Life Plan: What will be left?
By: Tanner Swann
In 8 years, I’ll be 27. This point I would like to assume that I have a place of my own, school debts, a decent job and perhaps a significant other. The prediction is that Antimony will not exist. I will have to make do without battery operated appliances and hope I don’t need any drugs with this chemical.
In 17 years, I’ll be 36. Have little children of my own, hopefully attained a career and established a lifetime partner. The use of touchscreens, solar panels, medals and jewellery will not be created because of the end of silver and indium resources. I feel any parent would want to provide their children with the things that they didn’t have when they were younger. I don’t have the opportunity to provide my children with these accessories.
In 2050, a third of land, plant and animal species are going to be extinct due to climate change. I will be 57, enjoying my life, my grandchildren possibly and have the opportunity to retire. When I look out my window, I will see a completely different world of nature. Perhaps, the story of the rabbit & the hare. Mother Goose and Little Red Riding Hood will cease to exist because my grandchildren will have no clue what I’m talking about.
In 2060, I’ll be 57 and know that globally the world is reaching a higher temperature. I don’t know how to tell my grandchildren that it is my fault this is happening.