READ & DOWNLOAD The Carbon Diaries 2015 ¹ PDF DOC TXT or eBook

READ & DOWNLOAD The Carbon Diaries 2015

READ & DOWNLOAD The Carbon Diaries 2015 ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Told in short diary entries filled with scrapbook clippings this riveting ecothriller is one girl's attempt to stay grounded in a world where disaster has become the norm It's the year 2015 a time when global warming has begun to ravage the environmenTold in short diary entries filled with scrapbook clippings this riveting ecothriller is one girl's attempt to stay grounded in a world where disaster has become the norm It's the year 2015 a time when global warming has begun to ravage the environment In response the United Kingdom becomes the first country. 35 It takes a lot to get me reading YA like the only realistic fictionalisation that I know of of a Second World War style rationing scheme implemented to curb environmental damage and climate change a dream policy of plenty of hardcore greens As I've often thought when reading posts by Marxists on GR over the past couple of years as well as with this it's so easy when imagining big policy shifts you like the idea of to ignore the fact even if a government was able to implement these ideas that aren't on any electorally relevant parties' manifestos that there would be plenty of people who would find the transition difficult or who plain wouldn't like it and how that might play out in practice and if you're anything like me you make exceptions in your head for people you like who'd find whatever it is difficultPublished in 2008 the book is as you might just have guessed set in 2015 really a bit too soon for climate change fuelled weather extremes and policy and public opinion shifts described here but it does mean that the author doesn't have to invent lots of new technologies and youth subcultures wholesale simply working from what was available in the late 00s and this gives something of the sense of realism I really wanted from a novel about this scenarioI enjoyed this rather a lot and appreciated a bit about why adults might read YA easy to relax with and fast to read but I'm surprised don't get tired of teenage experiences and voices after reading several in a rowI was never expecting Great Literature but I was disappointed by instances which showed the superficiality of the author's research things which these days at least a few months of reading environmental blogs and news sites would inform someone about Obviously the most likely country to be the first in the world to implement carbon rationing would probably be a Nordic one or the Netherlands or Germany but I'm happy to ignore that as an author has to write something of what they know and I really appreciated seeing this stuff in a relatively familiar environment The kind of London estate seen in Zadie Smith novels or Attack the Block where multicultures live side by side in a way that would baffle a lot of Americans and long term council residents mix with middle class creative families who couldn't afford to buy a house in a traditionally posh area Among the things that niggled most were Characters living in the London Borough of Greenwich start keeping a pig in an urban garden current regs about foot and mouth would forbid this But perhaps they might be lifted if the country's policy orientation was different Some dishwashers and washing machines can use less water than doing the same chores by hand A couple of characters who are starting a business are into unlimited abundance The Secret style money and success self help books politicised teenagers like the narrator's friends would be thinking of those as a signficant part of the culture behind the evil capitalist resource overshooting culture that caused climate change but no criticism or sneering is made at all Laura the narrator is the bassist in a sixth form punk band and her bandmates are heavily into a subculture of enviro punks an offshoot of straight edge than she is but given the seriousness of the subculture's attitudes and involvement in protest and the rationing going on I can't believe its music is still based around electric instruments I haven't personally worked out how you'd get a punk type attitude and sound out of acoustic instruments given how they're currently seen but I think there would have to be something like that And would you still dye your hair blue Or perhaps natural colour without any dyes would be a statement in itself If you were still growing out dye it would show you weren't that serious maybe Would your piercings have to be recycled metal Heck I think I want to editrewrite thisAs a YA story it zips along but can be a little disappointing at times Laura's parents trajectory especially her mum's owe rather too much to that original teenage diarist of 25 years earlier Adrian Mole There are strange lacunae like the way Laura's bandmates have boyfriends and girlfriends but it's literally months before they're even mentioned Laura is 16 not 17 through most of the book although she was doing her AS levels and her birthday is in October The family next door have Hindu names but they're from Hyderabad I was frustrated with Laura's relatively low general knowledge though not as badly as I would have been when I was a teenager and despaired of meeting anyone who was really interested in the same stuff; I sort of expected of the character as her mum works in publishing as I did of George in Ali Smith's How to Be Both but Laura's subject choices and exam results show she's not that academic so it makes a lot sense from herWhat I found perhaps most interesting although it could have been developed further was the sense of young radicals both pleased and angry with a government and a prevailing political mood the general direction is right but lots of the details are being done wrong as they see it somethings going too far others not far enough for them It's not something I've ever experienced first hand and it was slightly disorientating but I figure it might have felt like this at times in countries like Greece Spain and Iceland which have had parties further to the left than most of Europe in power or close to it at times Having Laura on the edges of this stuff her friends interested than she is she having doubts and wavering back and forth without always feeling the need to explain herself felt authentic for a somewhat politicised but not terribly academic teenagerI'd love to be able to sit down and talk through details of policies like this with others but unlike those GR Marxists doing their daydreaming that's IMO eually unlikely to be implemented I don't know other people sufficiently into this stuff to bounce ideas off and this book was the closest I've got yet Even though there were lots of points that were missing it was very welcome The policy was implemented very suddenly with no run up and no time for people to retrain out of industries that were no longer viable but then that happened during the Miners Strike in the 1980s too What about people who commuted long distances to jobs that were still viable and whose commutes would use most of their carbon allocation Were companies to move Workers What would happen to dormitory towns Something that surely needs to be controlled is manufacturing of unnecessary goods there's nothing here about second hand stuff whereas the author concentrates a lot on individual energy use uotas for businesses are hardly even mentioned The estate setting would have been perfect to show whether or not there are different uotas for people with disabilities who need specialist euipment like electric wheelchairs and also rather than simply saying no nut allergies now no asthma inhalers no overprotective mummies; these kids are fully survival of the fittest animals well maybe that's because some of those ones weren't physically able to survive The low amounts of energy that use of items like already existing phones and computers takes up means their use wouldn't need to be as controlled as it is here I think the author's got that mixed up with low usage of such things as an aesthetic preference of some environmentalists And I'm sure a lot of people would walk and cycle everywhere so they could use their computers On the plus side she clearly has picked up on the need and respect for manual trade and tech repair skills and has responded to the rather male dominated collapsitarian dialogue or peak oil as it must have been when she did her research by making perhaps the most proactive and capable character a woman albeit one featuring traces of old fashioned derogatory cliche about lesbians Making the weather into all over the place global weirding rather than just global warming was another of the better features Was also glad that inevitably an elderly person who remembered WWII rationing was a signficant character And that normal life or a version of it was shown going on against these events as old Arthur said they did then too; a few of the GR reviewers apparently find it annoying that it does but I bet a few of them enjoy dramas set during WWII that aren't all about battles and bombs As ever there are correspondences with other books I've read recently and having one character be a rather cliched gay hairdresser who is going up in the world by starting a dating site managed to fuse the Julian Clary novels I'd read in the last couple of months with the books on climate change I do think there needs to be outright camp in dystopias to offset them or maybe I wish I could write one this wasn't uite it but nice try stillI'm not sure Carbon Diaries necessarily deserves a place on a list called Five of the best climate change novels where I heard about it some would argue that its appearance is a symptom of the relative shortage of uality fiction on the subject as highlighted by Amitav Ghosh in The Great Derangement Climate Change and the Unthinkable but I was very glad of the UK setting with plenty of everyday details what with so much dystopian fiction being American and of its attempts albeit imperfect to dramatise a policy idea If it happens that you want to read an environmental book but everything seems too demanding a read and you'd rather have something trashy not sure how it would be possible to combine these inclinations this may fit the bill

