2084: An Oral History of the Great Warming (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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Author of the "The Days and Months We Were First Born" trilogy.
Mr. Powell's command of art and science provides us in the present day with a look at a possible (though not avoidable) future. At the end of "2084," I felt as if I'd gained a more human understanding of global warming, because I can close my eyes now and imagine the many changed landscapes, the many dead and destitute.
We've seen unimagined nightmares in history caused by technology, but with this issue we have had decades of fore warnings and predictions. Do you wonder what would happen across the world if the problem progresses unchecked? Read the book. Do you need a reason to do something about our situation? Read the book! Are you on the fence, or just wanting even more facts and figures? Read the book, then visit the author's website to watch a video providing a nice overview of the science behind global warming:
So you know what to expect from the book, no, this is not a typical science fiction story. "2084" is just what the subtitle suggests, a series of eye-witness testimonies from those who have lived through the Great Warming or are growing up in a world tragically different than the one we enjoy today.
A few mouth breathers rated this a one star and you can tell they did not read the book, they simply dislike anyone mentioning the fact that Global Climate Change is real.
One thing I disliked, about the kindle version, is that the typeface was set to bold. made it very hard to read.
I rate this book so poorly because it sets out to present itself as an oral history collecting the real words of real people (albeit imagined) in the future, but it reads instead like an extended essay listing cold facts and sometimes imaginative predictions. The book also suffers because the 'voices' of all the 'characters' are IDENTICAL.
EVERY CHAPTER HAS THE SAME VOICE.
It doesn't matter if it's a defeated Canadian governor now absorbed into the Union, an Inuit refugee, or the former Mexican ambassador to the US -they ALL have the same voice. When the author does make an attempt to differentiate -through a flash of accent or a single-sentence-but-apparently-deeply-personal story- it just comes across as amateurish.
Favorable comparisons to Max Brook's World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War do not give that excellent title proper respect.
2084 should have just been a speculative essay, dispensing entirely with any sort of story wrapper. Just make the scary predictions, back them up with facts or projections, and let folks make their own conclusions.Read more ›
"M.I.T. doubles its 2095 warming projection to 10°F -- with 866 ppm and Arctic warming of 20°F"
Those who doubt the veracity of this author may be persuaded by the fact that MIT confirms the premise of this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Imaginative idea applied to climate change, but seems derivative of "World War Z" in it's style and format. Read morePublished 18 days ago by DAVID A HENRY
The author is either psychic, or thoroughly researched the effects that Global Warming/Climate Change is going to bring to the world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Siegfried Roy
Describing the impact of climate change through the vehicle of "looking back" from 2084 is remarkably effective. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MikeShatzkin
I think it was a good and generally plausible description of what the future might look like because of Global Warming. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Niclas Karlsson
This book was not what I expected. I have been reading about Global warming from a scientific perspective, however this story lost it's focus and started rambling. Read morePublished 5 months ago by love-to-read
In a series of short vignettes, a fast forward to a few decades from now. Certainly we are at the leading edge of an era of consequences. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert D. Cormia
Interesting attempt for an interview from the future regarding the effects of global warming. First part was a bit dull and hard to follow but the second part was very good and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nikos Panagiotopoulos
Mind opening mind blowing. This book frightens, because it's possibilities and far off predictions seem all too scientific and plausible. Read morePublished 9 months ago by George McGoogle
There are always some flaws when we try to predict the future. I found this a quick read and a scary vision of the near future. Read morePublished 11 months ago by jhardi
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