Seeing Climate Change In The Mind’s Eye, Part 4
Your Climate Change Monsters, Revealed; The face of climate change, as chosen by Atlas Obscura readers.
Natasha Frost, February 23, 2018 (Atlas Obscura)
“Climate change is scary. Climate change monsters, it turns out, are too. For decades, people have been inspired by dramatic environmental changes when coming up with creatures and horrorscapes. One of the most famous is Frankenstein’s monster, who emerged from the mind of Mary Shelley during what was known as The Year Without a Summer…[Almost 100 Atlas Obscura readers submitted their visions of climate change] with creatures scaly and slimy, humanoid and extraterrestrial. Some come from the top of the planet, while others thrive at the bottom of the ocean…”
From Camilla Herold: “Females will reach 12 feet long, males only six feet long, with heavy shields around their faces, long nose spikes, and long spiked tails that make them look like ancient rhinoceros. They will keep their short thin front legs for manual tasks and will eventually develop an opposed thumb on their front feet. Due to their weight, they will lose their ability to fly, but they will not need to fly with such an abundance of food dead and dying all around them. … When all of the other plant and animal life has died away, they will be the last creatures left alive. They will live a long time dining on each other. Then, somewhere in the far eons of time, they’ll finally die out, and the world will be empty of life and quiet again.” click here for more