Empires in 2100

The Three Main Imperial Powers, The USA, Russia – RFR, and China -PRC.  The United States dominates the World with more GDP per year than Russia and China combined.  Theses three also generate the majority of CO2 emissions warming our planet.  Surprised? Well, all I plot here are the predicted Crop Suitability charts from MapX.org and UNBiodiversityLab. All from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)

Screen Shot 2020-02-19 at 7.41.45 AM.pngIf you know the outcome like the Empires do, even in a 3-4C World (with a temperature increase of  5-7ºF on average) The USA still looks good overall!  Yes it will lose coastline and all its mangroves in Florida.  Yes, New Orleans is finished and the Mississippi delta with it.  San Diego is a desert extending all the way to LA. And forget West Texas.  But the USA comes out…”OK.”  As does Canada. 

Screen Shot 2020-02-19 at 7.41.58 AM.pngEven Russia, after some excuses from President Putin and the Kremlin will “weather” (no pun intended) most of global warming. Sure, the Crimea is turned to sand.  And the “staunch allies” of Russia Ukraine have nothing to plant and no where to go.  I can already hear Putin saying, “Someone must sacrifice…”, but it won’t be Putin and it won’t be Mother Russia!  The breadbasket of Russia will move north to the Urals, while most of Siberia and beyond will remain unchanged.

Screen Shot 2020-02-19 at 7.42.09 AM.pngChina-PRC, does not seem as affected as countries further West.  In fact, most of China will stay essential the same until 2100.


So the three great economies are surviving the warming until 2100?

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