Earth Under Fire

Earth Under Fire

Introductory photo of Antarctica: "Global warming is causing glaciers and ice sheets to melt at an accelerating rate."

Earth Under Fire

Cooper Island, Alaska: "The disruption of ecosystems caused by global warming is affecting all living creatures, such as this polar bear."

Earth Under Fire

Introductory photo of Alps: "Scientists are studying the responses of plants and animals to higher temperatures in all parts of the world."

Earth Under Fire

Introductory photo of Miami area: "Coastal cities all over the world will be affected."

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Introductory photo of China: "Signs of our changing climate include catastrophic storms, flooding, and drought."

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Introductory photo of Illinois wind farm: "We can use energy from renewable sources such as the wind and sun to create a cleaner, safer, cooler world."

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Sample page from Chapter 2: Warming, especially in winter, encourages insect damage to forests, which in turn leads to record wildfires.

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Sample page from Chapter 4: Coal-burning steel plant in Beijing. Kids play in shadow of huge coal power plant in Inner Mongolia, China.

Earth Under Fire

Sample map from Chapter 3: Locating some of the scientifically documented changes around the world that are described in Earth Under Fire.