Some Crazy Facts To Blow Your Mind


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I’m sure you’ve heard people say that some crazy things are happening in the world right now. It’s not just your imagination. Some of these things are more obvious than others, but they’re all worth thinking about. So let’s dive into them:

The world is getting hotter

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This one seems to have become a cliche by this point, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Scientists predict that if nothing changes our planet will be 4 degrees Celsius warmer by 2100 and up to 10 degrees warmer by 2300, with devastating effects on both human life and ecosystems worldwide. 2) We don’t have enough resources for everyone alive today – There are 7 billion humans alive today, which means there isn’t enough food, water and clean air for everyone. If we were to give up anything we might use in another 30 years, we would still be over double the carrying capacity of Earth. What does that mean? It means that it’s really not sustainable for human populations to grow much more than they have been!

The world is full of nukes

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We’ve been trying to reduce international stockpiles of nuclear warheads since the 1960s but there are still 4500 of them out there, enough power to kill every single person on earth seven times over. They’re so destructive that even a 1% chance of one going off somewhere is considered unacceptable today by most authorities.

Capitalism

Capitalism has led us into an ugly cycle of permanent growth – Capitalism has always been an economic system where companies are judged on their constant growth. The only way it can work with human nature is to demand infinite growth, which means that capitalism will never be sustainable without either changing human nature or changing the rules of the economy. 5) We’re poisoning our world – Everything that humans do seems to have some environmental impact. From destroying habitats by building cities and roads, cutting down forests for farmland, polluting the air and water with chemicals and carbon emissions…it goes on and on. Humans need more than just food, water and resource consumption to survive, they also require a habitable planet which we don’t seem to have any chance of maintaining at this rate of pollution!

Facing extinction

Scientists estimate that about half of all known species are currently endangered. Some estimates suggest that within the next 50 years there will be no wild animals left on Earth if current rates continue! We’re already experiencing mass extinction like never before in human history due to our activity, and many scientists believe we may already be living through the 6th great extinction crisis.

The World is Changing

It’s not just ecosystems, biodiversity or resources which are under threat, but it’s also geopolitics. New powers like China and India are now dominating global politics, while Europe has fallen into decline after its long period of growth during colonialism and imperialism. Middle Eastern countries have also changed dramatically since their role as vital trading partners for Western European empires until the discovery of oil.

The World is Getting Older

There are more old people alive on Earth today than ever before. This means there are more dependent people who need resources to survive, which seems like a perfect recipe for conflict among younger generations.

Out of Space

We’re running out of space. Cities are growing rapidly across the world, limiting available space for humans and natural systems alike. And we don’t seem to be able to make much use of urban environments either; half of urban areas in Brazil and India remain vacant after development, despite the population continuing to grow.

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