Kenton Frederick McMillan
English 101 LC58
A New Hope
Earth the beautiful blue planet that contains water, land , oxygen, and most importantly humans. Humans are adaptive beings that always love to push the boundaries of a previous human. As lovely has the planet is it is being under siege by the same humans that live on it. Us humans use fossil fuels that this beautiful world provided us to insure our survival. Survival of the fittest a great biologist said in his work but we have taken his words a bit too far. These fossil fuels we use are a double edged sword it gives us new ways to survive but too what cost. With these burning fuels it is depleting the ozone layer bringing the suns rays creating global warming. We are killing the very planet that we call home. Hi my name is Todd Noel and this is my story on how the earth I knew became a distant memory.
I was Kid growing up in Queens, New York living my best life as any Kid would say depending on their situations. I went through all my years in middle school and highschool. I got interesting grades to say the least but forget that I’m now a third year college student or just call me a junior in college. It is now October 13, 2049 I just turned 20 I’m in the last class of the day ready to start the celebration of 20 years of life. I had my girlfriend B next to me and my best friends J and T behind me. Last answer on my test just when the door broke open men in black came in and told all of us “come on move it !!!”. We all left the class in some big black trucks wondering where we were going. 14 hours of a drive later we were in the middle of a random airport. Wondering what was happening we didn’t have to say bye to each other when they split us up in different airplanes. In order for us to stay calm they sprayed something in all of our faces to knock us out. I don’t remember anything just knowing I was asleep for two months. Waking up in a combat room with other men knowing our bodies don’t feel the same. We were changed to enhanced soldiers to fight one big war. This war was called World War X.
The purpose of World War X was to claim dominion of the entire earth. The winner of the war will make one big super power for the search of a global warming solution. The nations tried to make a solution but we all have different points of view. Their was even reports of Russia and North Korea having a super weapon that takes in the nuclear energy of the earth and release it. If the rumors are true this can speed up the effects of global warming by 10 times or even 20 times. Meaning instead of years we will have months. The point of making us super soldiers was to help the US front in this major problem.
Months went by and the war was still continuing. It became more and more dangerous for civilians in the areas so they had to evacuate but sadly even when they evacuated there was really nowhere to run because the earth was dying. The super weapons that North Korea and Russia were using it was accelerating the earths time for destruction. The US saw that it was happening way before the users did. We have been coming up with plans way before them. While the war was raging the US started their escape plan which was giant spaceships they made under Area 51. The only problem was that it couldn’t fit all the people in the United States so there was a quick list made. The people that weren’t on the list rioted in the streets. The ships took about another couple of months to get ready for transport. So June 10th, 2050 it was ready for take off. Everyone on the list got on the ship and got ready to go on it. I wasn’t on the list sadly but using my super soldier techniques I was able to sneak on board. The same people that were rioting in the streets leaked intel to the other nations still fighting that war. You can tell they were not happy because those super weapons were aiming right for us and sadly they took one of the four ships down. While we were out into space the other nations were still fighting but they didn’t know they were fighting for a dead planet the whole time. Earth had about six months before reaching its final climax. Once at its final climax it would become a stormy planet with storms stronger than category 5 hurricane. The storms would only get stronger and stronger. The earth was resetting itself but it would take 70 years to be completed and who knows if the earth we come back too would be a new water planet in those 70 years.
In the darkness of space scientists on board were telling us of their plan to go to a new earth. They called it Earth X and it has more fossil fuels than the original earth did. It’s actually way bigger than the original earth was. So it could hold more people and we didn’t have to worry about housing. The problem to the people it was going to take 112 years to get to this earth. We had the fuel in the tank which was a reusable fusion core so that wasn’t a problem. For 112 years they would put us in cryosleep.Cryosleep is a frozen like sleep which all the nutrients in your body is retained and you don’t age. The thing is with me I snuck on board so there wasn’t any cryosleep cambers for me. It took me almost a year to find a prototype cryosleep camber but i didn’t care that it was a prototype as long there was chance for survival I was fine. 128 years later We are all on Earth X thriving and I got all my friends with me. Me and my girl got married and had 3 kids at this time with a 4th on the mind. Even though we went through this I wish there was a way for everyone on earth to be here.