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Facing a Warming World (A True Book: Understanding Climate Change)

Facing a Warming World (A True Book: Understanding Climate Change)

by Melissa McDaniel


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How did scientists come to understand that climate change is happening? And how is it affecting human societies today?

This book explores the human response to climate change over the past century. Chapters address the health effects and emotional impact of climate change, as well as how people are working to solve the problem, from protests to political and technological change.Glaciers are melting. Summers are heating up. Sea levels are on the rise. Climate change is affecting every corner of our planet - and it's the subject of a lot of concern, activism, and debate. STEM meets current events in this new A True Book set that offers readers the chance to learn about the causes and effects of climate change, as well as how people around the world are reacting to it. Students will read about the history and scope of the problem, analyze the same kinds of evidence that scientists do, and come away with tools that will help them respond to this pressing global issue.This series covers Next Generation Science Standards core ideas including Weather and Climate, Human Impacts on Earth Systems, Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer, and Biodiversity and Humans.

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ISBN-13: 9780531133781
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Series: A True Book: Understanding Climate Change
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 772,780
Product dimensions: 7.13(w) x 8.38(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

McDaniel is a freelance writer and editor living in New York City.

Table of Contents

A Critical Moment 6

1 The Dangers of Climate Change: How is climate change affecting people and the planet? 9

2 The World Responds: How have governments and businesses responded to the warming world? 19

Engineering Earth: Is there a way to combat climate change by changing Earth's climate systems? 30

3 Climate Change and You: What can you do to protect the planet? 33

Think Like a Scientist 40

Kids in Action 42

True Statistics 44

Resources 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

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