What The Planet Will Look Like In 2100

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Details Of Obama’s Climate Change Plan

President Obama unveiled Monday a plan to increase the country’s clean power usage that many are calling the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. president to combat the effects of climate change. Here are some key details of Obama’s climate change plan

Rescuers Heroically Help Beached Garbage Back Into Ocean

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC—In what many described as an inspiring display of selflessness and teamwork, a group of rescuers heroically saved a beached mound of garbage by helping the stranded trash back into the ocean, eyewitnesses reported Thursday.

Timeline Of Mass Extinction

Scientists predict that human activity has put the world on the brink of the sixth mass extinction in earth’s history, an event characterized by the elimination of a large number of species within a very short period of time. Here is a timeline of extinction events over the planet’s history

Highlights Of The Pope’s Climate Change Encyclical

The Vatican released Thursday a 184-page papal encyclical by Pope Francis condemning the human behaviors causing climate change and urging global action to combat environmental degradation, marking the first time the Catholic Church has aligned itself with scientists on climate issues.

New Report Finds Humanity 10 Years Away From Something Called Ash Age

TUCSON, AZ—Explaining that the large-scale shift in geologic conditions and social organization would require a new taxonomic classification, researchers at the University of Arizona released a report Tuesday revealing that humanity is approximately 10 years away from something that will be called the Ash Age.
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What The Planet Will Look Like In 2100

As scientists try to project the effects of climate change into the future, many of these forecasts only go as far as 2100, a year beyond which the alterations to our environment become much harder to predict. Here is a breakdown of what we can expect our world to look like in 2100:

  • Acidification of Earth’s oceans will give seawater refreshing citrus kick
  • Extinction of 80 percent of world’s wildlife to be slightly offset by couple new species of lizard
  • Atmosphere visibly bubbling
  • Vast arid landscape will necessitate the creation of 1,000 new words for the color brown
  • Increased competition for shrinking habitats will finally allow biologists to determine which Arctic species wants it most
  • Temperature of car steering wheel up 18 percent
  • Disappearance of idyllic mountaintop glaciers set between two picturesque peaks may force beverage companies to bottle water from other sources
  • Far more barren desert flats for land speed record chasers
  • Appearance of lush, water-filled mirages full of scantily clad men and women to occur 500 times more often
  • Rising sea levels will force millions of dads to haul the boat lift in another few feet
  • Smog to get nice reddish-orange tint
  • Not too bad inside ExxonMobil Executive Cooling Dome