This is a list of American non-fiction environmental writers.

Author Sex Lifespan Theme(s) Selected book Category
Wikipedia:Edward Abbey M 1927–1989 Various themes Wikipedia:The Monkey Wrench Gang
Wikipedia:Virginia Abernethy F 1934– Wikipedia:Carrying capacity Wikipedia:Population Politics: The Choices that Shape our Future
Wikipedia:Terry L. Anderson M Wikipedia:Free-market environmentalism Free Market Environmentalism
Wikipedia:Ron Arnold M 1937– Wikipedia:Natural resources
Wikipedia:Isaac Asimov M 1920–92 Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Ecological Bomb Wikipedia::Category:Books by Isaac Asimov
Wikipedia:Ed Ayres M Various themes God's Last Offer: Negotiating for a Sustainable Future
Wikipedia:Ronald Bailey M 1953– Wikipedia:Global warming
Wikipedia:Bruce Barcott M Wikipedia:Wildlife The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier
Wikipedia:Peter Barnes (entrepreneur) M Wikipedia:Carbon emissions Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide
Wikipedia:Albert Bates M 1947– Various themes Climate in Crisis
Wikipedia:Glenn Beck M 1964– Various themes An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems
Wikipedia:Roy Beck M Wikipedia:Urban planning
Wikipedia:Tom Bender M Wikipedia:Green architecture Environmental Design Primer
Wikipedia:Henry Beston M 1888–1968 Wikipedia:Natural history Wikipedia:The Outermost House
Wikipedia:Brian Black M Various themes Petrolia: The Landscape of America's First Oil Boom
Wikipedia:H. Emerson Blake M Wikipedia:Ecology
Wikipedia:Murray Bookchin M 1921–2006 Wikipedia:Social ecology Wikipedia:Our Synthetic Environment
Wikipedia:Stewart Brand M 1938– Various themes Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto
Wikipedia:Lester R. Brown M 1934– Various themes Wikipedia:World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
Wikipedia:Michael Brune M Various themes Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal
Wikipedia:Robert Bryce (writer) M Various themes Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
Wikipedia:Ernest Callenbach M 1929– Wikipedia:Simple living
Wikipedia:David George Campbell M 1949– Tropical wildlife A Land of Ghosts
Wikipedia:Archie Carr M 1909–1987 Wikipedia:Sea turtle conservation A Naturalist in Florida
Wikipedia:Donald Eaton Carr M 1903–1986 Air and Wikipedia:water pollution Death of the Sweet Waters
Wikipedia:Rachel Carson F 1907–1964 Wikipedia:Environmental impact of pesticides Wikipedia:Silent Spring
Wikipedia:Steve Chase M Wikipedia:Environmental justice
Wikipedia:Pratap Chatterjee M Various themes Gold, Greed, and Genocide: Unmasking the Myth of the '49ers
Wikipedia:Ward Churchill M 1947– Wikipedia:Indigenous land rights Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization
Wikipedia:Theo Colborn M Wikipedia:Endocrine disruptors Our Stolen Future : How We Are Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival
Wikipedia:Melissa Coleman F 1969– Wikipedia:Back-to-the-land movement This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone
Wikipedia:Barry Commoner M 1917– Wikipedia:Ecology The Closing Circle: Nature, Man, and Technology
Wikipedia:Erik M. Conway M
Wikipedia:Joseph Bharat Cornell M Wikipedia:Outdoor education Sharing Nature with Children
Wikipedia:Greg Craven (teacher) M Wikipedia:Climate change What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate
Wikipedia:Heidi Cullen F Wikipedia:Climate change Wikipedia:The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes From a Climate-Changed Planet
Wikipedia:E. Kyle Datta M Wikipedia:Renewable energy Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs and Security
Wikipedia:Laurie David M 1958– Wikipedia:Climate change "Stop Global Warming: The Solution Is You!"
