On March 23, 2018, the United Nations published a new report that gives rather pessimistic forecasts about the future of the Earth. This is what we will discuss in this issue.
550 experts from hundreds of countries have compiled a forecast for the ecosystem of our planet for the next century and, unfortunately, it does not bode well for the next generation. The fact is that according to expert conclusions, 66% of the natural territories located in the European Union are unfavorable for wildlife habitats, which is why 40% of them have significantly reduced their population over the past 50 years. The situation is even worse in Africa, where by the year 2100 half of all species of birds will disappear altogether, like 30% of all mammals.
Asia, as one of the main consumers and producers of fish, will suffer no less than the above regions. Literally over the next 40 years, all commercial fish will disappear completely, which means that hope will remain only for the one that will be grown artificially. But even this will not save corals, 90% of which will die as a result of global warming.
America, too, will not have a sweet, because it is here that renewable sources of fresh water have reduced their number by 50% compared with the indicators of the middle of the last century. All this leads to the fact that not only the quantity of fish falls, but also the population of animals, whose life is directly connected with water bodies.
At the same time, it is worth saying that global warming, which leads to the drying up of water bodies and uncontrolled birth rate, which requires ever-increasing resources, are not the only reasons for the crisis that awaits us by the end of the century. According to the environmental organization Wildlife Trust, poachers kill about 35 thousand elephants and about a thousand rhinos every year. That is why, despite the efforts of zoodefenders, these types of animals can disappear completely from the face of the Earth literally over the next 20 years.
In conclusion, we would like to note that with the growth of the planet’s population, its deforestation is increasingly taking place in order to produce more food. All this, coupled with pollution of soil, water and air, one way or another, will lead to the rejection of meat of animal origin and artificial birth restriction. Humanity simply has no other way out.