‘Year 3015’ by K J Rollinson

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This story is loosely inspired by Bill Bryson’s book ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’ – only that he mentions asteroids and chimpanzees DNA.

It was the year 3015. During the last 1000 years, Earth had faced many disasters, mostly man-made. Global warming projections had proved devastatingly correct. Rising sea levels meant almost a third of the planet was underwater. In fact, you could take a glass-bottom boat to view part of New York under the sea – hailed as the New Lost Atlantis!

Thankfully, due to the advances made in cloning and DNA, most of the extinct animals could still be seen in zoos. There was not enough space to allow them to roam free. Livestock was cloned to prevent starvation of the planet’s remaining population. Billions had died as a result of wars, earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, and numerous diseases were now resistant to antibiotics. The destruction of the…

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