Summit Rio +20: our world in numbers

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POPULATION7 billion, twice as much as in 1950, by 2050 could increase to 9.3 billion, two-thirds will live in cities. More than four-fold increase in the population in poor countries compared with 1961. 40% of the world's population lives within 100 km from the coast of the sea / ocean.

The ecological footprint: Humanity uses 50% more natural resources than can resume. The ecological footprint of Brazil, China, India and Indonesia per capita has increased by two-thirds over the past half century. The United States and China use almost half

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On Earth, the mass extinction

PHOTO: Eddie Fouse

Land entered into another period extinction biosphere, in which thousands of species disappear, said the president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Ashok Khosla. "We are seeing the 6th mass extinction, which takes place on the planet earth since the beginning of her life.

The previous one — the fifth — led to the disappearance of the dinosaurs "- Khosla said at a news conference in Moscow. Specifically, humanity risks remain without fish stocks by 2050.

Every day the world is cut down and burned about 50 acres of forest, each day

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New North in 2050. Global warming will cause great migration of southern peoples

We never dreamed! In 2050, Russia will be called the New North

Weather scientists, our country will prosper thanks to global warming Geographer from the University of California at Los Angeles predicts in his new book, Prosperity New North.When the world's population will grow by 40 percent over the next 40 years, sparsely populated Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States will become a significant economic weight and become attractive places for resettlement. This writes Lawrence Smith, in his book "The World in 2050: Four Forces shaping the future of the Northern civilization."Global warming will plunge even though

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New North in 2050. Global warming will cause great migration of southern peoples

We never dreamed! In 2050, Russia will be called the New North

Weather scientists, our country will prosper thanks to global warming Geographer from the University of California at Los Angeles predicts in his new book, Prosperity New North.When the world's population will grow by 40 percent over the next 40 years, sparsely populated Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States will become a significant economic weight and become attractive places for resettlement. This writes Lawrence Smith, in his book "The World in 2050: Four Forces shaping the future of the Northern civilization."Global warming will plunge even though

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Fish will end in 2050

Fishing as an industry will cease to exist after 2050, as well by this time completely depleted fish stocks, the chairman of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN, IUCN) Ashok Khosla.

"By 2050, the fisheries are over, nothing will catch the industry … then come to an end" — said Khosla on Thursday at a news conference in Moscow.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (SAO), referred to by Khosla, the peak production of fish stocks has been passed to the beginning of the twentieth century. Then, after a brief stabilization, catches fell by 15% from 1950

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EU by 2050 will perform only half of climate commitments — WWF

EU without a serious environmental policies can not meet its obligations and reduce CO2 emissions by 2050, only 40% instead of the stated 80%, said in a Tuesday report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International.

WWF analyzed adopted in 2011, the energy "road map" of the EU until 2050, which considers five scenarios for electricity in Europe without fossil fuels. According to each of the options of the country by 2050, reduce CO2 emissions by 80% compared to 1990, with emissions of the energy sector will be reduced by about 85%.

"Despite the fact that the currently applied measures

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If desired, we could completely switch to alternative energy sources by 2050

19.01.2011

Fossil fuels today provides more than 80% of the demand for energy. Can we do without damage to itself and the world in a short time completely switch to alternative energy sources? Mark Deluchchi the University of California at Davis and Mark Jacobson of Stanford University (USA) concluded that wind, water and sunlight is sufficient. Trying to calculate what it would take to ensure the "green" energy to all businesses, homes and offices, as well as cars, airplanes and ships, scientists have concluded that we could easily handle by 2050.

So, for one

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