We are at the start of an era known as the Great Fires. For the next two decades, America will burn. As average temperatures continue to go up, the country will turn dry, and the dry places will catch fire. Within 20 years, every natural park will have suffered repeated and enormous fires, and hundreds of thousands will have been made homeless by brushfires.

In 2022 a great American city will be caught in an enormous fire tornado, killing tens of thousand in just minutes as it sweeps across the city. Most American homes will have fire kits and will regularly practice escaping their homes in case of fire. In many places, the cost of insuring against fire will be prohibitive, and so those that lose their homes will be rendered penniless.

The future will be scorched and blackened. Dr. Mysterian has seen it.


Subscribe to The Reader Newsletter

Our awesome email newsletter briefing tells you everything you need to know about what’s going on in Omaha. Delivered to your inbox every day at 11:00am.

Become a Supporting Member

Subscribe to thereader.com and become a supporting member to keep locally owned news alive. We need to pay writers, so you can read even more. We won’t waste your time, our news will focus, as it always has, on the stories other media miss and a cultural community — from arts to foods to local independent business — that defines us. Please support your locally-owned news media by becoming a member today.

Leave a comment