Climate change could end human civilization by 2050

Rodiano Bonacci
Giugno 6, 2019

A harrowing new climate change report warns we may be on the way to extinction, claiming there is a "high likelihood" human civilization will come to an end by 2050 unless action is taken on greenhouse gas emissions.

In the foreword, Admiral Chris Barrie stated that, "David Spratt and Ian Dunlop have laid bare the unvarnished truth about the desperate situation humans, and our planet, are in, painting a disturbing picture of the real possibility that human life on earth may be on the way to extinction, in the most awful way".

The analysis, published May 30 by Australian think tank the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, calls for a new approach to climate change and paints a bleak picture of the world in 30 years if nothing is done to combat greenhouse emissions.

The present local weather disaster, they remark, is bigger and more complex than any humans occupy ever handled before.

United Nations' Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018 predicted that a global temperature increase of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) could put hundreds of millions of people at risk. The truth, the authors wrote, would possibly perhaps be a ways worse than any models can fathom.

They assume that world leaders ignore advice to decarbonise the global economy, this would raise temperatures by 3 degrees.

A doomsday ending to climate change is not inevitable, but the situation is becoming ever more desperate.

Deadly heat conditions would persist for more than 100 days per year in West Africa, tropical South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, which would contribute to more than a billion people being displaced from the tropical zone, the paper said.

Meanwhile, droughts, floods and wildfires most ceaselessly ravage the land.

A number of ecosystems would also collapse, including the coral reef systems, the Amazon rainforest and in the Arctic, according to the paper. The sector's tropics are hit hardest by these fresh native weather extremes, destroying the space's agriculture and turning better than 1 billion folks into refugees.

This mass circulation of refugees - coupled with unnerved coastlines and severe drops in meals and water availability - start up to stress the fabric of the world's largest worldwide locations, including the US. Armed conflicts over resources, perhaps culminating in nuclear war, are likely.

The effect, per the unique paper, is "outright chaos" and perhaps "the pause of human world civilization as we perceive it".

How can this catastrophic imaginative and prescient of the future be steer clear off? Per the paper's authors, the human sail has about one decade left to mount a global circulation to transition the world economic system to a 0-carbon-emissions design.

Spratt and Dunlop's analysis also states that the only way to avoid the "hothouse Earth" scenario would be to set in motion a strategy for a Marshall Plan-style construction of a zero-carbon-dioxide energy supply and major electrification to build a zero-carbon industrial strategy, "a shift in productive capacity of society akin to that in World War II".

The new policy paper was endorsed with a foreword by Adm. Chris Barrie, a retired Australian defense chief and senior royal navy commander who has testified before the Australian Senate about the devastating possibilities climate change poses to national security and overall human well-being.

"I told the [Senate] Inquiry that, after nuclear battle, human-led to world warming is the finest threat to human existence on this planet", Barrie wrote in the fresh paper.

At the origin published on Reside Science.

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