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A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World

A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World

by Jeff Fleischer


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We already know what climate change is and many of us understand the human causes. But what will climate change do to our world? Who will be affected (spoiler: all of us!) and how will our lives change in the future? Topics include sea levels, extreme weather, drought, animal and plant extinction, and human and animal migration. Drawing on real-life situations and stories, journalist Jeff Fleischer takes an informed, approachable look at how our world will likely change as a result of our actions, including suggestions on what we can still do to slow down these unprecedented effects.

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ISBN-13: 9781541597778
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 228,138
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile: 1260L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author, editor, and journalist. He is the author of A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis is Changing Our World (Zest Books, 2021), Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections (Zest Books, 2020 and 2016), Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries (Zest Books, 2015) and The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias (Fall River Press, 2011). His fiction has appeared in more than seventy publications including The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, Shenandoah, The Saturday Evening Post, and So It Goes by the Kurt Vonnegut Library and Museum. He has a master's in magazine journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor's in both journalism and history from Indiana University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Climate Change 101 14

Chapter 2 A Change in the Weather 44

Chapter 3 Fire and Other Alarms 64

Chapter 4 The Tide Is High 88

Chapter 5 Life During Warming Time 110

Chapter 6 A Changing Social Climate 130

Chapter 7 So. What Can We Do About It? 152

Source Notes 176

Selected Bibliography 179

Further Information 183

Index 187

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