Global Warming Book Lists
Annie Proulx on the best books to understand climate change
Naomi Klein's provocative book unveils the myths surrounding the climate change debate and explores how the "free market" is holding us back from important changes. Merchants of Doubt follows a group of high-level scientists and advisers who have purposefully misled the public, denying evidence of climate change in an effort to placate corporate and political interests. Promising review: "Exceptional. Put this book at the very top of your reading list. The authors provide a clear, stunning, and engaging history of how a handful of scientists were able to keep doubt alive during every occasion in which scientific evidence threatened to cut into a corporation's profit or a politician's proposed policy. Earl Swift provides a thorough, intimate look at the small, tight-knit community of Tangier Island, Virginia — and how that community is responding to its destruction by the effects of climate change. Promising review: "A well-told story about the watermen of the Chesapeake Bay and the blue crabs and oysters that sustain them.
Climate change is the greatest challenge humanity has collectively faced. That challenge is, to put it mildly, practical; but it also poses a problem to the imagination. Our politics, our societies, are arranged around individual and group interests. These interests have to do with class, or ethnicity, or gender, or economics — make your own list. By asserting these interests, we call out to each other so that as a collective we see and hear one another.
Meanwhile, the rest of the world feels its devastating consequences. Will continue the trend?
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This year has seen record-high temperatures around the world, including in Japan, where triple-digit temperatures killed at least 86 people since May and hospitalized more than 20, over one week in July. According to scientists, this is an upward trend , and may be one of the hottest years on record. Here are three books that predict how global warming may affect humanity and what we can still do. National Geographic. In this book, Lynas draws on scientific research on climate change to predict how the planet will be affected by each degree of temperature rise.