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A graphic guide to global warming that discusses some very chewy science using pictures and captions. If you think this all sounds a bit weird, you would be totally right - but then the best cartoons often are.
From one of Britain's most talented young comic artists, here is a scathingly humorous, and thoroughly researched, exploration of climate change through the eyes of a stroppy teenage girl, a fat cat businessman and a mad scientist.
The threat of global warming may make you weep, but Kate Evans' brilliant cartoons offer hope and inspiration. And they're funny too.
Whereas Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth takes you to the "OK everyone, panic!" precipice and then leaves you dangling over the edge, Funny Weather is brazenly devoted to "Saving The World". Evans - whose green credentials, unlike Gore's, are squeaky clean - tackles the follies of jet-setting, offsetting, carbon sequestration and nuclear proliferation head-on and with humour. Her vision of ordinary people switching to low-carbon lifestyles, coming together in an unstoppable movement for political change and "sorting it out" is inspiring. Buy this book, read it, give it away. Then, as Kate says, "better get on with it".
RRP £6.99 pbk
96 pages • 148 x 210mm
Published 11 September 2006