"This is an important book but we don't have time for its young readers to replace those in power. So read this book and then give grown-ups hell and demand something be done. It's your future that's at stake." -- David Suzuki
"This is an eye-opening glimpse at the worldwide impact of rising temperatures." --School Library Journal
"Flooding and climate change have become increasingly important topics that need to be addressed, and our youngest readers -- and a large hope for the future of this planet -- will learn important information about our world and its climate in this informative text." --Booklist
The Earth's oceans are on the rise. Since 1880, global sea levels have risen steadily each year to a global average of about 8-9 inches (20-23 cm), and they're still rising. By 2100, the sea could climb as much as 6.6 feet (2 m) higher than it is today.
Rising Seas gives youth an eye-popping view of what the Earth might look like under the rising sea levels of climate change. Photographs juxtapose the present-day with that area's projected future. The shocking images will help readers understand the urgency for action. This updated and expanded edition features three new locations -- London, UK, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Manila, Philippines -- as well as brand new sections about climate anxiety (and what you can do about it) and how the world worked together to close the ozone hole, giving young readers a reason to hope for a better future.
The 8 extra pages and thorough revision make this an important warning for the future.
Keltie Thomas is a former editor of OWL Magazine and the author of many highly acclaimed children's books, including Animals That Changed the World and Do Fish Fart?, which won the Award of Merit from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and her cat, Scarlett.
Belle Wuthrich is an illustrator designer living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her work is featured in numerous books for younger readers.
Kath Boake W. is an illustrator and fine artist whose work appeared in Owl Magazine for 20 years. Her digital adaptations of our changing world appear in Rising Seas.