Monstrous Fire Engulfs The Adirondack Mountains

Saratoga Springs, New York – August 20, 2095: Over night and into Saturday morning, firefighters battled three major fires that have merged to form the largest forest fire in New York history.  Already, over 568,000 acres (nearly 2,300 square kilometers) have burned, and the towns of Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Wilmington, and several others have been fully evacuated, and a state of emergency has been declared in New York.  Satellite and drone images appear to show that all of these towns and villages except for Wilmington have been…

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Global Population Tops 15 Billion

Shanghai, China – July 11, 2117: Today, the Chinese Demography Association (中国人口集团 / Zhongguo Renkou Jituan) announced that the global human population has topped 15 billion, and is continuing to increase.  This means that the population has doubled in the past 100 years.  This is a massive increase, but compared to earlier eras, the doubling time has decreased substantially.  At its peak rate of increase in the late 20th century, doubling times were shorter, with the population doubling from 3 billion (1959) to 6 billion (1999) in a mere 40 years.  Still,…

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