Good Reads

Dirt  [Format:  Magazine]

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert explains how extinctions, threats to water and agriculture, and more severe droughts and weather events are being driven by human actions.

Green Guide Families: The Complete Reference for Eco-friendly Parents by Zandonella, Catherine includes energy, materials, educating children

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity by James Hansen, former NASA scientist 

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse by David Orr, a “guarded best-case scenario” (Bill McKibben) 

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert, an introduction to climate issues by author who wrote about acidification of oceans. 

The Heat Is On: The Climate Crisis, the Cover-up, the Prescription by Ross Gelbspan, who exposes the fossil fuel industry’s cover-up of climate crisis

Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale by Tom Wilbur

365 Ways to Save the Earth by Phillippe Bourseiller

Stop Global Warming: The Solution Is You! by Laurie David

The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery

Boiling Point by Rob Gelbspan

The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability by James Gustave Speth

Deep Economy by Bill McKibben

Big Coal: the Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future by Jeff Goodell



Strange as This Weather Has Been by Ann Pancake

Mountaintop coal mining in West Virginia and its effects on the people

Hazard by Gardiner Harris

Novel about investigation of a coal mining accident in Kentucky by NY Times reporter who spend four years in Hazard, KY.

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver imagines the unexpected behavior of monarch butterflies which draws the attention of scientists and a woman whose life is changed by the encounter.

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, in which a teacher seeking pupil interested in saving the world is a highly educated gorilla.

Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh center on effects of fracking on families in rural Pennsylvannia.




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