The Issues that Concern You series helps make complex issues less intimidating and more accessible and offers a basis for young people to make informed decisions about challenging issues that will affect the course of their lives. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell readers more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.
This volume explores a variety of perspectives on climate change, including the impact of climate change on the United States, the impact of humans on climate change, as well as the role scientists play in the climate change debate. In addition, readers will learn about the feasibility of using geoengineering as a tool for addressing climate issues, and the ways in which natural catastrophes, civil disobedience and personal values serve as catalysts for starting climate change discussions.
"This series presents books that are compilations of articles on topics that can help students make informed decisions about serious issues. Recommendations: I would highly recommend this book/series for middle school and high school collections, as well as public library collections."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
Price: US $36.95