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The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change will be a fun and accessible guide to global warming science and policy. Read more

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The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change will be a fun and accessible guide to global warming science and policy.

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Cartoon Climate Change: Book release and thank-you video!

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Hello Kickstarter supporters: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change is now available (!) at your local bookstore, or via Amazon.com or B&N. (And of course everyone who contributed $20 or more should have gotten a book either from me or from Island Press, so if there are any problems on that front please let me know.) I encourage you to post reviews on Amazon and B&N and elsewhere, e.g., on GoodReads... and most importantly a million thanks to all of you for supporting this project! Below is a little thank-you video, and if you're confused by the reference to Grady's son Liam then go back and check out our original Kickstarter pitch :)

On my website you can find excerpts, reviews, and information for teachers, plus detailed page notes. If you're looking for PowerPoint slides or are interested in foreign translation rights, please email cartoon@islandpress.org, and if I can help in any way I'm at yoram@standupeconomist.com.

PS. This may be my last Kickstarter update, so if you want to stay in touch please sign up for my quarterly comedy email list at standupeconomist.com (or email me).

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 Thanks again, and enjoy the book! (And by the way the "book" in the video is actually just a 16-page promotional excerpt, so that's why it's so thin. The finished book was at the printers when we filmed the video.)

Regards,

Yoram and Grady

Cartoon Climate: Book preview!

Hello Kickstarter supporters: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change is at the printers and should be available on or before the official release date of June 5!

  • More info: Here's my webpage about the book, which includes reviews, an excerpt from the printer's draft (here's the direct link to the PDF, and of course please ignore the printer marks), a link to pre-ordering on Amazon (in case you want to buy the finished product :) and more!
  • Book tour: I'll be at Town Hall in Seattle on M June 9, in Washington DC on June 10 and 11, in Boston on June 12, maybe in NYC on June 13 (holler if you have a location in mind!), and in Portland OR on July 10, hopefully with more to come! Details and updates on my website.

Thanks for your help turning this vision into a reality! If you have any questions or requests just let me know: yoram@standupeconomist.com.

Regards,

yoram

Cartoon Climate: Book preview and survey heads-up!

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Hello Kickstarter supporters: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change is at the printers and should be available on or before the official release date of June 5!

  • More info: Here's my webpage about the book, which includes reviews, an except from the printer's copy (here's the direct link to the PDF, and of course please ignore the printer marks), and more!

  • Hard copies: Stay tuned for a follow-up email asking for your address and other info so that we can get you your book(s) ASAP! And PS if you want to pre-order extra copies here's the link to Amazon :) Any questions or requests just let me know: yoram@standupeconomist.com.

  • Book tour: I'll be at Town Hall in Seattle on M June 9, in Washington DC on June 10 and 11, in Boston on June 12, maybe in NYC on June 13 (holler if you have a location in mind!), and in Portland OR on July 10, hopefully with more to come! Details and updates on my website.

Thanks for your help turning this vision into a reality!

Regards,

yoram

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Cartoon Climate Change: The Home Stretch!

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Hello Kickstarter supporters: Many thanks for all your feedback over the past few months... and I'm happy to report that Grady and I have just finished a nearly-final draft of the book! Unfortunately we can't post the draft online, but we do have a page at Island Press (the book was featured in their spring catalog) and a page on Amazon.com. And we have a terrific review from Publishers Weekly: "Illustrated with deceptively simple black-and-white art that masterfully supports the text, this book provides a skillful tour of the issues that face our developing world and it serves as a model of how educational works of this sort should be crafted."

What's next:

* For the next two and a half weeks Grady and I get to work on final wordsmithing &c... and we could use your help! If you are in the USA and are interested in spending 3+ hours in the next 2 weeks wordsmithing and proofreading and squinting at small type (!) please email me ASAP; serious inquiries only because this will involve me printing out a hard copy and sending it to you ASAP via Priority Mail.

* On April 1st (hah!) Grady and I are turning in the final copy of the finished manuscript. At that point Island Press will take over for final copy-editing, printing, warehousing, etc.

* The book will be released on June 5! (If you're getting a copy as part of your Kickstarter reward, you might get your copy a week or three early, and in any case stay tuned for a survey where we'll ask for your address.)

* To go along with the book release, I'll be doing a Town Hall in Seattle on June 9, hopefully some events on the east coast later that week, and hopefully more... email me if you have ideas or invitations!

Many thanks,

Yoram and Grady