With the harsh, rapidly approaching reality of the ice caps melting, oceans warming and forests dying, climate change is dire. Now is a better time than ever to familiarize ourselves with what this means for humanity.
What is climate change, really? Who and what are the major contributors, and how can we save our planet? Our Books Editor shares her top reads to help us cope with how the world is changing, and inspire everyone to contribute towards a change that will sustain our beautiful planet for as long as possible.
In this empowering read, Vandana Shiva focuses on how rural Indian women experience and perceive the causes and effects of ecological destruction, and how they conceive of and materialize processes to stop our downfall and begin regeneration.
In a sweeping tale of discovery spanning three decades, Serreze describes how puzzlement turned to concern and astonishment as researchers came to understand that the ice caps with potentially devastating implications for the entire planet.
In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World by Lauren E. Oakes
An informative and fascinating narrative about the death of Yellow Cedar trees in Southern Alaska caused by climate change. Lauren explores the impact of the loss of the tree species and ultimately offers her extensive study and knowledgeable conclusions to provide a data-rich window into the issues of global climate change.
A thought-provoking read about the human race, facing mortality and the threat of climate change. How far are we into the destruction of our planet, what have we overlooked, and how can we face this very real threat in a realistic manner? Drawing from fields like philosophy, science and poetry, this is a quick but absolutely essential read.
An eye-opening analysis of how individualism in literature – specifically in novels – and its imprint on culture and politics during the past 100 years leaves humanity unprepared to deal with one of the gravest problems we face: climate change.
Compiled by Features Writer and Books Editor Savanna Douglas