On the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, humanity can no longer bring antiquated systems to bear against the climate problems that have been washing over the species for decades. Having inherited a bulwark against the changing climate, our children now stare at the beast of our making: The Greenhouse Laws are invoked. The malevolent bastard-child of the United Nations' Kyoto Protocol, the Greenhouse Laws limit energy usage by eliminating automobile transport, travel without a pass, availability of heat, refrigeration, and clean water without approval. Any non-approved energy consuming activity by the population has become illegal--of course there are always Privileges.Daniel H. Gottlieb paints a canvas of hope as we begin to look deeper into this event called global warming. He takes us into a world that could easily be the story of our lives. A novel that calls out the scientific and environmental dilemmas we will pass on to the future generations, it also calls forth the best in humanity--as well as the evocation that a lack of energy equals a lack of freedom.