Fiction by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Imagine a dystopian future where climate change has wreaked such havoc on the planet that the entire US has almost no water, and Canada has too much water, and both are suffering for it. Also imagine the United States is no longer united, because all the states have broken off separately and fight each other, plus the whole thing is owned by China anyways. And imagine every person in this future is pretty much a jerk too, with prospects so bleak that you wonder the whole population hasn't committed suicide.
Does that sound like a story you want to read?