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Using Cartoons to Explain Climate Change
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We thought that the 25th anniversary of Earth Day would be a good day to share this review. 


Klein, Grady, and Yoram Bauman. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change. (Illus.) Washington, DC: Island Press, 2014. 

This book provides a balanced analysis of climate change and fossil fuel use in cartoon form. What's not to like? The authors express deep concerns about what the future holds if we do not change our fossil fuel consumption behaviors, but they do an excellent job of presenting data and evidence about a highly polarized issue and allowing readers to draw their own conclusions. Humor eases the way for personal contemplation of serious issues. Some of the many complex concepts addressed are a history of the earth and of climate fluctuations; positive and negative feedback loops; carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; global energy balance; scientific methods and climate models; predictions of future climate changes; impacts on water and on life on earth; uncertainty; the tragedy of the commons; technological fixes; economic approaches to reducing carbon use; and alternative energy sources. 

 

 


Posted 22 Apr 2015 1:05 PM by Maria Sosa