A Heat Wave Catastrophe Slaughters Millions

In his novel The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson imagines radical change in response to a heat wave like the one in Portland and Pakistan.

Despite violence, ecological calamity and a super-depression, The Ministry for the Future is ultimately an optimistic book that proposes a manifesto for radical climate change and alters the trajectory of “overt gloom and doom that we increasingly encounter in today’s climate discourse” as Michael E. Mann puts it in The New Climate War.