End of the world SHOCK: Climate esearchers forecast humans would not survive past 2050 (Image: GETTY)
David Spratt and Ian Dunlop have warned climate change poses a “near-to-mind-term existential threat to human civilisations.” The climate researchers forecast humans would not survive past 2050 if temperatures rise 3 degrees Celsius. A total of 55 percent of the world’s populations across 35 percent of its land area would experience more than 20 day of lethal heat per year.
The researchers explained the scenario would cause the collapse of many ecosystems.
Their report on Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach said: “A number of ecosystems collapse, including coral reef systems, the Amazon rainforest and in the Arctic.
“Some poorer nations and regions, which lack capacity to provide artificially-cooled environments for their populations, become unviable.
“Deadly heat conditions persist for more than 100 days per year in West Africa, tropical South America, the Middle East and South-East Asia, contributing to more than a billion people being displaced from the tropical zone.