Today I am interviewing Annelie Wendeberg, author of the bestselling climate change thriller series, 1/2986.
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DJ: Hey Annelie! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Annelie Wendeberg: I drink coffee and write stuff. So there ☺
DJ: What is 1/2986 about?
Annelie: : It’s about a girl living in a post-climate disaster world, her struggles, fears, and hopes. The scientific background of the series relies on latest scientific publications on impacts of climate change on present and future generations. Much of it is based on the IPCC’s 5th assessment report. I wanted to communicate the risks of climate change to a broader public. Problem is, we scientist are often pretty crappy in communicating our findings, because we love our numbers, and believe that we shouldn’t let our emotions carry us away (but we are driven by curiosity and passion, so…). Numbers rarely get non-scientists excited, and we tend to forget that. In the 1/2986 series I wanted to explore how our grandchildren and great-grandchildren might experience the world we are now creating.
DJ: What were some of your influences for 1/2986?
Annelie: Twenty years in environmental sciences, and the love to tell stories. Continue reading