5 Catastrophes That Might Happen In The 2020s
The world has always been plagued by various catastrophic events over the past years. These have claimed lives and destroyed lots of properties. There are some that have even made governments suffer economically in the past. The question still remains whether these catastrophes will ever stop plaguing mankind.
This post will be revealing some of the catastrophes that are likely to occur in the 2020s. These are events that have been predicted by experts around the world to bring about more loss of lives and property.
East Coast Submersion
This is expected to occur in the US in a period between 2050-2100. Scientists have predicted that some states such as Florida, New York, Texas, New Jersey, and others will be underwater by 2050. Based on facts gathered, it has been explained that these locations are likely to be affected by serious floods.
The coastal areas seem to be prone to challenges like these. Experts are expecting the sea levels in these areas to increase by around 31inch. Over 80% of a place such as New York will be vulnerable to flood. It is one of the major reasons why Michael Bloomberg made a proposal for the building of a flood system valued at $20billion in the year 2013 before leaving office.
The Big One
This is an earthquake that is expected to hit the city of California which happens to be the most populous state in the US. Its magnitude is expected to be at least 8.0. Many people have been asking whether California is really prepared for this natural disaster.
What experts are still struggling to find out is its origin point. Regardless of whether California is ready or not, there is no doubt that this will bring about a huge loss not just in terms of lives but also economically.
A solar storm is like a bomb waiting to explode on planet earth. During the early parts of 2020, NASA issued a warning that solar storms may occur thereby causing lots of damage on the earth. The damage to be experienced is huge such as making satellites to malfunction or even leading to power failure.
When a solar storm occurs, this can bring about CMEs (Coronal Mass Ejections) thereby making the magnetosphere of the sun have holes.
The advent or emergence of COVID-19 has taken the world a few steps further into a serious recession. For instance, stock markets around the world are beginning to show some signs of volatility, most companies aren’t operating and there has been a major drop in the revenues generated by governments.
The effects may not be obvious now but they definitely will be felt in subsequent years. The worst part is that there doesn’t seem to be light at the end of the tunnel at the moment as governments haven’t found any solution to this pandemic.
The Collapse Of The EU
Given the birth of Brexit, most experts have predicted that the collapse of the European Union (EU) isn’t far away. They are expecting many countries to follow in the footsteps of the United Kingdom in the nearest future. Some are pointing out that the collapse of euros may give other members the initiative of recovering their national sovereignty. There is also the tension between elected governments in Italy and Brussels.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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