Add these eco-friendly titles to your listening list
Just in time for Earth Day, Audible.ca, Amazon's audiobook and podcast service, has recommended top environmental titles that celebrate our planet and raise awareness about the urgency of the climate crisis.
Whether you listen to them or read them, here are six books to help you learn how to make a difference this Earth Day and beyond...
1. How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates
Publisher's summary: "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."
2. Rescuing the Planet by Tony Hiss
Publisher's summary: "Beginning in the vast North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada, and roving across the continent, from the Northern Sierra to Alabama's Paint Rock Forest, from the Appalachian Trail to a ranch in Mexico, Tony Hiss sets out on a journey to take stock of the "superorganism" that is the Earth: its land, its elements, its plants and animals, its greatest threats—and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive."
3. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
Publisher's summary: "In August 2018 a 15-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. This book brings you Greta in her own words. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it."
4. The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann
Publisher's summary: "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."
5. How to Prepare for Climate Change by David Pogue
Publisher's summary: "In How to Prepare for Climate Change, best-selling 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 listeners 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. 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."
6. On Fire by Naomi Klein
Publisher's summary: "Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of "perpetual now," to the soaring history of humans' ability to change rapidly in the face of grave threat, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of "climate barbarism", [On Fire] is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink. Above all, Klein underscores how we can still rise to the existential challenge of the crisis if we are willing to transform our systems that are producing it, making clear how the battle for a greener world is indistinguishable from the fight for our lives."