"[Science fiction] is the one literary medium left in which we have a free hand. We can do any damn thing we please."
Richard Hnatt lives in a future Earth that is too hot. It is so hot that anyone who is forced to go out of doors is required to wear their own cooling unit for their own personal safety and well-being.
This book was written in 1964; time enough for Dick to see astronauts carrying their own
cooling units when climbing into rockets. It is a considerable leap to see how they might be
used in global warming.
The notion of global warming dates from the late 1800's; scientists vary in their estimates about how much our
weather patterns and global temperature vary due to our impact on the environment, or long-term changes that are normal for the Earth.
The notion of global warming dates from the late 1800's; scientists vary in their estimates about how much our weather patterns and global temperature vary due to our impact on the environment, or long-term changes that are normal for the Earth.
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