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To mandate carbon rationing a well intentioned plan that goes tragically awry When her carbon debit card arrives in the mail sixteen year old Laura is just trying to pass her exams manage her ecopunk band and catch the attention of her gorgeous classmate Ravi But as multiple natural disasters strike and Lau. I didn't finish this book so take what you will of my review Maybe it would have gotten better by the end but I don't have much hope of it considering that I read all the way to page 104 and still gave up on it The concept is great everyone in England needs to limit the amount of carbon they use and usage is tightly controlled by the government Maybe eventually there would have been a cool storm or two that would have killed a few million people But up to page 104 it was mostly a lot of distanced whiney teen Brit speak and slang cos instead of because which may be great for authenticity but does nothing to hold my interest I'm not sure anything even really happened in all of those pages other than the main character explains over and over how obsessed she is with her neighbor and how her mom and dad have a deteriorating relationship The only reason I gave it two stars and not one is I can see how this would have some teen interest and they might not mind the writing style Other than that I found it so boring I actually dreaded picking it up during my lunch breakNot at all like Life as We Knew It

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The Carbon Diaries 2015Ra's parents head toward divorce her world spirals out of control A severe drought sparks fires and deadly riots; then the highest category hurricane in recent history strikes London With the death toll in the thousands and climbing Laura and her family face the unimaginable as her older sister clings to lif. this book is the most annoying bratty and unrealistic book that I have read in ages It uses impossible situations to support the author's view The storm surge destroying London is something in which there is a possibility of 1 in 20 within the next 80 years and it would be impossible so close because ice caps aren't melting fast enough Not to mention the drought in London This book scares teenagers into succumbing to the author's political view of anarchic communism and that the English government will soon be run on corruption to the point of a revolutionary fight by book 2 The main character develops little it gives a terrible message and her other books are dreadful beyond your imaginaions Please children stay away from this shit