The Consequences of Global Warming



Announcing the publication of The Hampshire Project, the third in the series, RESILIENCE: A TRILOGY OF CLIMATE CHAOS
Publication date Earth Month, April 2017

Reading at Porter Square Books on April 27. 7 p.m.

Another gripping eco-thriller!

Testimonial for The Hampshire Project: 

“If you are prone to believe that even severe climate change will be well managed, that future governments will calmly move cities inland, providing good jobs in construction and engaging our better selves, Kitty Beer will turn you inside out. The compelling, gutsy characters, the cults and marauding private armies, the Prudential Tower poking out of the Boston Sea and other vivid landscapes, are horribly credible. If Beer’s trilogy, set in the 2040s, 2060s, and continuing here in the 2080s with The Hampshire Project, can’t inspire you to action, nothing will.”

Robert Socolow, Princeton University

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and co-director of Princeton Environment Institute

New England Coast - 2082

Artist Chris Howard



More Praise for The Hampshire Project


“Kitty Beer's latest novel, The Hampshire Project, third in her 
Resilience trilogy, offers a foreboding, forbidding, vision of a future, 
post climate change New England. What was once the proud city of Boston 
is now underwater, victim of major rise in global sea level. Anarchy 
reigns. Fresh water is in short supply, available only to those who can 
afford to pay. Droughts, heat waves, violent storms and devastating 
tornadoes define the new normal. Could this be the future? Hopefully 
not. The Hampshire Project sounds a prescient warning though that the 
potential for disruptive change in future climate is real: it is not a 
hoax as some would suggest. Should The Hampshire Project raise public 
consciousness as to the need for action to address the climate issue, 
that would represent an important bonus. The book is a great read. I 
recommend it with enthusiasm and without qualification.”

Michael B. McElroy, Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Studies, Harvard University

 

 

 The Hampshire Project. the conclusion of Kitty Beer’s powerful trilogy of an environmentally dystopian future, is a wake-up call we owe to our great-grandchildren to heed. But beyond being a chillingly plausible vision of a ruined Earth, this is a tale told with subtlety and compassion. She offers fully formed characters who leap off the pages, by turns surprising us and angering us and eliciting our sympathy and understanding. In “The Hampshire Project” novelist Kitty Beer asks, and answers, the question that lies at the heart of all great fiction: How do we live in the world we have been given?"

Charles Coe, author All Sins Forgiven: Poems for My Parents, and Artist in Residence for the City of Boston

 

(see Kirkus Reviews under Commentary)




                  

                     

            


 






 

               
   

 
 
 



Praise for What Love Can't Do, the first novel in the trilogy:


"Well-written, engaging and thought provoking."
-- Susan Henderson, Night Train Magazine    
              
"Beer's prophetic look at the future seems not only eerily plausible, but entirely possible."     
-- William Routhier, Facets magazine
                                                                        
About Kitty

Kitty is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, the National Writers Union, and Grub Street. She has a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. from Cornell University. Her articles and stories have appeared in, for example, the Amicus Journal, the Ithaca Journal, Facets magazine, the HILR Review, and Harvard Magazine. Her futuristic screenplay, Home, placed in the 2004 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards contest. Human Scale won honorable mention in the 2010 Hollywood Book Festival contest.
 
KItty's short story, Imagining, appears in the January 2013 issue of the online magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review. Her story One Two Three Cry appears in the Spring 2017 issue of the HILR Review. 
Follow Kitty's Blog:  planetprospect.blogspot.com

See Kitty's interview on Somerville TV:



                                              

What Love Can't Do

The first novel to portray the human consequences of global warming!
 
  
       "The title of What Love Can't Do, a new novel by Kitty Beer, sounds like a bodice ripper, but it's not. Well, there is plenty of bodice ripping going on, but that's not exactly the point. Love portrays the chaotic after effects of global warming and examines how people manage not just to survive, but also to keep their humanity, passion, and families intact."   More



             Human Scale
                      
    The second in the series, published in 2010





Human Scale  

Excerpt of the book: Chapter 1

Book review from Edge Boston

Another daring look at the world of climate change. Human Scale continues the harrowing tale of ecological collapse brought to you by What Love Can't Do, the first novel to portray the human consequences of global warming. Now it's 2062. Catastrophic weather swings continue, and the city of Boston is mostly under water. Amid evironmental, political and social chaos, Vita must protect her daughter, and choose between her husband and the man she loves.
Human Scale was published Earth Month, April 2010. 
 

Link to Natural Resources Defense Council:  http://www.nrdc.org/
 
Published by Plain View Press