These books to help us save the planet, are the ideal remedy, after the depressing reading on the climate emergency. No point in waiting for MPs to act. We don’t have long, so let’s get going.
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- How to Save Your Planet (one object at a time) is a nice little book by environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine, who cofounded the organisation Change by Degrees. It’s packed with tips to save the planet, by making simple daily swaps. Rather than feel overwhelmed, learn how sustainable living can be fun and convenient.
- There is No Planet B is a super handbook filled with answers to common questions. Learn if soybeans cause deforestation, the carbon footprints of different foods and what farmers and restaurants can do, and 14 ways that MPs can help. This book is by Mike Berners-Lee, a greenhouse gas emissions expert.
- Being the Change is by climate scientist Peter Kalmus, who uses satellite data to study the rapidly changing Earth, focusing on ecological forecasting (he’s brainer than most of us). After becoming alarmed at climate change stats, he took up cycling, grew his own food and took a crash course in meditation. Today, he and his family have the same lifestyle, but live on a 10th of the average fossil fuels.
- What Would Greta Do? is an unofficial pocket guide to climate questions. Greta Thunberg actually knows her science, and we approach the climate emergency the same way she does, we can all help to enjoy a more planet-friendly life and brighter future. But there are so many important decisions to make, to help reverse climate change. So how do we start? From sustainable living to zero waste, find solutions to all your climate conundrums.