It’s no secret that planet Earth is falling apart. Climate change is a genuine threat that will be the end of organized society. And according to some new research, things will break bad as soon as the year 2050.
A report by the Breakthrough National Center for Climate Restoration, an Australia based science team, claims that if things continue the way they have been, we will encounter “extremely serious outcomes” that “fall outside the human experience of the last thousand years.”
“Planetary and human systems [are] reaching a ‘point of no return’ by mid-century, in which the prospect of a largely uninhabitable Earth leads to the breakdown of nations and the international order.”
In short: The planet is doomed and it’ll take us down with it.
Should the planet raise in temperature any more than it already has (and it will), we will experience destroyed coral reef, Amazon forest, and the Arctic ecosystems. The loss of these habitats will send a rippling shockwave of ecology through the world, creating famine, forced relocation, and a lack of clean water.
“Even for 2°C of warming, more than a billion people may need to be relocated and in high-end scenarios, the scale of destruction is beyond our capacity to model with a high likelihood of human civilization coming to an end.”
Not long ago, we reported on when scientists claimed a 12-year time limit on fixing the planet. This report is not so modest, implying that only full and immediate action is necessary. And if we can’t even agree over trade tariffs, we aren’t going to play nice about global warming.
Had you asked us a few years ago, we would have guessed that nuclear war was the most likely cause of a SHTF event. But as time goes on, it’s looking more and more like a “Day After Tomorrow” scenario.