Monday, August 13, 2018

''A Climate Vocabulary of the Future'' -- with 400 words and terms related to climate change and global warming (author" Herb Simmens)

A Climate Vocabulary of the Future - Google Books Result

a book with 400 climate-related terms -- written by Herb Simmens, published in 2017
among the 400 terms, cli-fi has been listed!

Herb Simmens - 2017 - ‎Science and Climate
Herb Simmens ..


Cli-fi -- A fast-growing genre of fiction whose subject is climate chaos. There are now over 100 college courses focusing on Cli-fifor more info see the Cli-Fi Report at

A Climate Vocabulary of the Future offers a compelling perspective on climate change that breaks down the formidable challenges facing our species and our planet -- rising temperatures, melting glaciers, and an indifferent global populace quietly overwhelmed by the science and inconceivable consequences of inaction.
By skillfully explaining -- with humor, brevity, and clarity -- more than four hundred new, as well as often overlooked words and phrases, A Climate Vocabulary of the Future empowers readers with the information they need to both understand and act.

For example, readers will learn the importance of dark snow, carbon war criminals, and negative emissions, as well as the background behind deceptively humorous phrases such as frozen chicken syndrome and robin carbon hood tax. Author Herb Simmens also offers many new ideas to inspire action before it is too late to save ourselves from ourselves.

Use A Climate Vocabulary of the Future as a reference or as a creative way to learn the many dimensions of climate change. Above all, use it to acquire the words, images, ideas, and actions necessary to thrive in a world increasingly dominated by climate chaos.

About the Author

Herb Simmens has been a town manager, county administrator, head of planning for the state of New Jersey, and a college instructor. He has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton and studied at the London School of Economics. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

Visit his website at

Herb SimmensHerb Simmens has been a pathbreaker much of his life. He was the youngest country administrator in the country in Atlantic County NJ when casinos were legalized in Atlantic City, the award winner creator of New Jersey’s long range smart growth master plan in 2000 as head of New Jersey’s State Planning Commission, and the leader of one of the first consortiums of higher education institutions to fight climate change in the early 2000’s.
He’s also been a city manager, taught politics and urban planning at Stockton University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, both in New Jersey, and owned and operated a wellness center in Washington, DC.
Herb has degrees from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and international Affairs from Princeton He’s also studied at the London School of Economics.
A Climate Vocabulary of the Future is Herb’s first book. He is currently working on a book describing a strategy to overcome climate change, expected to be published in the Fall of 2018
He lives in Silver Spring, Md and is active in local civic life.

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