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10 books about the environment
Pick up one of these featured titles on the environment in May 2021.
Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All by Michael Shellenberger
This book was published last year by Harper and takes approximately 14.4 hours to read.
Climate change is real but it's not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world's last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today's Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed "billions of people are going to die," contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 90 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What's really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism? There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.
What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet by Jess French
This book was published 2 years ago by DK Children and takes approximately 2.4 hours to read.
Everything you need to know about what we're doing to our environment, good and bad, from pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling. This environmental book will teach young ecologists about how our actions affect planet Earth. Discover shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes. Did you know that every single plastic toothbrush ever made still exists? Or that there's a floating mass of garbage twice the size of Texas drifting around the Pacific Ocean? It's not all bad news though. As well as explaining where we're going wrong, What a Waste shows what we're doing right! Discover plans already in motion to save our seas, how countries are implementing schemes that are having a positive impact, and how your waste can be turned into something useful. Every small change helps our planet!
Not Your Typical Book About the Environment by Elin Kelsey
This book was published 11 years ago by Owlkids and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
Written to allay children's fears about the environment, this book shows how smart technologies, innovative ideas, and a growing commitment to alternative lifestyles are exploding around the world, creating a future that will be brighter than we sometimes might think. Includes profiles of unexpected personalities.
Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth (Smithsonian) by DK
This book was published 11 years ago by DK and takes approximately 21.6 hours to read.
With oversight from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, this detailed visual guide examines thousands of species and specimens of animals, plants and minerals that make Earth unique.
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems by Rachel Ignotofsky
Category: Earth Sciences
This book was published 3 years ago by Ten Speed Press and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
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Solved: How the World's Great Cities Are Fixing the Climate Crisis by David Miller
This book was published last year by Aevo UTP and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
David Miller presents a compelling case that significant progress can be made at the local level by duplicating the actions of nine leading cities around the world.
Este no es el típico libro sobre el medio ambiente / Not Your Typical Book About the Environment (Spanish Edition) by Elin Kelsey
This book was published 5 years ago by Santillana USA and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
We live in a time of heightened environmental awareness, and this knowledge is creating a generation of children with feelings of eco-anxiety--the world is doomed, isn't it? Maybe not. This book allays kids' fears by showing how all is not lost. Young readers learn about the remarkable time they live in: smart technologies, innovative ideas, and a growing commitment to alternative lifestyles are exploding around the world. Each chapter begins by taking familiar objects--T-shirts, video games, bikes--and using these as launching pads to delve into related environmental issues. Plus, profiles of unexpected personalities, like happiness researcher Catherine O'Brien, show how many are seeking viable solutions to the serious problems facing our planet
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by Sir David Attenborough
This book was published last year by Grand Central Publishing and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future. See the world. Then make it better. I am 93. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day -- the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake -- and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited. All we need is the will do so.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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