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- Publisher: Island Press
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 178mm x 254mm x 13mm | 499g
- Publication date: 19 July 2014
- Publication City/Country: Washington
- ISBN 10: 1610914384
- ISBN 13: 9781610914383
- Sales rank: 214,139
Climate change is no laughing matter, but maybe it should be. The topic is so critical that everyone, from students to policy-makers to voters, needs a quick and easy guide to the basics. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change entertains as it educates, delivering a unique and enjoyable presentation of mind-blowing facts and critical concepts. "Stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman and award-winning illustrator Grady Klein have created the funniest overview of climate science, predictions, and policy that you'll ever read. You'll giggle, but you'll also learn, about everything from Milankovitch cycles to carbon taxes. If those subjects sound daunting, consider that Bauman and Klein have already written two enormously successful cartoon guides to economics, making the notoriously dismal science accessible to countless readers. If economics can be funny, then climate science can be a riot. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change takes the intimidation and gloom out of one of the most complex and hotly debated challenges of our time.
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Yoram Bauman performs regularly at colleges and corporate events. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, which is now available in Chinese, German, Italian, and other languages. He is a carbon tax Fellow at Sightline Institute, where he co-authored Tax Shift with Alan Durning. Grady Klein is a cartoonist, animator, and graphic designer. He is the co-author with Yoram Bauman of The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volumes One and Two; the co-author with Alan Dabney of The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics; and the creator of "The Lost Colony" series of graphic novels.
"Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman are a national treasure. The economics of climate policy has never been more accessible."--Kevin Hassett "Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute "