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A Climate In Chaos

Posted By Jacob Hope, 13 May 2020
Updated: 13 May 2020

YLG is delighted to be included in Neal Layton's blog tour for his new book A Climate in Chaos.


It’s easy to underestimate the capacity each of us has to impact on our world.  In A Climate in Chaos Neal Layton explores the effects humanity and our actions have upon the environment.  It’s an impressively wide-reaching book carefully explaining the difference between weather and climate, the conditions which enabled life to develop on earth and the fragile equilibrium that sustains this.


There is a massive amount for curious minds to discover and explore in the book from a simplified version of the carbon cycle to the threat that climate change poses for various animals and their habitats.  It would be easy for a book of this kind to be heavy-handed and didactic in its messaging, but gentle guidance around small actions that can result in big change together with Layton’s vibrant, lively mixed-media illustrations make this an endearingly child-centred which feels both empowering and inspiring. 


We all have our part to play in achieving any kind of change and A Climate in Chaos offers an informative and inspiring early introduction to the subject with rich and ample opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning.

Readers who enjoy the book and are looking to explore more may also enjoy:


Jeannie Baker                                                                    Window

Jess French                                                                         What a Waste

Neal Layton                                                                        A Planet full of Plastic

Zoe Tucker, illustrated by Zoe Persico                          Greta and the Giants



Tags:  cllimate change  environment  learning  reading 

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