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In my life, I've seen
New York City under full quarantine.
The Midwest, overrun,
devastated by pests.
And then what happened next was
something none of us saw coming.
to save our future,
to even have a future.
It's the year 2100 and I survived.
To change the future,
first you have to imagine it.
The idea that within this century,
perhaps in your lifetime,
But according to some of
the world's leading minds,
that's not just a worst-case scenario,
it's a real possibility.
Good evening, I'm Bob Woodruff.
Over the next two hours,
we'll take you on a journey into a world
And we've taken the liberty
of creating one more,
Her life story is not a prediction
about what will happen,
but what might happen.
This once glorious city,
It's towering skyscrapers,
once a testament to our ingenuity,
to our demise.
It's perhaps in the area that we
but that could be a very real
future for the planet.
if New York is abandoned,
maybe humans, maybe extraterrestrials,
looking at New York and saying,
they have ever expected to survive?
I can ask myself what happened,
but where do I begin?
With the droughts,
the famines, the plague?
My story is everyone's story,
the story of the last century.
I was born June 2nd, 2009.
Civilization was at a crossroads.
We were in a race for our future.
Today, I say to you that the
challenges we face are real.
They are serious and they are many.
The temperature is
expected to keep going up.
Douglas County will
run out of drinking water.
They will not be met easily
or in a short span of time.
Sixth grader came down with
suspected swine flu on Wednesday.
Energy, climate, food,
population, economic pressures,
be very serious in itself.
But because they're happening
it's going to be very difficult
for our governments to cope.
When I look at the next century,
I feel it's up for grabs.
- Raising sea levels...
- Catastrophic weather.
- Ten-year drought...
- it's scary.
The time for action is now.
The world had never
known such uncertainty.
We were used to having what we
wanted and doling what we wanted.
and week after week, they're withdrawing
money and they're enjoying the good life.
they would see that the bank account
is dropping $900, $800, $700, $600.
And at that rate you know that
another six months of the good life
is not gonna be a good life anymore.
independent of the environment.
You haven't seen nothing yet.
You know, if we continue down this
suicidal pathway that we're on,