The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change
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.
- Paperback | 216 pages
- 177.8 x 254 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
- 19 Jul 2014
- Island Press
- Washington, United States
"Climate is no laughing matter but it beats crying. Maybe this is the secret passage into people's hearts and minds."--James E. Hansen "former Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, author of "Storms of My Grandchildren" "" "Climate is no laughing matter -- but it beats crying. Maybe this is the secret passage into people's hearts and minds."--James E. Hansen, former Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, author of "Storms of My Grandchildren" "Fresh! Cheeky! Accurate and inspiring! An accessible, friendly, and fun explanation of climate change - free of politics, free of jargon, and fresh with insights. Cartoons you can believe in!"--Jane Lubchenco, Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology, Oregon State University "Rarely do you read books that attempt to deal with the world's biggest problems and present the information in a way that the average public can absorb it. Bravo to Yoram Bauman and Grady Klein, and thank you on behalf of everyone who is deeply concerned about this issue."--Mark Reynolds, Executive Director, Citizens Climate Lobby "The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change will tickle your fancy while expanding your mind. Highly recommended."--Martin Weitzman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University "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 "A clear, concise rendition of the story of human-induced climate change, candid and yet brimming with warm-hearted humor and well-founded optimism. Gently persuasive, beautifully illustrated... an innovative springboard for discussion of what we can do as individuals and as a society to turn down the heat in our planetary 'compost pile.'"--John Michael Wallace, Professor Emeritus, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington "Are you curious about the science and economics of global warming? You can find many dull books on the subject. A better bet is The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, which tickles and teaches at the same time. Who says that sophistication is only in equations?"--William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University "I know we're trashing the planet, but do we have to add to our misery by reading gloom and doom books about it? The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change offers another way: learn some serious science, evaluate strategies for change, and have a good laugh in the process."--Annie Leonard, creator of "The Story of Stuff" ""The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change" will tickle your fancy while expanding your mind. Highly recommended."--Martin Weitzman "Professor of Economics, Harvard University "
About Yoram Bauman
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.