A narcissistic Henrik, together with another talented physician Julia, develops a theory on renewable energy which leads to a fusion reactor that can endlessly produce clean energy. Julia falls in love with Henrik and a lifelong relationship begins between them, but decades of mental torment finally drive Julia to commit suicide.
In 2060, the post-climate change world is on the verge of destruction. The UN has developed a form of time travel: a person’s memories and their personality can be transmitted to the moment of conception. Henrik is chosen for a mission to publish the blueprint of the fusion reactor and thus prevent climate change. But Henrik is born in the wrong body and has to learn humility while living his new life as a slow-witted blue-collar worker.
After Us, The Flood is a story about identity and the reasons why humans are unable to stop climate change.