There’s really no other way to go about it. Climate changeis slowly but surely getting worse with each day, its effects are emerging much faster than initially expected that we need to start preparing for retreat before it all becomes too late for us.
Global Evacuation Plan
According to researchers, we screwed up. And for now, the best thing we can do is to start preparing for a solid plan to prevent any last-minute disorderly evacuation from the incoming impacts of climate change. More specifically, researchers have placed emphasis on people who are living in regions that will soon become uninhabitable.
As a result, millions are expected to be displaced by the end of century. This means that a lot of people will become stateless, and will need to find homes in foreign and new countries. Others living in their own borders would need to relocate too.
And it’s not just some mandatory evacuation plan either, since planning things to make sure they go without any trouble is vital to minimizing any paternalism and disrupting our culture, both of which can be very damaging to society as a whole.
“We’ve already seen examples of when hazards happen, it is unorganized and it causes more harm than it needs to. People need to think about it right now,” AR Siders, study author from the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, said.
Part of the retreat strategy is managing the relocation of people who currently live in low-lying areas. This is because the average global sea level is predicted to rise to at least 77 centimeters by the end of the century, which means coastal flooding and such. With that in mind, some countries have already started limiting any coastal development, such as Australia.
Building in areas that are known to be uninhabitable in the future is also now being put into consideration.
Events like bushfires and extreme weather events are also predicted to displace people in the future.
Despite this, efforts to fight the effects of climate change are still ongoing, with scientists coming up with new ways to do so more often than not.
Pictured: A dead fish lies in the sand at the San Luis Reservoir July 16, 2007 in Gustine, California. David Paul Morris/Getty Images