The Amazing Adventures of Chicago's Climate Action Heroes

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Brought to you by the Chicago Field Museum and illustrated by Lisa See Kim this comic book tells how neighborhood residents are brought together by four species whose habitats are being threatened by changes to Chicago's climate. Together they figure out how to make a difference.


<ul><li> 1. OUR WORLDS CLIMATE IS CHANGING TEMPERATURES, HUMIDITY, AND WIND ARE CLIMATE CHANGE IS LARGELY BEING BECOMING LESS STABLE RESULTING IN CAUSED BY HUMANS BURNING MORE FLOODS, DROUGHTS, AND HIGHER FOSSIL FUELS TO DO THINGS LIKE TEMPERATURES. DRIVE THEIR CARS, HEAT THEIR HOMES, AND RUN THEIR FACTORIES. Hmmm... No kiddin! You dont say... CLIMATE CHANGE IS A HUGE PROBLEM... WHO ARE THE HEROES THAT WILL RISE TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE? WHAT SUPER HUMAN POWERS MUST THEY POSSESS? Ok, Hold it, Mr. Narrator!HUH? OH, HELLO THERE, BIRD. WHAT IS Climate change is a Once we understand IT? HUGE problem, but that climate change, we can doesnt mean you have figure out what we can all do You had to have SUPER HUMAN to help. me up until powers to be able to do Take, for example, what my that whole something about it. friends and I are doing in the hero Chicago Region.... baloney. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? 1 </li> <li> 2. It all started one day.... Hey everybody, thanks for meeting me here! Well, you did say that it was important.... Beaver, this wetland you built is quite lovely. Oh, thanks! Well, the Mrs. always wanted a place, and... Sorry, but we really do have some important issues to talk about here! I think we all have been noticing that were in trouble, Chicagos CLIMATE IS CHANGING, and its making it harder for all of us to live around here. Yeah... I mean, who knows Oh my, yes. I do whats goin on with this rain. believe it has beengetting a bit warmer. First there are droughts, then BAMfloods! Hows a And the beaver weather has supposed to been crazy! build a dam? I think we need to find some humans who are willing to help us.... 2 </li> <li> 3. Somewhere on the Southeast Side Hey there, Amira. I got tons of stuff. All my On another friends and neighbors are the Southeast best models, cuz theyre always Side photo doing neat things. shoot? What kind of photos did you take today? d his h e an e to ld me work lik tural class ardship elps na in my w h A kid nts do ster stuf f that y. pare and othe tay health g s w eedin ar e a s s e by r h ou p s My ze s heays it kee the Heres m n theri . She s cool in y. Side min y neighbor wit T h e e i ghb o wea i- h themy like c rs from P s eters r windowthe winte and mon r, e raise his farm. He likes his Southeast M s . n g h e s t y in own foo to with of wh ooking Togo e r gy d in his be able to f r e s e r e t fo o s h ar e s e a li u s e t o a s a ve s e n back yard . h an h ey d t h o d d lo re fr at re recipes her h mer, an w co o m m . sum s t in in A f in d s gr e d r ic a ie nt s. That reminds me, I dont want to be late! These are great photos! You know, when Were on I was your age, our way to talk things around to the Governor here looked very about clean different.... There energy in our neighborhood. We want our government to know were big steel that we want jobs and factories that factories here.... dont pollute our neighborhood. My neighbors are doing a lot to make the Southeast Side a better Wow! place to live. Good luck! 3 </li> <li> 4. Somewhere in Pilsen... Abuelita... Abuelita... Hm... What is it, mija? Oh my! Its a Monarch... When its cold here in Chicago, some Monarchs migrate all the way to Michoacn, Mexico, where your abuelita is from. Abuelita Lucia, look! A butterfly! You know, Monarchs are When I was your age a lot like little girls. They like there were plenty of to play where theres lots of places to sunshine and flowers. play like that. Here is so different, especially with that coal plant nearby.... I worry that there are nosafe places for butterfliesor little girls to grow up.Some of my neighbors are really worried about the coal plant polluting our air and how that affects our health.... So my neighbors and I work together to make sure there are safe, green spaces in our neighborhood. 4 </li> <li> 5. Somewhere in Bronzeville Hey, lil Bird, you hungry, too? Mmmmm, smells good, Well, I like to think the secret Mr. Walter! ingredient is history! My great grandma Your kitchen used this recipe in Mississippi, and even is the best before that, our ancestors used a lot of restaurant in the same ingredients in Africa. town! Lucky for me, I live next Pl...</li></ul>