Genetics and Environment

Environmental Projections for Population Growth

The global population is expected to increase by almost 3 billion people by the year 2100. ;xNLx;Genetic adaptations and manipulations will result in better nutrition, superior health, and longevity for these generations of humans.;xNLx;Despite the many positive outcomes positive eugenics can have for the individual, an increased population may have devastating affects on consumption, sustainability, and the environment.;xNLx;The following scenarios are interpretations of projection data compiled by the United Nations, IPCC, and International Energy Agency, among others.;xNLx;They attempt to illustrate what could be if global consumption patterns fail to adapt as the science and technology of genetics becomes increasingly advanced and better understood. ;xNLx;

Global Population Projection: 9.6 billion

Global Population: 6.1 billion

Global Population: 2.5 billion

Begin Here

“I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure.” -Agent Smith, The Matrix

Global Population Projection: 8.97 billion

Global Population Projection: 10.9 billion

Global Population Projection: 8.1 billion

Ocean Depletion and the Collapse of Commercial Fishing

Over 70% of the world's fish species are either fully exploited or depleted

Food Shortages

Research shows first of global food shortages could emerge as early as 2030

Global Water Shortages

But what about the monsoons?

Global Meat Production Doubles

Global meat production is projected to double present levels

Current Population: 7.1 billion

U.S. Population: 3.1 million


So what?

Soylent Green: Cloud Atlas

Sonmi discovers the secret behind her and the others diets: recycled clones.

Positive Eugenics: Gattacca

Positive Eugenics makes it possible to eradicate any unwanted genetic flaws, resulting in pristinely healthy humans.

Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture

Animals used in genetic testing: safe for consumption?

Declining Fertility: Children of Men

What would an infertile world look like?

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