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Climate Change Book Club

Climate Change Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month and is hosted by the WMU Climate Change Working Group. Discussions are hosted online via Zoom, and we very much welcome new members. To learn more about and/or join the group email list, contact Allen Webb.


Please purchase books at a local bookstore! Participants in the Book Club receive a 15% discount when ordering titles through Bookbug via their webpage or purchasing in the store. When ordering online, please use the coupon code CCBC23 during the checkout process.

Disclaimer: Climate Change Book Club book selections are made by participants. The books may include discussion of topics and ideas that some may find controversial. Topics and ideas found in the books are not necessarily endorsed by the KCCC Coordinating Committee, the KCCC Board, or any KCCC Affiliates.


Next discussion is on THURSDAY, May 30, 2024 at 5:30 on Zoom (email Allen Webb for link). 

Our May book is Slow Down: The Degrowth Manifesto by Kohei Saito (just translated into English, 2024).


Aprill 2024 - Fred Pierce A Trillion Trees (2022).

March 2024 - Liz Carlisle Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming (2022).

February 2024 - Vanessa Nakate A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis Hardcover (2021).

January 2024 - Simon Sharpe Five Times Faster: Rethinking the Science, Economics, and Diplomacy of Climate Change (2023).

November 2023 - David Camfield Future on Fire: Capitalism and the Politics of Climate Change (2022).

October 2023 - J.B Mackinnon The Day the World Stops Shopping (2021). 

September 2023 - Jeff Goodell The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet (2023).

July 2023 - T.C. Boyle Blue Skies (2023).

June 2023 - Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua (eds.) Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility (2023).

May 2023 - Heather McTeer Toney Before the Street Lights Come On: Black America's Urgent Call for Climate Solutions (2023).
April 2023 - Bryan Alexander Universities on Fire: Higher Education in Climate Crisis (2023)​.

March 2023 - Hal Harvey & Justin Gillis The Big Fix: 7 Practical Steps to Save Our Planet (2022)​.

February 2023 - Bill McKibben Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? (2020).

January 2023 - Gaia Vince Nomad Century: How Climate Migration Will Reshape Our World, (2022).

November 2022 - Dave Goulson Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse (2021).

October 2022 - Saul Griffith Electrify: An Optimist's Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future (2021).

September 2022 - Daniel Sherrell Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World (2021).

August 2022 - Robin Wall Kimmerer Braiding Sweetgrass (2015).

April 2022 - Amitav Ghosh The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis (2021).

March 2022 - Rebecca Henderson Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire (2020).

February 2022 - Nancy Langston Climate Ghosts Migratory Species in the Anthropocene  (2021).
January 2022 - Liz
Jensen  Our Silver City 2094 (2021).

December 2021 - Katharine Hayhoe Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World (2021).

November 2021 - Kate Aronoff OVERHEATED: How Capitalism Broke the Planet and How We Fight Back (2021).

October 2021 - Thor Hanson Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change (2021).

September - 2021 Adrienne Maree Brown Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds  (2017). 

July 2021 - Kim Stanley Robinson The Ministry for the Future (2020). 

June 2021 - Kate Raworth Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist (2017).

May 2021- Michael MéndeClimate Change from the Streets: Conflict & Collaboration Strengthen Environ Justice Mvmnt (2020). 

April 12021 - Michael Mann The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet (2021).

March 2021 - Andreas Karelas Climate Courage. (2020).

February 2021 - Mark and Paul Engler This Is an Uprising. (2016).

January 2021 - Mark Lynas Our Final Warning: Six Degree of Climate Emergency. (2020).

December 2020 - Richard Friedman A Climate Carol: And Other Cli-Fi Short Stories.  (2018).

November 2020 - Sheila Watt-Cloutier The Right to Be Cold.  (2018).

October 2020 - Varshini Prakash & Guido Girgenti Winning the Green New Deal: How We Must, How We Can (2020).

September 2020 - Hope Jahren The Story of More. (2020).

August 2020 - Ron Kramer Carbon Criminals Climate Crimes. (2020).

July 2020 - Tayari Jones An American Marriage. (2018).

June 2020 - Octavia Butler Parable of the Sower. (1993).

March 2020 - Jonathan Safran Foer We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. (2019).

April 2019 - David Wallace-Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. (2019).

March 2019 - Nathaniel Rich, Odds Against Tomorrow. (2014).

February 2019 - Roy Scranton, Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization. (2015).

January 2019 - Mary Robinson, Climate Justice. (2018).

November 2018 - Barry Rabe, Can We Price Carbon? (2018).

October 2018 - Dave Eggers, Zeitoun. (2010).

September 2018 - Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement. (2016).

April 2018 - Benjamin R. Barber, Cool Cities: Urban Sovereignty and the Fix for Global Warming. (2017).

March 2018 - Richard Thaler, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (2009).

February 2018 - Todd Miller, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (2017).

January 2018 - Paola Bacigalupi, The Water Knife (2016).

December 2017 - Robert Jay Lifton, The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival (2017).

November 2017 - Christian Parenti, Tropic of Chaos (2011).

October 2017 - Vinod Thomas, Climate Change and Natural Disasters (2017).

March 2016 - George Marshall, Don't Even Think About It (2015).

April 2015 - Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014).

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