Forty signs of rain
An author I have a lot of respect for, Kim Stanley Robinson, has published the first two books in a series on the potential effects of global climate change. In the first book, Forty Signs of Rain, Robinson postulates the stalling of the Atlantic Current as the trigger for abrupt change in global weather patterns. Now, British scientists say that a slowdown may already be under way.
But, of course we all know that Michael Crichton is the expert fiction author on the topic of climate, right?