Climate change is no laughing matter—but maybe it should be. Here, you can read an excerpt Yoram Bauman and Grady Klein's new book The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change—an entertaining overview of climate science, predictions, and policy.

The above is an excerpt from The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change by Yoram Bauman and Grady Klein. It is reproduced with kind permission from Island Press. All rights reserved.


Yoram Bauman, "the world's first and only stand-up economist," performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in Time Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and his previous collaboration with Grady Klein resulted in the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics. He is a carbon tax fellow at Sightline Institute and has taught economics and environmental studies classes at the University of Washington (where he received his PhD in economics) and at Lakeside High School.

Grady Klein is a cartoonist, animator, and graphic designer. He is the author with Yoram Bauman of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics; the coauthor with Alan Dabney of The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics; and the creator of "The Lost Colony" series of Graphic Novels.