Travelling the world to learn about climate change is dangerous work: Captain Polo dodges bullets in East Africa, gets chased by furious, knife-wielding market sellers in the streets of Cairo, narrowly escapes getting arrested by Italian coastguards in the Mediterranean Sea, and gets captured in London Zoo!
Today's climate crisis may be the most serious environmental issue in human history.
Understanding the causes and effects of climate change can be complicated and confusing. This funny adventure comic packed with action and interesting climate change facts teaches what we can all do to fight global warming.
If you are a kid aged 9or above, you will LOVE Polo and his funny adventures in India, Africa and Europe! If you are a teacher, this educational graphic novel for kids will help make your lessons about global warming, environment and sustainability fun and engaging. If you are a parent or grand parent, you will find answers to your inquisitive children's questions about climate change, geography, migration, foreign cultures and green living!
In this book, Book 3 of the ebook edition series, you can follow Polo's journey out of India, across Africa and into Europe.
In between Polo's funny adventures you will discover:
How climate change is affecting tribal societies and wildlife in Africa.
What global warming means for the survival of the ancient Nile river system.
How climate change is linked to human migration from war-torn countries.
How Polo meets an ex-president of the United States and other climate champions.
Practical, everyday tips on what we can all do to help fight global warming.
Follow Polo's epic journey all the way to the end!
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 Author Insight from The Adventures of Polo the Bear is about being creative.
Specifically in this case, how to address, on one comic-strip page, several different but inter-related environmental and social issues, each of them serious and unacceptable, while also being funny and entertaining.
This page is a good example of what I think works.
In this sequence my character Polo the bear learns about the land-rights injustices faced by Maasai pastoralists, and the (related) effects of global warming and profit-greedy tourism on lions (and on Maasai). As if that were not enough, he also gets shot at by a trophy hunter - a coherent means of instantly inserting action and humour into what would otherwise be quite heavy technical content.
The Adventures of Captain Polo: Polo in East Africa