Climate change is real, and humans caused a lot of it. But that's no excuse to give up and do nothing; in fact, humans are the only species capable of reversing, or at least slowing, the effects of climate change and other ecosystem woes. A perfect resource for teachers, parents, and discussion groups, Human Impact contains 17 true tales of how humanity has changed the Earth, for better or for worse, and what individuals, citizen science groups, and corporations have done to improve situations in the meantime. It includes discussion questions, citizen science resources, and a full reference guide so readers can become empowered and make positive change in their communities and around the world.
Written by scientists and science communicators for Science Connected, the stories in this collection are all factually accurate and accessible to everyone. These articles don't shy away from the harsh truths we're currently facing; we're seeing more wildfires, more pollution, and more pests, for example. However, this isn't doom and gloom reporting; this is a glance at the future, at a way we can repair some of the damage that's been done. This collection is a call to action: As we understand how humans have affected their environment, we can examine our actions and do better.