Futuristic Fiction: #Research for #Writers, Part 16, Climate.

The introduction to this series is here. This post looks at Climate. For most writers of future fiction, this is a no-brainer. We’ve made ourselves familiar with the science, understand the realities, know the world is utterly unprepared to deal with what is now correctly termed a ‘climate emergency’. We know governments, Big Business, led …

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Our Future Earth, by Curt Stager: #BookReview.

320 pagesGlobal Warming and Ecology/Ecological Pollution/Higher Education in Geography. Subtitled, The Next 100,000 Years of Life on the Planet, this book takes the view of that future as seen through the eyes of a paleoecologist, a term so new it doesn’t even appear in my edition of my usual go-to dictionary, the SOED. It describes …

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Today’s Picture: 29 Aug 20

The beech tree as it was before the storms. After the wind and rain of the past few days, we were greeted by dry and occasionally sunny weather today. A few days ago I mentioned, in a comment on one of these posts, that a favourite tree of ours had suffered serious wind damage. The …

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The Time is Now, the Place is Here

In October 2018, just 7 months ago, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced we had 12 years to deal effectively with Climate Change, otherwise we’re likely to reach a tipping point beyond which our ability to predict future changes is at best unreliable. It is likely such a scenario will result in widespread devastation, …

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Fundamental #ClimateEmergency Action

This post will raise many concerns, objections and even outrage in some readers. Be warned. Most of the world is now, at last, aware of the dangers we face from climate change. Some refuse to accept we, the human race, are the major contributor to the looming disaster. Some doubters, like Donald Trump, are in …

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Unseasonal Weather: a #Poem

With thanks to ClimateReanalyzer.org Unseasonal Weather But one month of the year complete and the next is almost done Where is the wet the chill the flakes of seasonal snow fun whitening brightening delighting children who would slide and glide down frozen slopes in noisy joy We have that burning globe above ubiquitous it seems …

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