Wikipedia:Osha Gray Davidson M 1954– Wikipedia:Natural history The Enchanted Braid: Coming to Terms with Nature on the Coral Reef
Wikipedia:Kenneth S. Deffeyes M Wikipedia:Peak oil Hubbert's Peak
Wikipedia:Mark Derr M Wikipedia:Environment of Florida Some kind of paradise : a chronicle of man and the land in Florida
Wikipedia:Marjory Stoneman Douglas F 1890–1998 Wikipedia:Everglades Wikipedia:The Everglades: River of Grass
Wikipedia:Morgan Downey M Oil Wikipedia:Oil 101
Wikipedia:K. Eric Drexler M 1955– Wikipedia:Molecular nanotechnology Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
Wikipedia:Paul Driessen (lobbyist) M 1948– Various themes Wikipedia:Eco-Imperialism: Green Power, Black Death
Wikipedia:Gregg Easterbrook M 1953– Various themes A Moment on the Earth
Wikipedia:Curtis Ebbesmeyer M 1943– Wikipedia:Flotsam Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man's Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science
Wikipedia:Anne H. Ehrlich F 1933– Wikipedia:Overpopulation The Stork and The Plow: The Equity Answer to the Human Dilemma
Wikipedia:Paul R. Ehrlich M 1932– Wikipedia:Overpopulation Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment
Wikipedia:Robert E. England M
Wikipedia:Daniel C. Esty M Wikipedia:Environment of Connecticut Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
Wikipedia:Arthur Firstenberg M 1950– Wikipedia:Microwave engineering Microwaving Our Planet: The Environmental Impact of the Wireless Revolution
Wikipedia:Christopher Flavin M Wikipedia:Natural resources Power Surge: Guide to the Coming Energy Revolution
Wikipedia:David Foreman M 1947– Wikipedia:Wilderness Ecodefense: A Field Guide To Monkeywrenching
Wikipedia:Hilary French F Wikipedia:Environmental analysis
Wikipedia:Thomas Friedman M 1953– Various themes Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—And How It Can Renew America
Wikipedia:Francis Fukuyama M 1952–
Wikipedia:Buckminster Fuller M 1895–1983 Approaching the Benign Environment Wikipedia::Category:Books by Buckminster Fuller
Wikipedia:Medard Gabel Various themes Environmental Design Science Primer
Wikipedia:Ross Gelbspan M Wikipedia:Global warming The Heat Is On
Wikipedia:Harold Gilliam M Wikipedia:San Francisco Bay Area Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Bay: The Struggle to Save San Francisco Bay
Wikipedia:Juan Gonzalez (journalist) M 1947– Various themes Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse
Wikipedia:Jeff Goodell M Wikipedia:Energy Wikipedia:Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
Wikipedia:David Goodstein M 1939– Wikipedia:Fossil fuels Wikipedia:Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil
Wikipedia:Al Gore M 1948– Wikipedia:Climate change An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It Wikipedia::Category:Books by Al Gore
Wikipedia:Dan Haifley M Wikipedia:Oceanography
Wikipedia:Terri Crawford Hansen F 1953– Wikipedia:Indigenous rights
Wikipedia:Garrett Hardin M 1915–2003 Wikipedia:Overpopulation Living Within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos
Wikipedia:Jonathan Baxter Harrison M 1835–1907 Wikipedia:Forests
Wikipedia:Paul Hawken M 1946– Wikipedia:Environmental justice Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
Wikipedia:Richard Heinberg M Wikipedia:Oil depletion Wikipedia:The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies
Wikipedia:Lawrence Joseph Henderson M 1878– Wikipedia:Environmental science The Fitness of the Environment
Wikipedia:Julia Butterfly Hill F 1974– Wikipedia:Clearcutting Wikipedia:The Legacy of Luna
Wikipedia:John Ivanko M 1966–
Wikipedia:Wes Jackson M 1936– Wikipedia:Polyculture
Wikipedia:Derrick Jensen M 1960– Wikipedia:Civilization Wikipedia:A Language Older Than Words
Wikipedia:Van Jones M 1968– Wikipedia:Environmental economics The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
