European Environment Agency: The European Environment Agency provides sound, independent information on the environment for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.
14 Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable
15 Life on Land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
The Environmental Movement by Stuart A. KallenWhen Rachel Carson described the dangers of DDT in the late 1950s she launched a movement that continues to influence society. The Environmental Movement provides a fascinating eco-tour from Carson through Earth Day, the environmental decade of the 1970s, and the challenges facing a new generation of twenty-first century environmentalists. This book examines how and why social change occurs and the lasting influence of the environmental movement.
Publication Date: 2018-08-15
The Paris Climate Agreement by Duchess Harris; Rebecca RowellThe Paris Climate Agreement explores the issues surrounding the 2015 international agreement to combat climate change. Many nations were shocked when the United States later announced its decision to withdraw from the agreement. The book explores these political ramifications and encourages readers to form their own opinions. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Publication Date: 2018-12-15
The Violence of Climate Change by Kevin J. O'BrienClimate change is viewed as a primarily scientific, economic, or political issue. While acknowledging the legitimacy of these perspectives, Kevin J. O'Brien argues that we should respond to climate change first and foremost as a case of systematic and structural violence. Global warming is largely caused by the carbon emissions of the affluent, emissions that harm the poor first and worst. Climate change is violence because it divides human beings from one another and from the earth. O'Brien offers a constructive and creative response to this violence through practical examples of activism and nonviolent peacemaking, providing brief biographies of five Christians in the United States--John Woolman, Jane Addams, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cesar Chavez. These activists' idealism, social commitment, and political savvy offer lessons of resistance applicable to the struggle against climate change and for social justice.