The Biggest Footprint
Eight Billion Humans, One Clumsy Giant
Rob and Tom Sears
Canongate – (hardback)
There are over 8 billion humans on planet Earth. Imagine that all these humans could be ‘smooshed’ into one giant human. This mega human would be colossal…and clueless, a great lumbering lump. But it would also hold the future of the earth in its great big hands. Even though this huge human is not the sharpest tool in the drawer, it is slowly beginning to understand the damage it has already caused and how it might be able to fix it. This is the idea behind The Biggest Footprint by the sibling team of Rob and Tom Sears.
This excellent and entertaining guide to climate change and human impact on planet Earth seeks to encourage a fresh approach to the subject. Using a combination of brain-busting facts and super illustrations, the book provides a fun and accessible take on the issues that face us all.
There are a number of books addressing the subject of climate change that are available in the Bookwagon on-line store. For example, both Climate Action and Climate Rebels focus on the way children and young people can drive change.
The Big Lesson is a education programme about climate change for younger people devised by UNICEF.