Planet Under Siege: Climate Change

Reference Point. Apr. 2020. 80p. Tr $30.95. ISBN 9781682827574.
Gr 9 Up–Nardo makes a very compelling and startling argument for addressing climate change, or global warming as it is often called. Even though President Trump has labeled this phenomenon a “hoax” and has pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement, climate change is a reality with terrifying consequences—unless more action is taken by nations. Nardo acknowledges the politics and skepticism behind the denial of climate change. He discusses severe weather patterns, rising sea levels, issues with global food production, biodiversity, greenhouse gases, and international efforts to combat climate change. The text emphasizes that whatever threatens nature also threatens the human race. The worldwide examples, illustrated through text and photographs, are convincing. An index, a list of organizations, source notes, and a reference list are included.
VERDICT The author conveys the fundamental issues underlying climate change in an engaging and well-documented manner. Highly recommended for purchase.

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