Climatic Change Report Shows That 2050 Will Bring an End to Human Civilization

In another report, researchers have once again confirmed climate change will lead to devastating effects on humanity and the Earth as we know it.
For far too long, mankind has ignored the very real dangers of climate change and global warming. Now, it appears that doing so could have far more alarming impacts than initially expected. While climate change-deniers continue to influence environmental policy and industries wreak havoc on the environment, researchers have come to the conclusion through extensive study that the world and civilization as we know could come to an end in just a little bit over 30 years. In a climate change analysis published by Melbourne-based think-tank Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, researchers have reported that climate change is "a near- to a mid-term existential threat to human civilization" that poses "extremely serious outcomes." The new policy briefing was written by David Spratt, Breakthrough’s research director and Ian Dunlop, a former senior executive of Royal Dutch Shell.
Climatic Change Report Shows That 2050 Will Bring an End to Human Civilization

The report warns that should industries and governments be allowed free reign over natural resources and maintain business as usual, our planet could reach a "point of no return." The report states, "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.” Furthermore, Spratt and Dunlop asserted, "A high-end 2050 scenario finds a world in social breakdown and outright chaos. But a short window of opportunity exists for an emergency, global mobilization of resources, in which the logistical and planning experiences of the national security sector could play a valuable role."
Climatic Change Report Shows That 2050 Will Bring an End to Human Civilization

The scenario that the report pictures is a dystopia of absolute devastation that can only be avoided if nations come together to prevent the further warming of the planet in efforts “akin in scale to the World War II emergency mobilization." If the world cannot - or, as we have seen in the United States' case of not signing the Paris Climate Change Agreement, refuse to - work together, the Earth could experience detrimental consequences, such as the rapid disintegration of critical ecosystems “including coral reef systems, the Amazon rainforest and in the Arctic.”
Climatic Change Report Shows That 2050 Will Bring an End to Human Civilization

Other consequences include the forced relocation of an estimated one billion individuals due to unlivable conditions, severe malnourishment caused by water and food scarcity (approximately two billion people will face the repercussions of water scarcity). The complete collapse of agricultural systems across the world but especially in the sub-tropics ultimately leading to the failure of our food distribution channels, and even the unraveling of international bureaucracy as a result of social incoherence.
Climatic Change Report Shows That 2050 Will Bring an End to Human Civilization

In order to avoid these effects, researchers assert that global warming must be slowed down. The report notes, "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." Therefore, though our current trajectory will lead to at least 3 degrees Celsius (C) of global heating, triggering further heating probabilities, governments across the globe must make an active effort to slow down warming.
Climatic Change Report Shows That 2050 Will Bring an End to Human Civilization

The foreword to the report was written by retired Admiral Chris Barrie, the Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 1998 to 2002 and former Deputy Chief of the Australian Navy. He commended the paper for its uncensored description of climate change. "[The report bares] 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 horrible way," he wrote.

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