2066-

Ice continues to melt in places like the tops of mountains and ski resorts. Some of these resorts won’t be able to operate by 2066 because snow will become less frequent. This also endangers sporting events like the Winter Olympics that rely on snowy landscapes to be able to operate. 

People affected by coastal flooding will triple by this time to around 150 million people worldwide. The risk of flooding also heightens with the growing population that live on some flood endangered areas like Dhaka, Mumbai, and Bangkok 


2058
Aside from the frequent concerns on forest fires, rising sea levels, extinction of species and greenhouse gasses, there are now other rising concerns. 
All coral reefs, by this time, might cease to exist. Fisheries will collapse completely simple because there aren’t any fish left.
Due to the alarming population trends, the number of elderly needing care by this time will also be around 23.5 million people, with it costing $350 billion each year to take care of them. 

2058

Aside from the frequent concerns on forest fires, rising sea levels, extinction of species and greenhouse gasses, there are now other rising concerns. 

All coral reefs, by this time, might cease to exist. Fisheries will collapse completely simple because there aren’t any fish left.

Due to the alarming population trends, the number of elderly needing care by this time will also be around 23.5 million people, with it costing $350 billion each year to take care of them. 


Extinction of organisms, disease, the collapse of commercial industries: life on Earth isn’t going to get better.

It is projected that by this time around one million species of plant and animals will be extinct. Species like the wild Chinook salmon will decline 20%-40% by this year. Fisheries could possibly collapse if we continue to fish at the rate we are doing now. Along with the melting of the ice caps, polar bear population will be on the brink of extinction. 

The constant heat waves will cause an increase in illnesses such as skin cancer. One billion people will be suffering from water shortages. Property losses caused by wild fires in California alone will increase by $2 billion dollars each year. 3190 to 4748 deaths in the US annually will be caused by the extreme heat.  


The ocean levels keep rising, more and more carbon dioxide fills the air. To top it all off everything just gets warmer and warmer.

By this time, things are just getting bleaker. The higher temperatures are making for more dangerous, more destructive wildfires. The number of heat related deaths becomes an everyday thing by this time and long heatwaves are commonplace.

The amount of carbon dioxide continues to rise, as do sea levels. By this year, the arctic ice cap will be no more than a few glaciers. 

We will also experience massive shortages of fossil fuels and there will be a 50% decline in the production of wheat due to difficulties caused by the changing climate. 



2034-We are at the tipping point in terms of battling drastic climate change. We either fix this by now or suffer the irreversible consequences.

By 2034, around 500,000 deaths each year will be brought about by drastic climate change. Heat waves will grow in frequency and intensity, directly intensifying the shortages of fresh water, storms, floods and forest fires. 

The rise in population continues to increase the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, making things even worse. Droughts will become more and more common, rivers and streams will be ‘reduced to a relative trickle’ and many areas that were once covered in trees will slowly become dried out deserts. 

Resources will be scarce by this time, and the price of food will increase in proportion to the massive demand. Poverty will increase due to the dropping yields reaped by farmers, especially in highly agricultural societies. 


Water shortages, power shortages, lack of resources; the only thing in abundance now is the heat and the people. 

Because of the continued melting of the ice caps and population growth (by this time there will be almost 8 billion people in the world), it isn’t surprising that fresh water will be in even larger demand. By 2026, the Western United States will be having significant conflict in water supply. Population growth will cut the water supply of the Nile River Basin in half. 

The lack of fresh water will also affect the production of electricity from power plants. Despite the lack of the electricity, population growth will cause a 50% increase in the consumption of this energy. This doubles the demand of electricity, causing around 5 billion people to suffer from frequent power cuts. 

By this point, around 190 gigatons of greenhouse gases will be irreversibly released into the atmosphere. ‘Irreversibly’ because frozen in the melting ice caps are large reserves of carbon that, due to the rising temperatures, can no long be frozen again.


Temperatures go up, ice caps continue to melt, sea levels continue to rise. Climate change won’t be changing our world for the better. 

According to NASA projections, by around this time the Arctic Circle will be mostly ice free during summers. With our ice caps melting, our supply of freshwater also decreases. Animals who live in the North Pole like Polar Bears are also losing their home. 

Aside from water shortages, there will also be a bigger demand for oil and coal, a demand that will become harder and harder to reach.

Nations like Lagos and Nigeria will be at risk due to the rising sea levels. Due to this and a growing population, people in those countries will be forced to migrate. 

Lack of any action against rapid climate change, at this point, assures us of an even bleaker future. 


A year of natural calamities, 2011 has been defined by events such as the tsunami in Japan, the volcanic eruption in Chile, the floods in various countries like Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. It is a year of big changes, and the future promises even more of these changes to come.

A year of natural calamities, 2011 has been defined by events such as the tsunami in Japan, the volcanic eruption in Chile, the floods in various countries like Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. It is a year of big changes, and the future promises even more of these changes to come.


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