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.
It's all connected. Fighting climate change is not only about saving polar bears and planting trees. It is also about fighting for basic human rights.
Racial prejudice and social inequity, as recent events in the US have reminded us, are still part of our global society. These drive human conflict and suffering, and all of this falls into the mix of global ecosystem collapse, public health crises, and climate change.
When I created my first climate change comic, I knew I had to somehow also address these broader issues. This page shows an excerpt from my comic that touches upon the link between climate change and war refugees.
On his crossing from Egypt to Europe, Polo helps rescue a Syrian war refugee and an elderly man fleeing from politically oppressive, drought-ridden Eritrea. Both hope they will be accepted as legal migrants in Italy. Both are victims of war, oppression, and also climate change.
I hope that as an accessible comic book character, Polo will help bring the awareness of these broad issues to children and adults alike.
The Adventures of Captain Polo: Polo in East Africa