Reimagining Climate Change

12 – 14 February 2017

Reimagining Climate Change

12 – 14 February 2017

The Museum of the Future is a unique initiative by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum that explores the future of science, technology and innovation.

This year the theme of the exhibition is Reimagining Climate Change. The Museum explores a future in which we have not only survived the challenges of climate change, but turned them into opportunities for the entire world.

The exhibit reimagines climate change as the biggest and most exciting opportunity of our generation, showcasing imaginative new ideas for better food, water, and urban environments.

The world crossed a point of no return in 2016.

There is now so much Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere that even if we stopped emitting pollution today, we will still experience severe climate change in our lifetime.

The world crossed a critical threshold in 2016

There is now so much Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere that even if we stopped emitting pollution today, we will still experience severe climate change in our lifetime.

We will face water shortages

Global demand for fresh water could be 40% greater than supply by 2030.

With a rising global population and increasing challenges to water management, we will face severe water scarcity unless we find new ways of creating fresh water for food and industry.

Source: 2030 Water Resources Group

We will face food scarcity

70% more calories need to be produced in order to feed the 2050 global population.

More extreme weather events and reduced natural resources will make our food supply unsustainable. We need to radically rethink food production in order to meet this demand.

Source: World Resource Institute

Our homes will be under threat

Sea level rises will displace more than 375 million people if global temperatures rise by an average of 2 degrees Centigrade.

Melting polar ice, desertification and more extreme climate events will put our cities and homes at risk, forcing us to find new ways of living.

Source: Science

We will face water shortages

Global demand for fresh water could be 40% greater than supply by 2030.

With a rising global population and increasing challenges to water management, we will face severe water scarcity unless we find new ways of creating fresh water for food and industry.

Source: 2030 Water Resources Group
Explore Water

We will face food scarcity

70% more calories need to be produced in order to feed the 2050 global population.

More extreme weather events and reduced natural resources will make our food supply unsustainable. We need to radically rethink food production in order to meet this demand.

Source: World Resource Institute
Explore Food

Our homes will be under threat

Sea level rises will displace more than 375 million people if global temperatures rise by an average of 2 degrees Centigrade.

Melting polar ice, desertification and more extreme climate events will put our cities and homes at risk, forcing us to find new ways of living.

Source: Science
Explore Shelter

Climate Change Reimagined: Dubai 2050

The exhibition re-imagines the three biggest factors contributing to humanity’s ecological footprint – global industry, agriculture, and urbanism – as a means to radically innovate the way we live on Earth.

Visitors step into a future world where new levels of self-sufficiency, plentiful resources, and exciting uses of technology and biology have improved our quality of life dramatically. Before reaching the extinction threshold, the UAE grasped the opportunity of placing innovative technology at the heart of its economy early on, becoming the global epicentre for climate solutions.

In this future scenario, not only did the UAE pioneer new ways to survive the challenges of climate change but paved the way for a regenerative world that can sustain itself long into the future.

What does this future look like? How will we provide water, food and shelter? Welcome to a tour of the UAE’s future industries.

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