Gaia Warriors

by Nicola Davies

A clear explanation of the science of global warming—with terrific metaphors... read more

A clear explanation of the science of global warming—with terrific metaphors and comparisons related in a conversational tone—grounds this volume profiling people engaged in initiatives that reduce energy consumption or combat global warming. In highlighting a wide variety of activities—some on a small scale, some on a global scale—author Nicola Davies successfully underscores two things: (1) There is no single solution that will solve the problem of global warming, and (2) Every solution starts with human creativity, which means global warming is a problem that also presents exciting opportunities. The creative thinkers Davies introduces range from a hip fashion designer whose works are made from recycled clothing to a green-design architect to young adults committed to lobbying for political change. Collectively, the profiles underscore that the way we eat, travel, live, dress—in short, everything we do—offers opportunities to think outside the box in this engagingly designed volume. An afterword by “Gaia Theorist” James Lovelock concludes the book on a somewhat grim tone, although Lovelock looks to the distant future with optimism. (Age 11 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

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