If You Love This Planet by Helen Caldicott
If You Love This Planet by Helen Caldicott is a great book for understanding challenges to the environment. The challenges that Helen Caldicott discusses are Ozone Depletion, Global Warming, the Politics, Trees, Pollution, Population, Greed, Debt, The Media and ways for supporting efforts to improve the earth through loving the planet.
If You Love This Planet describes in easy-to-understand language the scientific and medical consequences of the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, deforestation, species extinction, toxic chemical pollution, nuclear waste, food contamination, and the ever-present threat of nuclear war.
Caldicott, a physician by training, also gives us a prescription for cure – and a cause for hope. We must learn energy efficiency, we must organize politically (voting, she suggests, should be compulsory), and we must hold corporations and governments accountable for their actions. Above all, she says, our fight for the planet will draw its greatest strength from a love for the Earth itself."