4RG Reads! Books That Inspire Climate Action

By Scott McKinlay

With so many environmental books to choose from, wouldn’t it be nice to hear from some of your fellow climate activists as they share a brief summary of their favorite, most inspirational, most eye-opening climate change books?

Three of our 4RG members reviewed three very different climate action books. Covering topics from carbon footprints and sustainable economics, to shaping the future through imagination, these books are a great addition to any reader’s shelf.
1. The Carbon Footprint of Everything – by Mike Berners-Lee
2. Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist – by Kate Raworth
3. Afterglow: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors – Edited by Grist.org

Watch the recording HERE

Other books suggested at the meeting include:

“Birnam Wood” by Eleanor Catton (fiction, won the Giller Award, shortlisted for the Booker Prize)
“Interrogosphere: The Plight & Power of Questions in a Questionable World” by local author Tom B. Hurley  (Good last chapter on climate crisis.)
“Fire Weather” by John Vaillant  (dense and difficult).
“Fate of Food” by Amanda Little  (Intermix of technology and past practices)

Read Book Reviews written by  4RG members.

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