The Global Warming Survival Handbook by David de Rothschild

The human presence has been harsh on the environment. Regardless of whether humanity directly Global causes global warming, pollutes, or lives without thought of tomorrow, the ecology of the earth has suffered, and it looks like we face some extremely hard times in the near future if we don’t change our freewheeling usage of finite resources.

There’s been plenty written on ways to change our approaches to energy use, but this book has to be one of the more entertaining, if harrowing, “how-tos” about how we can be less detrimental to the environment.  Practically all aspects of the green movement (recycling, alternative energy, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.) get covered.  Each entry discusses a different topic, and includes information both eye-opening and humorous.  A good chunk of the book’s suggestions are pretty idealistic but doable, if we can get past our collective inertia. 

Other library books of a like mind worth a read:

Worldchanging:  A User’s Guide for the 21st Century edited by Alex Steffen

Global Survival:  The Challenge and Its Implications for Thinking and Acting edited by Ervin Laszlo and Peter Seidel

The Sustainability Revolution:  Portrait of a Paradigm Shift by Andres R. Edwards

(William Hicks, Information Services)

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