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Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth About Climate Change

Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth About Climate Change

Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth About Climate Change

Palm Trees at the North Pole: The Hot Truth About Climate Change


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“This book goes into great detail about all different aspects of climate change ... [with] lovely illustrations worked in, around, and behind the text!”—The Tiny Activist

Finally, the ultimate book about climate change for kids ages 8-12!

Through awesome facts and detailed, colorful illustrations, Palm Trees at the North Pole shares the science and history of climate change in an accessible and entertaining way.

  • Perfect for home-schooling, virtual and blended learning
  • Helps kids understand why and how climate change is happening, and what we can do about it
  • Encourages young climate activists to engage even more deeply with their chosen cause

This approachable and creative guide features information grounded in science and fact, such as:

  • The history of the climate and humans’ role in changing it
  • Brave scientists and young activists like Greta Thunberg
  • The real consequences of climate change, such as rising tides, heat waves, and hurricanes, presented in a non-frightening way
  • Actions kids can take to help combat climate change in their own communities

After reading this book, kids will become experts on the most important issue facing our world today, and feel like part of the solution!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771646826
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 548,810
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

About the Author

MARC TER HORST studied literature but soon found himself more interested in geology, astronomy, and evolution. He has written several nonfiction books for kids and they have been translated into many languages. He lives in the Netherlands.

WENDY PANDERS is an illustrator and graphic designer for magazines and newspapers and has illustrated many children’s books. She lives in the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

You should probably read this part first… 9

1 Snowfall & Volcanoes

About the Early History of the Climate

The Old, Old Earth 12

The First Two Billion Years 14

The Snowball Effect 16

Long Live Carbon 18

What Finished Off the Dinosaurs? 20

Farts from the Sea 22

2 Erratics & Mammoths

About Ice Ages and So On

Welcome to the Ice Age 26

At the Bottom of the Bering Sea 28

At the Bottom of the Coral Sea 30

At the Bottom of the North Sea 32

Winter in the Summertime 34

Make Your Own Ice Age 36

Volcanic Dust and Sunspots 38

3 Air Bubbles & Tree Rings

About Research Into Climate Change

Time for Some Research 42

Wandering Stones 44

The Discoverers of the Greenhouse 46

The Breath of the Earth 48

The Growing Hockey Stick 50

Trapped in Ice 52

The Fingerprint of CO2 54

4 Chimneys & Cow Farts

About the Causes of Climate Change

Wood 58

The Water-Vapor Engine 60

Mashed Marsh Plants 62

Crushed Sea Creatures 64

People, People Everywhere 66

Out of the Chimney 68

Out of the Exhaust Pipe 70

Out of the Cow 72

5 Meltwater & Heat Waves

About the Consequences of Climate Change

Climate Confusion 76

One Degree Warmer 78

Melting Poles 80

Weird Water 82

Rivers in the Sea 84

Acid Oceans 86

Stormy Weather 88

And So On 90

On the Brink 92

6 Calamity & Disaster

About the Consequences of the Consequences of Climate Change

The Good News 96

Disappearing Islands 98

Cities under Threat 100

We Want Water 102

The Wind That Brings the Rain 104

Ticks, Mosquitoes, and Pollen 106

Spoilsports 108

Food for Everyone 110

Water Fights 112

7 Pika & Cephalopod

About the Consequences for Nature

Pika Boo, I See You! 116

Meet the Bee-Eater 118

Not Just the Polar Bear 120

Yay for the Yucca 122

The Last Golden Toad 124

Up from the South 126

Colorless Coral 128

8 Hydrogen & Insect Burgers

About Measures to Tackle Climate Change

Okay, So This Is What We Know Now 132

Ready for the Future 134

Do It Yourself 136

Food for Thought 138

From Frying to Flying 140

Driving on Electricity 142

9 Windmills & Water Power

About the Energy of the Future

Dear Coal, Natural Gas, and Oil 146

Candidate 1 Sun 148

Candidate 2 Wind 150

Candidate 3 Water 152

Candidate 4 Biomass 154

Candidate 5 Geothermal Energy 156

Candidate 6 Nuclear Energy 158

And the Winner Is… 160

10 Oh Yes, It Is! Oh No, It Isn't!

About the Squabbling about Climate Change

Bogus the Bear 164

It's No Big Deal 166

It's All Their Fault 168

It's Not the First Time 170

It'll All Be Okay 172

The Plane Will Fly Anyway 174

What Difference Does It Make? 176

Climate Bingo 178

Thank You 180

Index 181

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