The future geography of the Anthropocene

Some thought-provoking research speculations from New Scientist (3 March 2012, No2854):

‘between 15 and 37% of species will be’committed to extinction’ by 2050′ (Nature, vol 427, p.145)

‘The idea that things (resources) will run out is to think about the future using today’s concepts’ (Richard Webb, fururologist)

‘Some island nations will simply cease to exist and many of the world’s greatest cities, including London, New York and Tokyo, will be partly or entirely lost beneath the waves’ (p. 42, assuming a 4 degree Celciuss global temp rise above pre-industrial levels)

‘New lands will rise from the sa. It’s time to start composing their national anthems’ (p.41)

 

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