Global Warming for Dummies.


364 pages
Contains Illustrations, Index
ISBN 978-0-470-84098-6
DDC 363.738'74




Reviewed by Janet Collins

Janet Collins is a freelance writer in Sechelt, British Columbia.


As with all the other Dummies series books, this volume dummies-down the subject so those with no prior knowledge can easily grasp the fundamentals of the topic. That said, the book is chock full of information from basic definitions of the general subject of global warming to easy-to-understand explanations of the facts and issues surrounding the topic. From an examination of the causes and effects of global warming to understanding the science behind climate change and tips for reducing your personal carbon footprint, the text covers a lot of information on the much-publicized and hotly debated subject.


The authors’ credentials lend much credibility to the content. Not only is Elizabeth May leader of the Green Party of Canada, she has been a frequent advisor on environmental issues to the United Nations, and served as commissioner of various initiatives including the Earth Charter Commission, among other notable accomplishments. For her part, Zoë Caron is a founding member of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition and past youth delegate to U.N. Climate Change Conferences, among other achievements. Both authors possess the ability to clearly articulate the complexities of global warming in a way that is easily understood by a wide audience, from upper elementary school students to adults, the general public, captains of industry, and politicians alike.


A must-have for any Canadian library.


May, Elizabeth, and Zoë Caron., “Global Warming for Dummies.,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 17, 2024,