A Deeper Focus


Environmental reading list

Volumes of Pleasure Bookshoppe in Los Osos, the conference bookstore for Central Coast Bioneers, always has some great titles on hand to educate and inform.  Here are some examples of what you can find on their shelves:

Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change by Dr. Shahir Masri (2018).  What if volcanoes are heating the planet? Maybe solar cycles are to blame? Isn’t carbon dioxide good for plants? These are but a few of the questions on global warming that are addressed in this book. If you are concerned that global warming may be a serious problem but find it hard to know what to believe or how to help in the face of conflicting arguments, you will want to read this book.

On Fire: The (Burning( Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein (2019).  With reports spanning from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented “ecological conversion,” Klein makes the case that we will rise to the existential challenge of climate change only if we are willing to transform the systems that produced this crisis.

The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Oceans Are One by Sylvia Earle (2009).  This book tie-in to National Geographic’s ambitious 5-year ocean initiative—focusing on overfishing—is written in National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle’s accessible yet hard-hitting voice. Through compelling personal stories, she puts the current and future peril of the ocean and the life it supports in perspective for a wide public audience.


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