“Global Warming is reaching its climax. Whole areas of previously densely populated cities and coastline are under the sea. Others are burnt to the ground. There is nowhere left to inhabit. The tundra is exploding as methane gases seep out of the earth and ignite, dramatically increasing the Greenhouse Effect.
“The Earth’s tectonic plates have begun to move more quickly as land masses expand with the heat. Massive earthquakes shudder and retch with increasing frequency, destroying any remaining cities and many temporary structures. Volcanoes are erupting violently around the world. Tsunamis are drowning further areas inland where people thought they were safe.
“Torrential rain pelts down on land not quite hot enough to instantly evaporate it. Flooding is common-place. Expanded rivers are washing whole areas of rock and soil away; landslides are endemic. Nowhere is it safe to build even temporary structures.
“Hundreds of thousands are dying on a daily basis. It cannot be long before life on the planet is totally wiped out. Any new life does not stand a chance. Even the Oodles infra-structure has begun to break down in the chaos.
“The Arctic ice has melted completely, Antarctic snow and ice is sliding into the oceans; sea levels have risen around the world by three or four metres. Most islands in the great oceans have been engulfed, only the tips of mountains and volcanoes are showing above the ever-expanding waters.
“The Earth is covered in a dark shroud.”
(PKD’s Blog #5)