Global urbanization. According to research, today 4 billion people live in cities. This is more than half of the entire population of our planet. The trend towards urbanization will only continue – in 2050 6.3 billion people will be living in urban areas. It threatens to increase the level of anti sanitation, the number of viruses and diseases.
The number of respiratory diseases is increasing. Experts say that until 2050, lung disease will kill about six million people. The reason for this will be not only the rapid spread of viruses and infections, but also air pollution and global warming.
Water scarcity will affect half a planet. Today 1.1 billion people lack access to water and 2.5 billion are experiencing water stress. Scientists believe that in 2050 this problem will only grow worse.
The world’s assessed fish stocks are classified as over-exploited or fully exploited. If fishing continues at that level, as now, the fish that consume the people, by 2050 will disappear completely.
Millions of people remain without food. Planet is losing tons of food due to global warming every year. Warming causes the appearance of pests in areas where previously it was cold. Billions of children due to malnutrition will grow low and unhealthy.
Rainforests will disappear. Because of deforestation by 30 years half of the rainforest will be destroyed, leading to the extinction of many animal and plant species.
Infections that are not afraid of antibiotics will kill about 10 million people a year. At the present time, these infections kill 700,000 people every year. Scientists warn that uncontrolled use of antibiotics causes cultivation of different bacteria. If physicians will continue to prescribe antibiotics literally to everyone, and farmers add them to the animal feed, the consequences can be dreadful.
Deadly diseases will be distributed at an appalling rate. Due to the climate change area for carriers of disease will increase, and the inhabitants of these territories will not have immunity to bacteria and viruses. Epidemiologists warn that by 2050 humanity can catch the pandemic of cholera and malaria.
Number of the weak-minded will likely triple. Scientists in one voice say that the elderly in 2050 will suffer from many diseases, but the worst of them is dementia. This dementia is not treatable.
The number and strength of hurricanes will increase. According to the experts, many storms in 30 years will be much more powerful than it is today. Their power equate to a hurricane, “Sandy”, which shocked the world in 2012.
Big cities can be flooded. As long as people will suffer from a shortage of freshwater, salt water level will just increase. If the amount of chemical emissions remains at current levels, then in 2100 the big cities in the world may be under water.
Electricity will be switched off regularly. The reason for this will be to increase the water level in the oceans and the constant disasters. The most affected by this problem are the inhabitants of cities.
Personal space becomes an issue. To make life more comfortable, people create drones, robots and other gadgets that can make their own decision. But they are not even aware that such introduction of technologies actually destroys personal space of humans.
Increase the number of cyber attacks. Experts believe that by 2025, the entire countries will play in the game hacking. This can lead to human and financial losses.
Oil will cost a fortune. In 2050, oil reserves are nearly exhausted, and the demand for it will be very high. Therefore, the price of “black gold” may rise to 200 dollars per barrel.