Climate change and the deterioration of the planet have been hot-button topics for years. And if you’ve been following this blog, then you also know about the endangered species that are on the verge of extinction. So questioning where our planet is headed seems logical, and that’s exactly what scientists are doing.
According to SciTechDaily, predicting what the earth will be like in 500 years is currently being discussed. But the predictions, so far, have been difficult to forecasts because of the way the planet is rotating around the sun as well as the changes caused by humans.
Humans, scientists are finding, are drastically changing the planet. Disrupting the ecosystem by cutting down forests and breaking up wildlife habitats to build cities is having detrimental effects on nature. Global warming and climate change due to the burning of fossil fuels are also a problem; we’re emitting more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the planet can handle. And too much carbon dioxide causes temperatures to rise, leading to hot summer days and melting ice sheets, which causes ocean levels to rise and leads to flooding.
It’s been noted that in the last 500 years, the human population has increased from 500 million to 7.5 billion. Due to our rising population and developing nations, more than 800 plants and animals have become extinct, sea levels have risen, and increasing temperatures have run wildlife away from their natural habitat. The only way to fix this problem is by humans changing our ways, particularly when it comes to burning fossil fuels.
But with the continued rise of A.I. and individualism, I don’t see that happening—at least without force.
Until Next Time…
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Little, M. A., & MacDonald, W. D. (2021, October 11). What Will the Earth Be Like in 500 Years? SciTechDaily. Retrieved October 11, 2021, from https://scitechdaily.com/what-will-the-earth-be-like-in-500-years/.