For the first two years I spent learning about the environment and climate change, I read articles online that I joyfully shared to social media. At that time, I was reading about everything! A year later, I became a water activist and I created this blog, continuing to share links to what I was learning through my activism.
While I still read online, I actually think reading books improves my attention span, so I made the switch to reading library books and e-books when it works out that way.
I’m hoping that by reading longer books it helps me develop the interest and the ability to write about what I’m reading so I can connect it meaningfully to what I remember learning in school and what I physically experience in nature—past, present, and future.
The Meaning of Human Existence
Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction
On the Edge: The State and Fate of the World’s Tropical Rainforests
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural, Cultural, and Personal History
Dune Country: a naturalist’s look at the plant life of Southwestern sand dunes
Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race