Articles by: Mary Woodbury

Odds Against Tomorrow, Nathaniel Rich

New York City, the near future: Mitchell Zukor, a gifted young mathematician, is hired by a mysterious new financial consulting firm, FutureWorld. The business operates out of an empty office in the Empire State Building; Mitchell is employee number two. He is asked to calculate worst-case scenarios in the most […]

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The Healer, Antti Tuomainen

It’s two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling a ruthless climate catastrophe: subway tunnels are flooded; abandoned vehicles are left burning in the streets; the authorities have issued warnings about malaria, tuberculosis, Ebola, and the plague. People are fleeing to the far north of Finland and Norway where conditions […]

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I’m with the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet, Various Authors

The magnitude of the global climate crisis is such that even the most committed environmentalists are liable to live in a state of denial. The award-winning writers collected here have made it their task to shake off this disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response […]

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Far North, Marcel Theroux

Far North takes the reader on a quest through an unforgettable arctic landscape, from humanity’s origins to its possible end. Haunting, spare, yet stubbornly hopeful, the novel is suffused with an ecstatic awareness of the world’s fragility and beauty, and its ability to recover from our worst trespasses. Out on the […]

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Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

On the Appalachian Mountains above her home, a young mother discovers a beautiful and terrible marvel of nature. As the world around her is suddenly transformed by a seeming miracle, can the old certainties they have lived by for centuries remain unchallenged? Flight Behaviour is a captivating, topical and deeply […]

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Water’s Edge, Rachel Meehan

With their own water and power supplies, fourteen year old Nairne and her family are well prepared, but most people are less fortunate. When Nairne persuades her father, Daniel, to house some of the evacuees on their small holding in the south of Scotland she plunges the family into a […]

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CO2 measured at Mauna Loa Observatory breaks record at above 400 ppm

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “On May 9, the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since measurements began in 1958.” The Mauna Loa Observatory is a research facility in […]

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Freaking Green, Laura F. Sanchez

Jasmine Hayward’s dreams for her junior year focus on guys, friends and landing the lead roles in her high school’s plays. Then Jasmine’s cashed-strapped family is forced to cut their carbon footprint by 80 percent to win $5 million. Suddenly everything Jasmine does, from getting to school to making a […]

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Icarus Rising, Dominic Carney

Icarus Rising is a challenging environmental adventure story about global warming. It is a story of individual redemption and collective salvation and renewal. It addresses with optimism and hope a topic that is all too often viewed with fear and despondency. We first meet two of our heroes, David Stirling […]

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Power’s Out, Rachel Meehan

From Rachel Meehan: THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING. Thousands are fleeing the chaos and social unrest “You could almost imagine everything was like before,” said Nairne, staring at the distant lights. “But it’s just an illusion, a few people hanging on to something that’s already dead.” “You don’t think we can […]

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