"[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." -- Globe and Mail
Climate change has been called the single greatest threat facing the planet, but there is little consensus about how to deal with it. The problem is vast, the science complex, and the economic, political, and social implications of taking action are immense. It is an issue of particular importance to young adults, who will inherit the consequences created by today's policy makers.
This book addresses the key questions surrounding this issue: What is the basic science behind climate change? Why is it difficult for people to accept what is going on? What is going to happen in the future, and what can be done about it? Perhaps most importantly, the book acknowledges that the issue involves much more than agreeing on the underlying science. Climate change is an emotionally charged political and philosophical issue as well – one that affects how governments and industry form policy, the choices people make in their daily lives, and the kind of world that awaits future generations.
This book is an excellent addition to science libraries. It is clearly written about a complex issue.
If a library can only afford one book on the subject, this title in the Groundwork Guides series is a terrific choice. With its small trim size and Tanaka's concise and lucid prose, this provides an excellent overview of what is happening and why, and what needs to be done on an individual and global scale. Includes source notes as well as a glossary and further reading list.
...compact [and] highly readable...
The authors express strong viewpoints that are sure to jolt readers into ready agreement or opposition...These concise, straightforward titles are important additions to all collections.
...leads the reader through the history and effects of modern environmental destruction, citing examples that make the academic data seem startlingly real...
...many students needing materials for reports or debates will want this for the well-documented information and handy, backpack friendly size.
Each of the four well-written and engaging books in this valuable series provides a foundation for understanding an important subject relevant to current world stability and peace.
[Climate Change] serves as a good introduction to the subject and will be useful for students doing projects on climate change.
[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.
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