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written in the year
written in
2070 the year

This document was first

published by the

Cronica de los

We are in the year

Ive just turned 50 but my
appearance is of an 85 year
old person. I have serious
kidney problems because I
drink very little water. I
believe that Ive little time

Today Im one of the oldest

persons in our society!!!

I remember when I was 5 years

Everything was different.
There were many trees in the
parks, the houses had nice
gardens and I was able to enjoy
a bath or a take long shower.
Today we use hygienic tissues to
clean our skin, humidified in
mineral oil!

In the past women

showed their
beautiful hair.
Today we have to
shave our heads to
keep them clean
without the use of
Back then my father
washed his car with
the water which came
out from the water

Today the children

cant believe that

Iremember that they

were many
Announcements that
said :

Dont waste
Only that anybody
cared; everybody
thought that water
will never finish.

Today all the rivers,

dams, lakes

Huge deserts replace the

landscape which is all
around of us.
infections, skin
diseases and diseases of
the urinary evacuation
system are the main
causes of death.

The industry is paralyzed and

unemployment is dramatic.
The desalination factories are the main
source of employment and they pay you
with one drink of water instead of a

People are constantly being mugged for water on the

deserted streets.
80% of the food is synthetic.

Before, it was recommended that an adult drink 8 glasses

of water a day.
Today, I am allowed only half a glass.

Since we cannot wash our clothes, we throw them, which

increases the amount of trash.
We had to go back to using septic tanks, just like in the
past century, because the sewage system stopped working
due to the lack of water.

People look scary: their bodies are weak; parched by

extreme dehydration; covered by sores caused by
ultraviolet rays that the atmosphere can no longer filter
since the ozone layer is depleted.

Due to the dryness of her skin, a young 20 year-old woman

looks more like 40.

Scientists perform all types

of research and investigations,
but there is no solution in
We cannot produce water.

The lack of trees reduces the amount of oxygen

available, which in turn lowers the
intellectual quotient of up-coming generations.

The morphology of many individuals spermatozoa was


which results in
children being born with
all sorts of
deficiencies, mutations
and malformations.

The government even makes us pay a tax for the air we

m3 per adult per day.
[31,102 gallons]
Those who cant pay the tax are
expulsed from the ventilated areas
that are equipped with gigantic
mechanical lungs, powered by solar

The air supplied in the ventilated areas is not of very good quality, but at least
one can breathe there.
The average age is 35.

Some countries succeeded in preserving a few islands of

vegetation with their own streams. These areas are closely
monitored by the army.

Water has become a rare

commodity, a highly
sought after treasure,
infinitely more valuable
than gold or diamonds.

Here, though, there are no more trees because it hardly

ever rains. And whenever it does rain, it is acid rain
that comes down.

There are no more seasons. Climatic

changes such as the greenhouse effect
and the polluting activities we indulged in
during the twentieth century took care of
We were warned about the need to take care of our environment, but nobody

When my daughter asks me to tell her how it was when I was young, I describe
the beauty of the forests.

I tell her about the rain, about the

flowers, about how pleasurable it was
to bathe, to fish in the rivers and the
lakes, and being able to drink as much
water as one desired.
I tell her about how healthy people
used to be.

She asks me:

- Daddy! Why is there no water anymore ?

I feel a lump in my

I cant help feeling guilty,

because I belong to the
generation that completed
the destruction of our
environment by simply not
taking seriously any of the
warnings ... and there were
so many of them!

I belong to the last

generation who could have
made a difference, but who
chose not to act.

Today, our children pay

the hefty price.

Quite frankly, I think that, within short, life on this

Earth will no longer be possible, because the destruction
of our environment reached its point of no return.

How I wish I could go back in time and get the Human race
to understand this ...

... at a time when it was still possible for us

to do something to save our planet Earth!