A Global Warming Primer: Answering Your Questions about the Science, the Consequences, and the Solutions (Paperback)

Answering Your Questions about the Science, the Consequences, and the Solutions

By Jeffrey O. Bennett

Big Kid Science, 9781937548780, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2016



2017 NSTA, Outstanding Science Trade Books
2017 Children's Book Council, Best STEM Books
Is human-induced global warming a real threat to our future? Most people will express an opinion on this question, but relatively few can back their opinions with solid evidence. Many times we've even heard pundits say "I am not a scientist" to avoid the issue altogether. But the truth is, the basic science is not that difficult. Using a question and answer format, this book will help readers achieve three major goals: To see that anyone can understand the basic science of global warming; To understand the arguments about this issue made by skeptics, so that readers will be able to decide for themselves what to believe; To understand why, despite the "gloom and doom" that often surrounds this topic, the solutions are ones that will not only protect the world for our children and grandchildren, but that will actually lead us to a stronger economy with energy that is cheaper, cleaner, and more abundant than the energy we use today.

About the Author

Jeffrey Bennett has been teaching and writing about global warming for more than 30 years. He holds a B.A. in Biophysics (University of California, San Diego) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics (University of Colorado). He is the author of critically acclaimed books including Beyond UFOs, Math for Life, What is Relativity?, and On Teaching Science. His six books for children have all been selected for launch to the International Space Station for NASA's new "Story Time From Space" program; along with one previous book of his that went into space, this makes him the only author ever to have had seven books launched into orbit.