What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about. With the most complicated concepts made clear in a feat of investigative journalism by artist Philippe Squarzoni, Climate Changed weaves together scientific research, extensive interviews with experts, and a call for action. Weighing the potential of some solutions and the false promises of others, this groundbreaking work provides a realistic, balanced view of the magnitude of the crisis that An Inconvenient Truth only touched on.
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A Review from Sustainable Skaneateles Participant Dave M.
“There were some who were lamenting the lack of pictures in the books suggested for the community read. Well this is all pictures, a graphic novel or maybe more correctly graphic nonfiction. I don’t really have any experience with the graphic format other than comics decades ago but this has some good recommendations, thought I’d give it a try and I’m very glad I did. This may be the most complete discussion of climate change I have encountered. This subject is broad, complex, sometimes depressing, but this treatment is personal, complete and engaging. In spite of 473 pages it’s a very quick read. This is a translation from French and there is a cultural reference or two that I didn’t get but the author’s personal narrative makes for a very engaging read. Several IPCC scientists are interviewed and their personal responses also mean a lot more than simple recounting of the facts. Being a little bit of a cinephile I appreciate his popular film references.
“He shows that the job ahead is a very tall order but it is possible to avoid the worst if we get to work now.
“And the illustrations are really good.”