Best Environmental Policy Books
Here you will get Best Environmental Policy Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
Author: by Bill Gates
Knopf (February 16, 2021)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practicaland accessibleplan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change.
With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide to certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.
He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations.
2. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
Author: by Jared Diamond
January 4, 2011
Now a National Bestseller! 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 80 percent over the last four decades.
4. Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse than You Think
Author: by Marc Morano
“If you care about America’s future, read this book.”Mark Levin “A must-read book that shows how the Green New Deal is dangerous, impractical, misguided, and guaranteed to fail with disastrous results for the American people. Sean Hannity A New Lockdown to “Save” the Climate That’s what’s in store for us if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrats pass their radical climate planthe Green New Deal.
It is packed with guarantees so completely irrelevant to the problem it purports to solve (like free college and incomes for everyone unable or unwilling to work) that even its boosters have admitted it’s not really about the climate. The intrepid Marc Morano, author of the bestselling Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, breaks down the science and the politics to expose the truth about the Green New Deal: The science is settled: copious evidenceand prominent defections from the climate consensusmake clear we are not facing a man-made climate disaster Climate change is the perfect Trojan horse for the socialist agenda of the Left Fossil fuels lifted the West out of povertybut our elites now want to deny them to the world’s poor The Green New Deal is on a collision course with self-government and our fundamental rights Climate change has already been solved multiple times over the past two decadeswith highly touted international agreementsand yet it never goes away as an excuse for leftist policies that will cripple our economy, impoverish the world, and take away our freedoms.
5. False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet
Author: by Bjorn Lomborg
The New York Times-bestselling “skeptical environmentalist” argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than goodHurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, activists, and the media espouse a common message: climate change is destroying the planet, and we must take drastic action immediately to stop it.
Children panic about their future, and adults wonder if it is even ethical to bring new life into the world. Enough, argues bestselling author Bjorn Lomborg. Climate change is real, but it’s not the apocalyptic threat that we’ve been told it is.
Projections of Earth’s imminent demise are based on bad science and even worse economics. In panic, world leaders have committed to wildly expensive but largely ineffective policies that hamper growth and crowd out more pressing investments in human capital, from immunization to education.
False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong – and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all.
6. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Author: by Paul Hawken
New York Times bestseller The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the worldAt this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it.
Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope. Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have.
There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors.At least until now…. The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom. David Roberts, VoxThis is the ideal environmental sciences textbookonly it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.
7. How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos
Author: by David Pogue
A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos.
In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.M. Because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland.
In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes.
(Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead. He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics.
8. What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
Author: by Mona Hanna-Attisha
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis, by a relentless physician who stood up to power.Stirring … [a] blueprint for all those who believe …That the world … Should be full of people raising their voices.’The New York TimesRevealing, with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller.
O: The Oprah Magazine Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap waterand then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world.
Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herselfan immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.
9. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming
Author: by David Wallace-Wells
Tim Duggan Books
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon. Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday DemonWith a new afterwordIt is worse, much worse, than you think.
If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possiblefood shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation. An epoch-defining book (The Guardian) and this generation’s Silent Spring (The Washington Post), The Uninhabitable Earth is both a travelogue of the near future and a meditation on how that future will look to those living through itthe ways that warming promises to transform global politics, the meaning of technology and nature in the modern world, the sustainability of capitalism and the trajectory of human progress.
The Uninhabitable Earth is also an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generationtoday’s. Praise for The Uninhabitable EarthThe Uninhabitable Earth is the most terrifying book I have ever read.
10. The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
Author: by Michael E. Mann
A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet.Recycle.Fly less.Eat less meat.
These are some of the ways that we’ve been told can slow climate change. But the inordinate emphasis on individual behavior is the result of a marketing campaign that has succeeded in placing the responsibility for fixing climate change squarely on the shoulders of individuals.
Fossil fuel companies have followed the example of other industries deflecting blame (think “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”) or greenwashing (think of the beverage industry’s “Crying Indian” commercials of the 1970s). Meanwhile, they’ve blocked efforts to regulate or price carbon emissions, run PR campaigns aimed at discrediting viable alternatives, and have abdicated their responsibility in fixing the problem they’ve created.
