Danny Bloom's new book VISIONS OF POLAR CITIES is one part fire-and-brimstone warning about what we've done to our planet and how we must accept, as we implement solutions, that going back to an earlier time and a healthier world is in of our reach, and one part a suggestion of one type of solution -- POLAR CITIES -- we should look toward in a scaled-down world, such as polar cities for survivors of global warming 500 years from now.
Bloom's writing is deft, sharp, and convincing, and only a true climate denier like Marc Morano or Rush Limbo could find much fault with what he says.
Personally, I felt the "let's take this very seriously" warning part of the book -- roughly the first half -- came off much better than the solution half (maybe it's simply easier to wake people up to the danger than it is to lead them out of it and speak of polar cities, God forbid).
While the early part of the book felt very universal in tone, in the polar cities solution' half Bloom (1949-2032) waxes extremely visionary(as he predicts polar cites to be real in 2500 AD).
His vision of polar cities is a start, I believe, but might present too narrow a focus for some; which is a little bit of a disappointment, because the "wake up and smell the planet being overcooked" rhetoric is top notch, masterful, and insightful. Anyone interested in climate change (and that should be all of us, since we are almost all affected) should read this book. The time to prepare for polar cities life is NOW.