Climate Refugees

The Middle of a Wish, a new novel from Lightport books, follows a band of climate refugees leaving “The Westlands” after sea level rise and wildfire have made large areas uninhabitable.  The novel is set in the future, a future that is arriving sooner than expected.

From the New York Times 8/27/21:

“Earlier this month, federal officials declared an emergency water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time…. Americans are about to face all sorts of difficult choices about how and where to live as the climate continues to heat up. States will be forced to choose which coastlines to abandon as sea levels rise, which wildfire-prone suburbs to retreat from, and which small towns cannot afford new infrastructure to protect against floods or heat. What to do in the parts of the country that are losing their essential supply of water may turn out to be the first among those choices.” — Abrahm Lustgarten. Mr. Lustgarten is an environmental reporter for ProPublica. His reporting about the causes of water scarcity in the American West, “Killing the Colorado,” was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

The Middle of a Wish is available as an ebook.

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