Escalating Heat Waves and Forest Fires
Taking Action on Climate Change
Reading Level: 6
Interest Level: 5-8
As the planet warms, a ripple effect takes place: greenhouse gas emissions create warmer weather, which leads to heat waves, which then contribute to forest fires. Taking a hopeful yet realistic approach, this book encourages readers to understand the relationship between intensifying heat and disaster. It discusses current scientific research, shows examples of heat waves and forest fires all over the world, and encourages citizen engagement with stories of young activists. Through engaging facts, photographs, and charts, readers will understand the connection between global warming and disasters like heat waves and forest fires.