Algae pathogen suddenly destroys new energy foundation of humankind

Algae pathogen suddenly destroys new energy foundation of humankind

Originally submitted by Tuomo Kuosa
last updated by Rafael Popper

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 2 - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Optimised animal health production and welfare across agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2025

Wild Card's description 
Step by step all human kind becomes dependent on algae biofuel production. Transportation relies almost entirely on algae biofuel, but heating and electricity production rely heavily on it as well. Use of oil goes down. Suddenly, a new type of airborne algae pathogen emerges and starts to spread around the world. The new energy foundation of the humankind gets suddenly destroyed.