The Climate Crisis and the Importance of Carbon Neutrality
As hurricanes, droughts, floods, and wildfires are increasing in regularity and intensity, climate change can no longer be ignored. Melting permafrost, forest dieback, ocean acidification, and other processes are creating positive feedback loops which could, if not aggressively and quickly addressed, spiral out of control and take global warming past the point of no return. Hothouse Earth examines how science, politics, and social justice must all be part of the equation to counteract climate change.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Science, STEM, STEM: Earth Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||136|
“This attractive offering considers climate change through scientific, political, and personal responsibility lenses. . . . fresh and up-to-date, creating a vibe of immediacy and emphasizing the need for action.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“McPherson does a fantastic job of breaking down the science behind global warming and climate change. . . . A great addition to middle school libraries . . .”—School Library Journal
“Brief but tightly packed with current information; a strong choice.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, a former teacher and freelance newspaper writer, enjoys writing about science and the human interest stories behind major discoveries. Stephanie and her husband Richard live in Virginia but also call California home.