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Where to Start Reading About the Climate Emergency

15 books to introduce you to climate action and sustainability

The Most Important Comic Book On Earth

A comprehensive book full of hopeful and inspiring comics, explaining the complexity of the crisis with humor, emotions, and creativity. Over 300 contributors, from Cara Delevinge to Jane Goodall, came together and created this collection.

Turning The Tide On Plastic

We all know that plastic plays a major role in the climate crisis, as plastic pollution is an issue that becomes more and more pressing. But why exactly is plastic so bad? Is all plastic the same? What about recycling? How can we reduce it when everything seems to have plastic packaging nowadays?

The Future We Choose

We see the big politicians come together at big conferences, such as COP21, and wonder: How did the politicians even come together? What do they discuss and do they actually take action? And what is our part in all of this?

How To Change Everything

Naomi Klein is one of the big names in the literature about the climate crisis. Just like Elizabeth Kolbert, her books are widely known and most environmentalists are familiar with their work.

The Archipelago of Hope

Indigenous people play a crucial role in the fight against the climate catastrophe, yet their voices are barely ever heard or listened to. Gleb Raygorodetsky spoke to indigenous people around the globe and documented their experiences and challenges.

The Book Of Hope

We all know and adore Jane Goodall. She is the prime example that one woman, one human, can be the cause for revolution and change. She has written many books and in each of them she addressed the need to protect nature and talked about the changes that she has witnessed with her own eyes throughout her life. Her newest release, The Book Of Hope, tackles that topic directly and offers hope within the crisis.

Braiding Sweetgrass

If you are looking for a more intimate connection with nature, but don’t know where to start, this book is for you. Robin Wall Kimmerer is not only an indigenous woman and mother (Citizen Potawatomi Nation), but also a poet and scientist. She combines her whimsical and deep connection with plants and the Earth with her PhD in Botany. Highly educational and beautifully written, it will open your eyes to a world you have wanted to know for so long.

All We Can Save

Edited by the marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and environmentalist Katharine K. Wilkinson, this collection of essays gives a voice to the women at the forefront of the climate movement. A feminist read about female leadership and the reality of climate change activism. It combines art with uncomfortable truths, inspiring the reader to be courageous and become an explorer of solutions.

No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference

Her protests and especially her direct and vulnerable speeches made her famous around the globe. Greta Thunberg has shown us all how urgent it is to take action now.


Each and every one of us contributes to the climate crisis with the way we buy and consume goods. From food to clothing to the way we do our job, every little action has an effect (passively or actively) on our environment.

The Hidden Life Of Trees

In order to save the world, we need to understand it. And to understand it, we need to open our minds to the possibility of a bigger reality than we were taught in school. For example that trees, in fact, have feelings and communicate with one another. As trees and forests are vital for a habitual planet, it is worth learning more about them.

Entangled Life

Connected to trees but far more mystical and unappreciated are fungi and the so-called mycelium. Without us noticing, they hold the world as we know it together. They play a crucial role in soil health and therefore food production. They also have healing powers, but some of them are also deadly. The world of fungi is fascinating and has only recently become popular.

1001 Voices On Climate Change

For everyone, who still thinks that Climate Change is a problem for the future. In this book, the journalist Devi Lockwood has collected 1001 stories from around the globe that prove to us that the climate crisis is already happening everywhere. She collected these first-person accounts over five years in twenty different countries, from the elders of North America to the youth of the Fiji islands.

The Power Of Just Doing Stuff

Local communities hold the key to climate action. This is a little-known fact, despite it being relatively simple in its concept. By focussing on our own local environment, we can make a huge difference.

Green Rising

This one is a YA fiction novel set in a near-future world on the brink of ecological catastrophe, following three young people who will change the world.



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Tasmin Hansmann

Storyteller | Author | Queer | Gardener | Environmentalist | Creator | B.A. Cultural Anthropology | Based on Azores Islands