“Compelling and absorbing. A realistic portrait of the world that awaits us.”
John Atcheson, Climate Progress
(PRWEB) May 21, 2011
This indispensable new book reveals what the future of humanity and your grandchildren may be like if we do not curtail global warming. By 2084, higher temperatures, rising seas, floods, droughts, famine, disease, and wars, including nuclear wars, have caused the worst devastation in human history, as though every catastrophe of the last 2,000 years has happened at once. No one escapes the consequences of the Great Warming.
Modeled after master reporter Studs Terkel and set in the year 2084, James Powell's fictive interviewer reports on conversations with people from around the world to learn how global warming has affected them and their region. If you want to learn the potential future of cities such as New York, Miami, Phoenix, and Rotterdam, of countries such as Canada, India, Israel, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Spain and the United States, of regions such as the Amazon and the Arctic, read 2084. Might global warming lead to fascism and war, even nuclear war? Read 2084.
Some deny that such a future is even remotely possible, but 100 national and international science organizations say that global warming is real, caused by humans, and dangerous. Not a single scientific organization denies global warming. So far, the world is on a worst-case trajectory of global warming, headed for 2084.
Read what one reviewer has to say about this important new book on humanity's future under global warming: "The year is 2084: a literary anniversary of sorts, but these days, Mother Nature makes Big Brother look like child's play. Framed as an oral history, Dr. James Powell's novella depicts the late 21st-century by channeling many voices, from across the inhabited world, to describe the catastrophic effects of global warming. Powell's fictional narrator aims to model the inimitable Studs Terkel, but the resulting overall tone instead recalls the best of pulp science fiction from the 1950s: here a dash of Arthur C. Clarke's penchant for understatement, there a taste of Asimov's subtle bait-and-switch.” -- Jason Kirk, Amazon
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James L. Powell, PhD, DSc, has been a professor, a college president, a museum director, and a nonprofit executive. He has written six science books. President Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush each appointed him to the National Science Board, one of the nation's top science advisory panels, where he served for twelve years. Asteroid 1987 SH7 is named for Dr. Powell. Currently he heads the National Physical Science Consortium.
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