Of course, there were always the people who called it a government conspiracy. Others said it was a chemical disaster that Big Pharma was trying to cover up. They blamed the Jews, and the Chinese and Religious extremists. Some voices claimed it was the start of an alien invasion. Scientists were pretty sure it was microorganisms but they didn’t know where they’d come from. The popular theory changed at least once a month. In the end, all they could do was give our apocalypse a name: Methanopyrus excidii. They only knew one thing: We were fucked.
People didn’t know what was happening. Temperatures were rising, faster than anyone had anticipated. Methane levels in the atmosphere were rising. As temperatures rose, the sea levels rose. And Nations fell.
The end was neither fast, nor spectacular. Storms, floods, droughts, crop failures, and there was no way to stop it. Over three generations, people watched helplessly as the