Books for World Environment Day

Books for World Environment Day
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On World Environment Day, All Lit Up brings you a roundup of green reads, many of which highlight just how precious and essential our natural resources are in protecting against environmental degradation and the threat of climate change. Some envision a world of positive change, while others imagine dystopias where the worst has already come to pass. View books in this list

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Northern Light

By Kazim Ali

"It begins to rain as we fly, falling in solid sheets, water from sky to earth — a free system of exchange. "

Kazim Ali’s earliest memories are of Jenpeg, a temporary town in the forests of northern Manitoba where his immigrant father worked on the construction of a hydroelectric ... Read more

A History of the Theories of Rain

By Stephen Collis

“Can you walk away from a climate?” Maybe. But “in the future / everyone will have their fifteen minutes of blame. ” A History of the Theories of Rain explores the strange effect our current sense of impending doom has on our relation to time, approaching the unfolding ... Read more

Revery

By Jenna Butler

I hope you're okay in there, lovelies. I hope you're warm. After five years of working with bees on her farm in northern Alberta, Jenna Butler shares with the reader the rich experience of keeping hives. Starting with a rare bright day in late November as the bees are settling ... Read more

Watch Your Head

Edited by Kathryn Mockler

A warning, a movement, a collection borne of protest.

In Watch Your Head, poems, stories, essays, and artwork sound the alarm on the present and future consequences of the climate emergency. Ice caps are melting, wildfires are raging, and species extinction is accelerating. ... Read more

On Time and Water

By Andri Snaer Magnason

A few years ago, Andri Snaer Magnason, one of Iceland’s most beloved writers and public intellectuals, was asked by a leading climate scientist why he wasn’t writing about the greatest crisis mankind has faced. Magnason demurred: he wasn’t a specialist, he said; it wasn’t ... Read more

Endlings

By Joanna Lilley

Endlings takes us across continents and through the long expanse of aeons to give voice to the dead. In poems that are lyrical, exact, and deeply melancholic, Joanna Lilley demands audience for the final moments of animal extinction. From the zebra-horse quagga and chiding dodo, ... Read more

Imperilled Ocean

By Laura Trethewey

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Selection
A Writers' Trust of Canada Best Book of the Year
ACBC Books Best Canadian Nonfiction Selection
A Hill Times Top 100 Selection (2020)
Silver Medal, Miramichi Reader's "The Very Best!" Book Awards

An exploration of the earth's last wild frontier, ... Read more

Rising Tides

Edited by Cate Sandilands

Ice melt; sea level rise; catastrophic weather; flooding; drought; fire; infestation; species extinction and adaptation; water shortage and contamination; intensified social inequity, migration and cultural collapse. These are but some of the changes that are not only predicted ... Read more

Climate Chaos

Edited by Ana Isla

Climate change is already under way with unpredictable consequences. Evidence of changes to the earth's physical, chemical and biological processes is obvious everywhere. Greenhouse gas emissions have increased the carbon cycle concentration in the atmosphere. In the past, half ... Read more

The Case for Climate Capitalism

By Tom Rand

 

A call for the Left and Right — the business community and environmentalists, bankers and activists — to join together, reclaim capitalism, and force profits to align with the planet

A warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide ... Read more