I hope the future isn't as bleak as Changing Times, Changing Climate
on SBS last night suggested it will be. The docu-drama predicted by 2075 the world will change so significantly that technology we embrace and accept as part of our everyday lives will cease to exist and life will be an ongoing fight for survival.
For humanity, regions affected by severe flooding and other natural disasters will mean migration from drought stricken continents will be commonplace. This will result in overcrowding, fighting for resources such as water, food and shelter and only the fittest and most resourceful people will survive.
People will opt not to have children because there is simply no future for them.
Cars will become redundant in large cities like London, Hong Kong and New York and replaced by hydro-efficient public transport, such as fast trains (much like the Japanese Shinkansen). Whilst planes will be replaced by hydro powered airships and these will be used only for essential travel.
When it comes to housing, residential buildings will be abandoned if they don't offer insulation as protection from scorching temperatures and property demand will be based on accommodation with solar paneling and sophisticated cooling devices.
The question racing around in my mind is how do we get from where we are today to the point where all these precautionary changes are in place?
What has to occur to inject enough fear in people to prompt action on combating or at least managing Climate Change and Global Warming?
Perhaps we have already started. I'm unsure.