Short Stories

2047 Short Stories from Our Common Future

In 1987, the United Nations created a vision for our common future: one Earth, where we could all live together without damaging the planet for future generations.  In this short-fiction anthology from 2017, ten authors look another thirty years into the future, giving their perspectives regarding how we might—or might not—adapt to the changes around us in the year 2047.

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Life Plus 2 Meters: How will we adapt to a climate changed world?

The Life Plus 2 Meters project is devoted to helping people prepare for life in a climate-changed world where sea levels have risen by 2 meters, “extreme” weather is routine, and humans must adapt to changes in environmental, social, political and economic conditions. This second book in the series offers 34 visions from 34 whose variety of perspectives should help readers reflect on this complex topic. We authors believe that adaptation is most effective when it anticipates change rather than reacting to it.

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The Message

Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2025

“Mr. Bookman, time for dinner!”
Simon Bookman roused, groggily, and studied the nurse. He didn’t recognize the nurse that took care of him for the last two years. Josephine Lucas rolled Mr. Bookman in his wheelchair to the dining room for today’s feast consisting of a dry piece of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and a little cup of vanilla flavored ice cream.

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