waterways like Venice. Gondoliering is established as a Somerville
tradition. Just like the city has a Fluff Fest, it now also has
a Gondo Fest.
(source: Stacy Hill and Erin Leiman. To see all of their predictions,
(image source: Bill Ritchotte)
12% (about 1250)
of the bird species existing at the beginning of the 21st century
are extinct or threatened with extinction.
(source: Pimm et al., "Human impacts on the rates of recent,
present, and future bird extinctions")
are pushed to the brink of extinction due to global climate change.
(source: Dunham, "Melting sea ice may doom Emperor Penguins,
study finds," Washington Post)
pH has declined 0.4 units
(source: "Global catastrophes and trends: the next 50 years")
2/3 of humans
live in cities. 6.4 degrees by 2100, compared to 2006 temperatures.
(source: Attali, "A brief history of the future: a brave
and controversial look at the twenty-first century")