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What Is Climate Change?

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Learn more about what climate change means and how it's affecting our planet.

The earth is definitely getting warmer. There's no argument about that, but who or what is the cause? And why has climate change become a political issue? Are humans at fault? Is this just a natural development? While the vast majority of scientists who study the environment agree that humans play a large part in climate change, there is a counterargument. Author Gail Herman presents both sides of the debate in this fact-based, fair-minded, and well-researched book that looks at the subject from many perspectives, including scientific, social, and political.

ISBN-13: 9781524786151

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Date: 06-19-2018

Pages: 112

Product Dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Series: What Was? Series

Gail Herman has written several biographies and nonfiction books, including Who Was Jackie Robinson? and What Is the World Series? John Hinderliter is an award-winning illustrator and fine artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

What Is Climate Change? 1

Things Are Heating Up 6

Something in the Air 12

Climate Change through the Ages 18

The Change Begins 34

Measuring Up 44

Vicious Circles 51

Is It Real? 54

Politics 59

Extreme Weather 72

Heat Waves 79

Famine and Fire 84

Trouble at Sea 90

The Present and the Future 96

Timelines 106

Bibliography 108