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    Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson

When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. But as everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts--one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.

Year: 2004
Genre: Eco-Disaster

    Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson

When the storm got bad, Frank Vanderwal was in his office at the National Science Foundation. When it was over, large chunks of San Diego had eroded into the sea, and D.C. was underwater. Everything Frank and his colleagues feared had culminated in this disaster. And now the world was looking to them to fix it. But even as D.C. bails itself out, a more extreme climate change looms. The melting polar ice caps are shutting down the warm Gulf Stream waters--meaning Ice Age conditions could return. And the last

Year: 2005
Genre: Eco-Disaster

    Sixty Days and Counting by Kim Stanley Robinson

By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world's climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next.

Year: 2007
Genre: Eco-DisasterHard SFNear FuturePolitical Thriller


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2004Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson
2005Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson
2007Sixty Days and Counting by Kim Stanley Robinson