Geoengineering Earth's Climate – Re-setting the Thermostat
Most scientists agree that Earth is warming rapidly. Glaciers are melting and rising seawaters are submerging islands and coastal cities. In the coming decades, millions will likely have to escape extreme weather caused by climate change.
Some scientists say we need to act faster and with radical new technologies—now—to save our planet. They propose geoengineering, or "engineering Earth," to reset our global thermostat. Ideas include thickening clouds with chemicals to reduce the amount of sunlight and pulling carbon dioxide from the air with machines. However, critics say that geoengineering could backfire and create even worse weather. Is geoengineering too risky? Or is it our best hope of survival?
About Jennifer Swanson (Jacksonville, Florida Author)
Science Rocks! And so do Jennifer Swanson’s books. She is the award winning author of over 35 nonfiction books for children. A self-professed science geek, Jennifer started a science club in her garage at the age of 7.
While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer's passion for science resonates in in all her books but especially, BRAIN GAMES (NGKids) and SUPER GEAR: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up (Charlesbridge) which was named an NSTA Best STEM book of 2017 and an NSTA Outstanding Trade Book 2017Top reviews include a starred review in Booklist, and recommended reviews from School Librarians Workshop, Library Media Connection, and a Nerdy Book Club award. Her book, Geoengineering Earth's Climate: Resetting the Thermostat, from 21st Century Books/ Lerner received a Junior Library Guild Selection.
Jennifer has a B.S. in Chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy and her M.S. Ed. (K-8) science from Walden University. She has been employed as a middle school science instructor by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth for the past five years. You can visit Jennifer at her website www.JenniferSwansonBooks.com.