The Bookstore Plus Hosts Sam Bleicher For A Book Signing, “The Plot to Cool the Planet”.
Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting book event with Sam Bleicher on Thursday, July 25th, 2019, 3:00-5:00 PM. Sam Bleicher will be at The Bookstore Plus to autograph copies of his new book "The Plot to Cool the Planet". He will be in the store to discuss and personalize his book.
About The Book:
Environmental lawyer turned novelist Sam Bleicher spins a climate change thriller in “The Plot to Cool the Planet”. Released on Earth Day 2019, this new novel, a National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist, puts global warming and geoengineering at the center of a gripping speculative fiction involving a murder mystery, a daring secret plot, and intense international conflict.
In “The Plot to Cool the Planet,” (Newman Springs Publishing, April 22, 2019), author Sam Bleicher draws on his broad knowledge as an environmental lawyer, academic, and government official to craft a narrative around real-world threats to the human species.
The story isn’t just about an abstract future danger. When outspoken climate scientist Dr. Ilsa Hartquist is murdered in 2020, the Canadian investigators assigned to the case are convinced the motive was to stop her push for controversial, untested solar geo-engineering methods to slow global warming. They are determined to find both the murderer and those who paid for her assassination.
With each passing year, the world Hartquist has left behind suffers more extreme storms, shrinking polar icecaps, recurring floods, and falling agricultural and fishery yields. These changes disrupt coastal cities and undermine national economies. But the world’s leaders are paralyzed, as desires for short-term economic gain eclipse the long-term well-being of humanity.
Stunned by Hartquist’s death and frustrated by global inaction, a handful of small-state diplomats embark on a rogue plan to begin a solar geoengineering project, ignoring international procedures and institutions in an attempt to save their island nations and humanity. Their efforts precipitate military and diplomatic confrontations over UN governance of solar engineering.
While the book’s storyline is fiction, Bleicher marshals scientific fact to convey the urgent need to avoid the irreversible impacts of global warming. He hopes his novel will bring these abstract dangers to life and make them more accessible to a wider audience.
About The Author:
SAM BLEICHER is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. From 2014 to 2018, he was a member and vice chair of the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board. He is an active Member of the League of Conservation Voters and its Climate Victory Council.
He holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and B.A. degree from Northwestern University, Phi Beta Kappa with honors in economics. His new novel, “The Plot to Cool the Planet” draws on his experience as a senior official in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Department of State; a law firm partner and lobbyist; and a law professor in the United States, China, and Russia.