Academic journal article The Science Teacher

The Global Warming Express

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

The Global Warming Express

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The Global Warming Express

By Marina Weber. $14.95. 114 pp. Terra Nova Books. Santa Fe, NM. 2017. ISBN: 9781938288937.

This book highlights animals that have been affected by climate change.

The journey begins when two animal friends, Fluff and Creamy, embark on a magical train surrounded by butterflies and balloons to give a clarion call to the effects of global warming. The train is only powered by positive thoughts. The book also follows two girls, Marina and Joanna, who want to meet the president of the United States to tell him how global warming is affecting animals and that help is urgently needed to save the planet. As they travel across the United States, animals that have been affected by fire, droughts, melting glaciers, oil spills, destruction of forests, and peat bogs join them and share their stories with mixed emotions.

Lively conversations provide interesting details about the greenhouse effect, carbon sequestration, hurricanes, hydro-fracking, threats to National Parks, tailing ponds, and other relevant topics. The book also discusses the human impact on climate change. The descriptive language, stories, and conversations will make readers feel that they are on this magical train as they listen to the clicking of the train wheels, cover their ears to block out loud sounds, ask questions, and gaze out the windows. …

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