The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, Revised Edition

The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, Revised Edition

The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, Revised Edition

The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, Revised Edition


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When The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change was first published in 2014, it offered something entirely new: a fun, illustrated guide to a planetary crisis. If that sounds like an oxymoron, you’ve never seen the carbon cycle demonstrated through yoga poses or a polar bear explaining evolution to her cubs.
That creativity comes from the minds of Yoram Bauman, the world’s first and only “stand-up economist,” and award-winning illustrator Grady Klein. After seeing their book used in classrooms and the halls of Congress alike, the pair has teamed up again to fully update the guide with the latest scientific data from the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
A lot has happened to the climate over the last decade, and the authors tackle the daunting statistics with their trademark humor. They realize it’s better to laugh than cry when confronting mind-blowing facts about our changing world. Readers will become familiar with critical concepts, but they’ll also smile as they learn about climate science, projections, and policy.
Sociologists have argued that we don’t address climate change because it’s too big and frightening to get our heads around. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change takes the intimidation and gloom out of one of the most important challenges of our time.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642832334
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 06/14/2022
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 644,550
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Yoram Bauman, “the world’s first and only stand-up economist,” performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from the late Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the two-volume The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, which is now available in more than a dozen languages, and The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing.
Grady Klein is a cartoonist, animator, and graphic designer. He is the coauthor, with Yoram Bauman, of the two-volume The Cartoon Introduction to Economics as well as The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus; the coauthor, with Alan Dabney, of The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics; the coauthor, with Danny Oppenheimer, of Psychology: A Comic Book Introduction; and the creator of The Lost Colony series of graphic novels.

Table of Contents

PART I. Observations
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. A Brief History of Planet Earth 
Chapter 3. The Ice Ages
Chapter 4. Carbon Dioxide
Chapter 5. Energy
Chapter 6. Climate Science
PART II. Predictions
Chapter 7. Global Warming
Chapter 8. Water
Chapter 9. Life on Earth
Chapter 10. Beyond 2100
Chapter 11. Uncertainty 
PART III. Actions 
Chapter 12. The Tragedy of the Commons
Chapter 13. Techno-Fix 
Chapter 14. Putting a Price on Carbon
Chapter 15. Beyond Fossil Fuels
Chapter 16. The Challenge
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