The science is in: Global warming is for real. But what does it all really mean, and what can or should we do about it? This clear, fluid narrative by a leading scientist and educator takes a scrupulously balanced approach in explaining for the reader the history of global climate monitoring and change, and the who's, how's, what's, when's, where's and why's of the interaction between human activity and recent trends in the Earth's climate.
"Global Warming For Beginners is organized into five compelling sections:
Global Warming, An IntroductionThe CauseThe ConsequencesThe SolutionsWhat Steps Can I Take?
Working from the premise that no one can do everything but everyone can do something, Goodwin challenges readers with experiments they can conduct to gain a better understanding of the science underlying the problems facing our planet, and concludes with a list of fifty easy actions people can choose from to start doing their part in the effort to slow or stop global warming.
As with all For Beginners titles, this volume is illustrated throughout with entertaining drawings that help readers understand and retain the information in Goodwin's lively and comprehensive text.
About the Author
Joe Lee is an illustrator, cartoonist, writer, and clown. A graduate of Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey's Clown College, he worked for many years as a circus clown. He is the author and illustrator of "Writers and Readers' The History of Clowns For Beginners" and "Dante For Beginners", and the illustrator of many For Beginners books including: "Dada & Surrealism For Beginners, Postmodernism For Beginners", and "Shakespeare For Beginners". Joe lives with his wife, Mary Bess, three cats, and two dogs.