OUR CHANGING CLIMATE

We know our world is warming. This series takes a detailed look at what climate change means for Earth’s atmosphere, ecosystems, oceans, and poles.

print_books_occOur Changing Climate Set (4 books)

The series explains why our planet is warming and explores how the change is affecting Earth’s atmosphere, ecosystems, oceans, and poles. Each book profiles STEM professionals who are tracking climate change to figure out what the future holds for our warming world. View individual titles for details about each book.

occ_ecosystemsOur Changing Climate: Ecosystems

As our planet’s air, water, and soil grow warmer, countless species are on the move. Ecosystems shares examples ranging from tiny corals to towering pine trees, from slow-flying butterflies to fast-swimming whales, and from curious penguins to fearless polar bears. They’re in search of cooler waters, thicker forests, or higher ground. The book surveys Earth’s changing ecosystems to help readers see that nature is waving a red flag.

Grades: 3-8
Lexile level: 900L
40 pages, full color
7 by 9 inches, paperback

occ_atmosphereOur Changing Climate: The Atmosphere

Earth’s atmosphere is all around us. It wraps around Earth like a blanket. It keeps us warm. It protects us from the Sun’s harmful rays. Life just wouldn’t be possible without it. The Atmosphere explains how, for the last two centuries, humans have been changing the air. We have been adding gases to the atmosphere that are making our planet warmer. The Atmosphere helps readers understand how the change is affecting not only our air, but also our oceans, our ecosystems—and us.

Grades: 3-8
Lexile level: 950L
40 pages, full color
7 by 9 inches, paperback

Our Changing Climate: The Oceans

You’ve heard the news—the world is getting warmer. The Oceans shows how even Earth’s very largest ecosystem is feeling the heat. The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the globe. They are home to more than 80 percent of life on Earth. They store heat. They regulate our weather. They provide much of our food. The book explains why, when it comes to understanding how Earth is responding to climate change, scientists look to the oceans for clues.

Grades: 3-8
Lexile level: 1020L
40 pages, full color
7 by 9 inches, paperback

occ_polesOur Changing Climate: The Poles

Earth’s poles provide a front-row seat for climate change. The Poles explains that the Arctic is changing faster than any other place on Earth. The Antarctic is also changing. The book explores what some of the world’s best climate detectives have uncovered about these frozen places. Readers find out what has happened in the past, what is happening now, and what may happen to our planet’s poles in the future.

Grades: 3-8
Lexile level: 890L
40 pages, full color
7 by 9 inches, paperback