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9th Oct '16 9:26:38 AM Mullon
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* Nightmarishly {{inverted|trope}} in [[http://1d4chan.org/images/4/49/Terra_Is_Alive.png this]] thread by (who else?) the madmen on [[ImageBoards 4chan's /tg/ board]]. Long story short? HumansAreBastards, and far from suffering from it, Terra ''[[TheHeartless thrives]]'' on it. And now, both are casting their hungry, jealous gaze towards other, more peaceful and harmonious worlds...

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* Nightmarishly {{inverted|trope}} in [[http://1d4chan.org/images/4/49/Terra_Is_Alive.png this]] thread by (who else?) the madmen on [[ImageBoards 4chan's Website/FourChan's /tg/ board]].board. Long story short? HumansAreBastards, and far from suffering from it, Terra ''[[TheHeartless thrives]]'' on it. And now, both are casting their hungry, jealous gaze towards other, more peaceful and harmonious worlds...
5th Oct '16 12:29:32 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* The AlternateUniverse in ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' was suffering from a bad case of this due to the breakdown of the laws of physics. There's a blight devastating vegetation, Sheep and Wallabies are extinct, along with presumably other species, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking changes in atmospheric conditions have altered the way light refracts through water droplets. There hasn't been a rainbow in over twenty years]].
3rd Oct '16 12:28:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[{{Risk}} Risk 2210]]'': Players place down "devastation zones" on the map, which are nuclear fallout markers and are impassable. Other features included the Amazon Desert. Going by that, 23rd century Earth isn't doing so hot.

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* ''[[{{Risk}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{Risk}} Risk 2210]]'': Players place down "devastation zones" on the map, which are nuclear fallout markers and are impassable. Other features included the Amazon Desert. Going by that, 23rd century Earth isn't doing so hot.



* Can be invoked by the player in ''{{Spore}}'' with a hostile use of terraforming tools. Depending on the strength of the player during the attack, can be an effective way to easily conquer or destroy an enemy colony in lieu of powerful weapons, or just [[CoolButInefficient flashy, but fun]] as reducing the T score to 0 will destroy all but one city.

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* Can be invoked by the player in ''{{Spore}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' with a hostile use of terraforming tools. Depending on the strength of the player during the attack, can be an effective way to easily conquer or destroy an enemy colony in lieu of powerful weapons, or just [[CoolButInefficient flashy, but fun]] as reducing the T score to 0 will destroy all but one city.



* Touched upon in ''IllusionOfGaia''. When Will sees the vision of modern society, he seems to be a bit disturbed at the concept of natural environments being replaced by sprawling cities.
* ''{{Metro 2033}}'': The only place in game where you can breathe without a gas mask is in the titular Metro system (and there are even some places there where you need one!). The surface of the world is a frozen toxic wasteland, and you cannot survive up there for long without a mask. A side conversation heard between two [=NPCs=] reveals that the surface won't habitable for at least 50 more years.

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* Touched upon in ''IllusionOfGaia''.''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia''. When Will sees the vision of modern society, he seems to be a bit disturbed at the concept of natural environments being replaced by sprawling cities.
* ''{{Metro ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'': The only place in game where you can breathe without a gas mask is in the titular Metro system (and there are even some places there where you need one!). The surface of the world is a frozen toxic wasteland, and you cannot survive up there for long without a mask. A side conversation heard between two [=NPCs=] reveals that the surface won't habitable for at least 50 more years.



* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': The Combine occupation of Earth has reduced much of it to a wasteland, populated by hostile alien life forms. Food has been reduced to what must be very revolting, as one NPC says to the player, "You gotta be damn hungry to wait in line for this crap."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': The Combine occupation of Earth has reduced much of it to a wasteland, populated by hostile alien life forms. Food has been reduced to what must be very revolting, as one NPC says to the player, "You gotta be damn hungry to wait in line for this crap."
6th Sep '16 3:47:46 PM WillKeaton
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGMYdalClU MAN]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGMYdalClU MAN]].MAN.]]



* WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock: "The Energy Blues" is a literal example. [[GeniusLoci The Earth itself]], played by Jack "I'm Just A Bill" Sheldon, sings about the history of energy consumption, the depletion of its energy resources, and the need for conservation until alternatives are found.

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* WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock: ''WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock'': "The Energy Blues" is a literal example. [[GeniusLoci The Earth itself]], played by Jack "I'm Just A Bill" Sheldon, sings about the history of energy consumption, the depletion of its energy resources, and the need for conservation until alternatives are found.



* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse: The Kindergarten, where [[spoiler: Gems like Amethyst and Peridot are artificially grown]], is a bleak, lifeless canyon due to [[spoiler: the Gem production process draining the life force of the surrounding area]]. If the colonization project hadn't been shut down, the whole planet would've followed suit.

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* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse: ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The Kindergarten, where [[spoiler: Gems like Amethyst and Peridot are artificially grown]], is a bleak, lifeless canyon due to [[spoiler: the Gem production process draining the life force of the surrounding area]]. If the colonization project hadn't been shut down, the whole planet would've followed suit.
30th Aug '16 1:49:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StarFox64'': The planet Zoness was once beautiful and lush, and served as a vacation spot, but later became a [[PollutedWasteland waste dump]] thanks to Andross's experiments. Also, in the intro, Corneria is mentioned to have been turned into a wasteland by Andross, but has recovered by the start of the game.

