A book on global warming like no other, merging key concepts with firsthand accounts from people of all ages who have found ways to help. Inspired by the work of outstanding scientist and thinker James Lovelock and written by acclaimed author Nicola Davies, here is a book that takes a clear look at how and why Earth's climate is changing and the ways we can deal with it. Its style is simple and its explanations are compelling, illuminating not only hard facts but also the opinions and potential solutions of scientists all over the world. But there are other voices too, those of people young and old -- lawyers, food producers, fashion designers, scientists, rock stars, architects, conservationists, kids, campaigners, and more -- who are trying to change the way they (and we) live on the planet. At once comprehensive and accessible, this galvanizing call to arms includes web links and resources that make it easy to join the cause.
Davies, Nicola, 1958-
urgent the fight is on!
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2011
1st U.S. ed
192 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
Nicola Davies ; with an afterword by James Lovelock
Climate change : the basics
What is climate change?
How do we know that the climate is changing?
What's causing climate change?
But hasn't the climate always changed?
Is climate change our fault?
If it's only a few degrees, what difference will it make?
What if the scientists have made a mistake, and we waste money preparing for something that never happens?
It's all too big and scary, and there's nothing I can do about it!
Branch Call Number:
j 363.73874 D2569g 2011
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187) and index
Gaia hypothesis Juvenile literature
Climatic changes Juvenile literature