John Slade Climate Change and the Oceans

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Climate Change and the Oceans

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9781893617193: Climate Change and the Oceans

"Climate Change and the Oceans" tells seven stories, set in seven locations around the world, today, and twenty years from now. Based on extensive research, this book dramatizes the probable changes in our weather and climate, coming in the near future.
This is the book that your children hope you will read.

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From the Author:

Hello to my readers,

     As I did the research for this book, over a period of five years, on the twin themes of climate change and clean energy, I read through a multitude of books on ecology, energy, economics, and engineering.  I did not find a single book, however, that told a story.  Not a single novel, or any sort of fiction.  Nothing that might engage the interest of a sixteen-year-old, or a tired parent after a long day at work, with short clear chapters that dramatize, vibrantly, the climate changes coming to our world in the near future. 
     As both teacher and author, I write for the young people who will soon inherit a changing world.  My method is to weave solid information into a vivid story, usually with young characters, so that the reader becomes engaged on a personal level.
      "Climate Change and the Oceans" contains seven stories, set in seven locations around the world, today, and in twenty years.  The stories give climate change, and clean energy, a human face.

     These stories go even further: they challenge the reader to consider the great moral questions.  Can clean energy weave universities and economies together--around the world--in a way that promotes prosperity, democracy, and perhaps even a stronger peace?

     I am very glad to place this unique book into your hands.

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     The Sami have been here for a while.  At the end of the most recent ice age, about ten to twelve thousand years ago, the sheet of ice that once covered Scandinavia had finally melted, revealing the rocky land.  Plants began to grow upon this warming, sunlit land.  Lichen grew, mosses grew, grass grew, birch trees grew, inviting mice and foxes and hawks and reindeer to move slowly north.
     Close behind the reindeer came the hunters of reindeer.
     On glacier-smoothed rocks just above the sea at the northern tip of Norway, near the present-day town of Alta, there are carvings of reindeer, and people, and geese, and moose, and boats.  The smooth rock on which these images were carved was slowly rising up out of the sea, for the great weight of the ice was now gone.  Thus the older carvings are higher up the dark face of the rock, while the more recent carvings are down near the water.
     These images were carved by people who hunted reindeer, and who traveled in boats.  Their language we can never know.  It certainly evolved, as hunters pursued the reindeer over great stretches of land, and thus met other hunters.  If this early language has been passed down, generation to generation, century after century, to the Sami today, then the words spoken this morning in church, and afterwards outside in the sunshine, were a mixture of modern adaptations and something ancient.  When a Sami says hello to you, "Bures," he is saluting you with a greeting that is probably older than Norwegian, older than English, older than Latin, older than Greek."

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