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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert
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Kolbert considers the rapacious effects of humanity's unmitigated conquest of our planet and its biota — and the harrowing legacy our actions (and inactions) have ultimately wrought. Forgoing an alarmist approach in favor of a measured, well... (read more)

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
by Naomi Klein
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A landmark achievement by Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything is essential reading on the ways climate change creates opportunities for us to reexamine our entire free market system — and will hopefully provoke us into lasting, significant action.... (read more)

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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
by Elizabeth Kolbert
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With beautiful, luminous prose and incisive reporting, New Yorker Staff Writer Elizabeth Kolbert explores earth's sixth mass extinction. As biodiversity loss continues to accelerate — at the hands of our own species — Kolbert offers a... (read more)

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The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future
The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future
by Naomi Oreskes
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"Science historians Oreskes and Conway arouse the intellect without inviting the imagination in this soulless treatise. In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the 'Penumbral Age' (1988 — 2093), when politicians... (read more)

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Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future
Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future
by Adam Sobel
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Was Sandy a freak of nature, or the new normal? On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy reached the shores of the northeastern United States to become one of the most destructive storms in history. But was Sandy a freak event, or should we have been better... (read more)

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Storms of My Grandchildren: Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance To Save Humanity (10 Edition)
Storms of My Grandchildren: Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance To Save Humanity (10 Edition)
by James Hansen
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In his Q&A with Bill McKibben featured in the paperback edition of Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, shows that exactly contrary to the impression the public has received, the science of climate change has... (read more)

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Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth
by Mark Hertsgaard
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"Hot bravely takes aim at perhaps the greatest climate threat of all: apathy." — Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation "Hertsgaards answers . . . are lucid, realistic, and offer reason for hope." — Christian Science Monitor For... (read more)

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Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
by Elizabeth Kolbert
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Long known for her insightful and thought-provoking political journalism, author Elizabeth Kolbert now tackles the controversial and increasingly urgent subject of global warming. In what began as groundbreaking three-part series in the New Yorker, for... (read more)

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Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
by Gernot Wagner
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"A remarkable book on climate change, Climate Shock is deeply insightful, challenging, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and sheer fun to read. It will help you to think clearly and incisively about one of the most important issues of our generation... (read more)

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Don't Even Think about It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
Don't Even Think about It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change
by George Marshall
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Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshalls search for the answers brings him face to face... (read more)

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The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels
The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels
by Brian Fagan
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The past fifteen thousand years--the entire span of human civilization--have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next... (read more)

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Why Are We Waiting?: The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change (Lionel Robbins Lectures)
Why Are We Waiting?: The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change (Lionel Robbins Lectures)
by Nicholas Stern
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The risks of climate change are potentially immense. The benefits of taking action are also clear: we can see that economic development, reduced emissions, and creative adaptation go hand in hand. A committed and strong low-carbon transition could... (read more)

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Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth
Chemtrails, HAARP, and the Full Spectrum Dominance of Planet Earth
by Elana Freeland
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We are entering a Space Age, but not the kind President Kennedy originally envisioned. This Space Age is replacing resource wars and redefines planet earth as a "battlespace" in accordance with the military doctrine of "Full-Spectrum Dominance." This... (read more)

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Tropic of Chaos (11 Edition)
Tropic of Chaos (11 Edition)
by Christian Parenti
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From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the era of climate wars has begun. Extreme weather is breeding banditry, humanitarian crisis, and state failure. In Tropic of Chaos, investigative journalist Christian Parenti travels along the front lines of this... (read more)

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Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- And How We Can Save Ourselves
Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- And How We Can Save Ourselves
by Linda Marsa
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Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate changes impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma... (read more)

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Cities People Planet: Urban Development and Climate Change
Cities People Planet: Urban Development and Climate Change
by Herbert Girardet
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"Girardet makes a pertinent argument that designing for reducing energy, waste and water consumption will make cities and villages more liveable." (Urban Design, Fall 2009) "[Girardet] has produced a readable history of the development of cities, has... (read more)

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The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
by James Howard Kunstler
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A controversial hit that sparked debate among businessmen, environmentalists, and bloggers, The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstler is an eye-opening look at the unprecedented challenges we face in the years ahead, as oil runs out and the global... (read more)

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What We Think about When We Try Not to Think about Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action
What We Think about When We Try Not to Think about Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action
by Per Espen Stoknes
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"Stoknes (Money and Soul), a Norwegian psychologist and economist, addresses the polarized American debate over anthropogenic climate change, observing how it has devolved into 'a deteriorating and desperate spiral.' In this earnest and well-organized... (read more)

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Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods
Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods
by Richard B. Primack
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In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be too... (read more)

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The Green Paradox: A Supply-Side Approach to Global Warming
The Green Paradox: A Supply-Side Approach to Global Warming
by Hans Werner Sinn
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andlt;Pandgt;The Earth is getting warmer. Yet, as Hans-Werner Sinn points out in this provocative book, the dominant policy approach--which aims to curb consumption of fossil energy--has been ineffective. Despite policy makers' efforts to promote... (read more)

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