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A brilliant sci-fi thriller imagines how the massive floods of climate change could transform Earth

The Single Shining Hope to Stop Climate Change

Science is under attack at the very moment when we need it most. President Donald Trump’s March 28 executive order went much further than simply throwing a lifeline to fossil fuels, as industry-funded congressional climate change–deniers have done in the past. It intentionally blinded the federal government to the impacts of climate change by abolishing an interagency group that measured the cost of carbon to public health and the environment. Now, the government won’t have a coordinated way to account for damages from climate change when assessing the costs and benefits of a particular policy…

 

 

A brilliant sci-fi thriller imagines how the massive floods of climate change could transform Earth

NewYork2140

There are times when an author releases a book, and it seems like they have finally pinned down an idea they have been wrestling with for their entire writing career. The science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson has done that with his latest novel, “New York 2140.”

Robinson’s past books mostly been set in space — on interstellar starships or amid the long terraforming project of the planet Mars — but they have centered on questions of how we treat planet Earth. Is this fragile environment portable? Can we fix it if we break it? What is there left to do if we can’t?…

 

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