Ben See @ClimateBen Literature Teacher informing pupils of the scientific reality of the Ecological Catastrophe & urging them to act. See also @urgenceclimatiq & @ClimateHound Jun. 20, 2019 2 min read

by 2029, 50% of Humanity will be:

1. suffering absolute water scarcity
2. experiencing hunger/famine
3. at risk from deadly diseases
4. hit by extreme weather events
5. living in fear of lethal heatwaves
6. forced to move by the Earth crisis

No, this couldn't be true. Could it?

Nearly 2 billion living with absolute water scarcity by 2025 according to the UN, who forecast 1/2 of the world's population will live in regions of high water stress by 2030 - that was predicted back in 2014 when the climate situation appeared less grave.

Today 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient malnutrition, or “hidden hunger”.

The number of people experiencing hunger is on the rise around the world due to conflict & climate change.

 https://theconversation.com/hidden-hunger-affects-nearly-2-billion-worldwide-are-solutions-in-plain-sight-104740 

Numerous studies suggest catastrophic global heating of 1.5°C by 2030. Listen here:


That means 1.5 billion at risk of unprecedented droughts by 2029 (not 2050).

At current rates, global average temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees by *2030*.

We're currently heading for 3.1 - 3.7°C (hell on earth; likely termination of civilisation...).

 https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/4/30/17300946/global-warming-degrees-replace-fossil-fuels 

Global warming could temporarily hit 1.5C above pre-industrial levels for the first time between now and 2023.
 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/06/met-office-global-warming-could-exceed-1-point-5-c-in-five-years 

Already today over 6 billion people are in climates where there's a risk of mosquito-spread diseases, and that number will soon rise.

"As you move into a hotter world, the places that get really hot are going to have all kinds of other vulnerabilities.."

 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/28/mosquito-spread-diseases-may-endanger-millions-in-new-places-due-to-climate-change 

Today in 2019, a billion people around the world are facing climate change related hazards such as cyclones, floods, bushfires, and rising sea levels - the majority in the Asia-Pacific region.

Will this number quadruple by 2029?

See the next tweet...👇

 https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/7xgdgq/nine-countries-most-threatened-by-climate-change-crisis-disaster-hazard-all-asia-report-finds 

Nobody was expecting Arctic & Greenland melt to happen so rapidly.

Permafrost is collapsing at terrifying rates.

Everything is moving so quickly.

Extreme weather will strike billions by 2029.

If things continue to go badly, do we hit 2°C by 2029?


2°C means horrific heatwaves. ⚠️

Four billion people moving due to ecological collapse & climate breakdown by 2029?

I haven't seen this predicted. (See here for billions of refugees within decades).

Still, compared to this the idea is actually quite conservative:

Most of this thread has the #ClimateEmergency as its focus, but #EcologicalCollapse is running away from us rapidly, too.

Can humans really destroy 240 billion more tonnes of fertile land by 2029 and expect to avoid mass famine?

Stop corporate ecocide.⚠️


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