Hot, Flat, And Crowded (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.95), by Thomas Friedman, considers the situation as our Earth heats up, becomes more crowded, and poorer nations fall behind in the global economy. With his customary élan, Friedman explains how we are all connected. U.S. policies that promote consumption of vast quantities of oil are not only bad for the Earth, but are politically unsound. The United States must lead efforts to develop energy alternatives that would 1) free us from our dependence on petro-dictatorships and 2) help preserve the Earth, oceans, and biodiversity.

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ISBN: 9780312428921
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Published: Picador - November 24th, 2009

You Are Here (Harper One, $25.95) is seasoned environmental writer Thomas Kostigen’s tour of global climate change. As he examines how local activities can have a global impact, he moves beyond vague platitudes and green trends to link environmental degradation to our own actions. Beginning with Jerusalem and moving on to Mumbai—and a particularly prescient primer on electronic waste—Kostigen’s survey plots human environmental impact, from illicit gangster logging in Borneo to “the largest man-made structure on earth”: a landfill outside of New York City. Kostigen’s compilation is a timely travelogue of the marvels and morals of globalization.

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ISBN: 9780061580376
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Published: HarperOne - January 19th, 2010