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It is said that humankind’s population will increase by 2 billion, which will require us to increase our actual production of food by 50% to 70% to feed everyone on the planet. With that said, we must consider that south America is one of the most resourceful areas on the planet, offering agriculture, meat production, water and forests for the world to trade with. Yet, climatologist claim that due to the upcoming waves of climate changes in south America, 90% of the land will be affected and have possibilities of drought.

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Scientists have created a mutant enzyme capable of eating plastic bottles. This discovery is a major breakthrough for environmentalists since it could solve the global plastic pollution crisis. Initially, in 2016, a team of Japanese researchers found a specie of bacteria that can break down the molecular bonds of one of the most commonly used plastic in the world, polyethylene terephthalate,  also known as polyester or PET. Then, two years later, Prof John McGeehan, from the University of Portsmouth, UK, led a research on the enzyme produced by the plastic-eating bacteria.

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Warmer weather in South-central Alaska has been increasing the intensity of snowfall annually. In fact, data reveals that the quantity of snowfall has risen for more than 117% for the last 150 years in winter and increased by 49% during summer. On top of that, the state is among the ones experiencing the most of climate changes, having their average temperature increased by 2-3 degrees in the last half-century. Indeed, warmer weather gives us warmer air, which can contain more moisture than cold air.

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In her article “Climate Scientists Debate a Flaw in the Paris Climate Agreement”, Dana Nuccitelli reports that climate scientists remain skeptical about the Paris climate agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures. The 1.5°C target was initially measured by Richard Millar from the University of Exeter who used the the Hadley Centre global surface temperature dataset called HadCRUT4.

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far more resistant to changes than we think. There have been many studies concerning the state of wildlife underwater after being subjects to change. Some of them reveal the destructions that happened under surface while a fair load also reports about how resistant the aquatic ecosystem can be. On top of this, a marine biologist, Jennifer O’Leary, reveals that many of the so called “bright spots” of the sea, the most sensitive beings, can persist through disturbances.

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In his article “How disappearing sea ice has put Arctic ecosystem under threat”, Robin McKie warns that over two million square kilometres of midwinter sea ice have melted in less than forty years. Global warming, caused by excessive carbon emissions from cars and factories, is the main cause of sea ice loss. This deterioration of the Arctic natural ecosystem is seriously endangering many species like seals, fish, polar bears, foxes, and wolves since according to the marine ecologist Tom Brown, the Arctic food chain depends on a stable sea ice platform to survive.

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This article tackles what the predictions of the future concerning overpopulation and the sharing of the planet in the future. Data has estimated that the human population count will be of 9.8 billion people when we reach the year 2050. We are foreseeing the European continent to diminish in number only by a few millions, indicating no growth whatsoever in the next 30 years. Yet, we expect the African continent to have their population multiplied by 2.6 by the same time, the Asian continent to rise with 750 million new members and 200 million more in America.

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In his article “Wealth redistribution and population management are the only logical way forward”, William E Rees warns his readers that our techno-industrial society is running on an human ecological footprint that is at least 60% larger than the planet can sustain. While countries are still using renewable resources at a faster rate than they can replenish, the world community still has not agreed on a response to this issue.

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