The result has been disastrous for our planet. In The New Climate War, Mann argues that all is not lost. He draws the battle lines between the people and the polluters-fossil fuel companies, right-wing plutocrats, and petrostates. And he outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to wake up and make real change, including: A common-sense, attainable approach to carbon pricing- and a revision of the well-intentioned but flawed currently proposed version of the Green New Deal;Allowing renewable energy to compete fairly against fossil fuelsDebunking the false narratives and arguments that have worked their way into the climate debate and driven a wedge between even those who support climate change solutionsCombatting climate doomism and despair-mongering With immensely powerful vested interests aligned in defense of the fossil fuel status quo, the societal tipping point won’t happen without the active participation of citizens everywhere aiding in the collective push forward.
11. The Bears Ears: A Human History of America's Most Endangered Wilderness
Author: by David Roberts
A personal and historical exploration of the Bears Ears country and the fight to save a national monument. The Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, created by President Obama in 2016 and eviscerated by the Trump administration in 2017, contains more archaeological sites than any other region in the United States.
It’s also a spectacularly beautiful landscape, a mosaic of sandstone canyons and bold mesas and buttes. This wilderness, now threatened by oil and gas drilling, unrestricted grazing, and invasion by Jeep and ATV, is at the center of the greatest environmental battle in America since the damming of the Colorado River to create Lake Powell in the 1950s.
In The Bears Ears, acclaimed adventure writer David Roberts takes readers on a tour of his favorite place on earth as he unfolds the rich and contradictory human history of the 1. 35 million acres of the Bears Ears domain. Weaving personal memoir with archival research, Roberts sings the praises of the outback he’s explored for the last twenty-five years.
12. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Author: by Dan Egan
New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award “Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative. Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death).” Robert Moor, New York Times Book ReviewThe Great LakesErie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superiorhold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans.
But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.
20 illustrations, maps
Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
Author: by Dan Flores
The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes-long the target of an extermination policy-spread to every corner of the United StatesFinalist for thePEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award”A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation.”-Wall Street JournalLegends don’t come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote In the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn’t just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from Alaska to New York.
In the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. Coyote America is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. It is one of the great epics of our time.
14. Inconvenient Facts: The science that Al Gore doesn't want you to know
Author: by Gregory Wrightstone
You have been inundated with reports from media, governments, think tanks and ”experts” saying that our climate is changing for the worse and it is our fault. Increases in droughts, heat waves, tornadoes and poison ivy – to name a few – are all blamed on our ”sins of emissions” from burning fossil fuels and increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Yet, you don’t quite buy into this human-caused climate apocalypse. You aren’t sure about the details because you don’t have all the facts and likely aren’t a scientist. Inconvenient Facts was specifically created for you. Writing in plain English and providing easily understood charts and figures, Gregory Wrightstone presents the science to assess the basis of the threatened Thermageddon.
The book’s 60 ”inconvenient facts” come from government sources, peer-reviewed literature or scholarly works, set forth in a way that is lucid and entertaining. The information likely will challenge your current understanding of many apocalyptic predictions about our ever dynamic climate.
15. Dark Winter: How the Sun Is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell
Author: by John L Casey
Climate change has been a perplexing problem for years. In Dark Winter, author John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant, and space shuttle engineer tells the truth about ominous changes taking place in the climate and the Sun.
Casey’s research into the Sun’s activity, which began almost a decade ago, resulted in discovery of a solar cycle that is now reversing from its global warming phase to that of dangerous global cooling for the next thirty years or more.
This new cold climate will dramatically impact the world’s citizens. In Dark Winter, he provides evidence of the following: The end of global warming The beginning of a solar hibernation, a historic reduction in the energy output of the Sun A long-term drop in Earth’s temperatures The start of the next climate change to decades of dangerously cold weather The high probability of record earthquakes and volcanic eruptions A sobering look at Earth’s future, Dark Winter predicts worldwide, crop- destroying cold; food shortages and riots in the United States and abroad; significant global loss of life; and social, political, and economic upheaval.
16. Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (Harper Perennial Modern Thought)
Author: by E. F. Schumacher
Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E.F. Schumacher’s classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as Buy Locally and Fair Trade, while voicing strong opposition to casino capitalism and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literary Supplement’s 100 Most Influential Books Since World War II, Small Is Beautiful presents eminently logical arguments for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations.