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.
This week's bubble is all about Polo's encounter with a boatload of climate refugees from the island of Kiribati.
When we consider the effects of global warming, we may not easily perceive the very real, life-changing impacts affecting entire populations right now.
This is the situation facing thousands of inhabitants of small island nations, such as in Oceania, where rising sea levels are already rendering people homeless in the most literal sense.
The awful irony, is that by the very nature of their lifestyles, these front line victims of global warming are the people who contribute the very least to the problem.
My aim in including this sequence in the book was to open up the reader's mind to this reality and hopefully stimulate them to find out more about climate refugees and other issues of climate justice.