The world is changing. Year by year, countries around the world struggle to deal with increasingly difficult climate-related natural hardships and disasters. Wildfires rage, glaciers melt, cities flood, crops and animals flounder in droughts, and storms destroy lives and livelihoods. As problematic as things are, there is certainly hope in adapting to, as well as potentially reversing these complications. Below is a list of books that may provide context to how and why our planet is changing, and how these changes may effect us in the future.
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Friedman proposes an ambitious national strategy to address key issues in climate change and energy shortages, identifying the factors that have contributed to current circumstances while outlining an American-led revolution of clean technology solutions.
The Uninhabitable Earth: If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. In his travelogue of our near future, David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await--food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe.
The World Without Us: Alan Weisman offers an utterly original approach to questions of humanity's impact on the planet: he asks us to envision our Earth, without us. In this far-reaching narrative, Weisman explains how our massive infrastructure would collapse and finally vanish without human presence.
The End of Ice: A firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic reality of our planet's changing ecosystems and the necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile Earth while we still can.
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