“Global Warming” by Seymour Simon talks about what global warming is, what causes it, and what can happen because of it. There might be a giant snowstorm today but that doesn’t mean global warming isn’t happening. Global warming is a very gradual warming trend over a really long time. Global warming happens because carbon dioxide and other pollutants collect in the atmosphere and don’t let heat escape.
Global warming can cause big floods to happen, polar bears to not be able to get food, and coral reefs to die. Rising oceans could cause millions of people to have to move.
The book gives lots of ideas of things people can do to slow global warming. People can walk and use bikes instead of driving cars. People can plant trees and use efficient light bulbs. People can use renewable energy from wind or the sun.
Like most Seymour Simon books, there are lots of good pictures. My favorite photos were the ones of polar bears, coral reefs, trees in autumn, and butterflies. In general the photos in this book weren’t as exciting as those in some of his other books, but they were still pretty good.
I would recommend “Global Warming” by Seymour Simon to people who are interested in global warming and who want to try and slow global warming. It will help kids be able to explain global warming better.