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(Fiction novels, too, play an important role in garnering public attention of the Climate Crisis)
The Weathermaker (Milford House Press, Jan 2020) is a “cli-fi” genre-bending thriller, with the action aspects of Twister. It shows the tragic aspects of climate change (like The Day After Tomorrow) and “the cure is worse than the disease” (Snowpiercer). There is also evidence that controlling nature can lead to disaster (Jurassic Park). The added bonus is that the author is a meteorologist, and the science is accurate. Plus, 40 years on TV has given him lots of “inside TV news” stories.
Glenn (Hurricane) Schwartz was the first “storm chaser” for the Weather Channel in 1985. He received his nickname, “Hurricane,” after a colleague saw footage of him being blown around in a storm. The nickname stuck. He graduated from Penn State in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. On his first day of work, he covered Hurricane Andrew from Fort Myers, Florida. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife, Sherry, and is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fanatic.
Van Carter is a retired broadcast journalist. “I’ve never been a genre reporter until now, but the Climate Crisis deserves everyone’s full attention.” Since 2008, he has published the Only Green list. To see previous and upcoming episodes, go here.
Music Credit: David Nevue, While the Trees Sleep
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