By Kim Stanley Robinson
The landmark trilogy of state-of-the-art technology, foreign politics, and the real-life ramifications of weather change—updated and abridged right into a unmarried novel
More than a decade in the past, bestselling writer Kim Stanley Robinson started a groundbreaking sequence of near-future eco-thrillers—Forty symptoms of Rain, Fifty levels Below, and Sixty Days and Counting—that grew more and more pressing and important as worldwide warming endured unchecked. Now, condensed into one quantity and up to date with the newest learn, this sweeping trilogy profits new existence as Green Earth, a chillingly sensible novel that plunges readers into nice floods, a latest Ice Age, and the political struggle for all our lives.
The Arctic ice pack averaged thirty toes thick in midwinter while it used to be first measured within the Nineteen Fifties. by way of the tip of the century it used to be right down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. the following yr the breakup begun in July. The 3rd 12 months it all started in may perhaps. That used to be final year.
It's a muggy summer season in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist spouse, Anna, paintings to name recognition to the growing to be main issue of world warming. yet as they try to align the intense march of recent expertise with the extraordinary forces of nature, destiny places an strange twist on their efforts—one that might pit technological know-how opposed to politics within the middle of the arriving hurricane.
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Green Earth (Science in the Capital Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson