A glimpse of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change


NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman's The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change (Island Press, 2014). The preview consists of chapter 2, "A Brief History of Planet Earth," which begins with the formation of the earth about 4.6 billion years ago — a grandmother explains to her grandchild, "That's 50 million times older than grandpa" — and continues, emphasizing the interplay between life and climate.

Praising The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, James E. Hansen, the former director of NASA's Goddard Institute and a member of NCSE's Advisory Council, writes, "Climate is no laughing matter — but it beats crying. Maybe this is the secret passage into people's hearts and minds." The reviewer for Publishers Weekly describes it as "a skillful tour of the issues that face our developing world and ... a model of how educational works of this sort should be crafted."