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MPs offered global warming education from climate scientist

January 12th, 2012

Following Canada’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Accord at the Durban Conference on Climate Change in December, Orca Book Publishers has sent a copy of Dr. Andrew Weaver’s book, Generation Us—The Challenge of Global Warming, to all 308 Members of Parliament.

Generation Us explains the phenomenon of global warming, outlines the threat it presents to future generations and offers a path toward solutions to the problem. Although the reality of global warming has long been accepted within the scientific community, it remains a hotly debated topic at the political and social level.

“We’re concerned that too many of our politicians see climate change as a political problem, not the threat that it is to the very survival of future generations,” said Orca’s publisher Andrew Wooldridge. “Hopefully the book will provide a more complete analysis of the problem for at least some of our elected representatives.”

Andrew Weaver is the Canada Research Chair in Climate Modelling and Analysis at the University of Victoria and was a team member of the Nobel Peace Prize–winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “Now more than ever it’s become critically important that society—and especially our elected leaders—accept responsibility for global warming,” Dr. Weaver noted recently. “We’ve created the problem; we must now be part of the solution.”

Generation Us—The Challenge of Global Warming is published by Raven Books, an imprint of Orca Book Publishers, and is part of the Rapid Reads series, which features both fiction and nonfiction in short, high-interest, easy-read formats (www.rapid-reads.ca). It is available in print and ebook versions. As one of Canada’s leading independent publishers, Orca Book Publishers releases 60 to 70 new titles a year and has more than 500 titles in print (www.orcabook.com).