The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change was released this week by Island Press and I highly recommend you check it out. It's not only a fun read to educate yourself or your crazy uncle about climate science basics, it's also full of practical information presented in simple but elegant illustrations and comic strips.
Written by Yoram Bauman, the world's only stand-up economist, and award-winning illustrator Grady Klein, the book covers a range of science and economics lessons on everything from the beginning of the earth to our current carbon-bloated economies. And there's even genetically engineered poopless dogs!
Ultimately, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change presents a convincing argument that we must put a price on carbon and transition away from fossil fuels in order to safeguard our future.
If you've ever struggled to explain global warming science or the need for action to someone in your family or social networks, perhaps this is the book you've been waiting for.
From the Keeling Curve to the Milankovitch cycles and Arrhenius to Einstein, the book presents an easy-to-follow history of scientific achievements and challenges in understanding our planet's past and predicting the future.
Here is a page from the book to demonstrate just how cleverly it delivers a complex message: