The Carbon Diaries 2015

The Carbon Diaries 2015Told 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 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 Laura 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 Life. 3.5 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 difficult Published 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 scenario.I 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
Have you heard about global warming Come on, you can admit it You know you have There ll be heat waves, water shortages, big storms, all kinds of scary things happening, and civilization will struggle to survive under the strain But teenagers will still be teenagers, never fear Laura is a sixteen year old Londoner who plays bass in the band dirty angels, whose sister is determined to make everyone pay for her not getting her year abroad, and who has parents who could not BE embarrassing Laura also has a crush on the cute boy next door, but experienced readers will soon realize that he is not the guy for her Sure, she s worried about power shortages, and carbon rationing, but those won t last, will they I liked the combination of regular teenage interests mixed with a steadily worsening yet not soul crushing depi
I have to admit that I rolled my eyes than once through the opening pages of this book The immaturity of teenaged Laura seemed over the top While the rest of the country is worrying about pollution and carbon rationing and the crazy weather, Laura is worrying about a boy she likes and about all the things she can do to try and still be normal But then I realized, this is exactly what a teenager WOULD be doing during this type of situation After that, reading this book went a little smoother for me There are times when you have to read between the lines a little, and of course there will still be those eye rolling moments especially with the love interest but overall this is an interesting book that seemed realistic enough.Some things bordered on fantasy than science fiction For instance, the carbon meters that were required in people s houses At one point it talked about these being installed in just a few week s time Supposedly these meters had the ability to shut off toasters or other appliances if they were using
You never think it s gonna happen to you, but all that pollution and dirty fumes and flights and factories and shit we don t need and suddenly there you are, a stupid girl sitting alone on some steps, waiting to see if your family is ever coming back pg 298 This one started slow for me It s in a diary format, with an entry of at least a few words for virtually every day in the year 2015 for a teen in London It s fascinating as a prediction of how things could really play out if global warming continues to escalate In this telling, there s a great storm in 2010, and world wide government is forced to confront the realities of global warming Great Britain is the first nation to implement carbon rationing In concept, it s all very impressive and fascinating But what I really liked about this is that it s a VERY personal tale of one teen s experience in the mid
I read the blurb of this book and instantly wanted to read it I am a big fan of dystopian teenage novels so I thought I would really like this book but sadly that was not the case What I thought would be a well written and intelligent book turned out to be a book full of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and scientific inaccuracies that really annoyed me.The book is set is 2015 and the UK, due to Global Warming, had been placed on Co2 rationing I really did think that the plot would be really good and strong but Saci Lloyd s poor writing really really bugged me Her use of street speak became so annoying in the end that I found it made reading the book so difficult The word through is NOT spelt as thru and it was very annoying to see this written down over and over again None of the characters really speak correctly and the grammar errors were blazingly obvious.The characters themselves are all very annoying and I am so glad I did not waste my money buying thi
The book isn t a cautionary tale, in my humble opinion It s much of a thriller What s going to happen next and how will the characters survive it Though Laura comments on the selfishness of others a couple of times and wants very much for the rest of the world to get on board with carbon rationing, this is not a Let s save the planet story There is no instructive message.I m sure many reviewers probably write about The Carbon Diaries environmental themes I always have trouble determining what an environmental theme would be I ve seen some writers calls The Carbon Diaries theme climate change That seems like a subject to me I would say the theme of The Carbon Diaries involves a teenager struggling to find her place as an older person in her family and her place in society, one that is dramatically changi
Too much teenage angst Not enought dystopian angst Although there s plenty of both.Britain was always good about queuing up, share and share alike, back in the war WWII, that is But in 2015, when they begin a program of rationing carbon units, greed rears its ugly head I appreciate the tense family dynamic that the author portrays She ably delineates the befo
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it had a really interesting premise, what if the government imposed carbon rationing on an unready British population.Add in bizarre global weirding weather and political unrest, it makes for a really interesting story when seen through the eyes of a teenage London girl.What was slightly
Jag planerar att skriva en cli fi bokserie s nu r det dags att l sa in mig p genren Den h r boken r befolkad av lite galna m nniskor Men s r det ju ocks galet, det som vi g r med planeten, s det passar v l bra. Two emotions invoked by this book Fear and guilt.Look, we all know who s destroying this planet You yes, you and me and everybody else Though most of us aren t in a panic about the negative effects of airplane and car fumes and litter and leaving your t.v on for 72 hours straight Because the damaged we re doing to Earth isn t devastating yet No real serious consequences for us to be truly concerned, right Wellmaybe we should be.Yes, the carbon diaries is set in the future and would be thought of as speculative fiction But I d like to think of it as being practical than that Because while reading it, you always have that sense of doubt in the back of your mind and that ringing question over and over Could this be our future Is this where the Earth is headed if we don t get off our asses and clean up our act and stop sucking the planet dryOkay, okay I m not preaching Trust me, I m just as bad, I drive a freakin 8 cylinder gas guzzler.According to Laura s diary in which the format of the book is written, the effects of global warming have become devastating In short, mega environmental disaster And it s only getting worse So to calm down the greenhouse gases and try to get global warming under control, the government imposes a carbon rationing system And the first lab rats up for the experiment is the United King

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  • Paperback
  • 330 pages
  • The Carbon Diaries 2015
  • Saci Lloyd
  • English
  • 01 November 2018
  • 9780823423019