2084: A glimpse into the impending future that today’s effects of climate change may bring about if immediate action is not taken by governments, industries and individuals alike.
Pressured by big oil’s lobbying strategies, nations such as the United States, China, and India did not heed scientist’s unanimous warning to decarbonize their industries leaving the efforts of smaller nations in the dust.
With over 200 years of enjoying the benefits the oil age had brought humanity, investors were not interested in accepting scientific findings that would hurt their pocketbooks.
What scientists did not take into account was how different effects of climate change would interact with each other. As the demand for oil tor apart communities in the far east who started to suffer from extreme droughts, fascism, or as the west called Populism, grew to extreme measures fearing the impending migrations of Islamic peoples. Where do nations go when they cant grow their own food and sustain their own communities? In the end, the man upstream would be the one to decide this fate as global warming sparked also conflicts over water.
Another facilitator of global conflict arose to be access to fertile farming land as climate change shifted traditional crops belts that were relied upon for centuries. As the turn of the millennium marked the growth of monoculture farming to feed the worlds exponentially growing population, biodiversity and colloquial know-how were swept away by desertification. Certainly, the world cannot be fed by a greenhouse.
What would happen to the small island nations and those dependent on the sea for their survival? Certainly, global warming wasn’t accidental or intentional but the global community was warned about the pending geo-cide.
As people migrated away from the equator and inland towards the higher ground from flooding caused by elevated sea-levels the first world lost most of the progress oil facilitated but retained their technological know-how despite the lack of infrastructure.
If climate change made one thing certain it is that CO2 emissions inhibit the use of future emissions as the massive destruction of civilization and its progress after the industrial revolution halted the rapid growth of emissions. Unfortunately, oceans would take a longer time to recover compared to the air as its waters acts as the biggest carbon sink in the world.