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A Must-Read Book about Climate Change

The Carbon Almanac: It's Not Too Late

Photo by NASA

“The Carbon Almanac,” subtitled “It’s Not Too Late,” is a book of facts — not opinions — about climate change.

It wasn’t written by 1 person. It wasn’t written by 50 people. “The Carbon Almanac” is the result of the collaborative work of over 300 *volunteers* from 41 countries. Scientists, researchers, designers, leaders, illustrators — you can see most of them on The Carbon Almanac website, where you’ll also find free lesson plans to use in class (if you’re a teacher).

The book is based on thousands of sources, and every page is footnoted. You’ll see plenty of graphs, charts, and tables you wish you didn’t have to see.

I decided to read this book for 3 reasons:

  1. I know little about climate change.
  2. I had never read an almanac before.
  3. The project was coordinated by Seth Godin, one of my favourite people in the world.

Here’s one of the many shocking facts I learned a few days ago:

“The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is higher than it’s been in 2 million years.” The Carbon Almanac, P.34

Very reassuring.

But, as the subtitle says, it’s not too late. We can make an impact. One of the many things we can do is to talk about the problem.

And that’s why I’m posting this today.

If you want to hear/see me talk about it, check my YouTube channel or podcast.

Fabio Cerpelloni is an English language teacher, writer, author, and podcaster from Italy. You can find out more about him and his work by clicking on his glass of beer in the photo.