Capsule Reviews: Green Media

New music, film, and reading for the envirophile

By Tobin Hack

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The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming
By Gabrielle Walker and Sir David King
Harvest, $13
The Hot Topic breaks down global warming in straightforward language and readable charts, with colloquial chapter titles like “Whodunnit?” and “What Should We Aim For?” UK chief science advisor Sir David King and science writer Gabrielle Walker don’t pull any punches—we almost certainly won’t achieve the EU’s goal of restricting warming to a rise of 3.5°F above preindustrial temperatures, they say—but they’re happy to report that acting now can still prevent the worst-case scenario.

Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home
By Christopher Gavigan
Foreword by Meryl Streep
Penguin, $25.95
One surefire way to motivate adults to make green living choices is to explain that their children’s health depends on it. Healthy Child shows parents the most natural, sustainable, and creative ways to raise a child—explaining how to make super-safe finger paint at home, choose the safest types of fish for dinner, garden with the kids, and more. Teaming top scientists and medical experts with contributing celebs (Gwyneth Paltrow, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Hanks, to name a few), Healthy Child is an easy, requisite read for parents and parents-to-be.

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