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This Is my Planet

Updated on March 3, 2013

The Kids' Guide to Global Warming

What is Global Warming a problem and why is it a problem? How do we know that our planet is warming up and can we do anything to stop it from getting worse? How does Global Warming affect me and is there anything I can do to help?

Jan Thornhill's book about Global Warming answers these questions and more in this fact packed children's book. This Is My Planet presents an interesting tour of the issues and interconnections causing and affecting climate change. The fact-filled journey provides insight into the workings of Earth, the natural cycles on land or in sea. Readers learn about how Global Warming is affecting the inhabitants of our planet, the plants, animals, and humans who are responsible for producing more than their share of greenhouse gases. With the knowledge gained about the problem of Global Warming the book then suggests ideas that kids can do to begin making change.

Empowering young people to fprm their own ideas, take action and make change for their future, This Is My Planet is terrific for kids ages eight and older, and their families.

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it is attached to the rest of the world."

- John Muir


This is my Planet is divided into the following chapters:

  • This is My Planet - What is really happening to our planet? Did you know that we live in a natural greenhouse? Discover how the planet works to control its own temperature. Learn all about the natural cycles of water and carbon, about rising temperatures, weather and climate, how we measure climate change, about greenhouse gases and about balancing the web of life.
  • The Far North & South features climate facts about the Arctic, Antarctic, Alaska, Canada's Territories, and parts of Scandinavia and Russia.
  • The Ocean - Covering most of the planet surface the World Ocean is beautiful and mysterious and we are seeing changes such as changes in ocean chemistry, higher sea levels, and more violent storms.
  • The Land - We are seeing change on land, too with more wildfires, loss of forest, growing deserts and species at risk.
  • People - As a species, humans are responsible for producing far more than our share of greenhouse gases through the use of fossil fuels. Some people in the world use much more than their share of natural resources while others have a smaller carbon footprint. What can we do to decrease our footprint today. What can you do to help the planet for your future?

Strange But True

The most global warming is being seen in the Earth's coldest places!

About the Author

Jan Thornhill is a multi award-winning writer and illustrator of children's books. She is an enthusiastic naturalist who enjoys nature walks in the forest, bird watching, and looking for beetles and fungi.

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This is Our Planet

If scientists are right, each one of us is at least a little responsible for Global Warming. And each one of us has to decide what kind of a world we want to live in in the future.

What are you doing to reduce your carbon footprint and to share facts about Global Warming and Climate Change?

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