Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Coming Ice Age (1982)

The 1982 book Fact or Fantasy (World of Tomorrow) by Neil Ardley contains the two-page spread below which illustrates domed cities of the future. The domes are necessary to protect humanity from the "savage cold" yet to come.

What is our planet going to be like in the future? From the way in which the Earth moves around the Sun, we have some ideas of the kind of weather that both we and our descendants are going to suffer or enjoy. It seems that the rest of their century; in general, summers will be less warm and winters more severe. Meteorologists expect the next century to be mostly cold, but the weather should improve in about 150 years time!

See also:
Closer Than We Think! Polar City (1959)
Communities May Be Weatherized (Edwardsville Intelligencer, 1952)
Postcards Show the Year 2000 (circa 1900)
Superfarm of the Year 2020 (1979)


artbot said...

Another bubble-dome to the rescue!

Anonymous said...

And if out piss off the authoritarian regime controlling the dome, out the airlock!

Anonymous said...

I have this entire series of books...the illustrations in them are fantastic. There are about 7 or 8 books in the entire series, all wonderfully illustrated with scenes from the "future"