Climate Crisis: Our Planet in Peril Reviews

Climate Crisis: Our Planet in Peril: ISBN 978-1-6782-0456-3 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0457-0
Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2022

A look at the impact of human behavior on climate change showing how rapidly things are progressing and, in the process, impacting ecosystems, biodiversity, and human life.
Miami, Florida, has spent nearly $2 billion dollars battling rising coastal waters. People on the island nation of Kiribati are using sandbags and dredging material from the seafloor in hopes of keeping the ocean from entirely taking over their home. The warming of the globe is also causing droughts, wildfires, and stronger hurricanes, all leading to the loss of habitat and animal extinction as well as a rise in climate refugees as some places become uninhabitable, particularly as erratic weather exacerbates existing challenges. Sourced from recent reporting and told in a digestible journalistic style, this work brings immediacy to the situation by briefly showing how things got to this place, how fast things are changing, and what is being done by governments, organizations, and companies around the world. The information is well organized; text boxes expand and define terms used. Color photos throughout help illustrate contemporary disasters caused by warming temperatures. Broad and global in its perspective, this is more of an overview of current information rather than deep research and social context.
An accessible and urgent primer on a crisis of urgent proportions. (photo credits, source notes, organizations and websites, further research, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)