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Earth 2100 Essay

  • Submitted by: cookie22022
  • on December 2, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 1,843 words

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Earth 2100 is a movie that was aired on the History channel in 2010.   It explores what a worst case future may look like with our society and governments facing challenges such as energy, climate change, food, population and economic pressure.   Anyone of these challenges might be serious in its self because they are all happening simultaneously and it is going to be hard for all governments to cope.   The events in this movie follow the life of a character/story teller "Lucy".   She describes how the changes and events affect her life.   This movie is not saying that these events will definitely happen however, it is showing the worst case scenario for human civilization.

Over population is one of the key problems in the movie.   The recent rapid increase in human population over the past three centuries has raised concerns that the planet may not be able to sustain present or larger numbers of inhabitants.   According to the movie Americans consume 60 billion pounds of meat each year.   If everyone in the world consumed as much as the average American it would take 4 earths to supply the resources to feed everyone.   Climate change and increasing population could trigger a global food crisis in the next century as countries struggle for fertile land to crow crops and rear animals.   To keep up with the growth of human population, more food will have to be produced worldwide over the next 50 years than has been during the past 10,000 years combined.   However, in many countries a combination of poor farming practices   and deforestation caused by climate will steadily break down soil fertility, leaving grasslands unsuitable for pasturage.   Competition over sparse resources may lead to conflicts and environmental destruction, scientist fear.   Warnings came as researchers from around the world convened at a UN-backed forum in Iceland on sustainable development to address the organizations millennium development goals to halve hunger and extreme poverty by 2015.   The...

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