Meant for middle and high school students and their teachers, Earth in a Changing Climate offers a clear but comprehensive look at climate change: its history, why it’s happening, how we know, and how we will need to respond. The book also walks students through a progression of data visualization tools, from bar and circle graphs to double-axis graphs, contour maps, infographics, dynamic models and more. The book emphasizes systems thinking and offers students a chance to work with dynamic models of feedback loops.
A glossary reinforces all terms likely to be unfamiliar. Each chapter and section has a brief outline introducing main points. This book is meant to serve as a stand-alone text for the interested reader or as a tool for a teacher to use in a classroom.