Nine Months Later

Part 52 of my third global warming science fiction novel “Last Week” (last part). Link to Part 1: “Back To Paradise Era”.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 1:34 P.M.

Nine months had passed since Angel’s last week.

Oil had gone up to $900 a barrel from the double shock of the 24th Century Princess Angel Fund buying up every barrel in sight, and the oil companies all reducing their production.

The fund had increased its holdings to 90 billion barrels. With an average profit of $390 per barrel, they had made more than $35 trillion for their investors. Around one third of World GDP in nine months. Not bad for a start. Not bad at all.

People almost completely stopped driving gasoline cars. Demand for electric vehicles exploded. You could drive your gasoline car to the garage and get it changed to an electric vehicle within a week, and with gasoline prices going through the roof, that made perfect sense for car owners.

The baby Angel gave birth to on that day would live to see a World with radically reduced CO2 emissions.

It proved one thing. Global warming can be solved. And it can be solved even if you have only left one last week.

THE END.

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003, lenzblog.com).

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