Durham County Library
Southwest Regional Branch
3605 Shannon Road
Durham, NC 27707
Please join us for a conversation with journalist Sara Peach about how climate change could affect you and your family — and what communities can do to prepare. Sara Peach's reporting has appeared in National Geographic, Scientific American, and the News & Observer, and she's now an editor for Yale Climate Connections, a nationally syndicated radio program. She will be joined for a Q&A by Lou Brown of the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Find more information HERE on the Durham County Public Library website.
Co-sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Climate change: What Everyone Needs to Know by Joseph Romm – A great primer on climate science, with digestible explanations of the greenhouse effect, sea-level rise, and other crucial concepts.
The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell – Journalist Jeff Goodell traveled the world to find out how sea-level rise – already starting to flood coastal communities – will shape our lives in the coming decades. Includes a lot of material on South Florida that will resonate with those who care about North Carolina’s coast.
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert – For those who care about the plants and animals around us, this Pulitzer prize-winner is a must-read about how climate change and other human-caused problems are pushing species to the brink.
Drawdown by Paul Hawkins – Readable, attractive book that lays out the most effective solutions to climate change.
Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet by Michael R. Bloomberg and Carl Pope – This book, by former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg and the former executive director of the Sierra Club, argues that in the Trump era, climate action is still possible – and necessary – at the local level.
It's Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change by Bridget Heos – A climate primer aimed at young adults.
The Trouble With Dragons by Debi Gliori – A children's book about dragons who are chopping down too many trees and polluting too much. The other animals help them learn a better way.