Flood risk maps like this one from NOAA, are not glamorous or technologically exciting things. They have done their work for many years and, provided that they are up to date, are an effective way of communicating a generalized level of risk.
The year 2014 went down as the warmest year since records began, but it is likely that 2015 will go beyond that level. Scientists believe that 2016 is ook shaping up as a very hot year and they expect that the one degree margin will become more firmly established in the coming years. “
Yesterday, The UK BBC reported that the world’s temperature has been risen over 1degree Celsius. If this is true, the world would be half way towards 2C, the gateway to dangerous warming.
The year 2015 continues the boundary of one degree away.
“This is the first time we’re set to reach the 1C marker and it’s clear that it is human influence driving our modern climate into uncharted territory,” said Professor Stephen Belcher from the Met Office.
Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University in The Guardian. “The Arctic has always been regarded as a bellwether because of the vicious circle that amplify human-caused warming in that particular region. And it is sending out a clear warning.”
Changes that will take place in the fields of economy, work, society, technology, media, marketing, entrepreneurship and science. ‘Singularity’ ensures that all our problems will melt away. Not to mention 4D printing, Internet of Things, Sensors, Big Data, Google Glass and cognitive computer chips that think like we think, foresee what we need.
How many years until everyone has their own robot or drone? ‘Newism’ is the frantic beating heart of the online world; hyper-competition, globalization and super consumerism. Can you handle it? Major trends are coming our way.