The climate and change of the climate are some of the most significant topics for 2019.
Across the globe – through elections, policy change, and social media – the message is clear. People are engaging in climate change like never before. With this engagement comes a new appetite for the best books on climate change. People want data, studies, and theories on climate change. Here is a list of the 9 must-read books on climate change. Selected from bestseller lists and high rating reviews. The world need your actions on climate change and one of the best things you can do in that regard is reading about the topic. So whatever you do. Going vegan, biking, stop flying. Start reading the best books on climate change is a good start.
1. This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook
What are people saying about the book
It’s a wide-ranging, thought-provoking analysis of the task facing us, which is nothing less than a paradigm shift. (Guardian)
The authors of This Is Not a Drill rightly identify climate change as an emergency… it is aimed at a curious public and those who may be thinking about joining in… as former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan William says at the end “it might just work”. (New Scientist)
Extinction Rebellion protests have WORKED! (Express)
In a remarkably short space of time, Extinction Rebellion has fundamentally altered the public discourse on climate change. (Tank Magazine)
Reviews: Postive reviews focus on the importance of the book and how they liked the protest ideas. A few people mention how hard it is to read and that they had to put it away – because it was so hard to read. The negative reviews focus on it being anarchistic without offering any real solutions to the problems.
2. There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years
A book by Mike Berners Lee and a best seller in the climate and environmental category in 2019. An established author on climate change and best selling over the last 10 years with his other books.
Berners-Lee does not have all the answers, but certainly makes a noble start. Ft.com
A foolproof guide to sustainability in an age of excess. Ever wondered about the carbon footprint of your lunch? Forewordreviews.com
Reviews: The positive reviews are dominant and most people suggest you read this. They enjoy the interesting stats and the simple introduction to the complex problem.
The negative reviews focus on the information provided being a bit too simplistic. The critique seems to come from category experts who know a certain area well. Among these categories is policymaking.
3. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
No one is too small to make a difference collects the different speeches that Greta Thunberg has made since she became a public figure in the fight for climate change.
The positive reviews are very dominant. Most people really enjoy this book. Primarily from people who listened to the speeches before – but who enjoy having the book around. A few negative reviews were focusing on the tree consumption of selling this as a physical book