Many of the countries that pledged to restore millions of hectares of degraded land as part of the Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore 350 million hectares of land by 2030, show high deforestation rates.
Decades of open borders, unceasing intercontinental travel, study abroad, just-in-time inventory systems, and the like have created unexpected vulnerabilities in populations and economies thanks to unfettered openness.
Oslo-based Rystad is projecting a 2.8% fall in the world's oil consumption this year to 97.1 mn barrels / day, which would mark a bigger decline than was seen in 2009 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
The spark of mass cancellations means that major hub airports like Hartsfield and Heathrow, where the number of flights to China dropped sevenfold between the start of the year and mid-March, will shut down worldwide travel.
In addition to millions of new 5G base stations on Earth and 20,000 new satellites in space, 200 billion transmitting objects will be part of the Internet of Things by 2020, and one trillion objects a few years later.
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