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Extinction Rebellion - a recognition, whether conscious or otherwise publicly, planet Earth is on the brink of major catastrophe. The signs keep building, as relayed in OutTack, justifiably with calls mounting for action over Climate Change and Wildlife Conservation. Except, is that all we're up against? Is there time? And ...
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Extinction Rebellion - a recognition, whether conscious or otherwise publicly, planet Earth is on the brink of major catastrophe. The signs keep building, as relayed in OutTack, justifiably with calls mounting for action over Climate Change and Wildlife Conservation. Except, is that all we're up against? Is there time? And is Planet B an option after all? ~~~ An international team of researchers is assigned to live and work in the newly built Near Earth Territories, comprising a squadron of Giga-vessels (2.6 BCM) anchored in orbit. The spaces within, bathed in real sunlight, exemplify the best of nature with rural areas equivalent in every respect to the greenest counties on Earth. Least qualified among the scientists is Sashia, a paraplegic who surprisingly becomes a rock on which they all depend. Doctors Mei Sai Ling and Steven Nord form the scientific team's backbone, headed by Professor Mark Madison and assisted by FayWell, the enigmatic Artificial Intelligence to the squadron. They research natural disasters that began to grow at the turn of the millennium, with studying events in the Cretaceous Mass Extinction for any similarities there. New discoveries (posited by the author) reveal how Climate change was just the beginning in the demise of dinosaurs. Meanwhile news coverage becomes increasingly grim as refugees fleeing disasters swell mass migrations. Civil strife grips the globe; new styled warlords escalate a battle with United Nation Security Council forces in space. The Territories squadron, escorted by the biggest and best US Navy battle-carrier, becomes a primary target. Our species has outgrown planet Earth, where populations are capped with childbirth licensing. The Territories squadron is predominantly manned by designer-babies now in young adulthood. Made to reside permanently in space, they are the beginning of a new branch in the human species - extraterrestrial. It's not too late? Time to let nature revive and evolve on its own, on Earth?
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Stern Magazine, the Black Scorpion: we will aim at everything - even if it is not moving ___ Surrey Life magazine: Nigeria's recent presidential election was praised by the international community for its orderliness and the numbers who turned out to vote, despite threats from Boko Haram insurgents to disrupt ...
Black Gold - Black Scorpion
Stern Magazine, the Black Scorpion: we will aim at everything - even if it is not moving ___ Surrey Life magazine: Nigeria's recent presidential election was praised by the international community for its orderliness and the numbers who turned out to vote, despite threats from Boko Haram insurgents to disrupt the polls. Now that the government has been in power for more than 100 days, Black Gold Black Scorpion couldn't be timelier. George S Boughton, who lives in Weybridge (UK), was an oil engineer in Nigeria during the 1967 to 1970 Biafran war and what emerges from this intense, emotional memoir is a withering indictment of governing elites and the destructive consequences of their out-of-control behaviour. Around a million people starved to death or were killed in the fighting; yet the news vacuum meant that Boughton and other expat workers were often in the dark about the true extent of what was going on.Black Gold Black Scorpion is a fascinating, first-hand account of how a nation at war with itself became a magnet for cold war politics as it sank into moral darkness ___ Black Gold - Black Scorpion recounts the lives of a young oil engineer, his wife and newborn child, during the Biafran War, when they inadvertently lived through one of the worst episodes of African history. Working in an industry that has gone on to pollute massively with oil, theirs is a different story of Africa, oil and aid. The author describes the political elites and those, like Ojukwu and Adekunle, who fought them - having himself been captured and detained, one to one, by the mythically ruthless Black Scorpion; this, the strangest of events, enabling him to observe at close range the disintegration of a powerful personality. More especially, the author's and his family's interaction with the people of the area, the people of Igboland, serves to underline how most of Africa continues to be let down by the pillars of the modern world - political elites, capitalists, the media and warring world powers.
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Black Gold - Black Scorpion

by George S. Boughton
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DeepStorm OutTack
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DeepStorm OutTack

by George S. Boughton
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