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Several books I can suggest – these mainly relate to Climate Change issues.
For more information and opinions on these books I suggest you look them up in (say) Amazon and read other people’s reviews.
Surviving and Living with Climate Change
by Jane Rawson and James Whitmore
Transit Lounge Publishing 2015
Even though written in 2015, it is an excellent non-technical introduction – plus it’s written from the Australian perspective.
Preparing your mind
Reducing your Vulnerability
Living with Loss
For full details of content, see http://www.survivingclimatechange.net
What Everyone Needs to Know
by Joseph Romm
Second Edition. Oxford University Press, 2018
Covers several sections over 282 pages, including
Climate Science Basics
Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Projected Climate Impacts
Avoiding the Worst Impacts
Climate Politics and Policies
The Role of Clean Energy
Climate Change and You
It is slightly technical, but a good primer.
How is Energy-Rich Australia Running Out of Electricity
by Matthew Warren
Affirm Press 2019
An excellent book explaining Australia’s current policy shambles regarding electricity.
Is basically non-technical, but where needed technicalities are lucidly explained.
2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
by Jorgen Randers
Chelsea Green Publishing 2012
A largely technical book.
A Report to the ‘Club of Rome’ commemorating the 40th Anniversary of [publication in 1972] of ‘The Limits of Growth’.
Worrying about the Future
Five Big Issues toward 2052
The Logic behind My Forecast
Population and Consumption to 2052
Energy and CO2 to 2052
Food and Footprint to 2052
The Nonmaterial Future to 2052
The Zeitgeist to 2052
Reflections on the Future
Five Regional Futures
Comparison with Other Futures
What Should I Do?
Prosperity Without Growth
Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow
by Tim Jackson
Routledge 2017 – Second Edition
Written from the perspective of Economics … and depends on our willingness to change.
The limits to Growth
The dilemma of growth
The myth of decoupling
The ‘iron cage’ of consumerism
Flourishing – within limits
Foundations for the economy of tomorrow
Towards a ‘post-growth’ macroeconomics
A progressive State
A lasting prosperity
from the back cover: “What can prosperity mean in a world of environmental and social limits?”