Climate Specialist and Daughter Release Book To Save The Seas

Climate Specialist and Daughter Release Book To Save The Seas

The year 2020 has been an  unprecedented year, not only because of COVID-19 but also because  of the increasing impacts of climate change – from the wildfires in  Australia and California and to the strong typhoons and hurricanes  around the world. 

Climate change is making itself felt more and more into our daily lives.  However, it has been challenging to explain the complexities of climate  change in a simple and relatable way. This was the reason for Janice  Lao-Noche, a dual environmental scientist and development economist,  and her 10 year old daughter, Esther, have written a book about climate  change through the eyes of two kid whales who are finding out they are  losing their homes. It is a personal story for children, parents and  educators to understand what climate change is all about, and why it is  personal to all of us. Their book is also about a story of hope – providing  children a template on how they can help make a real difference with  climate change.

Janice is a multi-awarded sustainability expert, having won international  acclaim for her work in sustainability, including at the age of 30, co-developing a mathematical and economic model for reducing carbon  emissions in the international aviation sector. Esther is a 6th grader,  student athlete, and a young coder, she wants to be a marine  veterinarian when she grows up. The book is published by US-based  Wise Ink.

This book is our love letter to nature and to the world, because real  love means telling them the truth but also showing them what is  possible. The book ends with hope, that if we take action today and do it  together, we can solve the greatest threat we face as humanity – climate  change,” said Lao.

What experts have said around the world about the book:  

“It’s just brilliant…What is most wonderful about this book is that it  shows us that while our humanity has created this crisis, it will be our  humanity that helps solve it.” – Dr Sally Uren, CEO, Forum for the  Future (United Kingdom) 

“A powerful, practically-written book that will change the way you think  about climate change…” – Dr Elondra Napper, Science Educator (United  States) 

“A unique and fun book that addresses the most important part of the  problem (and solution!): the human element” – Carola Wijdoogen,  cofounder of Sustainability University Foundation (Netherlands) 

“Sensitive, compelling story of two sea friends incorporates adventure,  bravery, and teamwork to deliver a powerful tale featuring adults short  of a plan and kids striving to end the impending destruction of their  ocean home” – Joanna Hotung, Director, KG Group (Hong Kong)  

“Equally informative and heartwarming…may this moving story compel  every reader to do their part.” – Lynn Pinugu, CEO, She Talks Asia  (Philippines) 

This November 28, 8pm EST / 5pm PST (November 29 9am in the  Philippines), Janice and Esther cordially invite concerned seatizens to  give back to the oceans by joining the Sparky and Benny Book Launch  Party. The seas have given us so much life, adventure and nutrition,  and it’s time for a thanksgiving. As a community, we can help make the  seas healthier and the earth live longer. 

In partnership with Save Philippines Seas, Janice, Esther, Sparky and  Benny look forward to seeing everyone to save our homes and our  seas. 

The book blends reality and fantasy: two whales on a journey to learn  about the impacts of climate change on their home,” said Anna Oposa,  who leads Save Philippine Seas. It’s not every day that we read about  

how climate change affects our oceans, and it’s a story that needs to  be told more. With this book, children and youth can learn to make  small but meaningful lifestyle changes and inspire their parents to do  the same.” 

To join the book launch and #HelpSparkyAndBenny Save the Seas with  Janice and Esther Lao Noche, RSVP at To  preview the book, visit its Amazon page at

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