It is tempting to ponder the Tea Party exiling themselves to Mars so that the climate activists can finally get a climate bill passed in Congress and solve our Earthly problems. But wishful thinking aside, our mammalian brains must resist the urge to flee.
There is a new genre fiction called "Climate Change Fiction" that has become increasingly popular. The major theme of these works is what the world will be like after the effects of climate change has taken effect.
The brilliant and highly decorated science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson has published an expansive new novel set in the near future, entitled 2312. In this visionary portrait of a possible future, humanity has spread throughout the solar system.
Robinson's story is gripping, funny, and rich with vivid characters. It describes a possible future in such vivid and exciting ways you can't wait for it to arrive. But Robinson doesn't just spell out future possibilities; he inhabits them.