Cuger Brant

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CUGER BRANT was born in London, England. He is an experienced environmentalist and has been working in this field for the last 20 years. He and his family currently reside in the southern counties of England.
From the age of six, together with my three brothers I attended the old Lambeth Workhouse institution when it was known as Woodvale Children’s Home. Later, my brothers and i were later sent to ‘Beechholme’ in Banstead, Surrey. It was a village type children’s home with its own church, school, and infirmary. The houses were spaced along an avenue of trees, each named after a tree or bush. Each house had its ‘House Parents’ who were responsible for approximately 14 children of both sexes. It was here that I was taught the basic survival skills such as cooking, sowing, cleaning and, with kindness and regular exercise, had a healthy outlook on life.
This experience left me with a keen sense of fairness, justice and the consequence of people’s actions both good and bad, on others (and a good sense of humor) you needed it! Looking back, the one thing I have realized from my childhood years is that; love, patience and fair play are the building blocks of good character and moral values.
I started my career as a dodo farmer, but after ten years of returned job applications I decided on a new path. Finally (due to my experience) I had the choice of being a dustman or an environmentalist, as the former was taken, I took the latter. I soon found that everyone was totally disinterested, so I decided to write stories.
To me a book is just as much art as is a painting or a sculpture. But why ‘Art’ is always perceived as images through the eye by most, puzzles me. Art is giving the mind a concept, expressed by the artist. My canvas is projecting concepts through the written word.
As far as I am concerned; I am a philosophic psychologist with a twist of comedy and, as far as you are concerned; I am either a madman or have a point. Well… is that not art?
I write ‘WHAT IF?’ stories. I write them to stretch your imagination and your awareness. I hope they give you pleasure, food for thought and change your perception about you, your world, and your safe little place in it!
My writing style and method may seem different to you. I have read (in numerous cases, tried to read) so many books, only to be sent to sleep or put off by over descriptive meandering that, when analyzed, really has nothing to do with the story or the plot, rather, just to do with the author’s imaginings of his literal descriptive skills or even to do with ‘bulking’ a book out a bit!
Both I and other avid readers I know personally, tend to get very vexed with these ‘over-stretched books’ telling us nothing, just wasting my time and my money!
My philosophy is: if you give a man who can read music a Stradivarius, it doesn’t mean that you will get a good tune. But if that man has a seed of inspiration to explore, and a need to express his inspiration through his music, then you have something worth listening to!
Writing, to my mind, is always an opportunity to educate the reader. It is also for me personally the art of imagination and an opportunity for expression of concepts.
My writing is not too ‘character’ driven, neither is it supposed to be. Its aim is to inspire and educate a little, to make you aware of the dangers of our modern world. If you like my abstract style and view of things then all the better, if you do not, then go bury your head again!
I believe it is how the imagination and a few words are used to capture an idea, then to project that idea to a reader, to get an inquisitive mind working and in doing, stopping that inquisitive mind dismissing a concept or an idea! If I can stop someone putting down an unread book, then, I feel I have created something.
I sincerely hope that if you read my books they were not what you were expecting! Author Note: A word about my writing, facts and study material: Trust me when I say; I get all my facts right before I put pen to paper. This gives me the privilege to distort them as much as I please with a clear conscience!
In all my ‘What If’ stories, the political or religious connotations are fictitious. Any offence taken by oneself or on behalf of another is by personal choice!
My opinion on Climate Change is my personal opinion it is not affiliated to any government, political party, religion organizational view or any nutty sect, cult or society!
As for any spelling mistakes, well, in the immortal words of Mark Twain; I cannot abide a man who can only spell a word one way!

