Opening Credits


Telling Stories to Save the World incorporates a chapter, “Climate Change Science: The Facts,” in its entirety, from the following original work:

Anne Armstrong, Marianne Krasny, and Jonathon Schuldt (2018). Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Retrieved from

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

I live and work — and wrote this resource — in Austin, Texas, U.S.A., which sits on indigenous land. The Tonkawa lived in central Texas and the Comanche and Apache moved through this area. Today, various indigenous peoples from all over the globe visit Austin and/or call it home. I am grateful to live on this land. Here is a map that may help you in identifying the indigenous peoples of the land on which you live, work, and study:

How to Adopt This Book

This is an open educational resource. This means that it is freely available and you are welcome to use, adapt, and share this book, except where noted, with attribution according to the Creative Commons NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license (Many, but not all, images, illustrations, videos, etc., in this book are licensed under Creative Commons licenses.)

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Audience for this book

Because of the mature subject matter of some of the films discussed, film clips, and suggested viewing, this book is recommended for mature audiences — primarily postsecondary learners or secondary learners ages 18+.

Cover Image

The cover image was adapted by the author from a photo courtesy of PickPik. The images provided by PickPik are free to use for personal and commercial projects, no attribution required.

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