What does the future hold for a child born in Melbourne today?

Very depressing ....

 Dan Moss consults the experts.....
http://www.melbourneweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/green-age-drea...

LUCY McArthur was born today, a hypothetical gen-alpha girl who will leave home and start her adult life in 2031. By then, Australia's population is projected to have swelled to 27 million people – five million of them in Melbourne. The world will have run out of cheap oil, and its eight billion people will have to rely on renewable and reclaimed energy as petrol tops $8 a litre at the bowser. Lucy will grow up in a low-rise apartment block. She will never play in a cubby house in her own backyard and will probably never know many of the things we take for granted today, like cheap, personal cars, hairdryers and bananas available all year round. By 2031, Melbourne could be remodelled into an eco-city, where every facet of life is governed by resource scarcity and the tyranny of distance. Over the next 20 years, Lucy's parents will have to adapt to a life where they share space with their neighbours, grow or raise some of their own food, generate much of their own power, recycle everything and cycle everywhere. Lucy's father, Greg, a plumber, will inevitably trade in his ute for a recumbent bicycle and trailer by 2020. There's no parking space at his building – it was built without parking in 2018 – so he does mostly local jobs and has his tools pre-delivered to his work site.