Global warming is a hot topic and Chicago's newest public art project inspires individuals and organizations to take action. Over 100 sculpted globes (5 feet in diameter) dot the lakefront, from The Field Museum campus to Navy Pier, and artists from around the world have contributed. The globes will be on display through September. I hope there's time for a fieldtrip! For more information see the CoolGlobes website.
There are few children's books about global warming, but several are due to be released this fall, including the first one below which is co-authored by a producer of Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth."
The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming
(to be released September 1, 2007)
by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon
Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? The Dangers of Global Warming
by Anne Rockwell
Snowy White World to Save (to be released October 1, 2007)
by Stephanie Lisa Tara