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The article "How Cities Around the World will Sprawl in the Next 20 Years" published in The Washington Post by Brad Plumer presents the consequences of the urban development that will happen by 2030.   Plumer begins by giving statistics about the percentage of the population living in urban areas, including the United State with 82%.  He then proceeds to state some information given in a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  This paper claims that the amount of urban land will considerably increase by 2030 and could have impacts on the Earth environment, as

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             In the article “As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive”, the author Katy Daigle describes how the flooding of the coastlines in India has affected the agriculture. With climate change happening, more glaciers are melting and the sea levels are rising. This results in the flooding of many coastal farms in the south of Asia. For the 1.26 billion people living in India, relocation is not always an option, especially when food productivity needs to increase by 45% before 2050 if the population wants to be fed.

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              In the article "'Only 50 Years Left' for Sea Fish" by Richard Black, the author argues that fish are over-exploited . He makes reference to a scientific study stating that in half a century, there will be no more fish in seas if the current pattern is continuous (the pattern being the rate of decline in sea fisheries accelerating rapidly). According to Boris Worm, a researcher from Canada's Dalhousie University, we exploit species of fish until there is no more, assuming that there will be other species to exploit.

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In the article “Why the World is saying “no” to the North Pole” published in The Globe and Mail, it is stated that the countries surrounding the North Pole are signing an accord to prohibit commercial fishing in the Arctic Ocean.  Indeed, 40% of this ocean is accessible during the summer.

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According to Kerry Sheridan’s article “La montée des océans engloutira Miami et La Nouvelle-Orléans”, published in La Presse, there is probably nothing we can do to save Miami and New Orleans.  Indeed, Ben Strauss, the principle author of the recent study published by in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), says that some towns will probably be flooded in the future due to the rising of the sea level.  Human actions have a lot to do with this phenomenon caused by global warming.  Even if we control our CO2 emissions, it might be to late to save some areas

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Anup Shah wrote an article on climate change and its different impacts on the environment in order to show that these changes can affect the biodiversity of our planet. The main cause of decrease in biodiversity is the quick changes of climate which don't give enough time to a lot of species to adapt. These rapid changes of temperature results in big modification of the environment such as an increase of rainfall. The species that are unable to adapt will come to extinct and this situation is happening right now. But, the real question is why do these climate changes happen?

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The article "Une transition vers l’énergie renouvelable créerait des millions d’emplois," published in Le Devoir, makes the idea of transforming our world a very short-term possibility. Indeed, Greenpeace has stated that changing the entirety of the energy sources on Earth to renewable ones could be possible by 2050 and could create millions of jobs.  This project, based on a document made in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center called Energy ® Evolution, would completely stop the use of gas, oil, nuclear power and coal in the Earth’s energy production. 

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                   A UN report estimates that by 2050, Africa’s population will have escalated to 2.5 billion. The article "How will a population boom change Africa?" presents ideas and solutions that will help the people of Africa deal with the sudden increase in population. 3 main solutions were presented. The first solution is to improve infrastructures and create employment for the young generation. Former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafia, argues that the increase in GDP doesn’t necessarily equal better conditions for the citizens.

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