The last few years have seen Aussies witness first-hand the effects of climate change. At a time when collective action is needed to take action in the face of the climate crisis, the issue of global warming has become more political than ever.
While it can be difficult to cut through all of the political rhetoric and media commentary, climate change books offer valuable insights by breaking down the key issues facing our planet.
If you’re curious about how we got here, these climate change and sustainability books will offer a new perspective for a better future we can all strive for. These are some of the top climate change books to add to your reading list this year.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, by Paul Hawken
This book might just be most comprehensive and actionable climate change books of recent times. The book brings together some of brightest minds from around the world to share exactly how we can go about reversing the effects of global warming before it’s too late.
For the first time ever, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global brings together an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers to offer an audacious yet realistic way forward for humanity. From exploring regenerative farming and educating women to breaking down the economic and social effects of the various strategies to combat climate change, this book is indeed true to its name.
Who Cares Wins, by Lily Cole
It can be difficult to not feel overwhelmed with all the end-of-the-world news out there about global warming, but we think we just may have found the antidote in Who Cares Wins. One of the more recent climate change books offering solutions, and featuring interviews with the likes of changemakers such as Stella McCartney, Elon Musk and Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr Gail Bradbrook, it will leave you feeling hopeful and ready to jump into action.
How Women Can Save the Planet, by Anne Karpf
Like other issues that affect the world today, there are multiple complexities that play into climate change. Featuring several interviews with female activists, How Women Can Save the Planet is an important read for everyone to understand how gender equality is tied to climate change and how empowering women is the key to overcoming it.
I Quit Plastics, by Kate Nelson
Climate activist Kate Nelson hasn’t used single-use plastic in over a decade, and her very first book, I Quit Plastics, is here to pass on all her tips, tricks, swaps and recipes she’s curated so you too can live a plastic-free life. Whether you want to learn how to make your own natural deodorant from scratch, how to tackle the aisles of the supermarket while dodging plastic or how to concoct DIY cleaning products that actually work, you’ll find it in the pages of this bible for the zero-waste life.
Down to Earth, by Rhonda Hetzel
Living sustainably is all about simplifying your life, which retired journalist Rhonda Hetzel stumbled upon when she began searching for a way to live her life while spending the least amount of money possible. For a practical guide on making your whole life more sustainable, including growing veggies at home or baking your own bread, Down to Earth is the book for you.
365 Days of Sustainable Living, by Lisa Messenger
We all love a good coffee table book, and this year-long guide to making small changes for the planet is the perfect guide for living better. Each month in 365 Days of Sustainability signals a different theme, including topics such as food waste, ethical living and sustainable causes to support, with bite-sized musings, actionable steps and resources you can easily implement to make a real difference.
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