Everyday in September 2022 we are sharing a book on climate for our theme 'Earth Heroes'.
Originally posted on Twitter:
"Perfect guide to unpicking how humanity came to face its most profound threat...and how we can fight back."
Sacred Nature by Karen Armstrong
How we can recover our bond with the natural world.
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.
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.’
Zen & the Art of Saving the Planet
Anxiety 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Cradle to Cradle - Remaking the way we make things. @billmcdonough + Michael Braungart.
This book is not a tree (it’s printed on synthetic paper so you can read it in the) 20 years since being published, still reads fresh on what we now call the ‘circular economy’
Climate Change Coaching: The power of connection to create climate action @CharlyCoxCoach
Climate is often very data driven but behaviour change is psychological. Coaching individuals & teams through this huge change is crucial.
How to Spend a Trillion Dollars by @rowhoop
Rowan Hooper shows in a fun, fresh format how a trillion here or there really could fix almost anything, proving the point that it’s politics and psychology blocking the path to a safer, healthier world.
We’re all climate hypocrites now @SamiGrover
Getting past the limiting arguments of ‘how did you get to the climate protest without carbon?’ is the first step in a more grown up conversation. Excellent on the psychology of moving from climate angst and action.
Manifesto by @DaleVince
From anti-Thatcherite protestor out running police on his motorbike to wind turbine builder and founder of one of the UK’s most successful energy companies @ecotricity (& an eco football club) Dale Vince’s story & life mission is intoxicating.
Our House is on Fire @GretaThunberg + family
The fascinating story about the family of the world’s most famous climate activist. Great’s resilience and clarity were born in the fires of a challenging childhood. Remarkable parents.
Eat Like a Fish
Bren’s life at sea describes the environmental & human cost of destructive industrial trawling & fish farming, & how farming ‘ocean greens’ could play a big part in feeding 9 billion humans without destroying nature. It even comes with recipes!
The Web of Meaning by Jeremy Lent
Indigenous wisdom & modern science inspired philosophy for the climate-jilted generation
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
60 years since publication, considered the most important environmental book of the 20th century. Documenting the harm caused by indiscriminate use of pesticides, Carson forecast the greater crisis we now all face.
At Rebel Book Club, we're all about nonstop nonfiction.