The year is 2040.
The AUTHORITY is telling the public that there’s only five years left of sustainable existence, for any sustainable being to survive on the surface of the earth.
Right now, the earth is uninhabitable in certain areas, and the atmosphere is now starting to affect life itself. It’s inhabitable for now only in the western regions of the earth. (I don’t want to give the impression that it’s only inhabitable in the western U.S., so I have to come back and revise this to show that I mean the whole earth)…The rest of the earth is no longer inhabitable, and the authority has already implemented “test runs” that take certain individuals and place them into unofficial environments.
So that way, the authority can observe people’s reaction to the artificial environment so they can best figure out what is good for the human population.