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    News — climate change

    Bacigalupi Thrillers about Drought, Rising Seas, & Loss of Biodiversity

    Here is one interview.

    The Water Knife is a detective thriller set amidst drought refugees and physical battles between cities over water.  It has romance, murder, gangs, chases, and journalists.

    The Windup Girl is about a future of GMOs, rising sea levels, hunger, loss of species of food crops,  racial blaming, and hunger after terminator genes wipe out many food varieties.  Oil is gone.  It is a very violent.

    Another interview.

    Drowned Cities and Ship Breaker are about societies where the oil based energy system is gone, and people struggle in gangs over the spoils or else move on to wind-powered ships.

    Zombie Baseball Beatdown is about middle schoolers battling GMO mad cows from a slaughter house.  It also touches on bullying, discrimination against  immigrants, corporate power over local government, and friendship.  

    The Doubt Factory  is about radicals protesting against toxic products .  It focuses on a high school girl’s relationship to her father, who is doing the fake pr for tobacco, pesticide, drug,  and  oil companies.  She is attracted to rebellious radicals who want to expose the corporate PR.

    Posted on September 22, 2015

    Utilities make many Millions More by Opposing Local Rooftop Solar

    Utilities make many Millions More by Opposing Local Rooftop Solar

    The more utilities spend on large projects, the more they get. In Colorado, Xcel energy has opposed renewable energy goals, more efficient street lights, a local Boulder city municipal electric utility,  etc. over the years. Utility companies want to install centralized wind and solar that they own and that sometimes costs over twice the amount it would if they were to buy the energy from a lower priced bidder, instead of building and operating  it themselves

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