats, and the quality of ordinary daily lives. Today, freshwater scarcity is one of the twenty-first century's decisive, looming challenges, driving new political, economic, and environmental realities across the globe.

    In Water, Steven Solomon offers the first-ever narrative portrait of the power struggles, personalities, and breakthroughs that have shaped humanity from antiquity's earliest civilizations through the steam-powered Industrial Revolution and America's century.

  • • The Water Will Come
    The Water Will Come

    Originally Released: 2011

    Author: Jeff Goodwll

    Rising Seas, Sinking
    Cities, and the Remaking
    of the Civilized World

    What if Atlantis wasn’t a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth’s thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster.

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