Plantation commences with a cyclone annihilating downtown Auckland. The novel dares to challenge the world’s puppet governments, and an economic system that requires environmental destruction to satisfy human need and greed: until nature retaliates.
Nicola, made homeless by the cyclone, moves to Christchurch, and while fund raising meets Andrew Calder. Through him she attends an environmental conference in Nairobi, Kenya. During a field day colleague Des Tairoa suggests they start that day to halt the advancing desert.
Easier said than done when the world’s politicians are committed to serving their masters at the expense of the environment and people.
Clark James wrote this novel after visiting East Africa and India in 1990, and has updated it to include physical and technological changes.