Planet under siege Climate change

Don Nardo, 1947-

Book - 2020

"When many people hear the term climate change, they envision a few random changes in weather patterns that will not affect the planet and humanity until the end of the current century, or even later. This view is dead wrong. Earth's climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities. Global climate change has already resulted in a wide range of impacts across every region of the country and many sectors of ...the economy that are expected to grow in the coming decades"--

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Published
San Diego : ReferencePoint Press [2020]
Language
English
Physical Description
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Audience
Grades 10-12.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781682827574
1682827577
Main Author
Don Nardo, 1947- (author)
  • Introduction: Climate change is already happening
  • An onslaught of extreme weather events
  • The ongoing threat of sea-level rise
  • Climate change and global food supply
  • Ongoing losses of species and biodiversity
  • Fighting and adapting to climate change.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up—Nardo makes a very compelling and startling argument for addressing climate change, or global warming as it is often called. Even though President Trump has labeled this phenomenon a "hoax" and has pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement, climate change is a reality with terrifying consequences—unless more action is taken by nations. Nardo acknowledges the politics and skepticism behind the denial of climate change. He discusses severe weather patterns, rising sea levels, issues with global food production, biodiversity, greenhouse gases, and international efforts to combat climate change. The text emphasizes that whatever threatens nature also threatens the human race. The worldwide examples, illustrated through text and photographs, are convincing. An index, a list of organizations, source notes, and a reference list are included. VERDICT The author conveys the fundamental issues underlying climate change in an engaging and well-documented manner. Highly recommended for purchase.—Jeanette Lambert, formerly at Nashville-Davidson County Schools Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"When many people hear the term climate change, they envision a few random changes in weather patterns that will not affect the planet and humanity until the end of the current century, or even later. This view is dead wrong. Earth's climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities. Global climate change has already resulted in a wide range of impacts across every region of the country and many sectors of the economy that are expected to grow in the coming decades"--