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iUniverse, 2003 - FICTION - 256 pages
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With uncanny skill, Arthur Herzog, best-selling author of "The Swarm" and "Earthsound" has blended fiction and fact into a terrifying and highly plausible story of the near future: a time when tensions mount as ecological doom beckons.

Lawrence Pick, engineer, gathers startling evidence that the world's weather may be rapidly changing, as a prelude to a fundamental alteration in global climate. In a secret underground laboratory, he and a team of equally skilled scientists learn that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, largely due to the overuse of energy, will ascend to the point where no living thing can survive.

Pick's predictions become a reality as freakish weather conditions prevail: extraordinary tornados and hurricanes, droughts, violent hailstorms, and windstorms and savage waterspouts. "Condition Green" is no longer a theory as destruction runs rampant, but still neither the U.S. Government nor the people will listen. Too late, the result of man's indifference is everywhere...with only one hope for survival.

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

Somewhere in a secret underground laboratory, Lawrence Pick - an engineer who predicted and analyzed large-scale calamities that might affect the national security of the United States - gathers ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

As far as I know, the first novel length treatment of a "Greenhouse Earth". The change is rapid and countered by, in typical thriller fashion, a crack team of scientist in a lab. (So my memory says ... Read full review

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Arthur Herzog III was born in Manhattan on April 6, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree in English literature from Stanford University in 1949 and a master's degree in English literature at Columbia University in 1951. He soon became a freelance magazine writer. During his lifetime, he wrote 16 novels including IQ 83 and Orca, two short story collections, and nine nonfiction books including Vesco, The Church Trap, 17 Days: The Katie Beers Story, and The War-Peace Establishment. His novel, The Swarm was published in 1974 and was adapted into a movie starring Michael Caine in 1978. He also wrote for numerous magazines including Esquire, Harper's, The Nation, and The New York Times Magazine. He died due to complications of a stroke on May 26, 2010 at the age of 83.

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