What are the all-time best climate nonfiction books?
To some extent, this is a purely subjective question. What one reader finds informative and moving, another reader may find unoriginal and uninspired.
There are so many climate nonfiction books out there now, with more published every month. This makes it hard for even experienced readers of climate nonfiction to know where to start.
Reading lists like our “All-Time Best Climate Nonfiction Books” list offer a great starting point in your search for good climate change books to read. They may not be definitive, but they don’t have to be. All they have to do is help us find some great books that most people with an interest in climate themes will appreciate reading.
Book Inclusion Criteria
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Top Ten Best Climate Nonfiction Books of All Time
- All We Can Save edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
- Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency by Mark Lynas
- Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
- This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein
- Overheated by Kate Aronoff
- The Petroleum Papers by Geoff Dembicki
- Drawdown edited by Paul Hawken
- The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
- Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change by John Cook
- More Powerful Together: Conversations with Climate Activists and Indigenous Land Defenders by Jen Gobby
More Great Climate Nonfiction Books
But wait, there’s more! Here are more titles that didn’t make it into the top ten, but still deserve special attention.
- Climate Justice and Community Renewal: Resistance and Grassroots Solutions edited by Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson