First Draft of My Second Global Warming Science Fiction Novel

Finished today. Now for some editing.

I am looking ahead to release it on this blog on April 17, exactly ten years and three months before the final deadline for CO2 peaking on July 17, 2023, 17:30.

Then again, I might change my mind and take ten years for editing. Post the thing on April 17, 2023 (that’s the year of the novel’s setting).

As I wrote about a week ago:

If CO2 emissions don’t peak until then, the feedback mechanisms will kick in and Earth will enter runaway climate change, global meltdown, leading to Venus syndrome.

Don’t ask me how I know that. It’s a secret. I can’t tell you right now.

I may be wrong. That would of course mean that humanity might peak out earlier than absolutely necessary. The real deadline may be 18:00, not 17:30.

But on the other hand, there would be nothing wrong with peaking out early. The stakes are high. You really want to avoid Venus syndrome. It is the equivalent of a large asteroid hit, wiping out all life. I for one think it would be a prudent course of action to peak out at the earliest possible point in time, and then reduce quickly, and then quickly start going negative, sucking all the mess up from the atmosphere.

Bonus link to my first global warming science fiction novel “Great News”, available as a FREE PDF file here.


Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003,

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