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Climate change is tough for fiction writers. How do you tell a story about a slow-moving disaster? Here’s some writing prompts inspired by the changes to our planet caused by rising temperatures.
“I watched the tide come in. And then it wouldn’t stop.”
“I checked the CO2 data three times, professor. It simply went off the scale.”
“The models said Category 6 hurricanes were impossible. Then the barometer fell to nothing.”
Consuelo’s job depended on water, until the rains stopped.
The sea wall was a hundred years old before the robots started the repairs.
Sunscreen stocks rose on Wall Street like heat off the New Deserts.
Officer Dreg issued her final recycling ticket of the day. She missed her quota.
Gene cried over the carcass. He’d never see a polar bear again.
The team broke the previous record for sailing across the Arctic Ocean by six hours.
From orbit, the greenhouses on Antarctica looked like viridian buttons.
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