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Selected Books for Climate Smart Consideration and Education

Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago. Erik Klinenberg. University of Chicago Press. 2002.

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land. Gary Paul Nabhan. Chelsea Green Press. 2013.

Revolution on the Range. Courtney White. Island Press. 2008.

Storms of My Grandchildren. James Hansen. Bloomsbury USA. 2009.

Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment. Ed. by Gregg Garfin, Angela Jardine, Robert Merideth, Mary Black, and Sarah LeRoy. Island Press. 2013.

Hot: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth. Mark Hertsgaard.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2011.

Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of the West. James Lawrence Powell. University of California Press. 2008.

Slow Money. Woody Tasch. Chelsea Green. 2008.

Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World. Brian Walker and David Salt. Island Press. 2006.

Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. Anna Lappe’. Bloomsbury USA. 2010.

A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest. William deBuys. Oxford University Press. 2011.

Walk Out, Walk On: A Learning Journey Into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now. Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 2011.

Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World. Lara J. Hansen and Jennifer R. Hoffman. Island Press. 2010.

Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future. Robert K. Musil. Rutgers University Press. 2009.

Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment. Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham. St. Lynn’s Press. 2009.

The Rough Guide to Climate Change: The Symptoms, The Science, The Solutions. Robert Henson. Penguin Group. 2006.

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues From Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. Bloomsbury Press. 2010.

The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook: 77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change or Live Through It. David De Rothschild. Live Earth. 2007.

Blessed Unrest.   Paul Hawken, Penguin Books, 2007

A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency.   edited by John Stanley, David R. Roy  and Gyurme Dorje, Wisdom Publications, 2009

The Third Industrial Revolution.  Jeremy Rifkin., Palgrave and MacMillan, 2011

The Case for a Carbon Tax.    Shi-Ling Hsu, Island Press, 2011

Deep Economy.   Bill McKibben

Eaarth:  Making a life on a tough new planet. Bill McKibben.  Time Books, 2010.

Green Jobs.  Van Jones

The Rights of Nature:  The case for a universal declaration of the rights of mother earth. Creative Commons, 2011.

A Paradise Built in Hell:  The extraordinary communities that arise in disaster.  Rebecca Solnit. Penguin Books, 2009.

Storming the Gates of Paradise.  Rebecca Solnit.  University of California Press, 2007.

Food Movements Unite!  Eric Holt-Gimenez, ed.  Food First Books, Oakland, CA.  2011.

Bird on Fire:  Lessons from the world’s least sustainable city.  Andrew Ross. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Eco Barons:  The dreamers, schemers, and millionaires who are saving our planet.  Edward Humes.  Harper Collins Books, 2009.

The Ripple Effect:  The fate of freshwater in the 21st century.  Alex Prud’homme.  Scriber, 2011.

Unquenchable:  America’s water crisis and what to do about it.  Robert Glennon. Island Press, 2009.

Plan B 4.0:  Mobilizing to save civilization.  Lester Brown.  W.W.Norton, 2009.

World on the Edge:  How to prevent environmental and economic collapse. Lester Brown. W.W. Norton, 2011.

Collapse:  How societies choose to fail or succeed.  Jared Diamond.  Viking, 2005.

Whole Earth Discipline:  An ecopragmatist manifesto. Stewart Brand.  Viking, 2009.  

Tropic of Chaos:  Climate change and the new geography of violence.  Christian Parenti.  Nation Books, 2011.

Plenitude:  The new economics of true wealth.  Juliet B. Schor.  Penguin, 2010.

The Green Boat: Reviving ourselves in our capsized culture.  Mary Pipher.  Riverhead Books, 2013.

The Vanishing Face of Gaia.  Jim Lovelock, 2009

Six Degrees:  Our future on a hotter planet.  Mark Lynas.  2007

Page Updated April 10, 2014