To break down the complexity of climate change, the “world’s first and only stand-up economist” Yoram Bauman (a PhD economist by day) teamed up with illustrator Grady Klein to create The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change. Don’t let the format fool you—this is sophisticated stuff. Bauman and Klein cover everything from Milankovitch cycles to cap-and-trade economics. The book draws on science from the latest IPCC report and explains technologies and policies that can make a positive difference—all kidding aside.
A new study on the topic uncovered some surprises, such as the leading role of flightless mammals in spreading rainforest seeds.