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Melting at One End, Bleeding at the Other

Melting at One End, Bleeding at the Other

by John Slade

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What do climate change and war have to do with each other?

At a glance . . . seemingly nothing.

However, in the near future, climate change will alter the very nature of war.

John Slade masterfully weaves extensive research on recent climate events, as well as an ongoing war, into a cohesive picture of our world today.

Join two pioneers, Johan Erik from melting Norway, and Rashida from war-torn Syria—who meet under the most extraordinary circumstances—as they take it upon themselves to lead their young generation in a global effort to stop the bleeding and reverse the melting.

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BN ID: 2940148739142
Publisher: Woodgate International
Publication date: 09/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Why I Wrote This Book

I have been a teacher all my life, in America, on an island in the Caribbean, in Norway and in Russia. I wrote this book because I believe in my students. They are fully capable of designing and building a far better future . . . than the one which they face today.

I wrote this book for young people around the world. They have been given the most exciting challenge in all of human history: the opportunity to build a clean energy economy on a global scale, which will bring not only prosperity and health to our planet, but equally important, a just and lasting peace.

Johan Erik, a Norwegian boy of 16 who has grown up on his grandfather’s fishing boat, witnesses the changes in the weather that global warming has brought to the northern seas. He monitors the shrinking of the polar ice cap, fully aware that the older generation is taking “baby steps” in response to an approaching catastrophe on a planetary scale.

Rashida, a girl of sixteen, lost her father and brother in the civil war in Syria. She and her mother and younger brother flee Aleppo during an artillery shelling at night. They spend a blur of months in a refugee camp, then they become refugees in northern Norway . . . in a fishing village on the island where Johan Erik lives.

As he is passionate about the melting polar ice cap, so she is passionate about ending not only the civil war in Syria, but all wars.

Johan Erik and Rashida find each other. An Arab girl from the south meets a Scandinavian boy from the north.

Together, they offer us a vision that would enable young people around the world to claim the 21st century as their own.

- John Slade

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