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This review is from: Supervolcano: Eruption (Hardcover)Character as usually well written and intersting.
Societys response to this kind of catastrophe, basically muddle through, not plausible and makes the read less good as it irritates me. What would society do, at minimum, if something like this occurs?
1. Martial law throughout the land for the duration
2. Nationalize important businesses and industries for the duration
3. Slaughter all meat animals except a minimum requirement for breeding, the meat can be preserved for a long time as well as the grain the animals won't eat and it will feed a lot of more people this way
4. Rationing of basically everything
5. Mandatory evacuation/relocation in order to maximise output with a minimum use of available resources
This is not global warming, which is a slow moving catastrophe, and the effects of a muddle through response would be immediately apparant. In this story they are not. The effects of our muddle through response to global warming may be as dire as the effects of a muddle through policy in this book but the timescale for us is decades, not months as would be the case here.
Will not be reading the next installment.