The Extreme Weather and Rising Seas (A True Book: Understanding Climate Change)

The Extreme Weather and Rising Seas (A True Book: Understanding Climate Change)

by Karina Hamalainen


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What is the difference between climate and weather? How does ice melting at the South Pole affect sea levels thousands of miles away?

This book explains how climate change contributes to rising sea levels and hazards such as heat waves, droughts, and extra-powerful storms. Learn how scientists analyze these extreme events and predict how they might change in the future.Glaciers are melting. Summers are heating up. Sea levels are on the rise. Climate change is affecting every corner of our planet - and it's the subject of a lot of concern, activism, and debate. STEM meets current events in this new A True Book set that offers readers the chance to learn about the causes and effects of climate change, as well as how people around the world are reacting to it. Students will read about the history and scope of the problem, analyze the same kinds of evidence that scientists do, and come away with tools that will help them respond to this pressing global issue.This series covers Next Generation Science Standards core ideas including Weather and Climate, Human Impacts on Earth Systems, Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer, and Biodiversity and Humans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531133774
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Series: A True Book: Understanding Climate Change
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 747,378
Product dimensions: 7.13(w) x 8.38(h) x (d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

A Critical Moment 6

1 Heating Up: How is our climate changing? 9

2 Warming Waters: How does climate change affect the oceans? 15

3 Wetter Storms: Why are hurricanes and blizzards getting worse? 21

4 Extreme Temperatures: How does climate change contribute to heat waves and drought? 27

The Costs of Climate Change: How much does climate change cost society? 32

5 The Future Climate: What could Earth's climate look like in 2100? 35

Think Like a Scientist 40

Kids in Action 42

True Statistics 44

Resources 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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