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How to Teach Grown-Ups about Climate Change: The Cutting-Edge Science of Our Changing Planet

How to Teach Grown-Ups about Climate Change: The Cutting-Edge Science of Our Changing Planet

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Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
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A witty guide to the science behind climate change, which puts kids in charge.

Never has there been a more perfect time to empower kids to take the lead and educate their grown-ups about climate change. Featuring a foreword by internationally renowned climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann and bursting with fabulous original illustrations, this delightfully witty book deals with the pressing topic of our changing planet in an uplifting, positive way. Interwoven amongst the more serious questions--why is Earth so special in the first place? How do we know about climate change? What causes it? How can we recognize false information?--are fun-filled facts about cow burps, woolly mammoths, panda-shaped solar panels, and much more. Crucially, this book also equips kids and adults alike with the practical tools they need to tackle climate change in their everyday lives. And there's a handy quiz at the end so that you can check your grown-up has been paying attention

About the Author

Patricia Daniels has written more than a dozen books for adults and children, most of them about science, history, or a combination of the two. A frequent contributor to National Geographic's publications, she has covered everything from astrophysics to Zuniceratops. Pat lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband, a college professor, and has two grown sons and two grown cats. Dr. Michael Mann is Presidential Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication. His research focuses on climate science and climate change. He has received numerous awards, including the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education, the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication from Climate, the Climate Communication Prize from the American Geophysical Union and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2019. He is co-founder of, has written books including The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars, The Tantrum that Saved the World, and The New Climate War, and is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, op-eds and commentaries. Aaron Blecha is a Brighton-based artist and author who designs funny characters and illustrates humorous books. Aaron has illustrated over 40 books, including the popular George Brown, Class Clown and Shark School series. He is also the author and illustrator of Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! and Good Morning, Grizzle Grump! published by HarperCollins. In addition to illustrating children's books, Aaron works as a character designer in TV development for studios such as Disney, Curious Pictures, and eOne Family.