Setting out to find food in a melting Arctic landscape, Captain Polo finds himself back on the ocean waves in his trusty sailing boat, falling into one crazy adventure after another. Except this time, he is sailing to the tune of a secret agenda planned by a hidden stowaway! Book 4 of this series of educational comics about climate change takes Captain Polo on another rollicking global journey that uncovers ever more important aspects of our era's most serious environmental crisis, and importantly, also the many ways we can all become part of the solution.
Did you know that global warming is upsetting the hibernation patterns of bears? How much do you know about permafrost and the effects of it melting as a result of human-induced climate change? On this page Captain Polo runs into all of these issues. As usual, I am always careful to balance that education - entertainment ratio, and I try to do this on every page. Here we have Polo talking to a disgruntled brown bear prematurely woken from a short hibernation, before falling into a huge excavation pit, where his fall breaks off the tusk of an exposed wooly mammoth being excavated (inspired by a scene in Asterix and Cleopatra). This provides the perfect introduction to a piece of climate change information provided by the outraged paleontologists. Excerpt from my next educational comic book, The Adventures of Captain Polo: Pole to Pole.
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