2021 longlist for writing on Global Conservation
A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough
A World on the Wing by Scott Weidensaul
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
Fathoms by Rebecca Giggs
Ice Rivers by Jemma Wadham
Prompted by an illness that took her to the brink of death and back, in Ice Rivers Jemma recalls twenty-five years of expeditions around the globe, revealing why the glaciers mean so much to her – and what they should mean to us.
Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn
Net Zero: How We Stop Causing Climate Change by Dieter Helm
In Net Zero, economist Dieter Helm addresses the action we all need to take to tackle the climate emergency: personal, local, national and global. Reducing our own carbon consumption is the first step.
Riders on the Storm by Alastair McIntosh
Climate change is the greatest challenge to humankind today. Whilst COVID-19 sheds a light on the vulnerability of our world, global warming will be permanent, indeed catastrophic, without a massive shift in human behaviour.
The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann
Recycle. Fly less. Eat less meat. These are some of the ways that we’ve been told we can save the planet. But are individuals really to blame for the climate crisis? Seventy-one per cent of global emissions come from the same hundred companies, but fossil-fuel companies have taken no responsibility themselves.
The Reindeer Chronicles by Judith D. Schwartz
In a time of uncertainty about our environmental future—The Reindeer Chronicles by Judith Schwartz is an eye-opening global tour of some of the most degraded places on earth, and stories of how a passionate group of eco-restorers is leading the way to their revitalization.
Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert
The author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: after doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?
What If We Stopped Pretending? by Jonathan Franzen
‘If you care about the planet, and about the people and animals who live on it, there are two ways to think about this. You can keep on hoping that catastrophe is preventable, and feel ever more frustrated or enraged by the world’s inaction. Or you can accept that disaster is coming, and begin to rethink what it means to have hope.’