(image source: Mysterybayfarm.com)
2080: Most residents tend community gardens, raise goats and
(source: Jennifer Mazer)
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to the 2080s-2100
The brief era of peace and stability that began in the 2070s has
come to an end. Major floods force residents of the surrounding
region to relocate to Peninsular City (the name of the city created
when Somerville, Cambridge, Charlestown and part of Medford combined
in the 2050s). As a result, the city becomes densely populated.
In spite of
these upheavals, Peninsular City continues to grow its own crops.
In the last 30 years, city farmers have increased their yield to
the point that they are now food self-sufficient.
This time period
also sees the beginning of the Green Line extension project again.
Having dealt with the rapid influx of new residents in the 2080s,
Peninsular City once again experiences a period of peace. In fact,
during the 2090s, absolutely nothing occurs.
Two-thirds of all people worldwide now live in cities. Temperatures
have risen roughly six degrees in the past 100 years; among other
things, this has led to a change in the pH of the oceans, and the
extinction or near extinction of 12% of the world's birds.
rising floodwaters of the 2070s are channeled into planned waterways.
Gondoliering becomes a Peninsular City tradition, causing a second
annual holiday (Gondo Fest) to join the Fluff Fest in citizens'
hearts, minds, and calendars.
And those who live in what was once Somerville says hello to a new
century, full of hope.