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A quarter of species will not survive by the end of the century: a supercomputer predicts mass extinction

A new AI-based study claims that a quarter of animal species will disappear by 2100. Is it possible to stop the process?

A Quarter Of Species Will Not Survive By The End Of The Century: A Supercomputer Predicts Mass Extinction

Climate change is a no brainer. With the passage of time, the temperature is high and problems like desertification of ecosystems or the presence of adverse weather events only complicate the situation. To this we must without doubt add the footprint of man, for it has been one of the reasons for the acceleration of a process Which is a natural phenomenon without going into discussion. Be that as it may, how will the landscape change in the next few years?

A new study resulting from the use of artificial intelligence has determined that up to a quarter of the species that exist today will become extinct. what is changing on earth, Undoubtedly, we are in a transition phase which has been accelerated by the use of a whole range of tools. A new supercomputer designed to establish hypotheses in this regard has just shown this alarming result. Which animals are most at risk?

Let’s see, therefore, Which species will be most affected? The reasons for the current and potential problems, why we find ourselves in one of the most catastrophic scenarios in recent decades, and certainly to what extent the situation can be reversed in the future. The time horizon that has been set is 2050, but the truth is that we are already arriving too late to prevent what we have been building during the 20th century and what we have in the 21st century.

More than a quarter of animal species will be extinct by 2100

The immediate objective is to achieve a decarbonisation of the economy for years to come. This is already happening, but the truth is that countries like Germany had to resort to this source of energy only a few months ago in order not to depend on the energy provided by Russia. as it seems This goal will be achieved gradually, Nevertheless, giving up the use of oil seems more difficult, as there are many ingredients that rely on what is known as ‘black gold’.

We are in a time of great geopolitical instability and this certainly does not contribute to a change in dynamics. The truth is there’s no time to lose, as forecasting data from developing artificial intelligence confirms it There will be up to 10% fewer species by 2050 That if there is no change in the situation today. So, we are at a dramatic moment that needs to be analyzed in depth.

to the process of extinction of species This is known as the cascading effect., The death of a certain animal in an ecosystem can, in the medium term, reduce the nutrition of the rest of the trophic chain, and after a while, it can seriously affect the survival of the rest of the animals present in a specific area. According to information from Metro, the researchers working on the project believe that the next generations of humans may no longer see elephants or koalas in the wild, among other species.

Thanks to the use of SSP2 model, worst case shows that up to 27% of species will be extinct by 2100 that are currently living in their respective ecosystems. Taking into account that there are more than 70 years ahead, it is possible to slow down the dynamics. For this reason, it is necessary to carry out intensive research work and, in addition, significant measures should be introduced to promote much less polluting practices by the population. Will any of those 25 most emblematic animals survive missing out on the list of those most at risk?

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