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 Post subject: New Green guy here
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:40 pm 
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Hi from Los Angeles California, land of (cough) smog. I've been concerned about our environmental neglect for a long time now, and the incredibly devastating "super storms" that have been breaking out with more frequency as of late. So I'm reaching out to others of like mind and look forward to not only learning a lot from you all, but contributing as well. I'm currently writing a science fiction series (near future) that features the consequences of environmental degradation. In my spare time I like to hike, bike ride, and go camping. One thing about Los Angeles is that we have beaches, deserts, and snow-capped mountains all within an reach.

Here's my twitter tag as well: twitter.com/iankanewrites if you'd like to connect on there too. I've been looking for some good environmental organizations to follow on there as well so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Anyway, don't want to write a whole novel here so would just like to say "hi."


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Welcome!!! \:D/

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 Post subject: Re: New Green guy here
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:39 am 
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Hi Kane - is that your name? Nice to meet you! (I just joined too)

Your book sounds awesome - is it a cautionary tale or more of an exploration? I love science fiction. Orson Scott Card's my favourite author in the whole wide universe, and he's done a couple of really awesome post-apocalyptic stories (not exactly what you're doing but could give you some ideas). One's a set of interrelated stories/novellas called Folk of the Fringe, which is set in post-apocalyptic America, and the other one's called The Elephants of Poznan, and is set in Poland. Both very awesome and could be inspiration for you :)


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 Post subject: Re: New Green guy here
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:43 am 
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Another book by another North Carolinian might be of interest is "One Second After", which was given to most of my family members as Christmas presents the first year of publication.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Second_After

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Hi, you can call me Ian was just trying to make my name short on here. Thank you guys for those suggestions; I really enjoy reading other people's work as well as watching movies. Unfortunately, most of the time I am so busy that I only get the chance to squeeze in a film here or there, but when I do take a well-deserved vacation, I'll want to relax and read.

My storyline starts in 2047 so it's pretty near-future and people have just been burying their heads in the sand as far as doing something proactive about global warming. The results are not instantaneous but you can see where things are beginning to go downhill relatively quickly, and as time goes on things get worse. Oh, but to answer your question it both an exploration and a cautionary tale. Karasulas are you in Greece?

I just heard about the COP 19 walkouts and I think that type of denial and not working together with other nations is really going to hurt us in the long run. We can't pretend that this stuff (climate changes) isn't happening forever and there still is time to turn it around but this silliness has to come to an end before it's too late.


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The residence time for CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is ~100 years. This gives the loaded long coal train as an analogy. It is hard to get moving, but once you do get movement it is just as hard to stop it. We have movement now so it would be multiple decades before we would see any reversal even if we were stop all of the release of sequestered carbon today.

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