7 Top Listens for Earth Day

With Earth Day coming up on April 22, it’s a great time to celebrate the beauty of our vast planet and to educate ourselves on ways to save it. Whether you’re looking to join the fight against climate change, learn more about Earth’s creatures, or travel the planet from your living room, we have an audiobook for you.

Enjoy these listens for Earth Day 2020 (and every other day of the year).

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer, read by Jonathan Safran Foer.

If you want to learn more about the ongoing environmental crisis, without the jargon and complicated statistics, We Are the Weather is a great start. It is accessible, immediate, and with a single clear solution that individual readers can put into practice straight away.

With his distinctive wit, insight, and humanity, Foer frames this essential debate as no one else could, bringing it to vivid and urgent life.

Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction by Chris D. Thomas, read by Bob Reed.

Human activity has irreversibly changed the natural environment, causing extinction, deforestation, pollution, and of course climate change. But what impact do our actions have on the animals of our Earth?

In Inheritors of the Earth, biologist Chris Thomas shows that this obscures a more hopeful truth—we’re also helping nature grow and change.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg, read by Greta Thunberg.

Greta Thunberg sparked a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

This book brings you Greta in her own words. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.

How to Give Up Plastic: A Conscious Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time by Will McCallum, read by Joe Sutherland.

Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can YOU make a difference?

This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the anti-plastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference. Plastic is not going away without a fight. This is a call to arms – to join forces across the world and to end our dependence on plastic.

Around the World by Bike by Alastair Humphreys and read by Alastair Humphreys.

At the age of 24, Alastair Humphreys set off to try to cycle round the world. By the time he arrived back home, four years later, he had ridden 46,000 miles across five continents on a budget of just £7,000.

From frozen Siberia tundra to the jungles of central Africa, Alastair recounts his extraordinary adventures in two parts – Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells, read by David Wallace-Wells.

If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible—food shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation.

The Uninhabitable Earth highlights the possible terrors of our future in an impassioned call for action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation—today’s.

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson, read by Nick Pyenson

What could be a better way to celebrate our Earth than an intimate history of the evolution of the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet.

Nick Pyenson‘s research takes us from the Smithsonian’s unparalleled fossil collections to frigid Antarctic waters, and to the arid desert in Chile. Full of rich storytelling and scientific discovery, Spying on Whales spans the ancient past to an uncertain future–all to better understand the most enigmatic creatures on Earth.

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