- Melbourne’s National Center of Climate Restoration has published a report that says climate change will bring ‘existential threat’ to the world by 2050.
- Although not a scientific study, the paper is attempting to help people visualize the possible future based on existing research.
- Chris Barrie, former chief of the Australian Defense Force, labeled human-induced global warming as the “greatest threat to human life… after nuclear war.”
The future isn’t looking good, according to a report supported by a former military chief in Australia. As it looks like, we’re going to face the scariest scenarios – such as 21 days of lethal heat each year and over a billion people displaced – unless we take drastic actions against climate change now.
Although not a formal scientific study, Melbourne’s National Center for Climate Restoration tells us their report paints a picture of a possible future based on current researches. And yes, we have reason to be worried.
Human civilization could experience massive devastation by 2050 if the problem of climate change is not addressed immediately.
As former Australian Defense Force head Chris Barrie wrote in his foreword for the paper:
“After nuclear war, human-induced global warming is the greatest threat to human life on the planet.”
“A doomsday future is not inevitable. But without immediate drastic action our prospects are poor.”
Food production will significantly decrease and even major cities will be partially abandoned, the report predicted.
Meanwhile, University of Melbourne climate science lecturer Andrew King believes we don’t know exactly how widespread the possible evastation can be.
“Without a doubt (climate change) is a huge threat to human civilization. It’s the details that we need to pin down.”
Aside from climate change, other factors such as population growth should also be considered, according to King.
Climate experts and report authors David Spratt and Ian Dunlop said that climate change already poses a “near-to-mid-term existential threat to human civilization” at present time so things can only get worse if no actions are taken.
An article published by CNN about the report further tells us:
“Across West Africa, tropical South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, there would be more than 100 days a year of deadly heat, leading to over 1 billion people being displaced.
“Food production would drop off due to the “catastrophic decline” in insect populations, weather too hot for humans to survive in significant food-growing areas and chronic water shortages. With not enough food for the world’s population, prices would skyrocket, the paper’s authors argue.
“Rising sea levels would cause people to abandon parts of Mumbai, Jakarta, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai, Bangkok and Manila, among other cities. Around 15 million people in Bangladesh would be displaced.”
“The social consequences range from increased religious fervor to outright chaos,” the paper also pointed out. “In this scenario, climate change provokes a permanent shift in the relationship of humankind to nature.”
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