The Equatorial Badlands
As temperatures around the world get higher, the countries closer to the equator will produce less food by the end of the century. In fact the center for global development is predicting a global loss in agriculture, but the closer to the equator, the higher the loss becomes.
The countries near the equator are mainly developing nations already struggling for survival. Africa, which often suffers from famine, drought and disease, will potentially loose between 17 to 20% of its agricultural production, perpetuating the vast difference in wealth from the third world to the industrial nations.
Given an increasing global population, the numbers can only add up to more disparity among people, leading to more wars and violence.
The good news is that there may still be time to stop the worst from happening. If people, as well as countries, start being more energy conscious it’s possible to slow this process down. If we all think about our actions daily, we can have an effect.Tweet