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The best climate books of 2023 — and the titles we’re excited for in 2024

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By illuminem briefings 🌎

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Illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on The Independent or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: The year 2023, the hottest on record, saw the publication of significant climate literature
• These books, addressing the impact of climate change on society, include titles like "The Heat Will Kill You First" by Jeff Goodell, "Our Fragile Moment" by Michael Mann, "Ignition" by M.R. O'Connor, "Fighting to Breathe" by Nicole Fabricant, and "The Earthshot Prize: A Handbook for Dreamers and Thinkers" by Jonnie Hughes and Colin Butfield

🔭 The context: These books delve into various aspects of climate change, from its physical impacts to its intersection with racial and environmental justice
• They aim to educate and inspire action by revealing the depth and complexity of climate-related challenges

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The literature underscores the disproportionate effects of climate change on marginalized communities and emphasizes the need for holistic solutions that address both environmental and social injustices

⏭️ What's next: Looking ahead to 2024, anticipated titles include "At Every Depth" by Eric Simons and Tessa Hill, "What If We Get It Right?" by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, and "Before It’s Gone" by Jonathan Vigliotti
• These works will further explore the ramifications of climate change and potential solutions

💬 One quote: “In a world of heat-driven chaos, heat exposes deep fissures of inequity and injustice” (Jeff Goodell in "The Heat Will Kill You First")

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