Non-fiction about climate crisis

The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis

Amitav Ghosh

From the bestselling author of the Ibis trilogy and The Great Derangement, The Nutmeg's Curse is an enthralling, panoramic history of the influence of colonialism on the world today, told through the surprising story of the...

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Ice Rivers

Ice Rivers

Jemma Wadham

The story of one woman's passion for glaciers

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Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Dave Goulson

An urgent and riveting new book from the bestselling author: his first major work of popular science and environmental activism - part love letter to the insect world, part elegy, part rousing manifesto for change.

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Earth Detox: How and Why we Must Clean Up Our Planet

Earth Detox: How and Why we Must Clean Up Our Planet

Julian Cribb

Every person on our planet is poisoned every day by our chemical emissions. Julian Cribb explains the scale of the threat to individuals, human society, and life on Earth. He proposes a new Human Right - not to be poisoned - and...

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Sold Down the River

Sold Down the River

Scott Hamilton, Stuart Kells

Two insiders expose the shocking and shameful betrayal of Australia's regional heartland so international bankers and traders could make a quick buck.

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Post-Growth Living

Post-Growth Living

Kate Soper

An urgent and passionate plea for a new and ecologically sustainable vision of the good life.    

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Beyond Climate Grief

Beyond Climate Grief

Jonica Newby

How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us emotionally? In this magical, often funny and deeply moving true story, award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby explores how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate...

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 Read reviewWhy You Should Give a F*ck About Farming

Why You Should Give a F*ck About Farming

Gabrielle Chan

There is no farmers and others. If you eat or wear clothes, the decisions you make influence farming.

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The Climate Cure

The Climate Cure

Tim Flannery

An urgent and essential call to arms from one of Australia's most respected climate scientists, Tim Flannery. A compelling and solution-focused declaration of the action required to win the climate battle, and how change must...

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The Great Forest: The Rare Beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands

The Great Forest: The Rare Beauty of the Victorian Central Highlands

David Lindenmayer, Chris Taylor, Sarah Rees, Steve Kuiter

A tribute to an extraordinary landscape now under severe threat. The exquisite photographs reveal the mountain ash forests of central Victoria to be one of Australia's great natural treasures.

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Soil

Matthew Evans

The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy

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Flames of Extinction

Flames of Extinction

John Pickrell

Award-winning science writer John Pickrell investigates the effects of the 2019-2020 bushfires on Australian wildlife and ecosystems. Journeying across the firegrounds, Pickrell explores the stories of creatures that escaped the...

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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Bill Gates

One of the world's greatest innovators and practical problem-solvers tackles the biggest global problem of our time.

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The Day the World Stops Shopping

The Day the World Stops Shopping

J. B. MacKinnon

We can't stop shopping but we must stop shopping - the consumer dilemma that defines our lives and our future. This ground-breaking work of reporting and thought-experiment explores what would happen if we did.

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What We Need to Do Now

What We Need to Do Now

Chris Goodall

What We Need To Do Now sets out a comprehensive programme of action to counter the threats to our environment. It is a manifesto for groups around the world that are seeking urgent action on climate breakdown and other...

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A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

David Attenborough

A legacy-defining book from Sir David Attenborough, reflecting on his life's work, the dramatic changes to the planet he has witnessed, and what we can do to make a better future.    

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The New Climate War

The New Climate War

Michael E. Mann

A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil-fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and to delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the...

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Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Richard Beasley

A very angry book about our greatest environmental catastrophe… the death of the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Call of the Reed Warbler: Revised Edition

Charles Massy

Call of the Reed Warbler will change the way we farm, eat and think about food. In this groundbreaking book Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health.

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Superpower: Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity

Ross Garnaut

We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make it happen?  

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Tales of Two Planets

Tales of Two Planets

John Freeman

Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, beloved writer and editor John Freeman draws together some of our greatest writers from around the world to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of...

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 Read reviewHow to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

Rebecca Huntley

A self-help book for the climate era, for readers of Ross Garnaut, Tim Flannery, Hugh Mackay

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 Read reviewBody Count: How Climate Change is Killing Us

Body Count: How Climate Change is Killing Us

Paddy Manning

Shocking and undeniable, Manning reveals what climate change really looks like, telling the moving stories of victims, their families and doctors - putting names and faces to the people who have already paid the ultimate price for...

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Windfall: Unlocking a fossil free future

Windfall: Unlocking a fossil free future

Ketan Joshi

We've had a decade of distraction and inaction on climate change, but what made things go so very wrong in Australia? And what can the rest of the world learn from our mistakes - and opportunities?

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Losing Earth

Losing Earth

Nathaniel Rich

The most urgent story of our times, brilliantly reframed, beautifully told: how we had the chance to stop climate change, and failed.

