PHOEBE COMES HOME BOOK REVIEWS
JIM LINSA -Sophisticated points of view bounce off of one another in this easy to read adventure story that begins to take the reader deeper into the political and spiritual debate over climate change with the future of the world at stake. Leaves you definitely wanting to find out what's going to happen in Volume 2. Great for young people to develop insight into this crucial issue, and to feel empowerment in their own personal, immediate experience. The illustrations brilliantly bring the story to life.
This is a brilliant book, and I recommend it without any hesitation. -Biodun Iginla
BIODUN IGINLA -This book is about climate change, and the way it affects ecosystems.
Climate change occurs when changes in Earth's climate system result in new weather patterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere (living things), and lithosphere (earth's crust and upper mantle). The climate system receives nearly all of its energy from the sun, with a relatively tiny amount from earth's interior. The climate system also gives off energy to outer space. The balance of incoming and outgoing energy, and the passage of the energy through the climate system, determines Earth's energy budget. When the incoming energy is greater than the outgoing energy, earth's energy budget is positive and the climate system is warming. If more energy goes out, the energy budget is negative and earth experiences cooling.
As this energy moves through Earth's climate system, it creates Earth's weather and long-term averages of weather are called "climate". Changes in the long term average are called "climate change". Such changes can be the result of "internal variability", when natural processes inherent to the various parts of the climate system alter Earth's energy budget. Examples include cyclical ocean patterns such as the well-known El Nino Southern Oscillation and less familiar Pacific decadal oscillation and Atlantic multidecadal oscillation. Climate change can also result from "external forcing", when events outside of the climate system's five parts nonetheless produce changes within the system. Examples include changes in solar output and volcanism.
The Ghost Girl is a sci-fi dreamworld saga of teenagers saving the world from climate change. Abby (who is under surveillance by the authorities) becomes the church gardener and moves into the old, run-down churchyard cottage. She soon discovers that she is watched night and day by professional investigators hired by the colossal corporation trying to take over the town, and force Abby to reveal the secrets of the forest and the source of dream stone. Reverend Tuck, Abby, and their allies form a community council to run churchyard events and gather support for their efforts to engage the church in the fight against climate change. The community in Rivergate, an island in the wetland preserve, and Abby’s childhood home, joins their mission. The struggle with Milton Morphy and his corporate empire reaches a dangerous climax as Abby flees for her life into the forest.
Stable forests as a contribution to climate change mitigation. Stable and healthy forests protect against natural hazards, play an important role in the provision of clean water and air, offer habitats for plants and animals, are workplaces and places of recreation, provide income and many more as would provide for Abby.
Forests Combat Climate Change. Forests are vital storehouses of carbon on our planet. However, when forests are cleared to make way for agriculture and other activities, they emit large quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This contributes to climate change. The Corporation in this book is responsible for clearing forests to make way for agriculture and other activities.
By Biodun Iginla
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