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The YEAR 2050


The year is 2050 and my name is LAME. I currently attend
Clinton High School on the outskirts of San Jose. Since the
year 1993, no action has been taken to resolve the
environmental problems within the US, but third world
nations are prospering because they started to preserve
their rain- forests. Many US citizens are packing up and
heading to Zaire, where large amounts of coal and oil
reserves have been found. Although people feel that they
will be able to "Strike it rich" in Zaire, they do not know
what is to come in the following years. Just like the
United States, Zaire will become a nation with a failing
economy and no natural resources.
The biggest problem in the States is pollution. Air
pollution is at an all time high due to our stupidity. We
could have stopped the production of cars and switched to
HydroShoes, which run only off of water, like France and
Germany did, but politicians felt it would be too drastic a
change. Furthermore, President Bill Clinton decided to send
all of our garbage into space in 1996 instead of recycling
when he introduced Project No-Garbage. At first this was a
good idea, but slowly, we noticed our atmosphere was full
of milk cartons and banana peels! To clean up this mess,
the public elected President Mick Jagger to deal with the
environmental issues.
President Jagger became the leader of the country when he
promised the public that he would clean up the environment
and help the economy. His first action as president was to
take care of the massive droughts in the Central United
States. President Jagger had his scientists invent a new
way of seeding clouds to force rain. So, this new process
of seeding the clouds began. Before we knew it, we had a
massive hole in the ozone layer right above the United
States. This hole was the result of the large amounts of
Methane produced in the new cloud seeding method. The
outcome of this problem was a rapid increase in the number
of people with skin cancer. It seemed that the UV rays let
into the atmosphere were causing a rare skin cancer known
as Canceroskinosis or Skin Cancer. At the time, there was
no cure for this disease, thus the coffin selling business
was at an all-time high. Almost everyone who did not have
the deadly cancer began cutting down the remaining trees in
the country and making coffins out of them. By the year
2020, most of the US was barren with very little or no
vegetation at all.
In 2020, President Jimmy Carter returned to office at age
100. He eventually became the first three-term president.
During his reign as "Head Honcho", his team of scientists
were able to produce a cure for the skin cancer which was
killing people as if it was the Bubonic Plague. Although
skin cancer was being cured, the pollution and the ozone
depletion weren't.
Now we leap to the current year, 2050, where President J.J.
Brown has taken office and has become the first black
president. Although some improvement has been made, there
is no chance that the US will ever become as strong as it
once was. Moreover, it seems the Communist party is
planning to overthrow the government and take control. I
probably will not be around to see this happen since the
life expectancy of humans has dropped so drastically that
I'm nearing the end of my life. So much the better since
all I have to live for is my pet muskrat, Stinky. Yes, you
guessed it, muskrats are the only living species besides
humans left on the planet Earth. Now, the most I can hope
for is the day I find a bride, but no kids for me, I don't
want my children to have to live through the nightmare I
have been living for the past 17 years. 


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