SYNOPSIS: The New York based Global Shift Inc., and its joint venture partner, EcoLogic, have been studying the effects of global warming for many decades. EcoLogic grabbed international attention with AtmosFear, a climate change modelling system that torpedoed its competitors out of the water. EcoLogic scientists make headlines when they predict a global catastrophe in less than six years. They put forward impressive scenarios to demonstrate massive destruction from rising sea levels.
The Australian government is sceptical about the projections, but it can't afford to take the risk that they might be correct. The Prime Minister, whilst still unconvinced, agrees to fund a massive relocation plan to help coastal residents move to inland locations. People are reluctant to leave their prime real estate, but when another great tsunami smashes through Asia they begin to accept the threat as real.
EcoLogic's CEO, Claudia McBride, is shocked when Global Shifts founder, Christoph Zelig, claims there are bugs in the software, or someone in the New York office has manipulated data.
Jacob Sawyer, a climate change sceptic, and Solomon Bellingham, the minister for the environment, scheme the greatest swindle of all times, and a done-deal with a major civil engineering company guarantees Sawyer a kick-back that will set him up for life.
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