Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Earth is on the verge of extinction, MIT scientists reveal

Earth is likely to face a mass extinction (apocalypse), the sixth in the planet’s history.

Such is the opinion of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In his opinion, climate change is pushing humanity to the brink of collapse.

Scientists at MIT say that there have been at least five mass extinction events on Earth so far, both inspired by natural and cosmic events.

Scientists estimate that this mass extinction event wiped out up to 99.9 percent of all life, plants and animals on Earth.

The last mass extinction, known as the Cretaceous Tertiary Extinction, occurred about 66 million years ago when a killer asteroid struck the planet off the coast of Mexico.

The Cretaceous Tertiary extinction ended the life span of dinosaurs, and wiped out up to 75 percent of all life on Earth at the time.

Many scientists fear that something similar may happen in the future, and what is even more worrying is that humans may be involved in the death of this planet.

According to MIT geophysicist Daniel Rothman, human activities have the potential to disrupt the global carbon cycle and trigger ecological catastrophes for 10,000 years.

Rothman has previously spoken about his dire predictions, which he claims could happen by the end of the century.

In a study published in the journal Science Advances, they analyzed changes in the carbon cycle over the past 540 million years, including the last five mass extinctions.

He uses this analysis to determine “potential limits” in the carbon cycle, beyond which he believes conditions on Earth have become too unstable to sustain life.

Based on his research, Rothman claims that Earth could enter an “unknown zone” by 2100, leading to a planet-wide catastrophe that could last up to 10,000 years.

He uses this analysis to determine “potential limits” in the carbon cycle, beyond which he believes conditions on Earth have become too unstable to sustain life.

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