As the world becomes increasingly aware of the effects that human activity has on our planet it is hardly surprising that writers are exploring this in fiction.
Although we know that the climate is changing it is very difficult to predict precisely what the longer term effects might be. Some may be localised, others more global. Maybe nothing will happen at all.
But the fiction of climate change assumes the worst. And so here are five possible fictional futures – all of which could happen is we keep on exploiting our planet without a thought for future generations.