There’s always the unscheduled upcoming global catastrophe (magnetic poles going crazy, Heck-to-get-past-the-box-censor literally freezing over) to make one pause for thought and wonder if a tiny village up at the top of the Himalayas (but under Mt. Dead Tourist) is a good place to retreat to.
When Santorini decided to explode catastrophically (around 3,500 years ago) and destroy pretty much all culture in the Aegean with a giant tsunami, poor crops for God knows how long, and the inevitable civil unrest that must follow such a disaster (Crete’s Minoan society basically disappears with a lot of strange sacrifices around this time), it did have another long-lasting impact: nobody wanted the nice beachside location anymore. There’s a reason, if you go to most Greek islands, the old settlements (post-Minoan, anyway) are in inconvenient places. (NB: this is anecdotal)
I suppose it’ll all be the luck of the draw anyway - just ask the woolly mammoths with buttercups perfectly preserved in in their stomachs (NB: this is subject to debate). At the end of the day though, who knows what will take us each?
I am also partial to the ancient global nuclear war theory if anyone wants to talk about that. Anyway, I still like the Azores. Yankee go home (and take your toxic waste with you)!
Anyway, conspiracies about why this cancer thing isn’t that bad because there’s always worse things that will kill us all aside, this is a fantasy thread, so we can pretend that none of the bad things exist
Here’s a pretty little Himalayan village: