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Puxi Hub Library Guide: Environment & Energy


SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 13: Climate Action

SDG 14: Life Below Water

SDG 15: Life on Land


SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 13: Climate Action

SDG 14: Life Below Water

SDG 15: Life on Land

Library Books

The Climate Change Crisis

Scientists have long warned people of the dangers of climate change, so why do some people insist it is not a problem? What can be done to reverse the effects of this dangerous trend? This volume answers these questions and more, highlighting important points with engaging sidebars, full-color photographs, detailed graphs, and annotated quotes by experts. Readers learn how our world is being affected and how they can play a role in minimizing the damage. Climate change is a topic that is often in the news, and readers will be better equipped to understand it thanks to this informative book.

Analyzing Disappearing Habitats

Deforestation, mining, drilling, rising sea levels, and other threats are contributing to decreasing biodiversity around the world. This analytical approach to disappearing habitats and endangered species addresses issues such as climate change, population growth, and the efficacy of conservation efforts. Readers are provided with statistics and perspectives on all sides of the issue, allowing them to consider difficult questions such as how to balance the needs of humans with those of other species and the health of the planet as a whole.

Energy Engineering and Powering the Future

As cities and populations grow, we need more and more energy to run and heat our homes and to power transportation. Readers will learn how energy engineers help make sure that our energy demands are met in a number of different ways. They discover new ways to convert natural resources into affordable and environmentally friendly forms of energy; they build and operate power stations for both renewable and non-renewable forms of energy; they manage electrical power networks; they also monitor how generating energy may harm the planet. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering process, and how energy engineers will play a vital role in our future.

Analyzing Threats to Water Resources

Access to clean, fresh water is vital for all humans, but in many parts of the world, getting water is not as simple as turning on the tap. Contaminated water, especially in impoverished areas, kills millions of people a year, while warming oceans, Arctic melt, and disappearing rainforests are a threat to the environment. This book shows how humans use water and how we can help preserve it in the wake of these threats. Statistics and fact boxes help readers understand various issues related to water, from drought and flooding to desalination and pollution.

Saving Water

Explores the nature of water and its importance to the cycles of life on Earth, its uses and abuses by man, and how it can be solved.

Analyzing Climate Change

Scientific evidence clearly shows that temperatures and the level of CO2 in the atmosphere have risen dramatically since the end of the nineteenth century, coinciding with the rise of industrialization. But what can be done to slow the effects of climate change on humans, plants and animals, and natural resources? This book explains the consequences of further climate change, from flooding of coastal areas to unhealthy pollution in urban areas, and how governments, businesses, and citizens can proactively work on limiting their use of greenhouse gases. International accords such as the Paris agreement of 2015 and the Kyoto Protocol of 1992 are also discussed.

How to Change Everything

"[A] uniquely inclusive perspective that will inspire conviction, passion, and action." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) An empowering, engaging young readers guide to understanding and battling climate change from the expert and bestselling author of This Changes Everything and On Fire, Naomi Klein. Warmer temperatures. Fires in the Amazon. Superstorms. These are just some of the effects of climate change that we are already experiencing. The good news is that we can all do something about it. A movement is already underway to combat not only the environmental effects of climate change but also to fight for climate justice and make a fair and livable future possible for everyone. And young people are not just part of that movement, they are leading the way. They are showing us that this moment of danger is also a moment of great opportunity--an opportunity to change everything. Full of empowering stories of young leaders all over the world, this information-packed book from award-winning journalist and one of the foremost voices for climate justice, Naomi Klein, offers young readers a comprehensive look at the state of the climate today and how we got here, while also providing the tools they need to join this fight to protect and reshape the planet they will inherit.

Protecting Earth's Rain Forests

Explores the causes of current environmental problems, particularly on our rain forests, and discusses new trends, technology, and new solutions.