200 Years Hence

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2221 when all of the climatologist warning dates have expired,  and South America and the Caribbean have moved through the USA to Canada in search of water that is scarce there too, perhaps then climate change will be believed. As a people, we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. If not vaccinations or refugees it will be something else to complain about and declare it is a violation of our rights. I don't think we're going to make it to 2050 at this rate because COP 26 was a failure to communicate the fact that we've killed the earth and it will take 200 years of agrarian lifestyle to reverse that trend and stop the horror.  No tv for 200 years is only a part if the cure. If someone pulls a rabbit out of a hat, they will probably eat it.
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No one seems to get it. We have to give up cars not change them to electric. We need to give up high technology for the microwaves that are giving us brain cancer and lung tumors.We have to limit the number of children that we have which means that women have to stop having them and men will have to learn how to live without sex. No sex no need for abortions. In 2221, health care and doctors will be read about as fairy tales. Candles and torches for light. Small fires for cooking. No more trucks, ladies.

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We have the ability to feed every human on the planet and vaccinate all of them to save the planet but when will we do it? Probably not because we haven't accepted that we must  do it. We are doomed like the bacteria in a petri dish when all the nutrients run out. You can't blame OPEC because it has been predicted for about 60 years that the oil will run out and fossil fuels will run out. It is a finite resource. Wind power and solar power should be on the lips of everyone right now, not nuclear power. This is not the Matrix! As humans and as being the most intelligent species on the planet, we're not too bright when it comes to preservation of the species and all the other species we share the earth with.

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The year 2221 will have interesting givens: overcrowded cities, plague, food shortages, medicine shortages, space shortages. Schools will be closed, retail stores will be an anachronism, and everyone will be wearing a gun because the streets will not be safe, and being at home will not be safe either. Cannibalism will be on the rise, rivers and streams and the ocean will be fished out or so poison that they give up their dead. Anyone caught driving a car that runs on gasoline will be shot on sight. But it will be too late for the planet in 2221. It is too late n 2021. Predictor optimist offer placebos.

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Water will be the new money, the new non-cryptocurrency. And if China or Russia have not launched a nuke at us and if we have not retaliated, they will be looking for someplace to live too as the fires rage across Europe. We can't stop it. It is inevitable bcause we refuse to share. We are takers, not givers, users, not long term planners. There will be a new definition of the term tribalism Come 2221. What we call depression and  mental unbalance today will take on layers of new lows in healthy mind science. Think Stone Age. Think medieval times returned. Think all the ways that humans can kill and burn and pillage. It has already begun at the borders of countries. Take a walk theough The Derrian Pass. A life changer, an enlightening vacation, if you survive. Point, squeeze, pull the trigger. 

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Our children and our grandchildren will live then and see what we have done to the earth. It will be too late for them to do anything because the devastation will be universal. They will curse us and not think of us as wise. We will hope for innovation and technology to save them, but hope it not salvation nor is it a God. 

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The end will not be pretty.

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Lady A

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

Washington State had floods a few days ago, British Clumbia had mudslides. Power is out for thousands. Two dead, and counting.

 

 

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darkpool's picture

A grim outlook, Allets. I

A grim outlook, Allets. I believe overpopulation is the main danger, coupled with the greed of the ultra-rich who hoard more than they need to live a "good" life.  Sustainable family planning, and a fair and wise distribution of resources world-wide might help future earthlings.

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So Much Could Have Been Done

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The oceans will fail, the air, the temperature. The absence or decline of a necessary life-component dictates health in any living system. Scary - yes. Solutions would curb freedoms of all income tiers. The need to act is there now. But not the how. Taking care of humans is the absolute goal. The earth cannot support this many, a fact! We watch human trends. We watch earth trends.

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Unfortunately, making it better for humans drives peactices that destroy farms, over use water, plillute. We m,as a science driven culture, know the poisons - so do nanufacturers and corroirate food growers. Algae blooms, we kill our iceans ans lakes to have green lawns. Mind xhanging will take time and we have no time.

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Lady A

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