Environments of the Future will be like those of the Past
There's this Hopi prophecy about a time when spider webs cross the sky. Might that be telephone poles or contrails?
"Nothing lives long, only the earth and the mountains." - White Antelope
I can't recall which colonist made this observation in relation to the Red Mann (yea, I spell it with two 'n's), but it went like this: "They live well free, but as soon as you reduce them to a Christian community life, they fatten sicken, and die."