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THE JAGGED EDGE

CLEANING UP THE EARTH IS A DIRTY BUSINESS

Former war correspondent Dominic Elliston has led a charmed life, until now. A shocking revelation threatens to destroy everything he has worked so hard to build. Reeling from the impending failure, he is eagerly distracted by a mysterious invitation that will send him on an unimaginable path of chaos and danger. 

Lured into a web of deceit and fanatical eco-terrorism, Dominic must outwit a mercurial madman, who himself is fuelled by a dark and tragic past. Dominic’s journey culminates when he is embroiled in a plot to release an advanced cyber weapon designed to save the planet from unchecked climate change, no matter the human suffering. 

The stakes are high, the odds long and the line between right and wrong has never been more blurred. Only one thing is certain: climate can change anyone.

 

INSPIRATION

 

The stories that shape our culture need to become more intimate with the forces that shape our environment.

When it comes to climate change information, 

70% of the content is scientific, 20% is political and 10% is social. Yet 100% of it is divisive, analytical and is (or claims to be) purely fact based.

 

Now more than ever, we need stories that all sides of the discussion can relate to, while still creating positive friction. 

I'm what you might call a lazy activist. While so many scientists, environmentalists and policymakers have stood up to address climate change, I sat down – for a really long time – to write stories that reframe the science with the help of some good old fashion thriller (non)sensibilities.

In the near future, our environment will likely be teetering, our lives dominated by the singular digital industrial complex. We will consume more than ever and environmentalists will become increasingly desperate.

 

And, when things are desperate, we all love a hero. Because the hero absolves us of responsibility. The one does the work for the many

 

Unfortunately, one person can't make a difference to climate change, it's going to take the largest mobilisation in human history. But what if one person could force us to mobilise?