A growing selection of books that provide a good grounding, by publication date:

“Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air” – David J C Mackay – (pdf) – Dec 2009

“Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life<"/a> – Edward O. Wilson – March 2016

“Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” – ed Paul Hawken – Penguin Books – Apr 2017

“Storming The Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security” – Todd Miller – Sept 2017

“The End of Ice” – Dahr Jamail – The New Press – Jan 2019.

“The Uninhabitable Earth” – David Wallace-Wells – Penguin Random House – Feb 2019

“Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” – Bill McKibben – Henry Holt & Co – Apr 2019

“This Civilisation Is Finished: Conversations on the End of Empire – And What Lies Beyond” – Rupert Read, Samuel Alexander – Simplicity Institute – May 2019

“On Fire: the Burning Case for a Green New Deal” – Naomi Klein – Simon and Schuster – Sept 2019

“The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis” – Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac – Alfred A. Knopf – Feb 2020

“The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here” – Hope Jahren – Penguin Random House – Mar 2020

“At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate” – Laura Paskus – University of New Mexico Press – Sept 2020

“The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet” – Michael E. Mann – PublicAffairs – Jan 2021

“How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide for Surviving the Chaos” – David Pogue – Simon and Schuster – Jan 2021

“How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” – Bill Gates – Penguin Random House – Feb 2021

“Under the White Sky: The Nature of the Future” – Elizabeth Kolbert – Crown Publishing – Feb 2021

See our Wiki for more reading materials on the crisis.