Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Climate change and human impacts on the environment
Annotation:Essays on climate change from the 19th century to the present edited by Bill McKibben, founder of an organization called 350.org that advocates reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to 350 parts per million. Includes two essays by climate change skeptics.
Annotation:Begins by looking at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth's temperature is changing. Examines the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. Discusses the consequences of global warming and a wide variety of viable solutions that can be implemented by individuals as well as society as a whole.
Annotation:"The book is organized in four sections: 'The basics'--global warming in a nutshell; 'The symptoms'--what's happening now, and what might happen in the future; 'The science'--how we know what we know about climate change; and 'Debates & solutions'--from spats and spin to saving the planet." -- Dr. Jeff Masters, wunderground.com
Annotation:The book, in comics format, explains the science behind global warming, shows how it is progressing, and says what is being and not being done to stop the problem.
Annotation:This is an adaptation by Sally Walker of Tim Flannery's adult book Weather Makers. Each chapter ends with suggested ways that young people can reduce the carbon emissions in their homes, schools, and communities.