PHOTO PROMPT – © Jean L. Hays
An epidemic of TARDS (Teenage-Alzheimer-Related-Death-Syndrome) struck humanity in 2041.
Medical-toxicologists working with supercomputers concluded that it was not vaccines, pesticides; diesel exhaust or other million plus suspected chemicals in the environment that were causing the epidemic. A family-physician surmised that nano-rubber particles in air from the wear of tires against road surfaces could be the cause. It was extensively tested and found true.
The news leaked and went viral on the social-media. All cars were voluntarily dumped. Budding painters and sculptors had a ball.
A few million light-years away the whiter polar-caps of earth were gleefully recorded in 2050.
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.