Heat Wave 2012 Wreaks Havoc Across United States, Puts Spotlight on Climate Change-Fighting Environmental Superhero Earth Dog in Newly Released eBook

Spotlight on Climate Change-Fighting Environmental Superhero Earth Dog in Newly Released eBook

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This is what global warming looks like…The extra heat increases the odds of worse heat waves, droughts, storms and wildfire.

Bethesda, Md (PRWEB) July 16, 2012

With a new Heat Wave in the forecast, the Midwestern and Eastern United States are just coming up for air from Heat Wave 2012 after more than a week of record-breaking temperatures, renewing questions about the link to climate change and interest in eBook environmental superhero Earth Dog.

The stretch of blazing-hot weather has proved historic, with temperatures climbing into the humid 100s and shattering thousands of heat records since June. In the midst of the heat wave, Washington, D.C., area residents melted for as much as a week without power and air conditioning after a rare “Derecho” thunderstorm hit the area the weekend before the July Fourth holiday.

At least 23 people across the country have died from heat-related causes, and the West is reeling from record-setting wildfires that could be related to climate change. Brutal forest fires starting in early summer have devastated the landscape in parts of Montana, Wyoming, Utah and, especially, Colorado, where that state is contending with the worst fires in its history. The weather has calmed somewhat in recent days, allowing firefighters to contain a number of the fires, but experts predict flames will continue to burn throughout the summer.

The unusually hot weather is raising questions about the link to climate change, and many experts are asserting that climate change is a contributing factor in these disturbing weather trends. Much of the country has seen extraordinarily warm temperatures since the beginning of January, continuing a trend of increasing temperatures and longer, hotter summers. This June alone, 3,215 daily-high temperature records have been broken, leading climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck to tell the Associated Press that this summer’s weather so far is “what global warming looks like…The extra heat increases the odds of worse heat waves, droughts, storms and wildfire.”

Against this backdrop, Earth Dog’s mission is more important than ever: to teach kids to be good stewards of their planet and take charge of their environmental future by advocating for a cleaner, healthier world. The story chronicles Earth Dog’s transformation from a junkyard dog into an environmental superhero dedicated to the task of fighting pollution.

Earth Dog educates young people around the world about environmental issues affecting their planet. He teaches problem-solving skills through understanding and cooperation. The environment is the number-one concern of students in the classroom today.

“The Earth Dog Story” was first published as a story book in 1992, then in 1996 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy as a part of its Environmental Out Reach Program with Weekly Reader. Now, the popular children’s environmental superhero is making his comeback in app and eBook format with auto-narration to appeal to children of all ages.

Earth Dog® became available as an app in iTunes and as an eBook, titled: “The Earth Dog Story,” just in time for Earth Day 2012. “The Earth Dog Story” was first published in 1992, then in 1996 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy as apart of their Environmental Out Reach Program with Weekly Reader. Now, the popular children’s environmental super-hero is making his comeback in app and eBook format with auto-narration, to appeal to children of all ages.

“The Earth Dog Story” was first published as a story book in 1992, then in 1996 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy as a part of its Environmental Out Reach Program with Weekly Reader. Now, the popular children’s environmental superhero is making his comeback in app and eBook format with auto-narration to appeal to children of all ages.

For more information, the public should visit the new Earth Dog website at Earthdog.org
The Earth Dog Story at – Earthdogstory.com

Email: infoearthdog(at)gmail(dot)com

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