What does the future hold? This is the question that more than one and more than two of us have asked ourselves from time to time, and it is that the world climate is changing a lot and very fast. Or, rather, human activity, consciously or unconsciously, is modifying it.
Records are broken every month, which is worrying. It seems that the average temperature is increasing, with no intention of decreasing. Now, thanks to an article that has appeared in New York Magazine, we will know what are the "plagues" or effects of global warming that will affect us the most in the medium and long term.
Death by heat
The number of cases of heat deaths will only increase. Human beings, like other mammals, are animals capable of regulating our body temperature ... but only to a certain extent: when the outside temperature is too high, if we don't hydrate enough we could die in a matter of no time.
Therefore, even if we comply with the Paris Agreement and prevent the global average temperature from exceeding two degrees, many cities will remain uninhabited.
The end of the meal
We all, animals and plants, need water to survive. But the reduction in rainfall will threaten livestock and agriculture, which are basic activities for humanity to continue to exist. By the year 2100, however, the population will have grown a lot (it is estimated that we will reach 10 billion), but there will be less food.
The droughts will be very intense; so much that by 2080 southern Europe could be in a state of permanent extreme droughtIn Iraq, Syria and in much of the Middle East they will have many problems supplying the entire population.
When food and water are lacking, humans tend to get into conflict. We have the right to a constant supply of food, but if these resources are scarce, we often have no choice but to migrate in search of a better place or to stay and try to get something that we can put into our mouths.
If the average temperature rose by five degrees, wars would be "our daily bread."
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