Information on climate change and global warming is often overwhelming and confusing.
This funny adventure comic will take readers aged 9 and above on a global journey of discovery that will help them understand the causes and effects of climate change around the world, what people are doing about it, and how each one of us can make a difference.
This educational graphic novel for kids is also for attentive parents, creative teachers and anyone who is concerned about climate change and wants to learn more by reading a fiction story that is visually stimulating, fun to read and scientifically accurate. Polo the Bear and the many colourful characters he meets on his journey will introduce you to interesting climate change facts and not only teach you what the main terms and concepts of climate change actually mean and how these are reflected around the world, but also several things everyone can do every day to help reduce the effects of climate change.
After having developed his conservation career in such exciting places as Bolivia, Mexico, Ecuador (including the Galápagos islands) and Colombia Alan decided in August 2018 to quit his job and launch himself 100% towards his first true vocation: having by now published three full-length comic books respectively about natural history, evolution and climate change Alan's dream is to become a best-selling author of comics that combine fiction, non-fiction, humour, satire and adventure in order to educate, entertain, and inspire personal engagement towards bettering our world.
Greenhouse gases end up in the atmosphere and warm up the Earth ultimately because of how human consumers behave. Our industrialised populations want it all, all the time, and the Earth simply can't take it any more. In my comic I wanted to somehow address this, and I did so in various ways throughout the book.
This excerpt shows a caricatural take on excessive fuel consumption to run a typical SUV in a society in which such consumption is regarded as normal. The supermarket scenes, by way of stereotype, similarly reveal excessive and irresponsible consumption habits.
At this stage of the book, Polo is still just a bear who is lost and whose main concern is finding something to eat. He knows nothing of climate change or sustainability. As he continues his travels however, we begin to see his evolution.
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