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Old Books and New Books on Climate Change-Erakina

Published Date : February 8, 2022

We live in an era characterized by uncertainty due to the ill effects of climate change. The phenomenon of climate change has been havoc in our social, economic, and environmental aspects. It is the perfect time to act against the menace of climate change. For this, a right sort of awareness on the matter is necessary. It is plausible by gaining knowledge from various books on climate change written by acclaimed writers around the world. The books on climate change are fairly intriguing and develop a consensus among the readers on the issue of climate change. In 2003, Spencer R. Weart, an American physicist and historian authored ‘The Discovery of Global Warming’. It is considered the first of the contemporary books on climate change focusing on relevant scientific opinion on the matter. Since then, many authors have come forth to pen their feelings and thoughts on global warming and the resultant climate change. 

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

Silent Spring

A book on harmful pesticides

In 1962, Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. It highlighted the excessive usage of pesticides harming the flora and fauna and called for banning the commercial chemical organizations. The book led to an awareness of the destruction of Mother Nature and the gradual realization of climate change. 

Paul Collier’s The Plundered Planet 

Paul Collier is a well-known economist who authored the book, ‘The Plundered Planet’ in 2011. The book is about the commercial exploitation that is pushing the earth on the verge of climate change. The author seeks a suitable shift in the global policy to tackle the issue of poverty and climate change, especially for the developing economies. 

The Plundered Planet

 book on climate change 

Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide 

The Hungry Tide

A book on climate change in the Sundarban Delta Region

Amitav Ghosh in 2006 authored a novel, ‘The Hungry Tide’ on the issue of climate change in the Sundarbans delta region. Through the novel, Ghosh has shown the sinking mudflats of the region leading to a gradual rise in the water levels and ultimately global warming. The fictional background helped the readers engrossed in the book and raise their concern about climate changes affecting that part of the world.  

Bill Gates’ How to Avoid a Climate Disaster 

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

A book on climate change by Bill Gates

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft wrote ‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster’ in 2021. The book consists of comprehensive research by Gates that led to climate change. The association of a famous personality to find out a solution for global warming shows the gravity of the matter. The book also points out the effective measures to prevent further environmental degradation and resolve the climate change issue. 

David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future 

 The Uninhabitable Earth

A compilation of articles on climate change 

‘The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future’ was an expansion of the New York Magazine articles by the renowned journalist, David Wallace-Wells. The 2019 published book provides a reality check on the burning issue of climate change. The fiery article by the author created a stir on the matter of climate change in the New York journalism circuit. 

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

 An Inconvenient Sequel A book on climate change by Al Gore

Al Gore is an American statesman who authored a heart-wrenching book on climate change titled, ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ in 2017. The book has over 200 images to explain and articulate the issue of climate change. He showed how the disastrous effect of climate change will be on our lives if not checked in real-time.  

Greta Thunberg’s No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference 

This is the latest offering on the issue of climate change by Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist Swiss teenager. Through her book – ‘No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference’, she tried to raise consciousness among the readers on climate change. As the title goes, the book is an inspiration for each of us how we can make a significant difference to prevent climate change.   

 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

A book on climate change 

By Shuvendu Modak

07.01.22

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