Climate: this is how people will see cities in 2100

It is difficult to give a concrete picture of the future with a barely noticeable warming for the average Westerner. And yet, here is what the big cities of the world should look like with a warming maintained above the 2 ° and 4 ° mark by the end of the century.

2000 billion tonnes is what humans have emitted between 1850 and 2015 in terms of CO2. And not to exceed the 2 ° mark, it was to limit its emission to 1000 billion tons.

When he was 15 years old, Julien dreamed of leaving his hometown of Tournai for wilder countries, in Africa or the Amazon, to take a much needed critical distance from our western society.

Finally, this life closer to nature, Julien found in the Pyrenees, much closer to his native land.He now lives in a cottage with his dog Farou and hens, waiting to complete the renovation of his barn.

His complete autonomy, Julien practically won. ” Thanks to my previous job, I managed to save enough money to buy a barn and the 300m² of land around it. As soon as I became owner, I immediately came to live here! “

Here are photos of the consequences of climate change on cities

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COP21 has been shown as a first step in the global fight against this global problem. If each country respects this agreement, drastically reducing fossil emissions, the 4 degrees bar should not be exceeded and global warming should not exceed 2 degrees (left images). If this goal may seem difficult to achieve today, especially because carbon emissions are still increasing globally, Nicholay Lamm is there to confront us with a scenario that will be impossible to dodge in case of inaction.

Beyond the states’ commitments, which all state that they have become aware of the imminent danger, the transition does not seem possible without a broader societal and individual awareness. A new common ecological ethic must emerge urgently to effectively and rapidly counter the effects of climate change. Indeed, we now know that most of the climate impact comes from consumption patterns, capital investments and productive sectors (activities). 3 aspects relatively little discussed, probably because they question radically our relation to the economy, and yet so fundamental.


It is regrettable that the historic agreement of COP21 does not provide any action plan or concrete examples of transition. However, remember that multiple solutions exist and many others are born at this very moment: local energy production, organic packaging, local solutions of consumption, development of the less polluting mobility, technological innovations at the service of the living, the solutions do not are missing more, but how can they be applied on a large scale if decision-makers do not create an incentive to embrace them?

Without a doubt, we must take proactive and radical measures now to stop this announced climate disaster. The good news is that these actions are part of a global approach to slow down, reconnection with the logic of nature and more generally the emergence of a serene world and, hopefully, much more human .

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