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How to think about the most urgent issue of our day — and what can be done to avoid catastrophe.
Athena is a guided learning experience featuring curated reading lists of “must-read” books that span a multitude of topics to help you do everything from turbocharge your health or career, improve your sex life, find inner happiness and even up your chess game. Here, we present the key insights and takeaways from the most insightful books about Climate Change.
Falter, by Bill McKibben
One of the world’s foremost authorities on climate change tells it straight: Take action now or prepare for the end of the world as we know it.
The Uninhabitable Earth, by David Wallace-Wells
Do nothing about climate change and we’re looking at a future filled with famine, political chaos, economic collapse and a sun that “cooks us.”
The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert
Over the past half billion years, there have been five mass extinctions on Earth. The next one will be the first caused by human beings.
Drawdown, Edited by Paul Hawken
Amid the dire warnings about global warming, leading experts analyze the top 100 solutions to not only stop climate change, but reverse it.
This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein
Averting disaster isn’t about carbon, it’s about capitalism, and the solution requires nothing less than remaking the economy.
The Fate of Food, by Amanda Little
Feeding 9 billion people sustainably in the coming decades will require innovation and ingenuity — and drawing on lessons from the past.
Merchants of Doubt, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
Right-wing ideologues — all scientists — have perverted U.S. policy for decades, delaying government action on life-and-death issues from cigarettes to acid rain and now climate change.