by David Hood
On a South Sea island, the waterline has moved six feet up the beach in the eight years Uli Masoni has been away. His father, the chief, knows that ... Show synopsis On a South Sea island, the waterline has moved six feet up the beach in the eight years Uli Masoni has been away. His father, the chief, knows that there is nothing he can do, even with his authority; but Uli the eco-warrior has the education, and the vision - he must act. The computer models point to a natural disaster of unimaginable proportions. The President of the United States, on the other hand, must also act, because it's not at all clear to him that the action required to stave off this disaster - which includes reducing industrial pollution by 50 per cent overnight - will benefit his country, and more specifically those economic interests which put him in the White House. On the success or failure of the top-secret plan of action the President puts in train depend the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the southern hemisphere, and the livelihoods of hundreds of millions more. People start to die - just in ones or twos, to be sure, but these are people who know, and their numbers are shrinking every day. Can the survivors head off the disaster before the nightmare alliance causes the sky to fall? From its calm opening, with the wind no more than a breath, to its hurricane-force climax, Fatal Climate is a riveting contemporary thriller which focuses our attention on the dangers we all face - and what might be done to prevent it.