Book Reviews

Does Climate Disruption Change Everything? A Review of Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything'

October 9, 2014 by Johannes Urpelainen

Naomi Klein‘s 'This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate' makes three basic claims. First, capitalism is the key reason for our addiction to fossil fuels. Second, current solutions are not solving the problem. Finally, grassroots mobilization against fossil fuels can solve the climate crisis.[read more]

The Sociology of Climate Change

January 13, 2014 by Lou Grinzo

I recently read Kari Marie Norgaard’s, Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life, an excellent and somewhat unusual book that has instantly made its way onto the list of “must read” books that I send people when they ask for recommendations.[read more]

Dieter Helm: Coal Critic, Atomic Agnostic, Natural Gas Enthusiast

December 31, 2012 by Rod Adams

As indicated by the subtitle of his book, Helm believes that the world, especially Europe, has achieved very little in the twenty years since the Kyoto treaty was signed. He believes that there is little hope that the process set in motion by that treaty will result in anything more than the continued annual consumption of a lot of aviation fuel to move people to ineffective conferences that are primarily climate theater.[read more]

Energy and climate books I read in 2010

December 21, 2010 by Barry Brook

Here is a selection of sustainable energy and climate change books I read in 2010. I’ve provided a few sentence summary of each book (from my perspective) and a Rating out of 5. Some books have been reviewed in more detail on BNC already — enter from the title of the book in this website’s search box to find the review (or...[read more]

CO2 rising – the science of global warming

November 10, 2010 by Barry Brook

Below are two climate change book reviews by me; I hope you find them as interesting as I did. I’ve provided an Amazon link to one and a Book Depository link to another — because I’m not out to promote any particular online bookstore (although I tend to find the latter cheapest, and as to the former, well, I love my Kindle 3G DX [I'm...[read more]

A New Fleet of Plug-in Hybrid books

October 5, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Too many clean energy books are being published for me to keep track of. Fortunately the excellent web site,, has reviews of them all, including these four new books touting plug in hybrids (with one-line summary reviews):Apollo’s Fire by Rep. Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks (who occasionally blog here): “Apollo’s Fire’s...[read more]