A New Report Says Human Civilization Likely to End in 2050

This article has been making the rounds the last 24 hours and was certainly the topic of many discussions.

Like...is it time to pack up shop and move somewhere in the middle where we can (hopefully) live off the land?

The below certainly seems like a worst case scenario - but this sure seems like something that may very well be coming at some point

From Vice:

The paper argues that the potentially “extremely serious outcomes” of climate-related security threats are often far more probable than conventionally assumed, but almost impossible to quantify because they “fall outside the human experience of the last thousand years.”

On our current trajectory, the report warns, “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.”

The only way to avoid the risks of this scenario is what the report describes as “akin in scale to the World War II emergency mobilization”—but this time focused on rapidly building out a zero-emissions industrial system to set in train the restoration of a safe climate.

You can read the entire VICE article here

Or the entire report here

Either way - it's scary

 
 

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