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Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook You

Looking for the best Climate Change books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2018)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook You“This is, for my money, the best single source primer on the state of climate change.” New York Magazine”The right book at the right time: accessible, comprehensive, unflinching, humane.” The Daily Beast”A must read.” The GuardianThe essential primer on what will be the defining issue of our time, Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know is a clear eyed overview of the science, conflicts, and implications of our warming planet. From Joseph Romm, Chief Science Advisor for National Geographic’s Years of Living Dangerously series and one of Rolling Stone’s “100 people who…
Author(s): Joseph Romm

2. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (2017)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook YouNew York Times bestseller  The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world“At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded…
Author(s): Paul Hawken, Tom Steyer

3. The Thinking Person’s Guide to Climate Change: Second Edition (2019)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook YouEverybody can be a thinking person when it comes to climate change, and this book is a perfect roadmap.  Start a web search for “climate change” and the first three suggestions are “facts,” “news,” and “hoax.” The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change is rooted in the first, up to date on the second, and anything but the last. Produced by one of the most venerable atmospheric science organizations, it is a must-read for anyone looking for the full story on climate change. Using…
Author(s): Robert Henson

4. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change (The Politically Incorrect Guides) (2018)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook You*Updated to include new section on the Green New Deal!* Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs. Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning.  gives a voice — backed by statistics, real-life stories, and incontrovertible evidence — to the millions of "deplorable" Americans skeptical about the multibillion dollar "climate change" complex, whose claims have time and time again been proven wrong. #4,782 in…
Author(s): Marc Morano

5. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2015)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook YouThe most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option. In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that…
Author(s): Naomi Klein

6. Introduction to Modern Climate Change (2016)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook YouThis is an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change, for both non-science majors and introductory science students. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent science from the latest IPCC reports, and many illustrations include new data. The new edition also reflects advances in the political debate over climate change. Unique amongst textbooks on climate change, it combines an introduction to the science with an introduction to economic and policy issues, and is tightly focused on anthropogenic climate change. It contains…
Author(s): Andrew Dessler

7. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (2015)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook YouOver the last half-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 prose that is at once frank, entertaining, and deeply informed, New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. Interweaving research in half a…
Author(s): Elizabeth Kolbert

8. The Climate Report: National Climate Assessment-Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (2019)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook YouThe U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is mandated by law “at least every four years … to submit to the President and the Congress an assessment regarding the findings of … the effects of global change, and current and major long-term trends in global change.” This year, the report was released in the wake of a series of some of the most devastating hurricanes in American history, as well as the horrific California wildfires. As the report says, “The assumption that current and future climate conditions will resemble the recent…
Author(s): U.S. Global Change Research Program

9. What We Know about Climate Change: updated edition (The MIT Press) (2018)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook YouAn updated edition of a guide to the basic science of climate change, and a call to action. #456,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #464 in Rivers in Earth Science #524 in Weather (Books) #643 in Environmental Engineering (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Kerry Emanuel, Bob Inglis

10. How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts (Experimental Futures) (2014)

 Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook YouDuring the past decade, skepticism about climate change has frustrated those seeking to engage broad publics and motivate them to take action on the issue. In this innovative ethnography, Candis Callison examines the initiatives of social and professional groups as they encourage diverse American publics to care about climate change. She explores the efforts of science journalists, scientists who have become expert voices for and about climate change, American evangelicals, Indigenous leaders, and advocates for corporate social responsibility.The disparate efforts…
Author(s): Candis Callison

Best Climate Change Books That Will Hook You

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some climate change books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Dealing with Climate Change : Policies and Measures in IEA Countries, 2002 Edition.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2148105, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Oct. 2002, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Dealing with Climate Change : Policies and Measures in IEA Countries, 2001 Edition.

Author(s): OECD
ID: 2148075, Publisher: Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, Year: Oct. 2001, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

The Clean Energy Age: A Guide to Beating Climate Change

Author(s): BF Nagy
ID: 2329350, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Year: 8 Oct 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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