Friday, 30 March 2012

Future Fact - Future Fiction - Sci-Fi: Have you started to build an Ark, yet? New Scienti...

Future Fact - Future Fiction - Sci-Fi: Have you started to build an Ark, yet? New Scienti...: Have you started to build an Ark, yet? New Scientist magazine 31 March 2012, reports that "...Arctic sea ice may already have passed a tippi...

FLOATING HOMES - NOAH'S ARK 2012

USING POLYETHYLENE PIPES AS RAFTS, ENTIRE CITIES
CAN BE DESIGNED TO FLOAT ON RISING SEA-LEVELS
Have you started to build an Ark, yet? New Scientist magazine 31 March 2012, reports that "...Arctic sea ice may already have passed a tipping point" ( newscientist.com/news ). We sailed the legendary North-West Passage last year but thought the ice would repair itself in the winter. It did not; and it continues to melt away. But, this is sea ice which already floats - so melting it does not raise the sea-level. But the sea ice holds back the mountains of land ice on Greenland, some 3km thick or high. That is a lot of water and the land ice is on its way down the mountains. Best advice is to move to higher ground - or build floating cities like the Dutch. The south-pole land ice in Antarctica is 5km high across 2,000 x 2,000 kilometers. Which is a hell of a lot more water, on the move.

The good news is we may not last long enough to have to migrate away from the coastal margins. New Scientist also tells us that the killer flu virus that is variously called Bird Flu, Swine Flu, and Spanish or Trench Flu from the 1914-18 World War One, is still dodging the best efforts of virologists to understand and confine it. The experts have identified that people with a faulty version of a protein, IFITM3, are more likely to die from the 2009 version of flu.

Move to higher ground to avoid the floods and wear a gas mask to stop the viruses. How high? And when? my e-book OUT OF THE DEPTHS gives you chapter and verse in the factoid summaries above each chapter, as well as showing how people might survive in London and New York.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

BIRD-FLU AND FLOOD INSURANCE

While Lloyds of London pay out more for floods since 1688, Bird Flu resurfaces: "Forget the nonsense about bioterrorism. These papers tell us that nature is where we should focus" writes John Oxford, professor of virology. Climate Change will flood New York & London, in fact all coastal areas, up to 300 feet (100 metres). If Bird Flu evolves as amateurs are authorised to tinker with DNA, pandemic could ensue. How these two threats develop to wipe out 80% of the human race, about 5.6 billion souls, and how humanity recovers, are explored in graphic detail - all factually based - in Noel Hodson's popular novel, OUT OF THE DEPTHS (Kindle Amazon E-Books). Buy now before its too late.


What does the global future portend? Noel Hodson, promoter of FOODTUBES, forecasts the near and far future, based on today’s facts, in two gripping science-fiction novels - now on Amazon Kindle. OUT OF THE DEPTHS is set in 2012 - before and during global warming; and AD2516 is the brave new world after global warming.  “Noel Hodson, …that distinguished futurist” Brian Aldiss in The Times & The Guardian.  

AD2516 – After Global Warming    …far future of mankind  .  OUT OF THE DEPTHS    …near future; global flooding, pandemic, chaos & new governments emerging.


AD2516 – After Global Warming    …far future of mankind (with global transport tubes).

OUT OF THE DEPTHS    …near future; global flooding, pandemic, chaos & new governments emerging.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, The real future

26 March 2012.  

What does the global future portend? Noel Hodson, promoter of FOODTUBES, forecasts the near and far future, based on today’s facts, in two gripping science-fiction novels - now on Amazon Kindle. OUT OF THE DEPTHS is set in 2012 - before and during global warming; and AD2516 is the brave new world after global warming.  “Noel Hodson, …that distinguished futurist” Brian Aldiss in The Times & The Guardian.  

AD2516 – After Global Warming    …far future of mankind (with global transport tubes).

OUT OF THE DEPTHS    …near future; global flooding, pandemic, chaos & new governments emerging.

NO KINDLE? – Download the books for less than a paperback onto your cell-phone or computer, in 20 seconds. Twelve hours absorbing reading for a meagre pittance. Support your local authors!

THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE:  Transport Tubes – The Foodtubes Project update – The UK Technology Strategy Board TSB just announced (21 Mar 12) major funding for Future Cities and Transport Systems.  The Foodtubes Project is applying for TSB support under the new CATAPULT programmes. Foodtubes rely on cutting edge pipeline transport infrastructure, power and computer-guidance-systems to save 80% of today’s fuel bills and pollutants. (Catapult update brochure titled Shaping the network of centres, which is available from the website at www.innovateuk.org. )

The Author: (Mr) Noel HODSON
16 Brookside, Oxford, OX3 7PJ, UK - Tel +44 (0)1865 760994

Monday, 26 March 2012

JFK and New New York

LETTER TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

Following recent letters from Canadian visitors (How Not to Attract Tourists,” by Mark Vanhoenacker - Op-Ed, March 16): In the two hours we stood in line a few weeks ago at JFK - hot tired thirsty and furious, along with other pensioners, among families with weeping infants - facing your surly, slow, shambling, mumbling and lazy officers, frequent NY visitors from the UK told us that when possible they fly to other US cities with efficient immigration and then go to NY. We wrote to Mayor Bloomberg and the NY Chamber of Commerce that we would enjoy spending another several thousand tourist dollars in your great city – after you’ve fixed this chronic problem.  How about some zero tolerance of official hostility? Otherwise – we loved NY.  - Noel & Pauline Hodson, Oxford, UK.

Have you been abused at JFK airport?

THE FUTURE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER - AFTER THE FLOODS!

Contrast this hassle at JFK with the reception the heroes of AD2516, the controversial book of the future, are given when they visit New New York after being thawed out from a 500 year cryogenic nap on a diverted Concorde flight.  




In these ‘interesting times’ what does the global future threaten or promise? Noel Hodson makes intriguing, fascinating and controversial forecasts based on current facts, in his two adventurous tales of the future - now on Amazon Kindle. OUT OF THE DEPTHS is set in 2012 - before and during global warming; and AD2516 is the brave new world after global warming.  (Noel Hodson, “That distinguished futurist” Brian Aldiss in The Times & The Guardian.   Unputabledownable).

AD2516 – After Global Warming    …far future of mankind


OUT OF THE DEPTHS    …near future; global flooding, pandemic & new governance