Let’s take a look at the truth behind climate change, which threatens civilization, and the methods to overcome it.
- Book Intro
The dire future which climate change will bring! Earth is sending an SOS- what will be the choice of humanity?
A bony polar bear suffering from malnutrition barely stands on the small tip of an iceberg. People living in Tuvalu, an island country in the South Pacific, are in danger as their land shrinks due to rising sea levels. Both are realities brought on by climate change caused by global warming. This book looks into how climate change threatens humanity and teaches children about its impact and alternative solutions.
Climate is the most influential factor of our existence, and the history of humanity has unfolded while centering around humanity’s reaction and active response to changes in the climate. In history, we may find examples of climate change due to natural causes, such as the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. However, today’s climate change due to global warming is entirely different, as human activities have caused it.
For the past 100 years, the average temperature of the Earth’s surface has increased dramatically, ever-rising more intensely. Global warming is the cause of critical issues such as drought, heavy rain, weather changes, and rising sea levels. It also causes other problems such as war and violence. Climate change creates climate refugees who leave their homes, leading to instability in international relations. Conflict and violence caused by climate change are nothing new. The international community is still seeing conflicts caused by water shortages.
If our activities caused this crisis, we are the only hope to save the Earth. Bolstered by both individuals and society in the effort to stop global warming through the curbing of carbon emissions, the global community continues to cooperate in overcoming climate change as both a society and as individuals. Climate change may be the last warning and rescue signal the sick Earth is sending to humanity. The book tells us that it is our task to respond to that signal as quickly as possible.
- About the Author
Kim Eunsuk has a BA in Geographic Education from Seoul National University and has studied geology in Singapore. She lives in the USA, where she works on translation and writing. Kim wrote Wang Geon, Park Hyeokgeose, Visiting Continents, and Peninsulas and Islands!. She has translated Amazing Marine life, The Continent of Antarctica, The Earth and the Universe, and various other books.
Lee Kyungkook majored in Furniture Design at Hongik University and studied Graphic Design at the graduate school of the same university. He teaches students who love picture books at Hankyoreh Picture Book Academy while working as a children's book writer. He received the New Writer Award at the Korea Publishing Illustration Association (KPIA) in 1994, and was selected as Illustrator of the Year at the 2008 Bologna Children's Book Fair. To date, Lee has illustrated The Wriggling Book; The Goblin Wriggles; and The Hidden Power, Media.