What would the world look like, if climate change had its way?

Get ready to feel the eerie. Russian designer Evgeny Kazantsev has created a series of surreal illustrations that imagine what the world would look like once natural disasters and technology drastically alter human existence.

In Cataclysm Happens, Kazantsev constructs an eerie picture of the effects of climate change on humanity. A reminder, in the creative realm, that climate change is happening. Share this with your family, friends, and others who might like to see what the next 100 years should look like, if we don’t change our habits.

A waterfall is frozen over as humans attempt to climb it.
A waterfall is frozen over as humans attempt to climb it.
The effects of climate change are reimagined in this dusty image of a modern city.
The effects of climate change are reimagined in this dusty image of a modern city.
Tides creep up on a desert city and threaten to wipe it out.
Tides creep up on a desert city and threaten to wipe it out.
Abandoned gondolas in Italy’s once-populated canals.
Abandoned gondolas in Italy’s once-populated canals.
A glacier towers over a beach as humans look on.
A glacier towers over a beach as humans look on.

Here’s a letter I found, written by research fellow at the University of Exeter, Dr. Anna Harper, talking about her views on the question, “How do I feel about climate change?”

Letter by Dr Anna Harper
Letter by Dr Anna Harper, research fellow, University of Exeter, UK.

All images via Evgeny Kazantsev, courtesy of bang! bang! illustration agency, Burjui Design Bureau, and Gefest Insurance Company, originally viewable on good.is