Fossil Fuels in the Future

As a speculative fiction writer, I’m always on the look out for news stories that illuminate trends impacting the future. I’m not just talking about advances in technology, but also political and social choices with far-reaching ramifications. The reason? Often, speculative fiction can serve as a warning of how the world might become based on our actions now and possibly initiate positive change.

A recent interactive graphic from GE puts a timeline on the world’s remaining known fossil fuel reserves, plus shows their location (individual blocks indicate countries and relative amounts). It doesn’t take an author to think up a few dire scenarios of what the future might look like in 30 years if things remain unchanged.

So, what do you think the world will look like in 30 years in regards to fossil fuels?




About EDC

EDC is an award-winning author with a passion for telling imaginative stories resonating with universal truths. His latest novel, Runaway, is a futuristic action/adventure inspired by the book of Philemon. EDC was born in Georgia, growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, where he now lives with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Emma. Besides writing and being employed as an analyst in the airline industry, he has worked as a volunteer with youth, church planting, and Compassion International. He enjoys landscape gardening, listening to alternative rock, and playing the swordfight game on Wii Sports Resort.
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