Top scientists warn of the ‘ghastly future’ of the world when governments neglect ecological challenges. A leading team of scientists warns the world and everybody on it: unless humankind takes immediate steps against climate change, we should look forward to a “ghast future” of global destruction, unprecedented death tolls, and horrifying conflict.
Scientists have warned that the future of the world is more bleak and threatening than is currently known. Citing about 150 reports, they said that environmental conditions are much more severe than ordinary men and experts think at the moment. As such, world leaders need a cold shower wake-up call to meet the challenge.
The world is on track for a “ghastly future,” an international group of scientists has warned, with accelerating climate change and biodiversity loss threatening the survival of all the planet’s species unless world leaders face up to the challenge and act urgently.
Experts have, of course, be alert for years that climate change is pushing endangered animals, throwing people out of their homes, and making the planet a more hostile environment overall. But the Stanford team of scientists and a wide number of American and foreign academic agencies behind the latest study warns that the apocalyptic scale of destruction that is happening to us somehow appears to elude global leaders who might make a difference, according to The Guardian.
“Humanity is running an ecological Ponzi scheme in which society robs nature and future generations of paying for short-term economic growth today,” said Paul Ehrlich, author of the paper at Stanford University.
It’s quick to say that climate change is an issue. Yet the ways we’re going to improve our lives are so many and so serious that it’s impossible to imagine. This is a follow-up to the latest study, which took results from more than 150 climate change studies and was published in the journal Frontiers in Conservation Science on Wednesday.
“In fact, the scale of the threats to the biosphere and all its life forms – including humanity – is so great that even well-informed experts find it difficult to grasp,” the scientists wrote.
There are many explanations why people, according to the writers, underestimate the severity of our condition. Second, policymakers have an unfortunate record of denying, downplaying, and even dismissing disturbing scientific facts. Second, as scholars prefer to specialize on one specific topic, many are unfamiliar with the magnitude and interdependence of our environmental crises and responses, so the knowledge that passes through politicians and broader audiences is incomplete.
But after that has been said, the scientists behind the study claim that there is still time to stave off some of the more catastrophic consequences of climate change, as long as the world really takes decisive action.
“Ours is not a call to surrender – we aim to provide leaders with a realistic ‘cold shower’ of the state of the planet that is essential for planning to avoid a ghastly future,” reads the paper.
Scientists, scientists, and activists have constantly cautioned that the World has hit a critical tipping point. And lately, the World Wide Fund for Biodiversity has found that the world’s wildlife population has fallen by an estimate of 68% in just over four decades, with human consumption lagging behind in a catastrophic decline. UN scientists agree that if governments remain on track to intensify the climate crisis, biodiversity will begin to deteriorate, with disastrous effects for the animals, plants, and humans of the world. Other experts warn that no leader or political system is prepared for the disasters associated with biodiversity loss, or capable of addressing the loss.