Sunday, August 7, 2016

Daily Thoughts 08/07/2016

Girl Reading - Helene Schjerfbeck
Girl Reading, Helene Schjerfbeck, 1904

Daily Thoughts 08/07/2016

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading The Planet Remade How Geoengineering Could Save the World by Oliver Morton.  This is a about climate change and human engineering.  The main focus seems to be on veilmaking or releasing chemical mixes in the upper atmosphere to reduce global warming using aircraft.  The concept of geoengineering or megascale projects to change weather and geography seems to be a bit farfetched, but people have been writing about it for a long time.  This is speculation about how governments and organizations on a large scale might address climate change through engineering.  It very much reminds me of a combination of stewardship mixed with lots of green technology.  However, the technologies in question might not work quite in the way they say they will.  It is very speculative.  The author includes an acknowledgement section, notes and suggested reading, bibliography and index.  There is a lot of research put into the book.

I started reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.  I am almost half way through the book.  It is a very fast paced near future thriller.  It could be science fiction, but it is too close to todays technology and written in the style of a thriller.  A scientist finds himself in a world different in slight ways from his own. He has invented a device that allows him to travel to places that are only slightly different from now.  There are different versions of him which leads to conflict. The story of course is shrouded in secrecy.  It makes for an entertaining story.

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