Gruesome deaths among the homeless along the Chicago River trigger public fears of disease. Talk of interning all Chicago homeless behind high walls at this location complicates rebuilding of a nearby historic neighborhood damaged by violent weather.
A small Iowa town on the upper Mississippi River struggles to find support from government when levees protecting the town start to collapse. Yet upstream corporate landowners and grain depots expand and harden their levees with federal money, modifying river currents that accelerate erosion of the town’s aging protections.
An author predicting record rainfall that could collapse Houston’s economy draws unrelenting attacks from government and the business community. No one is watching when another environmental threat becomes reality.
Homes on the North Carolina coast, abandoned due to damage from increasingly violent storms, has become a refuge for the destitute and homeless. County Services and a State Senator stand in opposition to professional investors who would buy these derelict properties and claim federal restoration funds, even as they help the buildings collapse into the Atlantic Ocean.
Arizona is faced with rationing of fresh water. Subdivisions are closing. Farms are dying. One family struggles to protect their 200 year old family farm by introducing solar panels over the angry objections of a subdivision homeowner who would rather protect the views from her home overlooking the farm.
Western Pennsylvania, like most of America, relies on a vulnerable interstate transmission grid for electricity. One energy producer attempts go “off grid”, relying on a mix of local natural gas and alternative energy to supply electricity to Kellis County.
The supply of fresh water in America’s West has been overcommitted for decades. Water resources have not been this low in 1200 years. So cities, farming, fishing, and nature in the Sacramento Delta and the Central Valley grab what they can, or whatever is left.
As oceans rise, salt water encroaches on America’s eastern coastline, destroying fresh water sources and lifeforms that depend on it. Then a storm in the open Atlantic turns toward Delaware Bay.
The North American Great Lakes holds 20% of Earth’s fresh water. Much of America is in drought and covets access to Great Lakes water. The fight over that access surfaces in Madison, Wisconsin.
In a brief introduction to the world of END GAMES, Nature warns that mankind is destroying the very foundation of their existence, taking non-human lifeforms with them down a path to extinction. Unless…