1: It's time to debate: climate change 2: What is climate change? 3: Why does climate change? 4: Gases that keep us warm 5: The Greenhouse Effect 6: Overload 7: Debate: Is it a myth that humans are causing global warming? 8: Climate detectives 9: Silly seasons, weird weather 10: Debate: Surely the Antarctic ice spread disproves global warming? 11: Climate modelling 12: Threatened environment 13: Human cost 14: Climate conflict? 15: Debate: Surely there must be a quick fix? 16: Campaigns and treaties 17: Putting on the brakes 18: Debate: Is there one law for the rich and another for the poor? 19: Cleaner options 20: Be prepared 21: Debate: Is the real problem with the way we choose to live? 22: Glossary 23: Further information 24: Index
Philip Steele is a leading writer of children's non-fiction books. He was born in Surrey, graduated from University College Durham and worked in London publishing houses. He then freelanced as a project manager, publishing consultant and author. He has written a wide range of books for Wayland, Watts, Dorling Kindersley, Kingfisher/Macmillan, Walker Books and many other publishers worldwide. History, biography, lands and peoples, the natural world, current affairs and social issues all feature prominently in his backlist. Philip has backpacked around Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. For many years he has been settled very happily amidst the mountains, beaches and green fields of North Wales. His wife (as a teacher) and his teenage daughter (as a secondary school pupil) are ideally suited to cast a critical eye over his work!