What Earth Could Look Like in 2050 If We Do Nothing About Climate Change


What could our future world look like if we con­tin­ue to do noth­ing about cli­mate change? That’s the ques­tion posed by a new TED ED video, writ­ten by Shan­non Odell and direct­ed by Sofia Pashaei. We are already see­ing the effects of cli­mate change. If you’re pay­ing even a lit­tle atten­tion, you’re feel­ing the hot­ter sum­mers (which is reflect­ed in the data). You’re notic­ing the increas­ing num­ber of droughts. You’re see­ing the grow­ing num­ber of for­est fires, etc. So, “what will our world look like in the next 30 to 80 years, if we con­tin­ue on the cur­rent path?” With the video above, get a glimpse of the pos­si­ble world to come.

Relat­ed Con­tent 

Carl Sagan Warns Con­gress about Cli­mate Change (1985)

Frank Capra’s Sci­ence Film The Unchained God­dess Warns of Cli­mate Change in 1958

Free: Watch Our Plan­et, a Ground­break­ing Nature Doc­u­men­tary Series Nar­rat­ed by David Atten­bor­ough


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  • Jonathan Collins says:

    Did Al Gore and the Oba­mas sell their water­front man­sions yet? I did­n’t think so. Hell, I’m still wait­ing for the next “Com­ing ice age” that Time mag­a­zine pre­dict­ed in 1975. Got­ta love fear mon­ger­ing!

  • Alan rowe says:

    Do some research those cov­ers are altered.

  • John Dixon says:

    The only thing that will hap­pen is the world will con­tin­ue to evolve by nature as it always has and the peo­ple who push cli­mate change as a major issue will not make as much mon­ey off of their scare tac­tics and scams. You peo­ple are shills and idiots.

  • Rod Stasick says:

    Bare­ly enough time for major changes,
    but I feel enough con­fi­dence in those
    folks who push for­ward for all of us -
    includ­ing the igno­rant.

  • Nero says:

    Imag­ine being dumb, so obser­va­tions of what oth­er peo­ple are doing in response to nature is more effec­tive than your own obser­va­tions of nature.

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