"...the satirical take-down of the government's approach to responding to climate change is a joy. If you want a light story that packs a punch about the climate then you will enjoy this. A very enjoyable read."
"Really enjoyed the political satire in this book. David Millar has done a great job in satirizing the absurdity surrounding carbon reduction policy."
"Thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was very well written... This is a book I will not forget and it will keep me thinking for years to come."
"Well done, I enjoyed the whole package--characters, plot, dialog, etc. I hope the author writes another book soon."
"A great read! The backdrop is a community trying to do something about how climate change affected them. And I learned something about climate change in the process."
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The Ministry for Ignoring Climate Change
by David Millar
Climate change is killing the remote community on Canada’s mist-shrouded Echelon Islands, as warming seas decimate their salmon and way of life.
While politicians debate carbon taxes and emissions targets (and send the islanders brochures on the virtues of loft insulation and electric cars), oceanographer Langara Renouf offers a potential solution—a novel ocean ‘experiment’.
It goes so well that the Ministry for Climate Change--under pressure for their lack of action--threatens to sue them for ‘attempting to interfere with the weather’, claiming that’s their job…
The Ministry for Ignoring Climate Change is a satire about a government department that starts to believe it really can control the climate, and a village that might just have discovered how to.
ISBN 978-0-9938321-3-0 (paperback) £9.95 US$12.95
ISBN 978-0-9938321-2-3 (e-book) £1.99 US$2.99
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To be published
on 1 July
Advance review copies now available on netgalley.com
by Michael Burnett
“We don’t know if anything we do is going to make a difference in the end. But the end isn’t the only thing that matters. What we do now, matters now.”
Sixteen-year-old Curtis Knight is the son of a wealthy casino owner, unhappy with his luxurious but empty existence and desperate to find some purpose to his life. But after a chance meeting with Yulia Sokolova, the daughter of a maverick oil baron with plans to exploit the untouched wealth trapped below the Arctic Ocean, his world is transformed almost beyond recognition.
Under the pretence of an adolescent experiment, Yulia introduces Curtis to the Saccoglossans pyasinskii, a sea slug with the extraordinary ability to share memories. Assaulted by terrifying visions of a dying ocean, Curtis is taken under the wing of a secretive eco-activist organisation, vowing to help them ensure that the Arctic oil fields remain undisturbed.
But as he is thrust deeper into a world of deadly violence and intrigue, Curtis must ultimately decide whether, in his quest to stop an environmental outrage, the ends truly justify the means.
ISBN 978-0-9938321-7-8 £10.99 (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-9938321-6-1 £6.99 (e-book)
Available on Amazon and Kindle in July
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