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30 Books on Tackling Climate Change

October 7, 2022

Everyday in September we are sharing a book on climate for our theme 'Earth Heroes'

Book 1: Our Biggest Experiment by @alicebell

"Perfect guide to unpicking how humanity came to face its most profound threat...and how we can fight back."

Book 2: Sacred Nature by Karen Armstrong - how we can recover our bond with the natural world.

Book 3: Nomad Century by @WanderingGaia How human migration will reshape our planet and why it can be the answer to our environmental crises.

Book 4: The Future Earth by @EricHolthaus The climate Twitter guy shares his meteorological assessment of our precarious predicament and how we can create a better future for all… and building @currently to prove what might be possible.

Book 5: A Bigger Picture by @vanessa_vash Fascinating close-up, step-by-step story of how a young Ugandan woman started bravely protesting about the climate crisis.

Book 6: Regenesis by @GeorgeMonbiot A breathtaking view of the future of food and humanity. “It is in my view one of the two or three most important books to appear this century.” Sir David King

Book 7: The Carbon AlmanacForward @ThisIsSethsBlog A book of facts about climate change. We are a collective of artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, teachers and humans who believe it’s not too late.

Book 8: This One Wild & Precious Life by @_sarahwilson_ Through a personal journey of global adventure, fertility struggles and campaigning, Sarah shows us why must not just ‘do our bit’ but ‘do everything we can.’

Book 9: The Future We Choose by @CFigueres & @tomcarnac Strong on shaping the reality of the climate crisis & the future choices we have to make. Podcast even better @OutrageOptimism

Book 10: Zen & the Art of Saving the PlanetAnxiety is one of the strongest feelings connected to the climate crisis. A toolkit for staying calm & focused is indispensable. The late, great @thichnhathanh is as wise a guide as they come.

Book 11: Wilding by @isabella_tree How do you turn a working farm in the crowded southern England into a modern wildnerness? Over the past 20 years the story of Knepp Estate has done just that.

Book 12: Speed & Scale by @johndoerr The business plan for getting to net zero + a pull out poster!

Book 13: Breaking Boundaries by @jrockstrom + Owen Gaffney“The Anthropocene (the human age) forces us to acknowledge that we live on a finite planet. We are approaching the edge.”Excellent on science of our planetary boundaries with great graphics and a powerful Netflix doc.

Book 14: Do Earth/ Healing strategies for humankind @tamsinomond Small, but perfect. @DoBookCo

Book 15: Let My People Go Surfing The reluctant founder of @patagonia has today made ‘earth’ the only shareholder of this remarkable business. That’s $3bn in the bank fit climate action!Yvon Chouinard’s book on building a business that’s good for the planet is a classic.

Book 16: Doughnut Economics by @KateRaworth Why didn’t we learn this in school?! The helps us measure the true cost of society, not simply GDP, & guides us towards the sweet spot where more can prosper & the planet can be protected. Put Kate in charge of the economy now!

Book 17: Race for Tomorrow by @simonmundyStory-driven 2 year journey from FT journalist meeting those on the frontline of the climate crisis. A breathless adventure.

Book 18: Climate Change- how we get to carbon zero @BiancaNogrady x @WiredUK Perfectly sized for a power read on climate + action.

Book 19: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster @BillGates Particularly good on breaking down the challenge & opportunity of energy & electrification. More head & tech, than stories & heart, but still a clear eyed analysis of what needs to be done. Fast.


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Book 17: Race for Tomorrow by @simonmundyStory-driven 2 year journey from FT journalist meeting those on the frontline of the climate crisis. A breathless adventure.

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Book 18: Climate Change- how we get to carbon zero @BiancaNogrady x

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster @BillGates Particularly good on breaking down the challenge & opportunity of energy & electrification. More head & tech, than stories & heart, but still a clear eyed analysis of what needs to be done. Fast.

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Book 20: Cradle to Cradle - remaking the way we make things. @billmcdonough + Michael BraungartThis book is not a tree (it’s printed on synthetic paper so you can read it in the

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) 20 years since being published, still reads fresh on what we now call the ‘circular economy’

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