Swedish scientists have identified evolutionary threats that could affect the future of humanity.
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Modern reality is characterized by rapid changes in climate, technological progress, the spread of viruses and the international situation. An example of such changes was the recent case of COVID-19, which affected all countries of the world.
In addition, global warming poses a serious threat to humanity. Rising levels and temperatures of the world’s waters are melting glaciers, increasing the risk of floods and droughts. In addition, natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
These natural phenomena affect agriculture, in particular crop yields. Climate also affects the viability of viruses: heat makes some more active, while others may be released from ancient glaciers.
Foreign policy conflicts also play an important role.
“As a species, we have incredible creativity. We are able to adapt to different circumstances and combine our efforts on a large scale. However, it turned out that these abilities can have unexpected consequences,” noted experts from Stockholm University.
Thus, a plethora of evolutionary pitfalls may pose challenges for humanity, reports the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
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