I am a huge fan of communicating scientific issues in impactful, easy-to-grasp but accurate ways, and there are few issues more in need of this kind of treatment than climate change. Therefore, I was incredibly excited to hear about Yoram Bauman’s new kickstarter campaign to create The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.
For those of you who don’t know of Yoram, his moniker is The Stand-Up Economist, I am not kidding, and he really is very funny. And smart. And the author of some well-known, internationally distributed books, the Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Vols. I and II. Yoram clearly has a good track record in producing comic and approachable treatments of pretty weighty topics. So when I read about his new undertaking to be a “fun and accessible guide to global warming science and policy”, I immediately thought Dr. Bauman might actually have a good shot at actually making that work, and my kid and other people’s kids (and their parents) might have a really good shot at both being entertained and learning from it.
You can help The Stand Up Economist write this book by donating as little as $1 to his kickstarter campaign at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/326721047/the-cartoon-introduction-to-climate-change.