The Sky's Not Falling:

Why It's OK To Chill About Global Warming

By Holly L. Fretwell

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The prospect of global warming has progressed from concern to genuine fear. Children are often confused and frightejed about what the future holds for them. Some even blame themselves for contributing to climate change.

Meanwhile new approaches and ways of coping with global warming are beginning to emerge. Human ingenuity and adaptability - and not  fear of change - are most likely to guarantee the Earth a healthy future. Parents who've comforted children upset by shocking and perhaps doctored pictures of stranded animals and so-called documentaries predicting disaster will embrace this smartly-written book designed to educate, not indoctrinate.

This book brings practical experience to the environmental debate. It is written especially for children ages 8 to 12, giving them the straight scoop about global warming - and the potentially devastating human and economic consequences of politically motivated responses to it. It offers a balanced look at a complex issue, offering a refreshing, accessible combination of science and economics that will enlighten while it entertains.

Can it really be that human innovation and creativity, combined with individual choice, will yield better environmental outcomes than a deluge of new laws and even more government regulations as advocated by many? Yes!

Holly L. Fretwell is natural resources policy expert, adjunct professor of economics at Montana State University, and PERC research fellow. She has a bachelor's degree in political science and master's degree in resource economics. Fretwell has published in professional journals and the popular press including the Wall Street Journal, Journal for Environmental Economics and Management, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum, Journal of Forestry, and Consumer's Research. She has presented papers at professinal conferences and provided expert testimony on the state of our national parks and the future of the Forest Service.

Kids Ahead Book
World Ahead Media
Los Angeles, CA
2007; 126 pages.
paperback: $17.95
Amazon price: $12.21

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Holly Fretwell is a Research Fellow at PERC and an adjunct instructor at Montana State University where she has taught  introductory economics, macroeconomics, natural resources and environmental economics. She works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics, giving workshops for  high school teachers to improve their skills in teaching and using...
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