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Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change

ISBN-10: 1610914384
ISBN-13: 9781610914383
Edition: 2014
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/5/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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 this notoriously dismal science accessible to countless readers. Bauman has a PhD in economics and has taught at both the high school and college level, but he now makes a living performing at comedy clubs, universities, and conferences, sharing the stage with personalities as diverse as Robin Williams and Paul Krugman. The authors know how to get a laugh—and they know their facts. This cartoon introduction is based on the latest report from the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and integrates Bauman’s expertise on economics and policy. If economics can be funny, then climate science can be a riot. Sociologists have argued that we don’t address global warming because it’s too big and frightening to get our heads around. 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. 

A professor of economics at the University of Washington, Yoram Bauman is the world’s first and only stand-up economist. A freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and animator, Grady Klein is also the illustrator behind theLost Colonyseries.

A freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and animator,Grady Kleinis the creator of the Lost Colony series of graphic novels.An environmental economist at the University of Washington,Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., is the world’s first and only stand-up economist.

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