I like to share quick videos and graphics, which by their very nature can be taken in with a glance or two. Climate scientists–and the artists whom they work with–have become amazingly adept at using those visuals to provide so much information to us so fast. The first I’ll share with you comes via Slate, […]
Carry the Flame
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Gutsy...With references to ecological despoliation and oil as a precious commodity, Jaros's novel has a noticeable Mad Max vibe, replete with quirky characters and nonstop action. Tense, terse prose suits the setting and carries the story nimbly along."
Burn Down the Sky
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An intense, amazing, post-apocalyptic tale of unleashed terror and undying hope. This is gifted writing, and a superb, brilliant thriller."
New York Times bestselling author of Category 7
Nykanen has published his two most recent books under his pen name, James Jaros
Nykanen is a four-time Emmy and Edgar-winning journalist, and acclaimed author of extraordinarily tense literary thrillers that feature protagonists who find themselves pushed to the absolute extremes of behaviour and imagination.
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Nykanen is a master of knowing what scares us deep down…Words have power, and Nykanen knows their secrets."
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Postings from the Post Apocalypse:
Slate has a terrific collection of cartoons culled from an international contest to draw–yes, pun intended–attention to environmental issues. The impact of climate change on the oceans got its due this year. The cartoons have a clearly serious side but there are smiles here, too. Truly. Here’s the link: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/06/12/niels_bugge_cartoon_award_entries_look_at_climate_change.html
Grist has just published a comic that shows the strong link between the Syrian civil war and the drought that has devastated that country. It’s written by Audrey Quinn and illustrated by Jackie Roche. It’s very well done and shows how the warming is altering far more than climate. It comes on the heels of research showing the […]