Books and Articles


Recommended by Connie Mutel:

Citizen’s Climate Lobby “fee & dividend” defined:


For books on animal agriculture and the morality issues see  Animal agriculture cannot be sustained on the planet.

New York Times Book review:  Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Bill McKibben opens our eyes to the kind of change we’ll need in order to make our civilization endure.

Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies. by Sailesh Rao (Author) , Niharika Desiraju (Illustrator) , Brian D McLaren (Preface). Using the metaphor of metamorphosis, Carbon Dharma calls for our occupation of the Earth as Butterflies, to undo the damage done by the human species in its present Caterpillar stage of existence.

Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic. by Anna Rose. An idealistic 20-something environmentalist versus a retired right-wing finance minister: this is the story of Anna Rose’s whirlwind journey around the world with climate skeptic Nick Minchin.

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James Hansen – a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen in the near future, mere years from now, if we follow the course we’re on.

The Climate Crisis: An Introductory Guide to Climate Change by David Archer – a concise and accessible overview of what we know about ongoing climate change and its impacts, and what we can do to confront the climate crisis.

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes – a well-documented, pulls-no-punches account of how science works and how political motives can hijack the process by which scientific information is disseminated to the public.

EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. Frances Moore Lappe argues that the biggest challenge to human survival isn’t our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, it’s our faulty way of thinking about these environmental crises that robs us of power.

Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era by Amory Lovins, Marvin Odum and John W. Rowe. 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 off natural gas as well.

Plan B 4.0 : Mobilizing to Save Civilization (revised 2009 edition) by Lester Brown explores transitioning to a new energy economy and how this will affect our lives.

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