Adapting to Climate Change (In the Headlines) (Paperback)
Melting in the Arctic, increasingly destructive weather events, massive species loss, and the resulting economic toll were predicted as early as the 1960s. In the 21st century, these signs of climate change are occurring right on schedule. These problems are harder to fix due to the scale of human fossil-fuel dependency and the challenges of converting entire economies to carbon-neutral energy sources. Add to this, any political climates and inactivity driven by denial. The articles collected here detail our growing understanding of climate change, the urgency of its challenges, and the steps we are taking to combat it. Media literacy questions and terms are included to help readers further analyze news coverage and reporting styles.