It's getting hot in here : the past, present, and future of climate change

Heos, Bridget, author

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  • Creator Bridget Heos
  • Format Books
  • Publication Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015] ©2015
  • Physical Details
    • 231 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9780544303478, 0544303474
  • OCLC ocn899488104

Summary

  • Tackling the issue of global warming head-on for a teen audience, Bridget Heos examines the science behind it, the history of climate change on our planet, and the ways in which humans have affected the current crisis we face. It's Getting Hot in Here illustrates how interconnected we are not just with everyone else on the planet, but with the people who came before us and the ones who will inherit the planet after us. This approach to one of today's most pressing issues focuses on the past human influences, the current state of affairs, the grim picture for the future -- and how young readers can help to make a positive change.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-217) and index.

Contents

  • The greenhouse effect -- How climate works -- It all started with a Big Bang -- Rise of the planet of the humans -- Humans + fossil fuels : a love story -- The discovery of global warming -- The evidence today -- But how do we know that we're causing global warming? -- How are we causing global warming? -- Nature's fury: How hot? How bad? -- So should I be worried? -- The politics of global warming -- A little less talk, a lot more action -- Be efficient. B. E. Efficient -- With great power comes great responsibility
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