Why 2020 to 2050 will be ‘the most transformative decades in human history’


Highlights

  • A study from UC Berkeley illustrates that climate catastrophes will onset violence such as domestic abuse and even civil wars, setting up the potential collapse of many countries 
  • Conflict avoidance is ingrained into the world’s climate response, by refocusing on creating an ecological society, our care of the planet will help avoid some major conflicts
  • However, there will be outliers to the push of an ecological society, as some will resist this change to uphold a world run by the fossil fuel industry, therefore stripping people of their rights
  • Escaping the climate crisis by moving away in order to avoid climate catastrophes is a part of the problem:

By imagining ourselves as individuals who somehow exist outside the context of an interconnected, living ecosystem on a planet where all of our actions deeply affect one another, we fail to see each other’s humanity and right to simply exist.

  • In the 2040s, the world could see around 250 million people forced from their homes due to the effects of the climate crisis 

The Climate Center’s Climate-Safe California Platform advocates for a formal California State commitment by 2022 to 80% below 1990 levels of greenhouse gas emissions and net negative emissions by 2030 for a climate-safe future. This bold target requires accelerating the phase-out of fossil fuels.


Read More: https://onezero.medium.com/why-2020-to-2050-will-be-the-most-transformative-decades-in-human-history-ba282dcd83c7

Nina Turner
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