09 June 2010

There is No Escape

After spending much of the past year working intensively on The Climate Fix, I am overdue for some escapist reading. I am thus enjoying Steig Larsson's thrillers, but then come across this:
Matilda is a hurricane that formed off Brazil a few weeks ago and tore straight through Paramaribo . . . [hurricane season] is usually September and October. But these days you can never tell, because there's so much trouble with the climate and the greenhouse effect and all that.
It's fiction, I know, I know. Fortunately, Larsson gets back to the escapist stuff right away and Salander is again fighting bad guys, not freaky tornadocanes.