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Urgent Message from a Hot Planet

Navigating the Climate Crisis

by Ann Eriksson, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

tagged: environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems, social activism & volunteering
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ISBN:9781459826328
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

The climate crisis is the issue of our time.

Scientists have warned for over 100 years that burning fossil fuels and destroying nature will warm the earth's atmosphere and affect the climate in adverse ways: more severe and intense storms, prolonged heat waves, drought, flooding, wildfires, rising sea levels and ocean acidification.

Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis outlines the science behind global heating and its root causes, provides ways to take action and honors the efforts of the millions of youth and adult allies from around the world working tirelessly to make a difference. Their powerful message: do something now!

About the Authors

Ann Eriksson

Biologist and writer Ann Eriksson is the author of five adult novels and two nonfiction books for younger readers: Dive In!: Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean and Bird's-Eye View: Keeping Wild Birds in Flight. Ann is a director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy and works for the SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, restoring nearshore marine ecosystems. Ann lives on Thetis Island, British Columbia.

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Belle Wuthrich is an illustrator and designer specializing in books for young readers. Based in Vancouver, Belle has contributed to more than a dozen books for kids, a number of which have won awards or been republished internationally, including the Montaigne Medal–winning Eyes and Spies: How You’re Tracked and Why You Should Know and the Silver Birch Award nominee Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Editorial Reviews

“I encourage any interested youth – and their parents – to read this book. It is an amazing achievement – comprehensive and informative, stretching from climate science to the intersecting issues of inequality and racism. Ultimately, it is a toolbox for hope.”

— Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands and former leader of the Green Party of Canada

“Urgent Message From a Hot Planet, with its powerful and urgent message, is a must-read. Guaranteed to spur some readers to action, it is both frightening and hopeful. Highly Recommended.”

— CM Reviews

“[An] accessible first-person narrative that makes space for emotions as well as scientific facts and figures...A well-researched and emotionally impactful call to make choices that revitalize nature and our planet.”

— Kirkus Reviews

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