The end of human civilization, anyway, but that also counts as the end of the internet, pizza, and toilet paper, and without those, what’s even left that actually matters? Exactly.
Published by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration with endorsement from former Australian military chief and member of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change Chris Barrie, the report warns that climate change “intersects with pre-existing national security risks to function as a threat multiplier and accelerant to instability, contributing to escalating cycles of humanitarian and socio-political crises, conflict and forced migration”, citing current food and water problems in the Middle East and the already disastrous consequences of this as supporting evidence of future catastrophe.
According to this scenario, with expected global temperature increases of up to 3 degrees Celsius, fragile ecosystems like coral reefs, the Amazon rain forests, and Arctic glaciers will collapse, and the prospects for humanity in this case are bleak – sea water levels rise, heat waves and drought mean agriculture is over, billions of people are displaced, and it’s Mad Max, but for real.
“Dramatic” resolutions in the next ten years to reduce and even eliminate carbon emissions are necessary to avoid this, the report explains, “akin in scale to the World War II emergency mobilisation”. In the meantime, the US is now fracking for “freedom gas”.