E. O. Wilson is the biodiversity guy, the biophilia guy, (and the ant guy.) He has been writing smoothly and seductively about his passion for life for 40 years. He doesn't think it is hopelessly too late, but we are probably going to lose 25%-50% of all the species on earth, and run out of fresh water, before we get those trends abated. If we do.
It seems almost sinful to enjoy reading about this stuff, but how can you not delight when someone like Wilson wants so passionately to tell us about 'subterranean lithoautotrophic microbial ecosystems (SLIMES)', and that 'It is mathematically possibly to log-stack all the people on Earth into a single block of one cubic mile and lower them out of sight in a remote part of the Grand Canyon,' and about the microscopic inhabitants of microwildernesses, and the results of an appeal he published in 'Notes from Underground, the ant biologists' newsletter.' We had a copy of the new book sitting by our elbow on the desk, so we could write this post, and someone came along and happily grabbed it to check out.
PS. Notice that none of these books would come up if you searched for "global warming" or "climatic change". But the books are out there, and relevant. There are probably others hiding under other broader topics as well.