A solution for Planet Earth?
It took 200,000 years for the population on Earth to reach one billion, however only a mere 200 years to then reach seven billion, (YEAR 2011)
As a solution to the "climate breakdown and ecological collapse that threaten Earth's existence", The Year is 2019.
Extinction Rebellion proposed three key steps for the United Kingdom.
The UK government must, in their words, "tell the truth" about the scale of the crisis the world now faces.
Secondly, the UK must enact legally binding policies to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025.
The third step is the formation of a Citizens Assembly to oversee the changes that will be needed to achieve this goal.
Air travel would have to be restricted.
Gas boilers in the UK would have to be replaced with electricity, and massively ramp up renewable energy, on a scale not yet seen, to meet this extra demand.
Researchers at Zero Carbon Britain suggested that if the UK wanted to get to net zero by 2030, Britain would need about 130,000 extra wind turbines mostly off shore. This would take up an area twice the size of Wales.
There would also have to be significant dietary changes, with people cutting back on meat and dairy. However this in the future puts an extra strain on the already pushed to the limits salt water fishing.
Salt-Water Fish Extinction by 2048
With every advancement in technology it comes with it a disadvantage or side effect.
Some of the species most threatened by over fishing currently include Atlantic Halibut, the Monkfish, all sharks, and Blue Fin Tuna. Other animals not usually associated with the seafood industry are also affected, with inadvertent by-catches claiming loggerhead turtles, sharks, dolphins and whales.
Removing the fish we eat would result in the deterioration or loss of marine ecosystems around the globe; the oceans will become full of algae and jellyfish. The oceanic food web will collapse, many birds and sea mammals that eat fish will also go extinct and many humans that rely on fish will starve.
Earth's population is still growing with numerous environmental and social factors such as pollution, malnutrition, overcrowded living conditions, and lacking health care which makes poor communities vulnerable to infectious diseases. Diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, and dysentery spread faster in overpopulated areas.
Earth's environment getting worse, not better, Increasing population, mass migration to cities, increasing energy and soaring CO2 emissions are damaging the planet's resources.
There is no solution because any radical method to rectify the situation would come at a great cost with huge sacrifices which the public would not agree with. With any policy whether you agree or disagree, either decision would come with implications on both sides, a double edged sword.
Most alarming. climate-warming, carbon emissions have increased 40% in the past 20 years, but two-thirds of that rise occurred in the past decade.
Water security is a growing concern in many parts of the world as population and agriculture drives demand, placing enormous stress on freshwater ecosystems and fishing zones.
A decline in freshwater species in tropical areas, which have shown a drop of 70% since 1970.
70% of the Earth's surface is covered by the ocean. The people of Earth sometimes forget how essential the ocean is for the water you drink, the air you breathe, for human activity and for life. Year after year, you have been pushing the boundaries of the ocean’s sustainability.
The list of the ocean’s troubles is long, but one item demands immediate attention: harmful fisheries subsidies. Nearly 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are now fully exploited, over-exploited or depleted. There is no doubt that fisheries subsidies play a big role. Without them, it would slow the over-exploitation of fish stocks, deal with the overcapacity of fishing fleets, and tackle the scourge of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
Salt-Water Fish Extinction by 2048. That's when the world's oceans will be empty of fish,
The cause: the disappearance of species due to over fishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change.