Top Books by Leading Environmental Experts


Al Gore
1. The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change

2. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

Bill McKibben
3. Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Naomi Klein
4. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Elizabeth Kolbert
5. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Gavin Schmidt
6. Climate Change: Picturing the Science

James Hansen
7. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

James Lovelock
8. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Joseph J. Romm
9. Straight Up: America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions

Lester R. Brown
10. Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Substantially Revised)

11. A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice, and the Environmental Challenge

12. The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Power

Michael Brune
13. Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (Sierra Club Books (Sierra))

14. The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Michael Pollan
15. Pollan on Food Boxed Set

Paul Hawken
16. Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World

Rajendra K. Pachauri
17. Reducing Inequalities: A Sustainable Development Challenge (A Planet for Life)

Richard Heinberg
18. The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

19. Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future

20. The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises

Stephen Schneider
21. Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth’s Climate

22. Climate Change Science and Policy

Tom Steyer
23. Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy-and Our Planet-from Dirty Energy (BK Currents)

24. Clean Tech Nation: How the U.S. Can Lead in the New Global Economy

Vandana Shiva
25. Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace

26. Making Peace with the Earth

If there’s a book you think that should be added to this list, please include the title/author in the comments area.

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