Humans could be wiped out by 2050 if climate change continues at its current rate , a shocking study has predicted.
Australian scientists claim if we continue at the current rate then the end of the road for humans is only decades away. The paper says ,”climate change threatens the premature extinction of Earth – originating intelligent life or the permanent and drastic destruction of its potential for desirable future development.” Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, a Melbourne think-tank , has warned ecosystems around the world will be accelerated by a rise in average temperature.
A picture has been drawn up of 20 days of lethal heat a year and one billion people displaced. Cities will be left abandoned as food production drops off. Only a small rise will have a major impact it claims.
The report said:”Even 2c of warming, more than a billion people may need to be relocated and in high -end scenarios , the scale of destruction is beyond our capacity to model with a high likelihood of human civilization coming to an end.” Professor Will Steffen added people need to wake up to the impact for civilization.
He said, “it’s not a technological or scientific problem , it’s a question of humanities socio- political values.” We need a social tipping point that flips our thinking before we reach a tipping point in the climate system.”Former chief of Australia’s military Admiral Chris Barrie gave his weight to the report and says climate change is the biggest threat to human life on Earth after nuclear war.