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The 10 best books to understand the climate crisis, according to experts – Business Insider

  • Educating yourself about climate change can help you evaluate your relationship with the planet.
  • We talked to climate scientists Elizabeth M. Cook and Logan Brenner for their book recommendations.
  • These books cover climate activism as well as how cities, food, and fashion impact global warming.

Reading news about how we have less than a decade to try and prevent irreversible, devastating climate change can be daunting, especially if we want to find ways to limit our carbon footprint or get involved in the fight to save our planet. 

I reached out to climate scientists Elizabeth M. Cook, Ph.D., editor of the book “Resilient Urban Futures,” and Logan Brenner, Ph.D. – both assistant professors at Barnard College – to get their recommendations on books for people who want to better understand the current climate crisis as well as how they can live more sustainable lives. Many of these books also touch on how climate change affects individual communities around the world.

If you ever feel hopeless about what you can do to help protect our environment, you can spend time reading these books — and also share them with your friends and family if they’re struggling to grasp the dangers of the climate crisis. 

10 great books on climate change, according to climate scientists:

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