Mirror Books will publish a guide to reducing your carbon footprint from ITV meteorologist and climate change expert Laura Tobin.
In the currently untitled book, Tobin will guide readers through the "simple and often surprising" changes that readers can make to reduce their carbon footprint. Examples range from singing in the shower as a way to save water to using a wipeable notepad instead of paper.
The publisher explained: "Laura understands that we all want to do our bit for the environment, but it’s hard to know where to begin when the climate crisis we are facing is so massive. The world is heating up at an alarming rate – last year was the joint warmest on record, and the last decade our warmest ever recorded. If we don’t make changes now, we will reach tipping points where the damage is irreversible – think melting ice caps, rising sea levels, displacement of communities and the extinction of entire species of animals."
Tobin added: "I've been campaigning for climate change for over a decade because of the devastating impact it is having on our planet. What upsets me the most is thinking about what we are leaving behind for the next generation – for my daughter. I want to tell her we did everything we could – that I did everything I could. The two questions I get asked the most are, ‘what can I do?’ and ‘will it make a difference?’ My answer to those is ‘lots' and 'yes’. No one can do everything but everyone can do something. So many of the ideas in this book are simple and free, and once you start to make changes, you might be inspired to do more and tell other people – together, we can make a whole world of difference. Let's start a ripple and make a wave!"
World rights were acquired from Professor Jonathan Shalit, chairman of the InterTalent Rights Group. Publication is scheduled for 28th October 2021.
Steve Hanrahan, managing director, commented: "We are thrilled to be teaming up with Laura to launch such an important book at a time when global leaders will be gathering for the COP26 summit in Glasgow. There's a gap in the market for an everyday climate change book that families can relate to without it being too dull or overly scientific. Laura's warm personality shines through presenting the weather on 'Good Morning Britain' and as a highly qualified meteorologist she is well placed to share her aspirations and experiences with us. Her passion as a young mum wanting to make the world a better place for her daughter is inspirational. We see her as a modern day, bright and breezy Queen of Climate Change. And with 77% of UK adults getting news from our brands and platforms we'll be getting right behind her on this."
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