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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.
I thought I’d reviewed this one already but I suppose not! It’s about what I expected, but having read it so long ago now I don’t have too much to say. I’m a climate activist (I guess) and an environmentalist, and the thought of climate change really scares me, so this book was actually mildly terrifying.
I “enjoyed” reading this one for the most part, and I “liked” getting a glimpse into how climate change will affect various different cities and countries. I do think that, by the end, I was starting to get a bit worn out by it all. A lot of places were affected similarly, and I started to get both burnt out and mixed up. I think this would have been a good one to read a chapter of a day or something to break things up a bit and really let things sink in before moving onto the next bit.
Overall, though, I’d still recommend it.