Climate change is not about saving Earth. So what are we fighting for? Let’s embark on a journey to find the answers.
Since pre-industrial times, the Earth’s average temperature has increased by 2.1°F (1.2°C). Over the last 100 years, the global sea level has risen by about 8 in (20 cm).
Do you find it hard to translate climate change figures like these to the real world? You’re not alone. The statistics and the science are always in the news, but unless your life and livelihood are affected, it’s difficult to truly appreciate the significant impact behind the numbers.
Much of climate change communication focuses on high-level science and policies. This can make the topic abstract, distant, and impersonal. Researchers at Yale University found that personal stories can be much more effective in delivering climate change messages and encouraging advocacy behavior.
That’s what this book is about: the personal stories of people around the world. The humans of climate change.
From the desolate icefields of the Arctic to the lush green rice paddies of the Mekong Delta, this book will take you on a voyage of discovery. You’ll find out:
- The reasons why the Amazon rainforest is now a net contributor to global warming and the single best way to protect it.
The relationship between climate change and conflict in Afghanistan and how empowering women to have a voice has a direct positive effect.
Which part of Asia may become too hot to live in the near future and the simple but effective measures to deal with deadly heat waves.
The link between a changing landscape due to rising temperature and mental health issues of young Inuit in northern Canada.
How the rise of mere inches in sea level can affect the livelihood of 17 million inhabitants of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
I set out to explore and understand the impact of climate change, but ended up realizing what we are truly protecting. And it’s not the Planet.
So, grab your copy, and let’s start the journey.
50% of the profit from the book in the first 6 months will be donated to a climate-change-related charity!
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