The Second Cold War is Coming, and the Culprit is Climate Change

Article by TSJ at The Speculative Fiction Showcase

Here’s a new article I wrote about how climate change and the need for new resources to sustain exploding populations might trigger a new Cold War.  It was, in part, my university education in the late-80’s/early 90’s that inspired my Science Fiction Thriller series The Rise of Oceania.

An excerpt from the article:

“Global warming and climate change are pushing human beings on a dangerous course that right now can’t be corrected.  We can try to minimize the damage, but we started on this course at the outset of the Industrial Revolution in 1750 AD, and we’ve been burning fossil fuels and releasing carbon into the atmosphere (and other greenhouse gases like methane) for nearly three centuries.  We have to make changes or we’ll suffer the doomsday scenario described at the beginning of this article.  Those changes not only involve a shift to cleaner energy, but to supporting the less developed nations of the world to make changes, challenging superpowers like China to move away from using cheap coal, and we will also have to look for new resources as we deal with the damage we’ve caused.”

Here’s a link to the full article.  Enjoy.

Many thanks to Jessica Rydill at The Speculative Fiction Showcase for hosting it!

— TSJ, 15 March 2020

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