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The best books on the climate crisis



Suggestions from Oisin Coghlan, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth

A Hopeful Little Guide to Climate Change by Oisín McGann

The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

Heat: coming of age at the end of our world by Daniel Sherrell

Empty House: Poetry and Prose on the Climate Crisis – compiled by Alice Kinsella & Nessa O’Mahony

How to blow up a pipeline by Andreas Malm

How to Save Your Planet One Object at a Time by Dr. Tara Shine

Weather by Jenny Offill

Suggestions from Tracy McEnaney, Librarian

Please Help Planet Earth: An Eco-Friendly Ladybug Book

Greta’s Voice by Ged Umlimi and Amelina Jones (picture book)

Fantastically Wonderful Women Who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst

How does my house work? by Chris Butterworth & illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti

Climate SOS by Lucinda Jacob and illustrated by Alan Nolan

Guzzler’s Party: Learn to Save Energy by Lucinda Jacob and Illustrated by Alan Nolan

Hope Jones Save the World by Josh Lacey (available on borrowing eAudiobook)

Hope Jones Will NOT Eat Meat by Josh Lacey (available on borrowing eAudiobook)

It’s your world: get informed, get inspired and get started! by Chelsea Clinton (available on borrowing eBook)

Nobody is too small to make a difference by Greta Thunberg (available on eAudiobook and borrowing eBook)

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World by Valentina Giannella and illustrated by Manuela Marazzi

All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions to the Climate Crisis by Katharine Wilkinson

The Happy Hero by Solitaire Townsend

How to Avoid Climate Catastrophe: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates (eAudibook and eBook available on borrowbox)

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein (eBook and eAudibook and eBook on borrowbox)

Climate Justice Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson (eBook available on borrowbox)

Our Wild World: From Birds and Bees to Our Bogs and Ice Caps by Éanna Ní Lamhna

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (available as an eBook on the borrow box)