Earth's climate change Carbon dioxide overload

James Bow

Book - 2016

"We live in an energy-rich age, in which we can turn on a light with the flick of a switch or drive anywhere by turning a key. But, our vehicles, factories, and power stations, which create the electricity needed to light and heat our buildings, pump carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide overload from these human activities is making our planet hotter and hotter--and is causing the Earth's climate to change. Find out what scientists are doing to find sustainable n...ew forms of energy that will secure our planet's future."--

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Series
Next generation energy.
Subjects
Published
St. Catharines, Ontario ; New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing [2016]
Language
English
Physical Description
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN
9780778719786
0778719782
9780778720010
0778720012
Main Author
James Bow (author)
  • What is global climate change?
  • The greenhouse effect
  • Energy and climate change
  • A history of climate change
  • Climate change
  • Using energy in the past
  • The industrial revolution
  • The agricultural revolution
  • The developing world
  • Fixing the carbon problem
  • Life without coal and oil?
  • We have succeeded before
  • Power up!
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 5–8—Exploring natural and human-made energy sources, this comprehensive series examines the history, use, technology, and environmental issues associated with these resources, as well as alternatives and the outlook for the future. Enlightening without being preachy, the volumes emphasize the need for sustainable energy forms, incorporating balanced perspectives and up-to-date data to better inform readers on the advantages and disadvantages of each energy source. Sidebars such as "Rewind," "The Energy Future: You Choose," and "Fast Forward" offer in-depth analysis, specific historical examples, and ideas to stimulate critical thinking and discussion as well as current examples, facts, and statistics that enable students to come to their own conclusions. A simple hands-on activity at the end of the books helps readers understand the concepts in a more direct way. VERDICT A wealth of material makes this set a solid addition to science collections. [Page 39]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"We live in an energy-rich age, in which we can turn on a light with the flick of a switch or drive anywhere by turning a key. But, our vehicles, factories, and power stations, which create the electricity needed to light and heat our buildings, pump carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide overload from these human activities is making our planet hotter and hotter--and is causing the Earth's climate to change. Find out what scientists are doing to find sustainable new forms of energy that will secure our planet's future."--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Looks at the ways that carbon dioxide produced by human activities causes the climate to change, and how people in different parts of the world are using new forms of energy to try to reverse this trend.