Earth could be alien to humans up to 2,500: shocking images show how the Amazon will become barren, the US Midwest tropics and India to stay too hot if CO2 emissions continue to rise
- Researchers from McGill University in Canada have designed a model for the future.
- The team considered three possible scenarios for greenhouse gas emissions.
- He explained the changes in the forecast up to 2,500 in the worst case scenario.
- He said that these results show the importance of modeling beyond 2100.
In a song by the English pop band Busted, ‘not much has changed’ until the year 3000, ‘but they live underwater’. However, new climate forecasts paint a picture of a less bright future.
If carbon dioxide emissions continue to rise, Amazon. Will be barren, the US Midwest is tropical and India is too hot to come in 2500.
He then described his worst situation – with sketches of life in the year 1500 AD and the present Stranger May be the land of the future.
He said the results highlight the importance of not stopping the weather forecast at the 2100 benchmark, as is common, but also consider the ongoing effects.
Researchers from McGill University predict that, by 2500 AD, the Amazon will be barren, with the US Midwest being too hot to live in the tropics and India. (Above) Towards a more built landscape with infrastructure today (middle) and finally how can it look up to 2500 under the high scenario of greenhouse gases. Here, farming is done by autonomous robots while people need special protective equipment to escape the heat.
This study is not the only one this week that has warned the world about the future effects of climate change.
On Tuesday, experts released a reflection showing how the monuments are liked. Buckingham Palace could be flooded. By 2050, when sea levels will rise.
In addition to the royal residence, other famous buildings include the Brighton Palace Pier, the Houston Space Center in Texas and the Sydney Opera House.
The study was conducted by Christopher Lyon, an environmental social scientist at McGill University in Montreal, and his colleagues.
“We need to imagine the land that our children and grandchildren may face, and what we can do now to make it suitable and livable for them,” Dr. Leon said.
“If we fail to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and emissions continue to rise, many places in the world will change dramatically.”
The researchers’ models showed that low- and medium-sized greenhouse gas emissions scenarios – which do not meet the Paris Agreement targets that maintain global warming under 3.6 ° F (2 ° C) – plants and Areas that grow crops will move towards the pole.
This will lead to the risk that places with a long history of cultural and ecological systems, such as the Amazon Basin, will become barren. At the same time, the area suitable for growing many crops will also be lost.
Meanwhile, densely populated territories such as India will face extreme heat pressures – and these could be so high that areas become unsuitable for human occupation without the help of special personal protective equipment.
Despite the scenario of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the team reports that they expect sea levels to continue to rise as tropical waters expand and mix.
“These estimates point to the potential severity of climate change over a long period of time and fall within the scope of studies conducted by others,” said Dr. Levin.
The future of high-quality greenhouse gases will threaten barren areas with a long history of cultural and ecological systems, such as the Amazon Basin (pictured). At the same time, the area suitable for growing many crops will also be lost.
“The reports of the scientific assessment of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show us what we must do before 2100 to achieve our goals, and what if we do not,” said Dr Levin. May be.
“But this benchmark – which has been in use for 30 years – is far-sighted because the number of people born now will only be 2,100 in the ’70s.”
The full results of the study were published in the journal. Global Change Biology.
“We need to imagine the land that our children and grandchildren could face, and what we can do now to make it suitable and livable for them,” Dr. Leon said. “If we fail to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and emissions continue to rise, many places in the world will change dramatically.” Photo: US Midwest in 1500 AD (with diverse corn-based agriculture), in 2020 (with grain monocultures and large harvesters) and finally the future of a high emissions, in which the region has become tropical and farming oil Palms and barren zone succulents, which significantly reduce the presence of AI-powered drones and humans
Paris Agreement: A global agreement rises to the level of reducing carbon emissions
The Paris Agreement, first signed in 2015, is an international treaty to control and limit climate change.
It expects global average temperature rise to remain below 2 ° C (3.6ºF) and will continue to work to limit temperature rise to 1.5 ° C (2.7 ° F).
It seems that the more ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C (2.7 F) may be more important than ever, according to previous research which claims that 25% of the world’s droughts could see a significant increase. Is.
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has four key goals in reducing emissions.
1) Keeping global average temperature rise below 2 ° C before industrial level is a long term goal.
2) For the purpose of limiting the rise to 1.5 ° C, since it will significantly reduce the risks and effects of climate change.
3) Governments agreed on the need to increase global emissions as soon as possible, acknowledging that this would take more time for developing countries.
4) Then rapidly decrease according to the best available science.