I was saddened last Thursday when I read NASA’s latest climate change report.
Published in the journal Science Advances, the study predicts that unless carbon emissions are quickly reduced, the Great Plains and the Southwest will suffer a “megadrought” between 2050 and 2099, the worst in the last 1,000 years.
I also read last week a fictional account titled “Scorched Earth, 2200AD” published by the digital magazine Aeon. It describes a future in which a small population of human survivors must stay inside climate-controlled high-rise “lifeboats” because temperatures outside exceed 180 degrees.
Such stories and reports make me wonder about future generations who may never know something we too often take for granted — a pretty day.
I’ll admit that late-winter cabin fever’s set in and I’m longing to enjoy the warmth and fragrance of spring. How about you? Email firstname.lastname@example.org