Climate, Health and Equity Brief
Holiday Climate Book Recommendations
January 18, 2022
Books are a staple of holiday giving—below are six recommendations for those on your holiday list interested in reading and learning more about climate change
How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos
By: David Pogue
As we live through and witness the consequences of the climate crisis around the world, this book provides smart, common-sense approaches for individuals to get ready for the inevitable changes to come.
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
By: Bill Gates
In a hopeful take on addressing the climate crisis, this book explores promising breakthroughs in technology and energy that could help mitigate the effects of climate change around the world.
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World
By: Katharine Hayhoe
An essential read for anyone who feels hopeless about the future, this book gives readers the tools to open dialogues with loved ones on the need for all of us to play a part in avoiding the worst effects of climate change.
The Ministry for the Future: A Novel
By: Kim Stanley Robin
A true page-turner—and an outstanding audio book—this novel is a “cli-fi” about a global governmental body that advocates for the rights of citizens in a deteriorating world of climate change.
The Days to Come
By: Tom Rosenstiel
A masterful and quick-paced thriller made for those who enjoy politics and policy, this book wrestles with the political realities a president faces with a revolutionary approach to climate change.
For Younger Audiences
The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge
By: Joanna Cole
Everybody’s favorite science teacher, Ms. Frizzle, to the rescue! The Frizz boils down the essence of climate change in this book that is educational, fun and empowering for kids.
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
By: Greta Thunberg
This collection of speeches by Greta Thunberg includes her famous “Our House is on Fire,” which helped to spark increased youth activism on climate change at a global scale.
We Are Water Protectors
By: Carole Lindstrom
An educational read for families who want to empower their children to effect change, this book focuses on the environmental activism of Indigenous peoples, written through the eyes of a young girl attending a protest inspired by that of the Sioux Tribe at Standing Rock.