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ESSENTIAL READING

News you can use

Here are just a few websites that curate climate news. Visit these websites for an idea of what climate actions are happening around the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world. You can sign up for regular posts right to your email inbox.

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Inside Climate News is non-partisan, Pulitzer Prize winning non-profit news organization, focusing on environmental journalism. The publication writes that it "covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped."

 KneeDeep Times is a digital magazine featuring stories from the frontlines of climate resilience. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from or adjust easily to change. With a geographic focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, the magazine will also explore West Coast, national and global topics relevant to local action. 

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How we respond to climate change varies with every individual. The good news is, it’s never too late to start. This series is for those who want to respond to climate change, but don’t know where to begin. 

GreenBiz provides intelligent, focused content on business, technology, and sustainability for people from every industry and discipline. Since 1991, GreenBiz has chronicled and been a catalyst for thought leadership in aligning environmental responsibility and profitable business practices.

Climate Nexus is dedicated to changing the conversation on climate change and clean energy, improve public understanding of the clean energy transition, and its economic, health, and environmental benefits. Check these links: Food, Business, Health, Energy, and Science.  

Grist is a nonprofit, independent media organization focused on climate justice solutions, and dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future using the power of storytelling to illuminate the way toward a better world. 

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Environmental Health Sciences publishes The Daily Climate and Above the Fold newsletters, and Environmental Health News, and is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the amount of science and journalism in public discussion on health, equity, and the environment.

Featured Books

Book Title

SPEED & SCALE

John Doerr

an action plan for solving our climate crisis now

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A launch pad for those who are ready to act now, this book is geared to leaders in every walk of life. With a definitive action plan, the latest science, and a rising climate movement on our side, we can still reach ne zero before it's too late. But as Doerr reminds us, there is no time to waste.

REWIRING AMERICA

Saul Griffith

the strategy

to reach net-zero in the U.S.

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Reaching net-zero is critical and achievable. How? By replacing or installing one billion American-made machines: furnaces, water heaters, cars, clothes dryers, and infrastructure machines. Here's the math and the strategy behind this urgent opportunity, that adds jobs and will help keep global warming below pre-industrial levels. 

THE FUTURE WE CHOOSE

Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac

 by the "architect" of

the 2015 Paris Agreement

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Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivet-Carnac make the compelling case for confronting the climate crisis head-on, with determination & optimism, a cautionary but optimistic book about the world’s changing climate and the fate of humanity. 

DRAWDOWN, the book
A Comprehensive Guide
to 80 Solutions Backed by Science
 

Edited by Paul Hawken

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Published in 2017, this comprehensive guide to 80 existing solutions, backed up by science and data from a worldwide team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policy-makers, business leaders, and activists who  modeled solutions, ranking them by their on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and restoring the earth's climate. 

SAVING US
A Climate Scientist's
Case for Hope

Katharine Hayhoe

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Renowned climate scientist & Evangelical Christian, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe brings a fresh & compelling message about the science of climate change and the moral imperative to act on "global weirding".

DESIGNING
CLIMATE SOLUTIONS

Hal Harvey 

designing climate solutions

A small set of energy policies, designed and implemented well, can put us on the path to a low-carbon future. Energy systems are large and complex, so energy policy must be focused and cost-effective.

THE NO-NONSENSE GUIDE
TO CLIMATE CHANGE: THE SCIENCE,
THE SOLUTIONS, THE WAY FORWARD

Danny Chivers

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Accessible and friendly pocket-sized overview of this complex mega-subject, combining all the basics with facts and analysis. 

IN OUR HANDS
An Intergenerational Handbook

Wilford H. Welch

in our hands

A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis looks at the individual and collective levels, actions we must take to shape our future and avoid environmental and societal collapse. Packed with information, ideas, and resources, this book inspires us to move from concern to action. 

NET POSITIVE
How Courageous Companies Thrive
by Giving More Than They Take

Paul Polman & Andrew Winston

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This is no utopian fantasy. Courageous leaders are already making it real - and the stakes couldn't be higher. With bold and compelling stories, Net Positive sets out principles and practices that will deliver the scale of change and transformation that the world so desperately needs.

MOVING TO HIGHER GROUND:
THE PATH FORWARD

John Englander

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From the acclaimed oceanographer, consultant, author, and leading expert on sea-level rise, John Englander describes impacts of rising sea levels for all coastal communities.

HOT
Living Through the
Next Fifty Years on Earth

Mark Hertsgaard

hot

From a renowned journalist, a view of how other countries have approached preparing for and slowing climate change; an informative and vividly reported book that goes beyond the politics of climate change to explore practical ways we can adapt and survive.

THE NEW CLIMATE WAR
THE FIGHT TO TAKE BACK OUR PLANET

Dr. Michael Mann

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Dr. Mann outlines a plan for forcing our governments and corporations to wake up and make real change.​ With immensely powerful vested interests aligned in defense of the fossil fuel status quo, the societal tipping point won't happen without the active participation of citizens everywhere aiding in the collective push forward. This book will reach, inform, and enable citizens everywhere to join this battle for our planet.

WE ARE THE WEATHER

Saving the Planet begins at Breakfast

Jonathan Safran Foer

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By beginning with WWII, and demonstrating the collective effort to win the war, the author sets down the parameters that, for us to do anything about climate change, we must do it collectively.

THE FATE OF FOOD

Amanda Little

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An environmental journalist and professor asks the question: Is the future of food looking bleak—or better than ever? and takes the reader on a trip through 11 countries and 13 states, meeting people working various angles of our food supply.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Capitalism vs The Climate

Naomi Klein

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Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate.

 We've been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it.

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