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School Library Journal11/01/2013
Gr 5–8—These sobering overviews present current observable results of climate change and offer scientific predictions about its future effects on the Earth's ecosystems and inhabitants. Fact boxes present relevant statistics and quotations that are documented in extensive notes sections. One- to two-page case studies provide examples of impacts on specific locales or species such as Spanish brown bears. Aitken explains humans' role in carbon-dioxide production and gives examples of the work being done to mitigate the impact of climate change. He encourages readers to adopt familiar strategies such as recycling, buying locally, and using less energy. Suggested websites from educational and action-oriented organizations offer more options. These books should be considered to update collections on this important topic.