Friday, June 13, 2008
Polar city maps with colored pins marking future polar cities
ALASKA CANADA RUSSIA GREENLAND ICELAND SCANDANVIA
Above are two provisional and purely speculative "polar city" maps with colored pins marking possible future polar cities in the extreme northern and southern areas of the world, circa year 2500 AD. It is predicted by some scientists that 500 years from now, a combination of peak oil, overpopulation and global warming "events" will cause mass migrations north from Africa, South America, the Lower 48 and Mexico, Europe and Asia -- and those who survive those trying times in 2500 or so will be housed in some 100 polar cities scattered across Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Russia, Norway, Finland, Sweden, southern Chile, Tasmania, New Zealand and Antarctica.
So the two maps above show, in digital photos taken with a cellphone camera on a rainy day in Taiwan, what the two polar regions might look like, in terms of where these so-called polar cities will be sited.
Please note: These locations are merely speculative sitings, and not actual polar city developments. Not yet, at any rate. Maybe the CIA and the UN and the IPCC and some wealthy Russian mega-millionaires are already buying up land and preparing the land, who knows? We have heard rumours of such things, but they seem to be mostly rumours.
Is this a picture of the future, the far distant future, when the world is in the midst of The Great Interruption (2500 - 3500), when the remnants of humankind who did not die in massive die-offs find refuge in sustainable, survivable polar cities?
Much more has to be said about these probabilities, and hopefully think tanks of the future will tackle these issues head-on. I don't have answers. I just have some questions, and a vision. Let's hope it never comes to this.
But if it does, will humankind be prepared? 500 years from now? And should we start preparing, just a little bit, even now? And not only physically, in terms of designing and prebuilding and siting these polar cities, but also mentally and spiritually preparing future generations for what "might" happen to our descendants -- so that they can survive the Great Interruption, continue breeding in these polar cities and come back down again to repopulate the Earth when it is time?
I don't know. I'm just an envisionary following James Lovelock's trail...
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 9:22 PM