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Explainer: The IPCC’s August 2021 Climate Change Report

The organization that has both received the Nobel Peace Prize and has been called the “gold standard” on climate change science has just issued its latest installment of its ongoing series of reports. The takeaway from the report is, “Oh crap, this is bad.” On August 9, 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) …

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The Most Thrilling, Most Dramatic, Most Important Phillies Baseball Game of all Time

On October 1, 1950, the Philadelphia Phillies played the greatest game in their long history—their historic victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. I realize that there have been other important, and significant games, playoff wins, World Series wins, clutch games, etc. But, in my humble opinion, no other game had the stakes, displayed the guts, and …

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Environmental Fiction: List of Thrillers, Eco-Thrillers, Legal Thrillers, and Cli-Fi

When I wrote Drink to Every Beast, an environmental legal thriller, I was asked if my book was an “eco-thriller.” I associated eco-thrillers with such great thrillers as James Patterson’s Zoo and Preston and Child’s excellent Relic. I wondered how my book could be lumped into the same category as a book about all of …

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Environmental Thrillers, Cli-Fi, and Environmental Legal Thrillers: Not your Father’s Eco-Thriller

The hero dashes from one continent to the next trying to stop the evil scientist/ evil corporation/ evil megalomaniac from flipping the switch and causing a world-wide catastrophe. The eco-thriller! Not only a novel, but coming to a screen near you. There was a time when the vast majority of thrillers involving environmental issues, so …

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HEADLINE BOOKS WEBINAR MATERIALS – WRITING A NOVEL: TEN THINGS YOU CAN AND SHOULD DO, WHETHER Y0U ARE A BEGINNER OR EXPERIENCED

Since finding out that I have written and published a novel many people have told me that one of their bucket list life goals is to write a novel. They’ve asked me many questions. I have a lot of thoughts on this and am happy to share them. There are many, many books and articles …

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What is the difference between Eco-Thrillers, Environmental Thrillers, and Environmental Legal Thrillers?

What is the difference between Eco-Thrillers, Environmental Thrillers, and Environmental Legal Thrillers? By Joel Burcat My novel, DRINK TO EVERY BEAST, is an environmental legal thriller. That makes it different from eco-thrillers and environmental thrillers. All are thrillers, meaning that there will be a lot of action, quick pacing, suspense, dread, excitement, surprise, anticipation and …

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

One year ago today, January 7, 2018, I was on a business trip to Oklahoma City. Earlier that morning I noticed a slight distortion in the vision of my right eye along the very bottom, almost as though there was mucus along my eyelid. It had been two years since I had experienced NAION, https://tinyurl.com/y72a6xfp, …

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