Learn more about what climate change means and how it's affecting our planet.
The earth is definitely getting warmer. There's no argument about that, but who or what is the cause? And why has climate change become a political issue? Are humans at fault? Is this just a natural development? While the vast majority of scientists who study the environment agree that humans play a large part in climate change, there is a counterargument. Author Gail Herman presents both sides of the debate in this fact-based, fair-minded, and well-researched book that looks at the subject from many perspectives, including scientific, social, and political.
About the Author
Gail Herman has written several biographies and nonfiction books, including Who Was Jackie Robinson? and What Is the World Series?
John Hinderliter is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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What Is Climate Change?
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Table of Contents
What Is Climate Change? 1
Things Are Heating Up 6
Something in the Air 12
Climate Change through the Ages 18
The Change Begins 34
Measuring Up 44
Vicious Circles 51
Is It Real? 54
Extreme Weather 72
Heat Waves 79
Famine and Fire 84
Trouble at Sea 90
The Present and the Future 96