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Books on the Environment, Nature and Climate Change – 2021

The impact of environmental damage is a concern shared by everyone. Climate change is a real threat and it is important that we know and learn about this topic as much as possible. 

Here is a list of books on the environment that were published in 2021 and each of them covers different aspects of our ecology. Based on your interest and choice, you can pick your book.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

Author: Bill Gates

The man who created and build the technology giant Microsoft Corporation would know a thing or two about technology, innovation, and solving hard problems. Climate change is another catastrophic problem the world is facing currently, Bill Gates with the help of experts in various fields has tried to discuss innovative solutions that can solve it.

In How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates has emphasized the importance of achieving net-zero targets and the technologies that can help in achieving it. The book also presents a practical plan which government, companies, and other stakeholders can leverage to reduce emissions and achieve climate goals.

Published: 2021

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

Author: Amitava Ghosh

The Nutmeg’s Curse gives an interesting account that happened 500 years ago in 1621 at Banda Island, Indonesia. Through a story of nutmeg, this book highlights the aspects of European colonialism, the capitalist mindset, and how it shaped the fortunes of our planet and led us into a climate crisis.

Amitava Ghosh has written many fictional books on the environment but this book takes a look into the realms of history, politics, and culture, all interwoven in a great storytelling format.

Published: 2021

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Lessons From Plants

Author: Beronda L. Montgomery

We generally associate plants as a stationary organism that is predictable, and with limited functions. Lessons from Plants look at Plants from a very interesting perspective. Beronda Montgomery brings her knowledge on the subject to the fore and looks into the realm of Plants. As per Montgomery, Plants are masters of adoption and they use this knowledge to create their own way in the world.

Plants might lack the physical attributes of a living being, but they respond to the ecology in their style. Like humans, plants are a diverse group that has its own set of friends, relatives, and adversaries. This book derives insights from Plants’ behavior and advocates its relevance in Humans’ lives.

Published: 2021

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The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature

Author: Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben is a forester and author, like his previous book, The Hidden Life of Trees, this book as well takes an in-depth look into the world of Trees and Forests. The Heartbeat of Trees highlights the connection between humans and nature.

As per Peter, trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains, which gives them the power to adapt to changes and the environment. The book is filled with scientific research and highlights the symbiotic relationship between humans and trees, and ultimately deforestation is humanity’s own loss.

Published: 2021

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Green Humour for a Greying Planet

Author: Rohan Chakravarty

Green Humour for a Greying Planet is one of the unique books on the environment that is devoid of any scientific jargon. Authored by Rohan Chakravarty, this book illustrates some hard truths about the current state of our environment, ecology, and biodiversity in form of comic strips. 

This book has a huge compilation of cartoons and illustrations on wildlife and nature. While some cartoons are funny, some are satirical and a few others are entertaining. It will appeal to everyone, including youngsters, and will also motivate people to be concerned about our ecology.

Published: 2021

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