Climate Change (Groundwork Guides)
Written by Shelley Tanaka. Series Editor: Jane Springer.
Published by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2006.
|There is no longer any
question that the planet is warming, and that this warming is caused by human
activity. Shrinking glaciers and melting permafrost, erratic weather patterns
and threatened water supplies are already affecting the lives of people around
the globe. Climate change has been called the single greatest threat
confronting societies today. The crisis is real, but there is little consensus
about how to confront the problem, because the science is complex, the
economic, political and social implications of taking action are far reaching,
and the scope of the problem is vast.
Climate Change addresses the main questions. What is happening, and how did we get here? What is the basic science behind climate change? What is going to happen in the future? Why is it so hard for us to accept what is going on, and what can we do about it?
About the author: Shelley Tanaka is an award-winning editor and author of books for young people. Among her many awards, she has won the Science in Society Childrens Book Award.
The Groundwork Guides provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues. Tackling pressing and sometimes controversial topics, these guides offer both a lively introduction and a strong point of view.
This book is suitable for ages 14 and up.
[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them. The Globe and Mail
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