Content：What will our lives be like in the last century of civilization? Can our technology, knowledge and wWhat will our lives be like in the last century of civilization? Can our technology, knowledge and wealth save us? Will our human society really collapse? According to many of the world's top scientists, the answer is yes, unless we start taking steps now.
This September, ABC News will air a 2-hour lively feature on Earth 2100. In this feature film, the world's greatest minds will come together as we count down to the year 2100 and tell us what we need to do to survive into the next century. At the same time, they also give us a preview of what will happen if we don't.
Peter Gleick, president of Pacific College, said now is the time for us to act. "This century will be a century that will determine whether humans die or live, and a century that will determine whether we are a sustainable species. As the population continues to grow, as our consumption of resources increases, I think we are increasingly near the brink of extinction."
Experts say extreme changes in climate, combined with dwindling resources, and frequent famines, wars and disease outbreaks, could potentially create a post-Pangu world within 100 years. Harvard climatologist John Holders says we cannot continue on the same path. "If we continue to live our business as usual, we're going to see more floods, more droughts, more heat waves, more forest fires, more ice melt, faster water levels. start correcting our way of life within 2015. If we also slow down our pace, by 2015, I think it will be almost impossible to shield the world from the effects of climate change at this time, and there will be no intolerable expenses by then, we simply cannot Govern the planet." To avoid this horrific future, we have to start envisioning it. In the unprecedented internet age, ABC is inviting people around the globe to bring this future to their lives. The company is asking you to use your imagination to create short videos about what life will be like in the next century. Using forecasts from top experts, they will give participants a brief picture of the state of the world's environment in 2015, 2050, 2070 and 2100. They also want you to paint a picture of the dangers that are happening right before your eyes. These short videos, available online, will combine programming from top scientists, historians and economists to produce a powerful online description of the dangers facing our future. They will select the most compelling reports to be the subject of the Earth 2100 feature film. Detail more