Philip Wylie’s 1972 The End of the Dream is a stand-alone ecological disaster novel.
The date (Old Calendar) was June 6, 2023, and the place, Faraway, New York, again in the Old Geography.
The 2020s are an age of hope. To reach that point, however, despair and calamity came first. This is why for every hundred people alive in 1970, only one still lives in 2023.