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* ''StarFox64'': ''VideoGame/StarFox64'': The planet Zoness was once beautiful and lush, and served as a vacation spot, but later became a [[PollutedWasteland waste dump]] thanks to Andross's experiments. Also, in the intro, Corneria is mentioned to have been turned into a wasteland by Andross, but has recovered by the start of the game.
12th Aug '16 2:23:43 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* R. Talsorian Games' ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} 2020.''

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* R. Talsorian Games' ''TabletopGame/{{Cyberpunk}} 2020.'''' Name any ecodisaster you can think of and it's highly likely to have happened there, including the Middle East to have been nuked into a glassy, irradiated wasteland.
5th Aug '16 10:30:00 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Pre-Covenant war, Earth was suffering due to overpopulation and human activities. As colonization increased however, its noted, at least at the Halo Wiki and in the books that global warming reversed itself, with seawalls built to keep out the waters becoming worthless. During the Second Battle of Earth though, its pretty much a given that the Covenant's actions were not in the planet's best interests.
** Many, many colonies where glassed into nothing.
** [[InferredHolocaust Overpopulation isn't a problem anymore...]] side materials note that the human population after the war is only ''200 million''.
*** Though most sources would put the actual population at the much more amicable 14-15 billion. Still quite the genocide, but better than the alternative. Either way, the human casualties are known to somewhat above 24 Billion.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': Pre-Covenant war, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** In the early days of the UNSC,
Earth was suffering due to overpopulation and human activities. As colonization increased however, vast overpopulation. However, the burden was significantly eased after the invention of the Shaw-Fujikawa Translight Engine, which allowed humanity to spread its noted, at least at the Halo Wiki and in the books that global warming reversed itself, with seawalls built to keep out the waters becoming worthless. During the Second Battle of Earth though, its pretty much a given that the Covenant's actions were not in the planet's best interests.
** Many, many colonies where glassed into nothing.
** [[InferredHolocaust Overpopulation isn't a problem anymore...]] side materials note that the human
population after across multiple star systems; by the war is only ''200 million''.
*** Though most sources would put
26th century, Earth's become a reasonably verdant planet again... at least until the actual population at Covenant invade.
** At least 100,000 years ago,
the much more amicable 14-15 billion. Still quite Grunt homeworld of Balaho suffered a total environmental collapse caused by overindustrialization. Even nowadays, Balaho has not yet never fully recovered from that disaster, as it is ''still'' a frigid DeathWorld where the genocide, but better than the alternative. Either way, the human casualties are known to somewhat above 24 Billion.natives suffer horribly high death rates.
30th Jul '16 4:46:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''DarkSun'': Corrupt magic and war have turned Athas, a once beautiful world, into a desert wasteland.

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* ''DarkSun'': ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'': Corrupt magic and war have turned Athas, a once beautiful world, into a desert wasteland.
15th Jul '16 8:13:33 AM redandready45
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* WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock: "The Energy Blues" is a literal example. [[GeniusLoci The Earth itself]], played by Jack "I'm Just A Bill" Sheldon, sings about the history of energy consumption, the depletion of its energy resources, and the need to find new forms of energy as well as conservation.
* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse: The Kindergarten, where [[spoiler: Gems like Amethyst and Peridot are artificially grown]], is a bleak, lifeless canyon due to [[spoiler: the Gem production process draining the life force of the surrounding area]]. If the colonization project hadn't been shut down, the whole planet would've followed suit.

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* WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock: "The Energy Blues" is a literal example. [[GeniusLoci The Earth itself]], played by Jack "I'm Just A Bill" Sheldon, sings about the history of energy consumption, the depletion of its energy resources, and the need to find new forms of energy as well as conservation.
* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse: The Kindergarten, where [[spoiler: Gems like Amethyst and Peridot
for conservation until alternatives are artificially grown]], is a bleak, lifeless canyon due to [[spoiler: the Gem production process draining the life force of the surrounding area]]. If the colonization project hadn't been shut down, the whole planet would've followed suit.
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* WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse: The Kindergarten, where [[spoiler: Gems like Amethyst and Peridot are artificially grown]], is a bleak, lifeless canyon due to [[spoiler: the Gem production process draining the life force of the surrounding area]]. If the colonization project hadn't been shut down, the whole planet would've followed suit.
12th Jul '16 1:41:17 AM jormis29
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'': The manual mentions that global warming hastened the Ice Age which has left most of Earth inhabitable. What is left is now being fought over in a global war. Meanwhile, sea level has gone down, in certain levels, you can find beached ships laying where water once was.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} Battlefield 2142]]'': ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'': The manual mentions that global warming hastened the Ice Age which has left most of Earth inhabitable. What is left is now being fought over in a global war. Meanwhile, sea level has gone down, in certain levels, you can find beached ships laying where water once was.
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