The Quest for Survival in 2050

Imagine this: 2050, array of technological developments, flying cars, life at mars, tall skyscrapers, robots as inhabitants; seriously this imagination is not less than a sci-fi movie which keeps you on the edge of your seat but here comes the unexpected climax (PS: the climax might disappoint you).

Here’s where the truth lies, each day the world is degrading (seriously concerned for it), no advancements have been enough to do the bare minimum for the nature globally.

Currently things are on a bad track so just give a thought about the future; what will even be the situation in 2050? Will we even live in a sci-fi movie type world? Will we not be able to live the same old life again?

We’ve got the majority of questions answered.

How is climate change affecting it?

Again, the x-factor of the growing world, climate change is expected to have majority of the impact globally in terms of each and every field covered.

A lot of changes are expected to occur by 2050, from catastrophic disasters to mass migration, rampage of spread of diseases to shortage of food supplies, all of these affecting millions of people all over the world.

Human forms will struggle to survive lately in the extra ordinary conditions which will make overall everything next to impossible.

Let’s make ourselves known to what all might happen next:

  1. Global warming

Our world is getting hotter, an irreversible development now utterly beyond our control. We have already passed tipping points, like The Great Melting of the Arctic glacier, which used to reflect the sun’s heat.

It is expected that a really small fraction of glaciers will remain intact, rest of all are going to make their way in the liquid state.

  1.  Mass migration

 Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades, In the worst-case scenario, Sub-Saharan Africa - the most vulnerable region due to desertification, fragile coastlines and the population's dependence on agriculture - would see the most migrants, with up to 86 million people moving within national borders.

In South Asia, Bangladesh is particularly affected by flooding and crop failures, accounting for almost half of the predicted climate migrants, with 19.9 million people, moving by 2050.

  1. Frequency of natural disasters

The occurrence of extreme situations will be a probability increase, the outcomes of naturals disaster might be more annihilating and the frequency of them showing up will increase which will include tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and a lot many.

  1. Coastal cities in Bangladesh, Mexico, the United States, and elsewhere will 

have suffered brutal infrastructure destruction and extreme flooding, killing many thousands and displacing millions. This happens with increasing frequency now.

The force of nature shall throw people out of their homes and vast areas of lands might become uninhabited again. 

  1. Consequences of disasters

Because multiple disasters often happening simultaneously, it can take weeks or even months for basic food and water relief to reach areas affected by extreme conditions of nature.

This will cause a lack of food supply and healthcare facility; people shall remain in the worst position in the square of their life.

  1. Washing out by diseases 

The spread of diseases will make the conditions miserable; the rampage might decimate communities leading to the ultimate termination like the way smallpox did earlier.

  1. Heatwaves

Emerging Heatwave hotspots might make it worse of all to survive the extremities. Population in large numbers shall displace in order to be safe.

  1. Global hunger

Global hunger will create a pessimistic scenario as the balance of food supply and consumption will be in its own frenzy. Reports suggest that millions of people might die due to hunger alone by 2050.


What lies next?

  • As the global earth temperature is expected to rise by 3-4 degrees Celsius, the aftermath of this consequence would be really intriguing. 

  • The central lands of India and south Asia might face heatwaves, the African soils could face water scarcity and perishing hunger, the mainland of central America might face the worst of natural disaster including blizzards, wild forest fires etc. 

  • This is our humanitarian reality right now and we are concerned this is going to be even worse.

  •  Food production swings wildly from month to month, season to season, depending on where you live. More people are starving than ever before. 

  • Climate zones have shifted, so some new areas have become available for agriculture (Alaska, the Arctic), while others have dried up (Mexico, California). Still others are unstable because of the extreme heat, never mind flooding, wildfire, and tornadoes. 

  • In five to 10 years, vast swaths of the planet will be increasingly inhospitable to humans. The global crisis should be tackled with a well-structured plan so that the sustainability for the future remains preserved and the world leads its way to a path of environmentally concerned holistic path of approach to tackle modern day problems.

Right at the moment is the time, just give a thought about it once and understand the real need of stepping up right now or else we might face crisis soon such that we will just be left stranded.

Step up now, give time to it and do your best for the environment. As Mahatma Gandhi rightly said “Be the change you want to see in the world”, definitely prove it.

THE CHANGE IS NOW, THE CHANGE IS US.

Arham Shah


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