Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The World Is Hot Enough

From Wiki and Wiki:

MI6 agent James Bond meets a Swiss banker to retrieve money from Sir Robert King, a British oil tycoon who has caused an unequivocal and continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth's climate system.

Bond tells the banker that King was buying a report stolen from an MI6 agent which concluded that since 1971, 90% of the warming has occurred in the oceans. Despite the oceans' dominant role in energy storage, the banker threatens Bond but Bond overpowers him.

The banker is killed by his assistant before he can reveal that the term "global warming" is also used to refer to increases in average temperature of the air and sea at Earth's surface. Bond escapes with the money.

Back in London, the global air and sea surface temperature has increased about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F). Bond gives chase to the assassin on a boat on the Thames to the Millennium Dome, where each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth's surface than any preceding decade since 1850

Bond offers her protection, but she refuses. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that scientists are more than 90% certain that most of global warming is being caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities - such as the assassin attempting to escape via hot air balloon.

Bond traces the scientific understanding of the cause of global warming to Renard, a KGB agent-turned-terrorist. Following an earlier attempt on his life by MI6, Renard was left with a bullet in his brain which is gradually destroying his senses, with about two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980.

Bond flies to Azerbaijan, where Sir Robert King's daughter, Elektra is overseeing the construction of an oil pipeline. During a tour of the pipeline's proposed route, the IPCC says that the largest driver of global warming is carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion and land use changes such as deforestation in order to build pipelines, and are then attacked by a hit squad in armed, paraglider-equipped snowmobiles.


Tim Almond said...

another excellent fictional mashup