The new year has brought about new beginnings. However, with a few natural disasters piling up one after another, it’s high time people should take climate change seriously. People don’t really give back what the environment offers them every day. And this is a bit alarming. It all starts with education. And what better way to instill environmental protection than to start with our kids at home.
While teen fiction books for girls and boys are a great genre to start introducing to your kids, introducing them books about the environment will also open their eyes at a young age. And for them to better understand what goes into climate change or any environmental destruction, let them start with these four must-read books on environment and climate change. In fact, these books would even suit adults such as yourself.
The Ends of the World by Peter Brannen
The author Peter Brannen, takes us on this eye-opening journey from a few millenniums ago. Experts believe that the planet Earth had been resilient after being pummeled by asteroids, struck, poisoned with gas, sweltered, and frozen. These are the five significant climate changes that left our world to die and rise above them all.
Brannen travels to the roots of where these disasters happened and reveals unimaginable creatures that lived during that time through the fossils discovered. He also conducts interviews with researchers who are hard at work in putting the story together and how the Earth survived such disasters. Scientists also believe that the twenty-first century disasters could be history repeating itself.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
As our world dwells on progress and commercialization, one thing is paying the price from this upsurge – the environment. As we see more buildings and factories sprout left and right, as we witness more people manufacture single-use plastic bottles for distribution, and as we see the younger generation getting more oblivious by the day, this book could be the revelation of how capitalism is slowly bringing the world to an end.
This Changes Everything is a book that exposes the negative effects of capitalism on the environment. While environmental advocates think that people are turning a blind eye on this crucial issue, they’d be surprised how extensive the community is. And they claim that there are other ways to survive and continue progress without the expense of the environment, and surely without fossil fuels.
Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast by Todd McLeish
This is a book that takes us back to the 18th century when sea otters nearly went extinct. During the 1700s to the 1800s, the sea others were killed for their furs. This had almost led them to become extinct. Around a century after the sea otter hunting phenomenon, people had fortunately ceased hunting sea otters for fur. This has led to the animals’ proliferation once again, making the ocean sea beds healthy and keeping the marine ecosystem intact.
Read this book if you want to take a journey to the Pacific Ocean and learn how sea otters maintain a variety of sea creatures.
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway
A book on how global warming is caused by some pollutants like tobacco smoking, Merchants of Doubt unveils the horrifying ploy of a group of scientists who have evaded the public for decades. By running campaigns that shun credible resources and knowledge, this group of high-level experts have done irreversible damage in people’s minds. Now it’s the US scientific community’s time to tell people the truth.
If you wish to learn more and do more to preserve and protect the environment, these four books are essential to feed your knowledge on what capitalists and scientific experts have been misleading people all along. Hopefully, you’ll gain some insight on how we can change the world before it totally changes and eradicates humanity.