Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? The Dangers of Global Warming

Book review by Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Dreary planet outlook challenges tweens to act.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

not rated for age

Based on 1 review

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age 9+

Excellent way to help kids understand & act

As a parent and as a scientist, I felt this creative book gave children a layman's understanding of climate change, without going too much into the reality that could otherwise paralyze them with fear. It gave some powerful tips to help children care for our world and each other respectfully and kindly. I perused some of the previous discussions, which surprised me. Whether or not you believe that global warming exists, by humans or by nature, IT EXISTS. As adults we must still educate our children to respect the Earth, no matter our ideology. There are many additional books, videos, podcasts, etc., that one can use to help kids face this fact, in a proactive, healthy fashion. To ignore environmental well-being is akin to ignoring our own children's health. Overall, and excellent book. Looking forward to next edition.

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Just plain wrong

I was saddened that the author glibbly assumes that global warming is a fact. My kids want to be smart. Smart isn't going through life wanting to devote your life trying to tell people how to live theirs based on irrational blutherings of neoscientists with anti capitalist political agendas. Smart is being a thinking, rational individual who acts on reality to improve his or her own life and the lives of everyone by being productive. My kids saw through it, hopefully your's will also.

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