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Because IPCC-A True Story from 100 Years in the Future

History and Science of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Secondary, Middle

Description

The setting for this graphic novel is a secondary classroom 100 years in the future at a time when climate change no longer poses a threat to the planet.  On this day the students examine 'a climate crisis that threatened the world a century ago’ and learn about the crucial role played by an organization known as the International Panel on Climate Change in its resolution.

The dialogue among students and their teacher does an excellent job in explaining climate change causes and consequences.  Readers will also come to understand how important the IPCC has been in demonstrating that climate crisis is real and in uniting governments from around the world in the effort to set and meet climate adaptation and mitigation goals.  Links to articles have been included to support further investigation into a number of related topics and issues.

This novel is also available in video format.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This unique description of the work of the IPCC will support any discussion of climate change but those dealing with the role of science in providing evidence and action in particular. 

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    • Climate Change
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    • Analysing Conventional Science