Monday, 13 May 2013

Book Mini Review: 2084: An Oral History of the Great Warming by James Powell

This is only a short review because I found that there isn't really that much to say about the book. It is about the effects that global warming has on the world, and as you can tell from the title it is told in 2084. The protagonist interviews various people about the effects on their part of the world, their organisations, their economies etc. It is basically all doom and gloom, lots of people died, most of the world is underwater, indigenous species have died out, economies have collapsed, famine, war, lack of water. If you're looking for a cheery, easy read this is definitely not it. It is interesting, up until a point, though it is also very heavy going, especially as there is a lot of technical information, particularly relating to sea levels and temperature rises.