Tuesday, January 31, 2017

''Forty Signs of Rain'' a cli-fi novel by Kim Stanley Robinson

Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson 
Forty signs of rain (2004) by Kim Stanley Robinson, is a cli-fi novel that deals with a huge Antarctic ice shelf break off in the near future, and how it causes havoc through rising sea levels and violent storm patterns. The book focuses on how the event affects individuals and societies, and how science and government deal with it.

An eerily similar real-life situation just occurred In December 2016 when a massive rift in an Antarctic ice shelf was spotted by NASA. Although the crack has not gone all the way through yet, when it does it will produce an iceberg expected to be roughly the size of Delaware, with the potential to raise sea levels by almost ten feet over the next century.

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