Seven essential books on energy and climate change

Looking for a summer read with a bit more substance than the latest mystery novel? These seven books are loaded with it. They probably won’t make you shiver, but they will give you insight into the greatest threat facing our planet as well as clear steps that can be taken to address it. Going for carbon neutrality would not only avert the suffering and deaths of million of people in the not-so-distant future, it would also save lives in the present. 

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Screw Business As Usual, by Richard Branson

Screw Business As Usual by Richard BransonRichard Branson is the serial entrepreneur of genius behind Virgin. Having studied him in my management classes at Audencia back to 2006, I have to say that I really wanted to read his latest book, Screw Business As Usual.

Having read it in a couple of days, I have to say that it is highly motivating as Sir Richard explains how so many people around the world are currently changing the world away from Business as Usual to a new, better, greener way to do business.

This has a name : Capitalism 24902, for the 24902 miles – 40,000 kilometers – that make the equatorial circumference of our beautiful Planet.

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Books on sustainability, energy and climate

Ever since I first started interesting myself to energy and climate and afterwards to sustainability issues – somewhere around 2004 – I have read and reviewed quite a significant amount of great interesting books. If the previous version of this website offered at the bottom of each page a randomized selection of these reviews, the … Read more

Book : The case for a carbon tax

The Energy Fix have published a compelling article presenting a book – by law professor Shi-Ling Hsu’s The Case For A Carbon Tax, published by Island Press -on why we need to implement a carbon tax at a global level. To the article’s author it is  ” THE most effective mechanism to combat climate change … Read more

The world without us

I recently finished reading a most interesting book of what Mankind would leave behind once it has disappeared from the surface of the Earth. This 300-page thought experiment was written by the American journalist Alan Weisman.

Even if cities like New York will disappear as buildings crumble and as plants of all sorts grow, Nature will have a hard time digesting and erasing from the surface our various pollutions and waste of all kinds.

The legacy we will leave behind us may dramatically alter our planet unless we take actions to decrease, cut and slash our environmental footprint…

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My selection of books I read in 2007

As we are now near Christmas, and as I am willing to do a best of of what I read in the past months, I will outline in today’s article my favourite readings of 2007.

From science fiction and comic books, to serious readings on sustainable development and astrophotography, I recommend you a dozen articles, one per month.

This way you will find some ideas of great books for your loved ones or yourselves. And if you really want to offer me a book, you can a look at this page.

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