Wikipedia:Lierre Keith F 1964– Various themes The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
Wikipedia:Kevin Kelly (editor) M 1952– Wikipedia:Conservation movement Wikipedia:Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World
Wikipedia:Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. M 1954– Wikipedia:Environmental law Crimes Against Nature : How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
Wikipedia:Bruce Kershner M 1950–2007 Wikipedia:Old-growth forests Sierra Club Guide to Ancient Forests of the Northeast
Wikipedia:David Korten M 1937– Wikipedia:Globalization Wikipedia:When Corporations Rule the World
Wikipedia:Joel Kovel M 1936– Wikipedia:Eco-socialism The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Wikipedia:James Howard Kunstler M 1948– Various themes The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape
Wikipedia:Winona LaDuke F 1959– Wikipedia:Indigenous land rights All our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life
Wikipedia:Richard Lamm M 1935– The Angry West: A Vulnerable Land and Its Future
Wikipedia:Aldo Leopold M 1887–1948 Wikipedia:Land ethic A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There
Wikipedia:Amory Lovins M 1947– Wikipedia:Energy policy Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era Wikipedia::Category:Books by Amory Lovins
Wikipedia:Diane MacEachern F Wikipedia:Conservation movement Wikipedia:Big Green Purse
Wikipedia:Stephen McIntyre M 1947– Wikipedia:Temperature record of the past 1000 years Wikipedia:Hockey sticks, principal components, and spurious significance
Wikipedia:Benton MacKaye M 1879–1975 Wikipedia:Conservation movement The New Exploration: A Philosophy of Regional Planning
Wikipedia:Bill McKibben M 1960– Wikipedia:Global warming Wikipedia:The End of Nature
Wikipedia:Barbara McMartin F 1931–2005 Wikipedia:Adirondack Park The Great Forest of the Adirondacks
Wikipedia:John McPhee M 1931– Various themes Wikipedia:The Control of Nature
Wikipedia:Charles C. Mann M 1955– Wikipedia:Science Wikipedia:1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Wikipedia:Richard Manning M 1951– American Wikipedia:prairie Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape
Wikipedia:George Perkins Marsh M 1801–1882 Wikipedia:Conservationism The Earth as Modified by Human Action
Wikipedia:Anne Matthews F Various themes
Wikipedia:Dennis Meadows M 1942– Wikipedia:Environmental economics Wikipedia:The Limits to Growth
Wikipedia:Donella Meadows F 1941–2001 Wikipedia:The Limits to Growth
Wikipedia:George J. Mitchell M 1933– World on Fire: Saving an Endangered Earth
Wikipedia:Chris Mooney (journalist) M 1977– Various themes Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming
Wikipedia:David R. Morgan M Wikipedia:Urban planning Wikipedia:Managing Urban America
Wikipedia:Edward L. Morse M 1942– Wikipedia:2000s energy crisis The Battle for Energy Dominance
Wikipedia:Ted Nace M 1956– Wikipedia:Coal industry Climate Hope: On the Front Lines of the Fight Against Coal
Wikipedia:Ralph Nader M 1934– Wikipedia:Environmental economics Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile Wikipedia::Category:Works by Ralph Nader
Wikipedia:Naomi Oreskes F Wikipedia:Global warming Wikipedia:Merchants of Doubt
Wikipedia:Henry Fairfield Osborn, Jr. M 1887–1969 Wikipedia:Conservation movement Wikipedia:Our Plundered Planet
Wikipedia:David Naguib Pellow M 1969– Various themes Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago
Wikipedia:Philip Connors M Wikipedia:Wilderness Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout
Wikipedia:Frederik Pohl M 1919– Our Angry Earth: A Ticking Ecological Bomb Wikipedia::Category:Books by Frederik Pohl
