Friday, January 11, 2019

Five top books to read if you care about the planet

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books.

His forthcoming book is Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

One title on McKibben's 2015 list of five books to read if you care about the planet, as shared at LitHub:
The Tyranny of Oil, Antonia Juhasz: The reporter who’s really covered the most powerful and reckless industry on the planet.

“The masters of the oil industry, the companies known as ‘Big Oil,’ exercise their influence throughout this chain of events: through rapidly and ever-increasing oil and gasoline prices, a lack of viable alternatives, the erosion of democracy, environmental destruction, global warming, violence, and war.”
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue