If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible he is almost certainly right, but if he says that it is impossible he is very probably wrong.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
Choose to be puzzled.
Coming from Simon and Schuster 9/1
This vivid, terrifying, and galvanizing novel reveals our future world after previous generations failed to halt climate change—perfect for fans of The Drowned World and World War Z.
2084: Global warming has proven worse than even the direst predictions scientists had made at the turn of the century. No country—and no one—has remained unscathed. Through interviews with scientists, political leaders, and citizens around the globe, this riveting oral history describes in graphic detail the irreversible effects the Great Warming has had on humankind and the planet.
In short chapters about topics like sea level rise, drought, migration, war, and more, The 2084 Report brings global warming to life, revealing a new reality in which Rotterdam doesn’t exist, Phoenix has no electricity, and Canada is part of the United States. From wars over limited resources to the en masse migrations of entire countries and the rising suicide rate, the characters describe other issues they are confronting in the world they share with the next two generations.
Simultaneously fascinating and frightening, The 2084 Report will inspire you to start conversations and take action.
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Now Available to Publishers
Anthropogenic Global Warming: Publishing Scientists Unanimous in 2019
Powell, J. (2020). Scientists Unanimous on Anthropogenic Global Warming in 2019. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society.
The article is free to download or read online.
Original Survey Covering Jan-Aug 2019
Powell, J. (2019). Scientists Reach 100% Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0270467619886266