|Space Energy Missions|
I first wrote about global warming in this blog three years ago, and that was only a mention of Fly Paper. At that time I was just beginning to develop Exode and I imagined that very little of the Exode story would involve Earth.
About two years ago I started finding ways to include global warming in the Exode Trilogy. Initially, I imagined that the issue of catastrophic sea level rise would only be raised in my story as a problem for the future and it would not play a major role in the plot. Then I started imagining a larger role for global warming in Exode. Space Energy Missions was brought into existence as an Earthly effort to find a technological solution to global warming.
|Postcard from the future.|
|Three options: nuclear war,|
global warming, the Buld.
In 2013 I fell in love with the idea that Earth was in the grip of a bistable attractor that caused either catastrophic sea level rise or nuclear disaster. In the Reality before the Ekcolir Reality, there was an atomic war on Earth. In our Reality, the Final Reality, also known as the Buld Reality, we Earthlings (particularly the folks at Space Energy Missions) try to get help from the Buld so we can stop global warming.
By the end of 2013 I was also contemplating the possibility of an advanced technological solution to global warming that would be interpreted by ignorant Earthlings as a "natural" cooling of the sun.
The Mercury Project
|Hierion antenna array for the Mercury Project.|
|Ivory's account of|
|Promotional poster for The Mercury Project.|
|Luri negotiating for|
Space Energy Missions
The fundamental problem that arises from allowing Earthlings to obtain knowledge of hierions is that it soon leads to other types of technological disasters such as out-of-control nanites. Thus, while the efforts of Space Energy Missions were well-intentioned, their Mercury Project could never be allowed to be implamented.
1) humans (with some help from Interventionists) will provide the "triatom solution" to carbon dioxide
|The Aquarius Trilogy|
2) a "hierion injector" will be secretly used to cool the Sun, compensating for other green house gasses like methane.
Related Reading: Climate Fiction by J. K. Ullrich at io9. Anthropocene fiction.
Climate fact. take 2 Climate Change and the Unthinkable Solarpunk.
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