When they found Missy's essay in the estate sale forty years after the fall of civilization, people laughed that Missy had written about how society found global warming to be equivocal. That such a developed society could make such erroneous conclusions caused the survivors to eschew all other wisdom that they might have gained from the essence of the books they had found. They did not want to read any more about how the establishment had destroyed itself. Volcanic eruptions were still happening everyday and they had to seek shelter or they would be eradicated as well. That era was over because of their errors. So much had changed since then. Only a few of the buildings erected in the past remained standing. Erosion made it impossible to grow plants, escalating temperatures made it even more difficult to breathe in the already scalding air and established bases of refuge were becoming harder and harder to find.