What are the best books and novels about climate change?

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    #1Dune (Dune Chronicles)

    Dune (Dune Chronicles)
    Dune by Frank Herbert is the story of Paul Atreides who becomes Muad'Dib and embarks on a journey to avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family, thus bringing to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

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    Vihaan Khan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "relevant for the current day and age. would be apt to gift to your senator."
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    #2Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy)

    Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy)

    Oryx and Crake is a speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood, the award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale. Oryx and Crake follows the life of Snowman, his friend Crake, and Oryx, the woman they both love.


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    Ronald Munoz
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "While this book is partially fiction, it's wonderfully written. Books like this could help others realize what could possibly happen if they ignore climate change. The most interesting part about this book is how massive the consequences were for ignoring the signs. Great read and in certain cases, educational."
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    #3Ship Breaker

    Ship Breaker
    Ship Breaker is a dystopian novel written by Paolo Bacigalupi. It was published in 2010 and became a New York Times Bestseller. It won the Michael Printz Award and was voted into the VOYA 2010 Top Shelf for Middle School Readers.


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    Judy Graham
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Paolo Baciglupi wrote quite a tale in Ship Breaker. You've got family conflict, ecological disaster, romance, what's not to like? Not a lot, frankly. He has a great world and a great story. The whole idea of ship breakers is awesome and his world building is solid. Unfortunately his actual writing felt disjointed and he re-used the same words about a hundred times. He needs a thesaurus urgently. It made it very difficult for me to get lost in the story. "
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    #4The Road

    The Road
    The Road is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. It tells the story of a father and son walking through post-apocalyptic America to reach the coast. This is an ultimate story of survival in a desolate world.

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    Jack Murphy
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a good solution because it is related to climate change. It is a very popular book and seems like an interesting read."
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    #5State of Fear

    State of Fear

    State of Fear is a techno-thriller novel by acclaimed author Michael Crichton. It tells the story of Peter Evans, an environmental lawyer, as he tries to get to the bottom of a global conspiracy on global warming.


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    Anika Rathore
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I love everything Michael Crichton has written, so of course this one is a favorite. Definitely a must-read for thriller lovers."
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    #6Flight Behavior

    Flight Behavior

    Flight Behavior is a literary fiction novel written by Barbara Kingsolver which follows the story of farm wife Dellarobia Turnbow whose farm is failing after a decade. This novel takes on the subject of climate change. 


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    Anna Feng
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book was not at all what I wanted it to be.This book was recommended at my book club From the descriptions provided I thought the book would follow the life of the Monarch Butterfly across the United States. Instead, it follows the main character through domestic problems while she learns about the butterfly and how environmental changes have impacted the migration patterns of the Monarch Butterfly."
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    #7The Islands at the End of the World

    The Islands at the End of the World

    The Islands at the End of the World is a futuristic dystopic novel for young adults written by Austin Aslan. It was first released in 2014. it is about a dystopic future set in the islands of Hawaii.


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    Jordan Gonzalez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "As a diehard liberal parent, I prefer that if my kids are to be reading young adult novels, that they be reading ones with educational messages and themes as opposed to trashy stories like those found in Twilight. That's why I was delighted when my son took an interest in The Islands at the End of the World, a speculative fiction story written by real-world conservation scientist, Austin Aslan. This is an excellent as well as downright scary speculative fiction story about a future in which climate change reaches its logical conclusion, and humans are finally left to deal with the consequences of their actions. Honestly, I think I might have enjoyed this one even more than my son."
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    #8Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)
    Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2) is a book written by Kim Stanley Robinson. Green Mars (Mars Trilogy #2) was published on May 1995 by Spectra Books but was first published in 1994.

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    Alice Bradley
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I really enjoyed the story in this science fiction novel, but it didn't really address climate change at all. There some discussion about changing the climate of Mars to accommodate humans, but it really wasn't the main part of the story . "
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    #9The Lorax

    The Lorax
    The Lorax is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss first published in 1971. It aims to teach children to respect and care for the environment by telling the story of the Once-ler, who destroyed trees in his greed.

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    Xu Wang
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I wanted to teach my kids about climate change and the environment. Although at a fairly low reading level, The Lorax does a good job teaching about the environment. I would recommend this book for any parents looking to teach their kids about climate change and the environment."
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    #10Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)

    Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson is the first book in the Mars Trilogy first published in 1992. This science fiction novel follows the story of a group of colonists about to create a new era of civilization on Mars.


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    Richard Collins
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "climate change is real"
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    #11The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy)

    The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam Trilogy)
    The Year of the Flood is a speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood. It tells the story of a group of people who survived the deadly flood that annihilated Earth's inhabitants. It is the second book in the MaddAddam trilogy.

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    Mildred Henry
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors! I picked up this trilogy after reading The Handmaid's Tale and I was not disappointed. The Year of the Flood was my favorite in the trilogy. It is brilliantly written and emotionally moving. If you weren't already worried about climate change, this novel will give you a glimpse of a possible, disastrous future!"
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    #12The Water Knife

    The Water Knife

    The Water Knife is a science fiction novel written by Paolo Bacigalupi which follows the adventure of Angel, Lucy, and Maria as their time runs out to survive with each other's help. 


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    Sanvi Jhadav
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I was looking for a good book in regards to Climate Change. I didn't want some non-fiction book that gives facts and figures, I wanted something fiction, something that could really make me think. I picked up The Water Knife one day and knew I had to read it at once - it was as though it were made for me! I have to admit that I did not know much in regards to this author's previous works, but that didn't matter it gripped me from page one! This book really pulls you in, it was written in the 80s and at first I thought it would not be relevant today - yet it seems almost prophetic as though it were written today! It made me think and excited me as it was quite a treat. I highly recommend this book."
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    #13Station Eleven

    Station Eleven
    In Station Eleven, a swine flu pandemic wreaked havoc and wiped out the world's population. It follows the lives of a Hollywood actor, a paparazzi, and a traveling group of actors performing for surviving communities.

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    Lawrence Banks
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I was a bit bored with the writing style. I mainly bought the book on the premise and wish it were written better. The author spends too much time on unnecessary detail, making it a bit of a slog to get through. Not the worst book but not the best on the subject matter."
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    #14A Global Warming Primer

    A Global Warming Primer

    A Global Warming Primer by Jeffrey Bennett is a book that discusses the question of human-induced global warming and the threat it represents for our future. Using a question and answer format, this book will help readers see that anyone can understand the basic science of global warming, understand the arguments about this issue made by skeptics, and understand why the solutions will not only protect the environment but will actually strengthen the economy.   


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    Sun Yuan
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This book was a good introduction to the issue of global warming. Maybe a bit dry for someone who has already looked into the topic, but a good introduction for those who don't really understand why the issue is such an important one. Hopefully this book will help open a few people's eyes. "


Best What are the best books and novels about climate change
1Dune (Dune Chronicles) Books 27 Paid
2Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy)Books 25 Paid
3Ship BreakerBooks 20 Paid
4The RoadBooks 20 Paid
5State of FearBooks 18 Paid
6Flight BehaviorBooks 17 Paid
7The Islands at the End of the WorldBooks 16 Paid
8Green Mars (Mars Trilogy)Books 10 Paid
9The LoraxBooks 8 Paid
10Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)Books 6 Paid

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