The prospect of a global disaster may sound far away, but scientists predict a 95% chance of happening.
What will happen if the temperature of the Earth increases by 2 degrees? Explore a scenario about the future when disaster strikes through the following video:
In 2015, the Paris Agreement stated that the global temperature should keep the increase below 2 degrees Celsius until 2100.
The sea level will increase by 0.5 meters, causing floods in the coasts worldwide.
While freshwater may increase in high latitudes, other regions such as East Africa, India or subtropical regions may lose up to a third of the current freshwater.
Worse, heat waves can be enhanced.
The tropics may suffer heat waves lasting up to 3 months, which significantly affect the growth of food crops, leading to a decline in wheat and corn production.
Instead, rice and soybeans will be the staple food. This problem will affect eating habits around the globe.
Warming seawater will cause irreparable damage to 99% of coral reefs .
Similarly, soy production in North Asia will increase by 25% annually.
Under the sea, the situation is even worse. Warming seawater will cause irreparable damage to 99% of coral reefs.
The dead coral reefs will disrupt the ecosystem of 9 million different species.
The outlook is predicted by the European Union of Scientists in 2016. In 2017, another group of scientists predicted a 95% chance that the Earth's temperature would rise by more than 2 degrees by 2100.
Forecasts may not help avoid humanity. But at least will help us know what to do to receive a terrible future.