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3 Sustainable Summer Beach Reads

Looking for a sustainable beach read? Check out Future's top 10 picks for green summer reads.

Need a Summer beach read? Check out Future’s top three eye-opening books on sustainability.

P.S - Producing a book emits an average of 2.7 kilograms of CO2. To reduce your carbon footprint make sure the books on your shelves don’t just sit and collect dust. Buy second-hand, borrow from your local library or share your books with others. If you do want to buy a new copy check out, a B Corp-certified online bookstore that supports local independent booksellers (links provided with each book).

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The Uninhabitable Earth: Wallace-Wells, David: 9780241355213:  Books

1. The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

This straightforward and thorough travelog envisions the potential consequences of a warmer world. Wallace-Wells imagines various scenarios corresponding to temperature increases from 2 - 8°C. He explores the potential environmental impact of climate change as well as the transformational changes to global politics, economics, culture and technology. 

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global  Warming: Hawken, Paul: 9780143130444: Books

2. Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken

This comprehensive framework condenses the work of an international coalition of climate researchers and scientists to break down proposed strategies to reduce global emissions. Combining both well-known strategies and less intuitive approaches, this book explores the potential path forward for individuals, communities, businesses and governments. 

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate: Klein, Naomi:  8601422216721: Books

3. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein

In this passionate text, Klein argues that the degradation of our environment is directly linked to profits gained from the over-use of non-renewable materials. More simply, the climate crisis is a result of capitalism. This radical and thought-provoking book will certainly make you question everything, and then offer political guidelines for the future.