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book Four Hundred ppm?
It sends the same message as 'End Game' and 'In Denial', but from a different perspective. Being a trilogy on the subject of Global Warming and human nature.
Analysis of numerous papers on the projections of global warming offer a stark and unremitting assessment of the climate change challenge facing the global community.
Moreover, the impacts associated with 2◦C have been revised upwards so that 2◦C now more appropriately represents the threshold between dangerous and extremely dangerous climate change. Consequently, with global emissions returning to their earlier levels of growth 2014 represents the tipping point.
Given the view that reductions in emissions are not compatible with economic growth, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) are, in effect, are conceding that avoiding dangerous (and even extremely dangerous) climate change is no longer compatible with economic prosperity. But common sense dictated that we knew this all along, as what government would insist on economic suicide?
Our hopeful (though ultimately ineffective) save the planet, climate summits are good for publicity, but as the inevitable procrastination's set in, they have in effect, brought us one step forward and two steps backwards.
Ask yourself; what about of these tidal surges, floods, super hurricanes and arctic vertex changes etc, are they just ‘freak’ weather conditions or a precursor of what is to come?
Well, if you wear rose tinted glasses they are the former, and today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip wrapper, however, if you are more scientifically minded, you will know, the inevitable is catching up with us fast!
What do you think of climate change skeptics
You can find examples and analogies (and there are thousands out there) on effects, causes and consequences of climate change, but by now even you should realize they are talking to deaf ears. With all the scientific evidence of eminent minds telling you there is global warming and it is dangerous, those whom believe are convinced, those who do not, will never believe until it hits them square in the jaw. Then those deniers, those disbelievers will finally realize the truth and try to buy their way out of the situation. Then will come the Geo-engineers with their schemes. Ideas what we now see as ludicrous, nutty, far-fetched and outright dangerous will be accepted. It will be akin to taking a panacea from a travelling salesman, hoping out of sheer terror for a cure all. The current cycle of global warming is changing the rhythms of climate that all living things have come to rely upon. How will we cope with the changes we've already set into motion? While we struggle to figure it all out, the face of the Earth as we know it—coasts, forests, farms, and snow capped mountains—hangs in the balance.
The planet is warming, from North Pole to South Pole, and everywhere in between. Globally, the mercury is already up more than 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius), and even more in sensitive Polar Regions. And the effects of rising temperatures aren't waiting for some far-flung future. They’re happening right now. Signs are appearing all over, and some of them are surprising. The heat is not only melting glaciers and sea ice; it’s also shifting precipitation patterns and setting animals, insects and disease on the move.
The fact that people around the world have engaged in so little response to climate change is that they believe that everything is fine. Although we all know the facts most do not think climate change is happening; believe that their governments will take care of things; or that international agreements on emissions reductions will be effective. This perspective could be a variation of; climate change skepticism, blind faith in government or blind faith in our ability to produce a technological cure.
Now you can talk of the psychological reasons for this until the cows come home or save yourself time by equating it all to the same thought process (or denial) of our ultimate demise at the end of our personal life span. In truth it is a sense of knowing and not knowing, of having information but not thinking about it.
Ask yourself; how often do you think of death? Ask yourself; do you live your life as a consequence of this, are you keeping yourself in optimal health, do not drink, smoke, eat too much? Well, do not bother to answer because like you, we all feel guilty but we all still have our ‘bad’ habits and to hell with a few more weeks months years of prolonged life. Now take that a stage further (Attitude to Climate change) and you have the answer!
Why is a lack of understanding regarding the basics of climate science a universal constant even though people’s knowledge has increased? Because people like to think it is too far off to worry about in our lifetime (especially politicians) promising the Earth but know they will not be in office for that long.
Why is concern about climate change inversely correlated with the wealth of a nation or a person? They are more informed people, but have less concern or sense of responsibility towards climate change because they realize that real sacrifices have to be made!
The problem is the math in your head because you think 2 degrees is insignificant but the world’s oceans do not and neither does the troposphere.
Neither do those eager beavers in waiting; the millions of tons of methane hydrates patiently biding their time to raise their ugly heads and use 2 degrees as the catalyse for 3 degrees, 4 degrees, 5 degrees and hell on Earth!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Cuger Brant online