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The Future We Choose

The Future We Choose

Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac

The defining book on the climate crisis that shows us how we can and will survive.

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Facing the Climate Emergency

Facing the Climate Emergency

Margaret Klein Salamon, Molly Gage

Facing the Climate Emergency addresses the fears of everyone who is alarmed about the climate crisis and yet feels powerless to stop it. Drawing on psychology, it shows readers how to use their feelings of fear, grief, and...

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 Special priceThe Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here

Hope Jahren

From the bestselling author of Lab Girl: a passionate scientist's uniquely personal take on the defining issue of our time.

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Our Final Warning

Our Final Warning

Mark Lynas

This book must not be ignored. It really is our final warning. Mark Lynas delivers a vital account of the future of our earth, and our civilisation, if current rates of global...

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The World in a Grain

The World in a Grain

Vince Beiser

The story of sand and how it shaped civilization.

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A Planet to Win

A Planet to Win

Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Thea Riofrancos

In October 2018, the IPCC published a report warning that the world would warm 1.5 C by 2040 without massive emissions reductions by 2030, with results more devastating than previously imagined. In November, the charismatic...

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Sunburnt Country

Sunburnt Country

Joelle Gergis

What does climate change in Australia really look like?

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The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide

Tom Bamforth

With humour and insight, Tom Bamforth presents both an insider's and an outsider's view of life in the Pacific, rendered in vivid detail and colour.

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This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

Extinction Rebellion

It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about climate change. Our last chance to save the world as we know it.   

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Blackout

Blackout

Matthew Warren

Blackout charts the disintegration of Australia's energy security, calls out what is holding us back, and plots the way for a brighter future.

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Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Tim Smedley

Clearing the Air is essential reading for anyone who cares about the air they breathe. And this much becomes clear: in the fight against air pollution, we all have a part to play. The fightback has begun.

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Choked

Choked

Beth Gardiner

The landmark book on air pollution: a major threat to the health and longevity of each and every one of us.

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Who’s Minding the Farm?

Patrice Newell

A call to arms from Patrice Newell who has dedicated her life to land management at Elmswood in the Hunter Valley.

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2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

Damon Gameau

Based on Damon Gameau's 2019 documentary, 2040, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration is a practical manual that provides you and your family with the tools and inspiration to live a more sustainable life - NOW.

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Losing Earth

Losing Earth

Nathaniel Rich

The most urgent story of our times, brilliantly reframed, beautifully told: how we had the chance to stop climate change, and failed.

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Falter

Falter

Bill McKibben

The most urgent call-to-arms yet for us to solve climate change, from one of the world's most influential and respected environmental advocates

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Atmosphere of Hope

Atmosphere of Hope

Tim Flannery

A decade after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers, acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery argues that Earth's climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not inevitable, but time is fast...

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein

You have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. This book about capitalism states that we can seize this crisis to transform our failed economic system...

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Quarterly Essay 66: The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia's Climate Deadlock

Quarterly Essay 66: The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock

Anna Krien

The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Extreme weather is becoming all too familiar. And the Coalition government is divided and paralysed.

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The Weather Makers: The History & Future Impact of Climate Change

The Weather Makers: The History & Future Impact of Climate Change

Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery makes this urgent issue completely accessible. He tells the fascinating story of climate change over millions of years to help us understand the predicament we face. But burning fossil fuels we are increasing the...

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 Special priceSilent Spring

Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

Exposes the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. This book aims to creates public awareness of the environment.

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Sunlight and Seaweed

Sunlight and Seaweed

Tim Flannery

Internationally renowned climate change expert Professor Tim Flannery presents a detailed and fascinating vision of the technologies that will prove invaluable in ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.

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We are the Weather Makers

We are the Weather Makers

Tim Flannery

Most of us suspect that climate change is happening, but is it a terrible threat to our world or an exaggerated beat up? Or is it something in between, an issue that humanity must eventually face, but not yet? Ages 12+

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How Did We Get into This Mess?

How Did We Get into This Mess?

George Monbiot

Where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it

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 Read reviewHere On Earth: An Argument for Hope

Here On Earth: An Argument for Hope

Tim Flannery

An extraordinary exploration of evolution and sustainability. Our success as a species has had disastrous effects on many of the Earth's ecosystems. But equally, we are now equipped as never before to explore our true relationship...

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Sustainability: A Love Story

Sustainability: A Love Story

Nicole Walker (Northern Arizona University, USA)

Personal essays examining what it means to live and love sustainably while still being able to have Internet and eat bacon.

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Building a New World Order - Sustainable Policies for the Future

Building a New World Order - Sustainable Policies for the Future

Harald Muller, Matthew Harris

Demonstrates how the conditions for sustainable development might be created, and why all our futures are dependent on a global engagement and involvement, not just that of a few selected statesmen.

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