The human population in the entire world keeps on increasing day bay day. People are enjoying the advancements that are taking place. These advancements are making the lives of the entire human race easier and worth-living for. Even so, little did you know that there are a lot of major threats to the human existence today? Here are the 10 biggest threats to human existence in the year 2016:
10. The Dominance of the Machines
The world today is becoming more and more high-tech. Computers and pre-programmed machines and robots are introduced in the international arena. The problem is, more and more people are relying the supposed-to-be jobs of theirs to these machines. By 2029, a famous author and futurist predicted that computers and humans will become equal in terms of intelligence.
9. Bioengineered Pandemic
Because of the fact that biotechnology is mastered by many people, it’s expected that it can be used by the people in making diseases more fatal and resistant to any medication or medical solution. It is undeniable that there are bioengineered pandemic diseases that can be the biggest threat in humans’ lives.
8. Nuclear War
A single nuclear weapon may obliterate the entire world as well as the entire human beings. The sad part is, there were already several instances in the world that closely resulted to nuclear war. And when this happens, the existence of human beings can surely be stopped. One good example was the Cuban Missile crisis.
Naturally, the earth is filled with a number of volcanoes. These volcanoes only have minimal threats to human race. Even so, little did you know that there are also super-volcanoes that can be major threats to all. These super-volcanoes are said to erupt every other 50,000 years.
Another biggest threat in humans’ lives is terrorism. Terrorism can be biological or nuclear-related. When it is biological terrorism, terrorists will use a certain virus that can spread in the entire world faster than it seems, which can then kill millions or even billions of people. When it is nuclear-related, it’s expected that nuclear bombs will be used as weapons.
5. The Shortage of Various Bat Species
Bats are known to be excellent pollinators. Without their presence, pollination may be hard to do. Remember that through pollination, the human race can have enough supplies of food to eat such as vegetables and fruits. The big problem now is, a lot of bat species are dying today. One reason of their alarming fatality is the White Nose Syndrome.
4. The Increasing Fatality Rate of Bees
Bees are also great pollinators just like bats. For a successful harvest for every produce, bees are very important to have. The thing is, bees are rapidly dying nowadays because of several conditions they acquire just like the Colony Collapse Disorder or the so-called CCD.
3. Civil War
At present, it is an undeniable thing that a number of civil wars have been rising in many countries just like Syria and Pakistan. These wars are due to some anomalies done by the government towards the people just like corruption. Civil war has become a major threat to people’s lives since there are hundreds or thousands of people who died because of such war.
One biggest problem faced by the world today is poverty. The fatality rate of the people because of poverty is extremely alarming. This is one issue that should be given with the best solution in the society today.
1. Climate Change
Climate change is the number biggest threat amongst people’s lives. It is the sudden change of the weather condition, and it is also the deterioration of the ozone layer caused by higher amount of carbon dioxide that is present in the atmosphere.
These are the 10 biggest threats to human existence in 2016. In order for the entire human race to be safe, these problems should be prevented or given with an effective solution.