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Best Books About Climate Change

Updated: Mar 26

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Issues involving the consequences of climate change seem to be popping up everywhere these days, so you might be looking to read some of the best books about climate change. From floods, to heat waves, to extreme weather events like atmospheric rivers, it seems the changing climate is causing problems daily. If you are looking for books about climate change, here are some of my favorites. The last 2 on the list are on my “to read” pile, and I have heard great things about both. Just a quick reminder that if you click on one of the links, I may make a commission at no additional charge to you. The links below will take you to Amazon. If you prefer to support independent bookstores, check out my curated lists on

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

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The Uninhabitable Earth is a pretty scary book to read about what may be in store for us as the planet continues to warm. Sea-level rise, food shortages, and increases in conflict are just the beginning. This book takes a deep dive at the geopolitical ramifications of climate change. It is a harbinger of what could be in store for us if we can’t control the amount of greenhouse gasses entering the atmosphere. It’s definitely worth the read and takes a big-picture look at climate change across the planet.

The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell

The Heat Will Kill You First by Jeff Goodell

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide for Surviving the Chaos by David Pogue

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Expert Advice for Extreme Situations by Joshua Piven & David Borgenicht

Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions by Greta Thunberg

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