13 Word Story: Pyrrhus Would Be Proud

Things are already getting worse climate-wise. We've had a string of hottest years ever. The average global temperature is rising. Polar ice and mountain glaciers are waning. Tundra is melting, and releasing more greenhouse gases. The complex weather systems of Earth are becoming chaotic and less predictable--as climate change theory predicts (a theory is a... Continue Reading →

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The Sun Will Set On The Open-Air Farm

https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/902668425876709376 Not today. Probably not this century. In the next, I'd be shocked if it didn't start happening. Outdoor farms in their sprawling plant-filled glory will one day be extinct in most "developed" countries and will be a marker of terrible, desperate poverty. There are already experiments in urban and/or indoor farming. Experiments and practical... Continue Reading →

As A Large Complex System Destabilizes…

...extreme events become more common. And that's exactly what we're seeing in the weather, and more every year. Assuming the world manages to turn our mass CO2 pollution around and stop anthropogenic climate change, I'm going to guess as an interested climate layperson that we're looking at decades for current temperature and weather trends to... Continue Reading →

2067: First Major Metro Goes Off National Electric Grid

https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/913784207696175104 I've taken up tweeting from the future, example above, in addition to my usual political-writing-SciFi-whatevs antics @Tao23. It keeps me thinking to turn out those tweets on a semi-regular basis. And the tweets can make a great nucleus for future SciFi News Network posts here, AKA my futurist "predictions." Older posts are formatted to look... Continue Reading →

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