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Books

Four Hundred
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Series: The Kyoto procrastination, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In writing this book I have decided to approach Global Warming in reverse, from back to front. I am looking at it from the future. If nothing else it is food for thought, but if my ‘reverse psychology’ approach has an effect on you, then do something about it! If, it proves truthful then our children will despise us!
Of Mirth and Men
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An examination of time travel. Have you ever wondered if time travel is a possibility? Have you ever pondered if a time traveling device could possibly be made or asked yourself; has one already been built? If you have; the answer these questions are in my little treatise on time travel.
The Good Shepherd
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Theology
A true ghost story; believe it or not. Do you ever smell an odour which moves around the room from one particular spot to another? Have you ever seen a doorknob rattle knowing there is no one on the other side? Have you ever walked down a road and seen someone standing there whom no one else can see?
Fecundity
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It had to happen sooner or later; with Man playing God, continuously interfering with nature and the natural order of life. None neither heeded nor cared for the consequences. Too late the Geneticists realised that treating natural selection with contempt or something to experiment with would have unforeseen ramifications. A mistake was made, a terrible, incalculable mistake.
Electro Magnetic Pulse
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
What is an EMP? How is it is capable of putting you and the society you live in, back into the stone-age? Just how much do you love your mobiles, your Blackberry’s and other such electronic comforts? Ask yourself; just how naked, vulnerable or lost would you feel without them? What would you do if they all switched off at the same time: never switch to on again?
In Denial
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Series: The Kyoto procrastination, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,740. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
Why are we in denial when predictions of climate change from such eminent bodies as the IPPC to academic foundations studying this anthropogenic phenomenon predict sea level rise enough to engulf tens of thousands of square miles of coastline world-wide, super hurricanes and super storms, droughts and crop failures? Are not Katrina and the ‘Super Storm’ Sandy at least pricking your conscience?
Clone
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,040. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
What is our purpose and where is it supposed to lead? Will our logic lead us to that destiny or will our DNA dictate our final destination? A wise soul contemplates, ponders and philosophises on this thought but most leave that divine question and answer to the Almighty! Re-gens don’t! They know their purpose, and their logic is most definitely not in their DNA. They have no DNA!
As Simple As... A B C
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Series: The Tunbridge Wells trilogy, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,600. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a book about inner fear, everyone’s inner fear, a scenario which every nation world- wide dreads. It is a book about inevitability.
Melodie's Secret Book of the Fey, Charms and Spells
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
A little book of charms, potions, Goodness and light. Of fairies, magic and spells, with a pinch of wisdom. A random miscellany of fairy facts, universal laws, delights, spells and curatives for you to practice at home. A gentle guide to magic for; goodness, love and positive feeling for yourself and others, to help you in life.
A Christmas Carol
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Series: The Tunbridge Wells trilogy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
To me, the original story by Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ encapsulates a ghost story, a sci-fi story and a moral. It ‘hits a chord' with me, and if you have a heart, most likely with you too. With very great respect and admiration to Mr Dickens, I had this inner need to 'rewrite' it, update it, as to let ‘modern’ day poor souls digest the moral and spirituality of the prose.
Radiological Dispersal Device
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Series: The Tunbridge Wells trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,470. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Just how imminent is an attack by a Dirty Bomb? As our society grows in technology, it gets more fragile, more sensitive. A whisper of a fuel crisis would create a panic stricken queue at a gas station. A rumour of a food shortage would lead to panic buying at a food store. What would happen if an RDD went off in the centre of your city, how would you react, would you survive?
End Game
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Series: The Kyoto procrastination, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,730. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
That fragile thing, the very air we breathe, is taken for granted, treated with contempt. That very delicate, well-balanced thing that stops you and me freezing to death, roasting to death or even choking to death, is being mercilessly polluted. It is only a matter of time before that well-balanced, gaseous, circulatory system is thrown out of sync and collapses.
Something Wicked This Way Comes...
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,840. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
These are a set of ‘WHAT IF?’ stories. I have written them to stretch your imagination and your awareness. I hope they give you pleasure, food for thought and change your perception about you, your world, and your safe little place in it. I hope to get your inquisitive mind working and in doing do, stopping that inquisitive mind dismissing a concept, an idea, and putting down an unread book.

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