Only 3% of the earth is ecologically intact, 2/3 of the earth’s forests are gone, 19% of the world wilderness is left in the world, only 20 countries except for Antarctica holds 70% of that wilderness.
90% of the largest fish are removed from the oceans, 50% of the coral reefs have died out, and soon within the century, all will die, 15 billion trees are cut down yearly with no tree within the end of the century, 30% of fishes are overfished to no return, 80% freshwater already used, half of the fertile land on earth is farmed land, 70% of massive birds in the planets are domestic birds mainly chicken, only 4% of the mammals in the world are only wild animals, 1/3 of the weight of mammals are human beings, 60% of the rests are the animals that we eat, 11% of emissions occur due to manmade deforestation.
If we do not change the way we live on earth, in 29 years we will start running out of food, in 18 years freshwater will start to run out, in 26 years fish population will crush, 28 years until we have more plastic than fish. 48 years left before we cannot recover the ozone hole.
In the 2080s the earth will face mass extinction of all life including human beings with floods, non-breathable air, no food sources, and nowhere to run and the global climate was stable until the 90s and now becoming ever so hotter which will reach 4c by 2080s, melting the polar regions to cause the oceanic rise and massive flooding, and finally mass extinction of earth’s life.
There will be no hope if we do not respond, we have to reduce the dumping of plastic in the ocean and change the diet by having largely plant-based reducing 50% of the land used currently. Responsibility fishing to let the young fish grow enough that they can repopulate sustainability. Reduce animal-based diet to save massive land for gazing, high usage of water, and reduce emission from agriculture.
It might seem that there is no way we can cope up with the coming mass extinction by there are many examples in the world where the will of people have made difference, even in the not-so-rich part of the world such as below:
Dutch farmers have increased agricultural yield by10 fold per hectare in only two generations, using less water, fertilizer, pesticides, and emitting less also making them the second-largest exporter of food even with a low landmass with better technology, procedures, and best practice.
Forest is the center of biodiversity and the largest weapon against carbon emission because higher the health of these forests we can help it to help us reduce emission from the atmosphere. It has been observed that stopping deforestation now can regrow, 2 fold within two decades or so on a global scale.
We have to eliminate the consumption of fossil fuels and coals, like Costa Rica produces 95% of all electricity needs from hydro, solar, wind, and geothermal for over 4 decades.
Uruguay has almost powered 100% by renewable only after 10 years of planning, Morocco produces 50% of the countries energy needs by solar power only among many other countries who are following suit. Denmark has achieved 43% of total energy needs from solar and wind alone.
Bhutan and Suriname already achieved carbon neutrality, and Uruguay, Finland, Austria, Iceland, Germany within the next 20 years, and the rest of the developed nation by 2050, but we can always speed things up by budgeting more of our money and resources in building renewable sources for energy faster.
This is the time that we focus our resources to save the world, focus on saving the world and its populations. it won’t be easy but like many challenges, human has achieved greatness when given the high mindset.