5 Authors Of Important Books On The Environment

While global warming, environmental catastrophe, and their enabling by world leaders are urgent issues that affect us all, their origins and impacts are not always easy to understand. Thankfully, authors such as the ones listed here have written books that illuminate the multiple sides of our planetary crises, tackling everything from climate change denial to Christian eco-activist solutions. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Writers Exploring Environmental Issues

Author(s) Book(s)
Michael E. Mann The Madhouse Effect, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
James Morton Turner and Andrew C. Isenberg The Republican Reversal
Paul Douglas and Mitch Hescox Caring for Creation: The Evangelical's Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment
Jeff Sebo and Christopher Schlottmann Food, Animals, and the Environment: An Ethical Approach
Andrew S. Winston The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World, Green Recovery

A Look Into Our Climate: Past To Present To Future

People & Companies Who Make Films About Ecological Issues

Filmmaker Notable Works
American Resilience Project Tidewater The Burden
Getzels Gordon Productions The Penguin Counters Summerhill at 70
Jenny Rustemeyer & Grant Baldwin The Clean Bin Project Just Eat It
Kalyanee Mam A River Changes Course Lost World
Bluebottle Films The Last Sea Treasure The Map to Paradise

Groups Fighting Climate Change

Organization Location Mission
Post Carbon Institute Corvallis, OR Lead the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable world
Alliance for Climate Education Boulder, CO Educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action
Blue Planet Foundation Honolulu, HI Facilitate the transition to 100% clean energy in Hawaii
Fuel Freedom Foundation Irvine, CA Break America's oil addiction by bringing competition to the U.S. transportation fuel market
Environmental and Energy Study Institute Washington, DC Advance innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure, and sustainable energy path
Second Nature Boston, MA Accelerate climate action in, and through, higher education by mobilizing higher education institutions to act

5 Human Impacts on the Environment

In Depth

With destructive weather events and record-setting heatwaves occurring across the globe, the changing environment is on the minds of many. Fortunately, numerous scholars and leaders are dedicated to researching issues regarding this climate crisis. From professors to meteorologists to business leaders, writers are supplying valuable information to those wanting to learn more and take action. Here, in no particular order, are some authors of books tackling pressing environmental concerns.

#1 is Dr. Michael E. Mann, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State. Mann received degrees from Yale and the University of California at Berkeley. Scientific American magazine named him one of fifty leading visionaries, and he contributed work to a team that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is a co-founder of the award-winning science website RealClimate.

Dr. Mann authored The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy. He collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Tom Toles to portray how denialists reject evidence of human activity changing our climate. The result is an easy-to-understand look at an issue that should be seen as a matter of survival rather than as a partisan debate.

He collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Tom Toles to portray how denialists reject evidence of human activity changing our climate.

At #2 we have James Morton Turner of Wellesley College, and Andrew Isenberg of the University of Kansas. In their book The Republican Reversal, the scholars describe how not long ago, conservatives took pride in the right-wing tradition of environmental leadership. They then interrogate the shift that has led us to the present day, when many Republicans denounce climate change as a hoax and dismantle the environmental regulations they helped build.

In The Republican Reversal, Turner and Isenberg show that the party's transformation began in the late 1970s, with the emergence of a new alliance of pro-business, libertarian, and anti-federalist voters. The GOP reversal on the environment is emblematic of an unwavering faith in the market, skepticism of scientific and technocratic elites, and belief in American exceptionalism, all ideas that have become among the party's distinguishing characteristics.

Coming in at #3 is Paul Douglas, a nationally respected meteorologist with 40 years of television and radio experience and a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State. Douglas, along with Evangelical Environmental Network leader Mitch Hescox, wrote Caring For Creation: The Evangelical's Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment.

Douglas, along with Evangelical Environmental Network leader Mitch Hescox, wrote Caring For Creation: The Evangelical's Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment.

Seldom heard in climate change discourse is a conservative, evangelical, environmentalist perspective. Connecting the dots between science and faith, Hescox and Douglas show how Christians can take the lead. Tackling personal and global issues, these authors argue that religious people should take action to steward the resources God has given them. The authors frame the discussion of climate change to be less about political agendas, and more about being responsible Christians.

#4 is Dr. Jeff Sebo from New York University. His research focus is on animals, pandemics, and climate change, and along with fellow professor Christopher Schlottmann, he wrote Food, Animals, and the Environment: An Ethical Approach. Sebo and Schlottmann examine some of the impacts of agriculture on humans, nonhumans, and the environment, as well as some issues these raise for the ethics of food production, consumption, and activism.

In their book, Sebo and Schlottmann examine the negative effect of industrial animal agriculture on the planet. They explore complex questions such as what we owe people in other nations and future generations, and what the value of natural food is in a world reshaped by human activity. The authors discuss ambitious topics such as abolition and regulation, revolution and reform, individual and structural change, and legal and illegal activism.

They explore complex questions such as what we owe people in other nations and future generations, and what the value of natural food is in a world reshaped by human activity.

Finally, at #5 is Andrew Winston, one of the most prominent speakers on climate change, sustainability strategy, and entrepreneurial innovation. In his book The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World, Winston shows readers how the world's environmental and social mega-trends create both risks and opportunities for business.

Winston describes how a weakening of the foundations of our planetary infrastructure puts our societies at risk. However, adapting to new change offers unprecedented opportunities to foster more resilient businesses and a more prosperous world. Winston provides ten strategies for leaders and companies to move forward in this new reality, and offers concrete advice and tactics to help both businesses and the environment thrive.