Olafur Eliasson's books on the environment

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Olafur Eliasson’s choice of books on the environment

I had the pleasure of seeing artist Olafur Eliasson’s Tate Modern exhibition In Real Life on the weekend and loved his selection of books on the environment which I thought I’d share with you here. As fans of Eliasson will know, environmentalism is central to much of his work as seen in his melting ice blocks displayed in London, Paris and Copenhagen. Some of these titles sound unbearably depressing so I would probably begin with the more solution oriented sounding ones. For an initial call to action, Greta Thunberg’s book is a inspiring place to start.

The Human Planet How We Created the Anthropocene by Simon A. Lewis and Mark A. Maslin

The Shock of the Anthropocene by Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz

A Year Without Winter edited by Dehlia Hannah

We Are the Weather – Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

No One is Too Small To Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

Being Ecological by Timothy Morton

Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

How to Give Up Plastics by Will McCallum

Carbon Democracy – Political Power in the Age of Oil by Timothy Mitchell

Climate Justice by Mary Robinson

The Decade We Could Have Stopped Climate Change – Losing Earth by Nathaniel Rich

On Fire – The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein


…I would also add James Thornton’s book, Client Earth for an uplifting action oriented read.

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