What Are Global Warming and Climate Change? : Answers for Young Readers

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-04-30
  • Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr

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May be you have seen pictures of polar bears or other animals stranded atop floating chunks of melting ice. Perhaps you have heard about or lived through extreme weather-hurricanes, floods, water shortages, heat waves, or electricity blackouts.

Author Biography

Chuck McCutcheon is an award-winning journalist and author living and working in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Nuclear Reactions (UNMP),a history of the world's first radioactive waste dump.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: What's This Book About?p. 1
What Is Climate, Anyway?p. 11
What's the Greenhouse Effect?p. 21
Activity: The Greenhouse Effect in a Jarp. 28
How Are People Affecting the Climate?p. 29
Activity: Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissionsp. 40
What Could Happen If Global Warming Doesn't Stop?p. 41
Activity: How Will Your Area Be Affected By Global Warming?p. 60
What Are Politicians Doing About Global Warming?p. 61
Sidebar: Talking to Politicians about Climate Changep. 68
Activity: Become a Movie Critic for Global Warmingp. 72
What Are People Doing About Climate Change?p. 73
Sidebar: Stealing Carbon Dioxide from the Airp. 82
What can I do about Climate Change?p. 85
Sidebar: Spreading the Message of Changep. 90
Activity: Learning More about Global Warming and Climate Change in Schoolp. 94
Glossaryp. 95
Illustration Creditsp. 99
Indexp. 101
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