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Science and comics have proved a popular combination lately, as more and more cartoonists here and abroad attempt to tackle real-life topics that don’t involve their love lives (not that there’s anything wrong with that). The latest entry in this category will come in April when Abrams releases Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science by French author Philippe Squarzoni.
The book, which will be 480 pages and cost $24.95, will examine what exactly global warming and its effects are while asking whether we have the ability to stave off the dire predictions that some make. Nonfiction is no stranger to Squarzoni, who has previously completed books about Central American politics and author Richard Brautigan, and this promises to be a highly detailed, heavily researched book.
After the jump you can read Abrams’ official press release:
A documentary, a diary, and a masterwork graphic novel on climate change that sits at the crossroads between the work of Al Gore, Michael Moore, and comics journalist Joe Sacco. Based on the analysis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), but seen through the perspective of everyman journalist Philippe Squarzoni, this graphic novel explains how our environment functions; outlines the consequences of climate change; and asks: is our society able to pursue a proactive policy in regard to ecological issues? In a tour de force of both artistic and informational presentation, Philippe Squarzoni weaves together scientific research, interviews with leading experts, personal reflections, and a call for action starting at a grassroots level. New York City, New Orleans, and other US locales figure prominently, with the impact of climate change on the US central to the narrative. Weighing the potential of certain solutions and the false promises of others, the book provides hope and ideas for what the ordinary person can do, but with a realistic view of the magnitude of the changes to be made. One of the featured experts is Jean Jouzel, member of the IPCC (recipient with Al Gore of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), who praised the final book on its thorough research and understanding of the facts.
TITLE: Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science
Author/Illustrator: Philippe Squarzoni
PAGE COUNT: 480
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 8TH, 2014