As the planet grapples with a pandemic, COVID-19 is not the only threat to humanity.
A drinking water crisis is underway, as the increasing world population forces the consumption of more and more drinking water. In an article published on * Union of concerned scientists *, a specialist in climate issues related to drinking water states that climate change is making this crisis worse.
The rapidly increasing world population is also a threat in itself, since the Earth will not be able to provide for everyone. The risk of famine will increase as the world’s population increases , according to a report by Population Matters. To feed all these new human beings, pollution linked to agriculture will increase, which will cause an increase in CO2 levels.
Obviously, climate change, partly linked to the increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere, will cause extreme weather events more regularly.
Global pandemics, not just of coronaviruses, could be more frequent due, in particular, to the melting of the ice, which is teeming with viruses.