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Feb 20, 2021JLMason rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This ambitious book paints a possible near future over several decades about the effects of climate change on our world, examining it from political, sociological, environmental, and technological contexts. There are even humorous, but instructive cameo narratives by a carbon atom and a photon. Among the different perspectives runs the single thread of the UN’s Ministry for the Future, charged with solving the global climate crisis. Five stars for the intelligence and readability of Robinson’s exploration of this topic from multiple perspectives, but the momentum of the story bogs down in the final 100 pages.