Tackling the issue of global warming head-on for a teen audience, Bridget Heos examines the science behind it, the history of climate change on our planet, and the ways in which humans have affected the current crisis we face. It’s Getting Hot in Here illustrates how interconnected we are not just with everyone else on the planet, but with the people who came before us and the ones who will inherit the planet after us. This eye-opening approach to one of today’s most pressing issues focuses on the past human influences, the current state of affairs, the grim picture for the future—and how young readers can help to make a positive change.
"When it comes to global warming and whether or not it's being caused by human actions, the verdict is in. There is no reasonable doubt." Heos (Stronger than Silk) doesn't mince words in this self-described "call to action," as she clearly and effectively details the greenhouse effect, the ice ages and mass extinctions of Earth's history, the scientific evidence behind climate change, the ways human activities contributes to it, and the politicization of the topic. Between chapters, "Be the Change" pages gather tips for those interested in reducing their own environmental impact, particularly where emissions are concerned (eat less meat, purchase more used goods). Well-researched and comprehensible, it's an alarming, but never alarmist, examination of a critical topic. Ages 12 up.