Books: Non-Fiction

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming

Book – Non-fiction. By Lynne Cherry and Garry Braasch. 2008.
The science behind the climate change headlines, geared for young people.

Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Science

climt-lWhen the weather changes daily, how do we really know that Earth’s climate is changing?

Here is the science behind the headlines—evidence from flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs, trees, glaciers and much more, gathered by scientists from all over the world, sometimes with assistance from young “citizen-scientists.”

And here is what young people, and their families and teachers, can do to learn about climate change and take action. Climate change is a critical and timely topic of deep concern, here told in an age-appropriate manner, with clarity and hope. [Publisher’s description.]

Climate Justice More Resources Ad | Zinn Education ProjectThis book is by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch, founders of Young Voices for the Planet.

This book is based on Gary Braasch’s Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World. Braasch traveled around the world for eight years documenting evidence of climate change and following climate scientists…. The book depicts scientists at work; teaches children the language, methods and processof science; imparts knowledge of technological tools and data collection; provides methods and ideas for school and home projects about weather and climate; describes andencourages participation in citizen-science programs; shows how each child can immediately reduce their carbon footprint and inspires them to do so by showing the effects of many kids working together already influencing communities to change. [Press release.]

ISBN: 9781584691037 | Published by Dawn Publications.

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