Climate Fever: Stopping Global Warming

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From hurricanes to droughts to melting glacial ice, the signs are all around us: Our planet has a fever, and the environment is suffering. What can you do to help? Even small changes can reduce the gases that lead to global warming. Protest pollution. Switch lightbulbs. Plant a tree. Join the Green Generation. Together we can make a world of difference.

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Overview

From hurricanes to droughts to melting glacial ice, the signs are all around us: Our planet has a fever, and the environment is suffering. What can you do to help? Even small changes can reduce the gases that lead to global warming. Protest pollution. Switch lightbulbs. Plant a tree. Join the Green Generation. Together we can make a world of difference.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
This book is part of the "Green Generation" series of science books designed to tackle big topics and break them down into understandable and useful chunks of information. With stunning photographs and astounding statistics, the book provides a readable explanation of global warming and its effects around the world. It also explores some big-ticket technological solutions, as well as some small steps that all of us can take to reduce our carbon footpath. Interspersed throughout the book are quotes from famous athletes, politicians, and environmental activists. The book gives examples of what ordinary students have done to conserve energy and make a difference in their communities; these examples are inspiring and can empower readers to get involved. One of the most valuable sections of the book is a one-page discussion of critical thinking about global warming called "Consider the Source," which should be required reading for all students. This book, like others in the "Green Generation" series, will make an excellent addition to the classroom. Parents who are looking to encourage their children to get interested in science should definitely consider this series. At sixty-three pages, it is easy to read and contains suggestions for related material on the Internet. Reviewer: Leona Illig
School Library Journal
Gr 7-9– Strong visual appeal is this series' best asset. The cover design, layout, and graphics feel hip and of the moment. The clear writing is easy to understand and includes many concrete examples of environmentally friendly practices. Rather than focusing on a small, specific aspect of issues, these chatty narratives take a broader approach, with chapters covering everything from the Clean Air Act (Protecting the Planet) and the politics of global warming (Climate Fever) to using energy-efficient light bulbs (Green Living) and how hydropower works (Alternative Energy). Although there are many charts, tables, and photographs, diagrams are strangely absent from the texts. Nevertheless, these are good choices for both leisure reading and reports.
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Meet the Author

Rachael Hanel has written several nonfiction books for children, in addition to essays and news and magazine articles. Many of her books have focused on history and social studies. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and history and a master's degree in history from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She works as a writer, college instructor, and university administrator from her home base of Madison Lake, Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

The Fight for the Future 4

What is Global Warming? 8

Extreme Effects 20

Changing the Forecast 33

Technological Solutions 42

Take Action! 51

Glossary 62

Investigate Further 63

Index 64

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