1. Polar Bears
By 2050 it’s estimated that polar bear population will have fallen by two thirds, to a number of less than 10,000, within two generations are children going to question what they were?
2. Sea Levels
Ice continues to melt on each of the Poles, whilst sea levels rise, meaning unpredictable weather changes, from rain to droughts (nothing we hate more than unpredictable weather, right!), all of which I’m sure we can agree we’re experiencing currently.
3. NO MORE CHOCOLATE
To really rub salt in the wound, chocolate could be under threat too, with humidity on the rise and the cocoa crops being unable to flourish, which in fact applies to many other crops. Now I’ve got your attention, more on food…
4. Meat Industry
The industry as a whole is set to become on par with the likes of oil, fast becoming a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Our glorious planet is under threat if action is not taken to keep the global temperature rise below 2°C, and a reduction of meat production has been called out as essential to achieve this. At present, livestock farming accounts for approximately 80% of the global habitable land, and yet contributes as little as 20% of the world’s calorie intake. Basically, we’ve got far too much land taken up for an industry that overall, doesn’t really need it.