Global Warming Primer

H Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnet

NCPA’s global warming primer presents a factual analysis of the state of the climate, the threats posed by global warming, and the implications and results of the possible responses to warming. Presented in a graphical format, the primer is useful for readers from middle school through adulthood who want to understand what scientists and economists know about the earth’s climate and what changes might mean. Divided into three sections, using peer reviewed data, the global warming primer first examines simple facts about the earth’s climate and what the temperature evidence shows; second, it explores various threats posed by global warming, from increased hurricanes to polar bear loss and everything in between; third, it presents various estimates of the costs of preventing warming and its potential harms.

Written by H. Sterling Burnett, this picture book introduction to the science of climate change is ideal for high school and college students.