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Greta Thunberg to publish a ‘go-to source’ book on the climate crisis

By Lucy Knight Photo: Kim Jacobsen Penguin

“I have decided to use my platform to create a book based on the current best available science – a book that covers the climate, ecological and sustainability crises holistically”, Thunberg said in a statement. “Because the climate crisis is, of course, only a symptom of a much larger sustainability crisis. My hope is that this book might be some kind of go-to source for understanding these different, closely interconnected crises.”

03/31/22
                                                               

12 books on climate and the planet for the holidays

By Michael Svoboda

An historic bipartisan infrastructure bill on the books. In Washington, the more aggressive climate and social justice bill, “the budget reconciliation bill,” still in the balance.

12/13/21
                                                               

Association Of American Publishers Announces Expanded Focus On Two Key Areas: Climate And Sustainability & Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

The Association of American Publishers today announced that it is expanding its public policy portfolio to include industry-wide work in the areas of climate and sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion, following a recent vote by the AAP Board of Directors.

11/19/21
                                                               

Sci-Fi Icon Neal Stephenson Finally Takes on Global Warming

By Adam Rogers Photo: Ricardo Tomas

HIS BUSHY BEARD is saltier now than in his old author photos, but Neal Stephenson still pairs it with a characteristic, neatly shaved (and, not to get too phrenological about it, large) pate. So he’s easy to spot, even at the bar of a packed Seattle bistro.

10/26/21
                                                               

Landmark Rare Book Collection Focuses on Climate Change

By Alex Johnson Photo: Peter Harrington

A major new collection focusing on the literary and scientific history of climate change dating back to the fifteenth century will go on display at Frieze Masters Art Fair this month in the run-up to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

10/01/21
                                                               

IFLA joins book sector partners in calling for climate action

IFLA is happy to be a co-signatory of a statement released today by organisations representing the different actors within the book sector, including publishers, booksellers, and of course libraries.

09/30/21
                                                               

Grid Fragility and a Book by Meredith Angwin

By Ed Newman

Last fall, Meredith Angwin published a book about how the grid is managed, Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid. The first portion of the book included a gripping narrative, watching the New England grid operator (ISO-NE) implement plan after plan to try to keep the grid operating during cold snaps.

09/27/21
                                                               

How to Talk About Climate Change Across the Political Divide

By Eliza Griswold Photo: Hope Mora for The New Yorker

In 2005, Katharine Hayhoe, a Canadian climate scientist and evangelical Christian, moved from South Bend, Indiana, to Lubbock, Texas, a flat expanse of arid grassland that sits at the edge of the Permian Basin, and is one of the largest oil and gas fields in the world. Her husband had been offered a position as a linguistics professor at Texas Tech and a job as a pastor at a small local church. The opportunity was too enticing to decline, so Hayhoe tagged along as the academic plus-one, securing a position as a research professor of geosciences at Texas Tech.

09/16/21
                                                               

Can We Find a New Way to Tell the Story of Climate Change?

By David S. Wallace Photo: Bryan Anselm / NYT / Redux

Early one morning in January, 2017, a group of environmental activists in their twenties piled into a rental van and drove from Midtown Manhattan to Albany. For weeks, they’d been planning a sit-in at the state capitol, to demand the passage of significant climate legislation.

09/15/21
                                                               

Q&A with ‘The Spirit of Green’ author William Nordhaus – The Washington Post

By Steve Mufson Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

In new book, William Nordhaus says there’s a better way to frame the challenges posed by global warming and find solutions

06/14/21