Green Reads are book reviews by Green House Think Tank which reflect on work relevant to green politics.
John Foster reviews Rupert Read's 2022 book, written for all who find themselves confronted, in the stark glare of climate truth, by Lenin’s famous question: what is to be done?
Account of the environmental crisis caused by capitalist firms and European empires
Anne Chapman review 'Building Community Food Webs' by Ken Meter (Island Press , 2021).
Anne Chapman reviews Thicker than Water: the Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis by Erica Cirino (Island Press, 2021).
Zoe Wide reviews Helen Lewis book 'Difficult Women – A History of Feminism in 11 Fights' (published 2021). She particularly explores what the present climate movement can learn from feminism’s past.
Max Familioe considers the work of René Girard on desire, and it's relevant to Rethinking Demand and Facing up to Climate Relativity.
Review of Book 'Countdown - How our Modern World is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race'.
A review of A Guide to the Systems of Provision Approach by Kate Bayliss and Ben Fine, highlighting its relevance for greens seeking to understand consumption and demand.
Prashant Vaze's review of Kim Stanley Robinson's novel about an organisation, established under the Paris Agreement, whose mission is to advocate for the world's future generations of citizens as if their rights are as valid as the present generation's
Glyphosate is a very widely used general weed killer. Much of the public discussion about its safety is around whether it causes cancer. But Stephanie Seneff's book highlights all the other ways that glyphosate can damage our health.