Learn about Global Warming with Lynne Cherry's new book!How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate

by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch

Dawn Publications
Ages 12 and up
66 pages

In honor of Earth Day (April 22), let's review one of the newest kid's books on the scene regarding Global Warming. This 66-page hardcover, written by two top climatologists, uses text (sometimes quite dense) and high quality photographs to lay out the problem: Weather changes daily, so how can we tell whether the Earth's climate is changing?

The authors then spell out the clues. Birds, for instance, are arriving earlier and changing their destinations. Other oddities regarding flowers, butterflies, trees, and land masses also point to a climate shift. And the book isn't all explanation. It gives tips on what kids can do to make a difference. Recommendations include recycling, light bulb issues, energy conservation, community assistance, and more.

Visit the publisher for lesson plans and free downloadable pages from the book!

Review by D.

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