Nature's End Author:Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka Imagin cities with blackened air, where men, women, and children gasp for breath. Imagin a countryside with almost no trees...a land where sever droughts, dust storms, and forest fires rage. Imagin an American of astonishing achievements--but so overpopulated and ravaged by its own excesses that it totters on the brink of the destiny predicted... more » long ago in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
This is the world that confronts us in Nature's End--a world only a few years from now. With all the vivid detail, compassion, and compelling suspense of their New York Times bestseller, the highly acclaimed Warday, Whitley Streber and James Kunetka now bring us another riveting novel based on scientific fact. Where their earlier book depicted the grim reality of nuclear war, Nature's End portrays, with the same powerful documentary style, a devastaion even more likely to occur; total environmental collapse. It is a crisis that will endanger the enitre golbe--and demand all the creativity, strength, and courage of humankind.
As Nature's End opens, the horrifying proposals of Dr. Gupta Singh are gathering momentum. A frightening demagogue with a saintly Gandhi-like demeanor, Singh has dared to voice the unthinkable: the voluntary suicied of one third of the world's people.
Threatened by poisoned air, water, and food that no longer can support the too rapidly growing populace, nation after nation has joined the Depopulationist International. And now, as the United States stands on the edge of environmental disaster, terrified voters elect a Depopulationist majority in Congress.
Time is running out; only a handful of Americans can stop Singh and expose the danger of his views before his Manifesto becomes the law of the land and millions die. Led by journalist John Sinclair, they find themselves on the run, speeding toward catastrophy, with their lives--and the lives of all humanity--hanging perilously in the balance.
As Singh fights back, in one master stroke of psychological warfare after another, their hope lies in the coded data files of Sinclair's dead son, Tom, and a mysterious clue; the secret of mankind's future has something to do with children and a place called Magic.
Here are the horrors--and the wonders--of a technology that is both destroying and advancing humanity. Here is a myster, a quest, a thriller--an absorbing novel about a future that my someday be ours.« less