A Dystopian Future
Students were asked to imagine what the world might be like if
people didn't take the message of recycling, reducing waste and
conserving the environment seriously. Here is Jessica's bleak view
of the future if we don't take action:
we live in a desolate world. All countires and cities are experiencing
a crisis of shortages of both water and energy.
The city is dark and our lives are inconvenient to say the least. The
streets are full of trash, flying all over as the wind blows it.
cost of energy is incredibly expensive. Therefore, with fuel price
rises there are fewer cars we can drive now. The streets are lined with
rusting cars. People are
losing hope and are too depressed now to want to know what they
So the problem is getting worse. You would have thought they would want
to do what they can to make changes. But they don't.
The economic and business world suffers from effects of not
energy in the past; so air travel and importing things by plane is
almost non-existent. Getting hold of fresh water is incredible
important if we are to stay alive. Without a supply of clean water, the
whole city is full of
bacteria and the bad smell is like living back in the Middle Ages.
But it's still not too late. If we start to use what clean
energy we have efficiently; reuse and recycle from the trash of the
past, the world could get better again....
Now it's your turn.Instead
of thinking about how bad things could get. Imagine a world where
people started caring more about their environment. Where people looked
after parks. Where zoos made a difference to the survival of rare
species which could then be released into the wild. Where people took
responsibility for picking up litter and recycled, re-used and reduced
waste wherever they could. Where people made an effort not to waste
energy or water....
would a typical be like for you? What would you have for breakfast?
What sort of job would you do? How would you get to work? What would
you do for entertainment after work?
Write about it - then, take action to make your future happen!