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A Globe 100:         Best Book of 2022


An antidote to the crushing questions that dogs many of us, but young people even more acutely - "What can I do about it?" - this richly illustrated book not only explains the climate crisis in clear, engaging language, but also offers concrete plans of action.

             -Frances Greenslade, author Green Mountain Academy

Urgent Message from a Hot Planet:
Navigating the Climate Crisis 

ISBN: 978-1-45982-632-8

Orca Book Publishers 2022

The climate crisis is the issue of our time. Scientists have warned for over 100 years that burning fossil fuels and destroying nature will warm the earth's atmosphere and affect the climate in adverse ways: more severe and intense storms, prolonged heat waves, drought, flooding, wildfires, rising sea levels and ocean acidification.


Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis outlines the science behind global heating and its root causes, provides ways to take action and honors the efforts of the millions of youth and adult allies from around the world working tirelessly to make a difference. Their powerful message: do something now!

Advance praise for Urgent Message from a Hot Planet:

"I encourage any interested youth – and their parents – to read this book.  It is an amazing achievement – comprehensive and informative, stretching from climate science to the intersecting issues of inequality and racism. Ultimately, it is a toolbox for hope."

-Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands and former leader of the Green Party of Canada

“[An] accessible first-person narrative that makes space for emotions as well as scientific facts and figures...A well-researched and emotionally impactful call to make choices that revitalize nature and our planet.”

-Kirkus Reviews    Read the review

"Urgent Message From a Hot Planet, with its powerful and urgent message, is a must read. Guaranteed to spur some readers to action, it is both frightening and hopeful. To quote the author, 'From everyone I interviewed, I learned that action breeds hope and that action taken with others is an antidote to despair.' Hear, hear!"

-CM: Canadian Review of Materials     Read the review

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