BSRIA has applauded the release of a new Ladybird book on the challenges and possible solutions to climate change, to be released on Thursday 26th January.
The book is part of a series for adults written in the style of the well-known children’s books that aim to explain clearly complicated subjects.
The 52-page guide has been co-authored by HRH Prince Charles, former Friends of the Earth director Tony Juniper and climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh.
Ladybird produced a series of books for children in the 1960s and 1970s and has recently found renewed success with a range of humorous books for adults. A publishing director for Penguin, which produces Ladybird books said that they were thinking about a new series for adults after the success of the spoof books, but wanted factual books by experts on science, history and arts subjects. The latest series involves experts explaining complex subjects in simple form.
The book will comprise a “bite-sized understanding” of the topic and contains the recent flooding in parts of Britain and rising global temperatures. The autumn of 2000 – between September to November – was the wettest on record over England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Such wet weather brought extensive flooding to England and Wales as rivers rose to record levels and burst their banks.
It has been read and reviewed by “figures” within the environmental community. Other books in the series are Quantum Mechanics by Jim al-Khalili and Evolution by Steve Jones.
Julia Evans, Chief Executive, BSRIA, said: “If this new Ladybird book on climate change gets young and old alike reading, learning and talking about this crucial subject – this is exciting news. It is clear that, as an industry, we need to take action on climate change, so the book should go some way in achieving this. The launch is a great way to kick-start 2017.