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The Warming: Speculative Fiction about the Human Impact of the Climate Crisis

The Warming Speculative Fiction about the Human Impact of the Climate Crisis How will the developing climate crisis affect us The Warming goes beyond mere statistics and arguments over the cause to imagine its impact on people worldwide It s Hundreds of millions around th

  • Title: The Warming: Speculative Fiction about the Human Impact of the Climate Crisis
  • Author: Lorin R. Robinson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How will the developing climate crisis affect us The Warming goes beyond mere statistics and arguments over the cause to imagine its impact on people worldwide.It s 2047 Hundreds of millions around the world are suffering from the warming drought, rising ocean levels and increasingly calamitous weather Famine and food riots are becoming commonplace Refugees from iHow will the developing climate crisis affect us The Warming goes beyond mere statistics and arguments over the cause to imagine its impact on people worldwide.It s 2047 Hundreds of millions around the world are suffering from the warming drought, rising ocean levels and increasingly calamitous weather Famine and food riots are becoming commonplace Refugees from inundated coastal and drought stricken areas are on the move National economies are tanking Weaker nations are being swallowed up by stronger neighbors Within countries, The Warming encourages genocide and ethnic cleansing Nations are turning inward, looking after their own The United Nations has become a mere shell as members simply stop paying their dues.Dr Jonathan Carver is brilliant marine scientist both an observer and participant in the growing crisis Despite major roadblocks, he works to develop a project that, while it cannot stop The Warming, would help address the growing hunger and famine He also struggles to bring his dysfunctional personal and professional lives under control.Readers are taken around the world to experience the human impact of The Warming close up Bangladesh, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, South Sudan, Southwestern China, Tanzania, Venice, the United Arab Emirates and the U.S Southwest.The 358 page novel is a work of speculative fiction a thought provoking and artful amalgam of fact and fiction that puts a human face on the growing crisis It begins with today s climate science and imagines the potential impact on people around the globe that its observations and data suggest.While an ever smaller circle of people continues to reject the reality of human induced global warming and its implications, there is no question whatever the cause or causes that the Earth is heating up, the oceans are rising and the changing climate is bringing severe, tumultuous and unpredictable weather We re in for a rough ride.

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    1. Lorin R. Robinson

      Lorin Robinson s career has been split primarily between university teaching administration and business He chaired the Journalism Department at the University of Wisconsin River Falls for 10 years after founding and managing the school s public radio station He then joined 3M Company as a marketing communications manager After 24 years at 3M, he returned to teaching in the Graduate College of Business, University of St Thomas.Robinson has BS and MS Degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University and a PhD in Communication from the University of Minnesota.Over the years, Robinson has also worked as a professional journalist, photojournalist and freelance magazine writer He is currently a contributing writer to Shutterbug Magazine, a publication geared for professional and dedicated amateur photographers This is his first effort at writing fiction unless one includes advertising and public relations copy.He and Linda, his wife and editor, split their time between Lake Elmo, MN Taos, NM and Baja California Sur.

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    1. Great! I move to Florida THEN read this book. Had I read the book first, I may have stayed in the North. But no matter – I still love the book!The Warming, as the title aptly states, is Speculative Fiction about the Human Impact of the Climate Crisis. And while the debate of global warming and climate change rages all around us, Mr. Robinson quietly, and deftly, demonstrates through some awesome story telling, how it all happened (and is happening).Set in the near future, The Warming weaves so [...]


    2. I have mixed feelings about The Warming: Speculative Fiction about the Human Impact of the Climate Crisis. If I were rating this book based on the fascinating ideas it explores related to the climate crisis, I would give it five stars. However, if I were rating it based on the plot and characters of the main story arc, I would give it at best three stars. On the whole, as a reader who is specifically interested in thought-provoking cli-fi (climate fiction), I suppose I'll split the difference a [...]


    3. The Warming: Speculative Fiction about the Human Impact of the Climate Crisis presents the world of 2047, when hundreds of millions are suffering from drought, rising oceans, and unpredictable, violent weather. Against this backdrop of disaster is Dr. Jonathan Carver, a marine scientist whose work offers hope of offsetting some of the potentially devastating effects of the warming.The novel offers several approaches to the subject matter. First of all, the story is presented using a 12-chapter n [...]


    4. The Warming is the perfect book for our times. It wastes no time defending climate change science thus avoiding the need to pummel us with data. Rather the author simply acknowledges scientific consensus and moves forward on the assumption that little if any policy or technological shifts will occur in the intervening few years with the commitment or scale sufficient to avoid disaster. Although hard to accept, civilization’s trajectory has been established, and Lorin Robinson has written a ver [...]


    5. Excellent book on the impacts of global warming. Very well written. I will be adding this author to my "to read" list!


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