Wikipedia:Michael Pollan M 1955– Wikipedia:Food The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals Wikipedia::Category:Books by Michael Pollan
Wikipedia:Carl Pope M Various themes Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress
Wikipedia:Sandra Postel F Wikipedia:Fresh water
Wikipedia:Jane Poynter F
Wikipedia:Robert Michael Pyle M 1947– Wikipedia:Forests Wintergreen
Wikipedia:Ray Raphael M 1943– Wikipedia:Environment of California Edges: Human Ecology of the Backcountry
Wikipedia:Paul Rauber M Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress
Wikipedia:Jeremy Rifkin M 1945– Various themes The Green Lifestyle Handbook: 1001 Ways to Heal the Earth
Wikipedia:Paul Roberts (author) M Various themes The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
Wikipedia:Joseph J. Romm M 1960– Wikipedia:Energy The Hype about Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate
Wikipedia:Donald K. Ross (author) M
Wikipedia:William Ruddiman M Wikipedia:Paleoclimatology Plows, Plagues and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate
Wikipedia:Kirkpatrick Sale M 1937– Various themes The Green Revolution: The American Environmental Movement
Wikipedia:Jonathan Schell M 1943– Wikipedia:Nuclear weapons Wikipedia:The Gift of Time: The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Now
Wikipedia:Auden Schendler M Wikipedia:Sustainability Getting Green Done
Wikipedia:J. Michael Scott M 1941– Wikipedia:Wildlife
Wikipedia:Julian Simon M 1932–1998 Wikipedia:Carrying capacity Wikipedia:The Ultimate Resource
Wikipedia:Fred Singer M 1924– Wikipedia:Air pollution The Greenhouse Debate Continued
Wikipedia:Alexander Skutch M 1904–2004 Wikipedia:Natural history Helpers at Birds’ Nests: A Worldwide Survey of Cooperative Breeding and Related Behavior
Wikipedia:Ted Smith (environmentalist) M 1945– Wikipedia:Electronic waste Wikipedia:Challenging the Chip
Wikipedia:Gary Snyder M 1930– Wikipedia:Deep ecology
Wikipedia:David A Sonnenfeld M Wikipedia:Environmental social science Wikipedia:Challenging the Chip
Wikipedia:James Gustave Speth M 1942– Various themes Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment
Wikipedia:Jeffrey St. Clair M 1959– Various themes A Field Guide to Environmental Bad Guys
Wikipedia:Sandra Steingraber F 1959– Wikipedia:Pollution Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment
Wikipedia:John Tallmadge M Wikipedia:Nature Reading Under the Sign of Nature: New Essays in Ecocriticism
Wikipedia:John Tanton M 1934–
Wikipedia:Sarah McFarland Taylor F Various themes Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology
Wikipedia:Henry David Thoreau M 1817–1862 Various themes Wikipedia::Category:Books by Henry David Thoreau
Wikipedia:Karen J. Warren F 1947– Various themes
Wikipedia:Arthur Waskow M 1933– Various themes Torah of the Earth: Exploring 4,000 Years of Ecology in Jewish Thought
Wikipedia:Harvey Wasserman M 1945– Wikipedia:Anti-nuclear movement in the United States Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America’s Experience with Atomic Radiation
Wikipedia:Alan Weisman M 1947– Wikipedia:Human extinction Wikipedia:The World Without Us
Wikipedia:Adam Werbach M 1973–
Wikipedia:Tom Wessels M Wikipedia:Conservation biology The Myth of Progress: Toward a Sustainable Future
Wikipedia:Rex Weyler M 1947– Various themes Greenpeace: The Inside Story
Wikipedia:E. O. Wilson M 1929– Wikipedia:Biodiversity The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth'
Wikipedia:Frosty Wooldridge M 1947– Wikipedia:Human population control America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans
Wikipedia:Bruce Yandle M Wikipedia:Free-market environmentalism Taking the Environment Seriously
Wikipedia:Daniel Yergin M 1947– Wikipedia:Energy Wikipedia:The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

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