Jim Pearce is a geologist who worked in gold mines and on oil rigs, who now consults energy clients on how to be more sustainable and harm the planet less
Cold is Jim Pearce’s first thriller novel. The scene is set as “near future”. Global warming has created rising temperatures worldwide, resulting in intense fires. The ash and soot from these fires blocked out the sunlight, so much so that the world converted into a frozen landscape. A few years on from this, the resulting cold is so extreme that the deep arctic conditions means that most humans have been starved or frozen to death. Resources, fuel, adequate clothing, and…
Cold is a dystopian post-apocalyptic novel set in the near future, where in the world as we once knew it, the scientists and their AIs got it completely wrong.
Rising temperatures have caused fires that burn landmasses, and the ash from these fires blocks the sun out. The resulting Cold is extreme, like a nuclear winter, and was a mass extinction event world over for human beings. Electricity grids, communications and services all failed. Societies collapsed. Humanity is reduced to small group…