With all the news about climate change it is difficult to keep up. On this page we will be adding books which we consider to be especially important.
When asked which U.S. President did the most in preserving and protecting the environment, and in encouraging conservation practices, many people would answer, Theodore Roosevelt. And they are correct, TR did a lot. But author Douglas Brinkley would disagree. In his new book ‘Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America’ he tells of the far-reaching impact this President’s policies have had.
In reading the review of the book in the New York Times, it is almost shocking to find an administration being so involved in environmental legislation, spending so much political capital on it, and putting so many resources behind it. Where would we be today if these things had not been done? And isn’t it positively frightful that so many good things from the past have since been dismantled?
Brinkley makes a case for the role of government in protecting the land and its resources, which belong to all of us. It is almost shocking to read this today, when we are constantly subjected to the drumbeat that profit is the most important thing, and government should not put any constraints on business.
For anyone interested in conservation, ecology, climate change and the future of the human race, E.O. Wilson’s recent book is possibly the most important book to come along in quite a while. After studying how species adapt and survive throughout … Continue reading →
For excellent explanations of how climate change affects our Earth, and what we can do about it, this site has it all. When you visit the site, scan to the bottom of its home page, where you will find four … Continue reading →
“The book reads as a happy tangle of beautiful stories and studies from a career that has stepped between science and poetry, or as its subtitle says, between botany and the imagination. [Richard] Mabey is a professional writer and has … Continue reading →
Naomi Klein’s most recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, was shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards in the nonfiction category. A documentary based on the book, directed by Avi Lewis, was released last fall. In this … Continue reading →