Hi, need to submit a 1500 words paper on the topic What will the World Look like in 25 Years. One of the most daunting environmental challenges facing the planet today is global climate change. Many dispute that contribution humans make to our changing environment. Over the next twenty-five years, our contribution to global climate change will be indisputable. The earth’s climate will continue to rise at a rapid rate. The result will be catastrophic in some areas while others will actually benefit from the rising global temperatures. In areas such as the Sahel in Africa, climate change will accelerate processes such as desertification. People living in marginal areas will be displaced at an increasing rate. This will lead to increased pressure on governments and international aid agencies. Unfortunately, the worst effects of global climate change will be felt in areas that are already politically unstable and poor. This changing climate will cause an even greater divide between the rich and the poor nations of the earth. Other nations, such as the Maldives and other small islands and atolls in the Pacific will actually disappear. The displacement of entire populations will be catastrophic economically and culturally for those affected and for the nations to which they flee. Despite all of this, there will continue to be individuals that doubt the veracity of climate change and how much people contribute to the phenomenon. Wealthy nations will continue to burn fossil fuels, even though they are increasingly rare and expensive because they will still be more efficient than alternative renewable sources of energy. In twenty-five years the economy will still drive many of the decisions we make every day, even if they are not wise in the long run.
The global economy will be radically different than it is today. The trend of breaking down trade barriers will continue, leading to further integration of governments into mega-nations. Europe appears to be fragile right now due to the amount of debt sovereign nations are carrying. . Over the next twenty-0five years, the nations of Europe will see the wisdom in giving up more of their sovereignty in exchange for greater security. . The European Union will greatly benefit from a more centralized role from Brussels, Belgium, which will become the de facto capital of the unified European Union of States. . Some important European countries such as Great Britain and Norway will continue to act outside the newly integrated union in Europe. . This change in Europe will mean that the United States and Europe will dominate the global marketplace twenty-five years from now.