Skip to comments.Earth May Be Close to 'Threshold of Catastrophe'
Posted on 10/04/2017 3:17:22 PM PDT by PROCON
The amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to trigger a sixth mass extinction, a new study suggests.
The huge spike in CO2 levels over the past century may put the world dangerously close to a "threshold of catastrophe," after which environmental instability and mass die-offs become inevitable, the new mathematical analysis finds.
Even if a mass extinction is in the cards, however, it likely wouldn't be evident immediately. Rather, the process could take 10,000 years to play out, said study co-author Daniel Rothman, a geophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [7 Iconic Animals Humans Are Driving to Extinction
However, slashing carbon emissions dramatically in the coming years may also be enough to prevent such global catastrophe, said Lee Kump, a geoscientist at Pennsylvania State University who was not involved in the study.
Carbon and death
Over Earth's 4.5-billion-year history, life has seen a lot of boom and bust times. In the past half-billion years alone, five major extinctions have wiped out huge swaths of life: the Ordovician-Silurian mass extinction, the Late Devonian mass extinction, the Permian mass extinction, the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction and the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. The most severe was the Permian extinction, or "The Great Dying," when over 95 percent of marine life and 70 percent of land-based life died off.
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Rather, the process could take 10,000 years to play out...
Oh, never mind.
Outstanding! Can’t wait! Hopefully it happens tomorrow, no, TONIGHT!
Complete and Utter Bull Sh!t
CO2 is plant food.
More CO2, more plants.
Formerly arid places are greening up.
Meteors cause mass extinctions.
Carbon and Death and Taxes; The Socialist Trifecta.
I’m gonna LIVE until I DIE!
Screw the, ‘Nattering Neighbobs of Negativity!’
I used to live 400 feet under the ocean for months at a time in total comfort, and often went much deeper than that by just operating a few controls. I think man can handle a couple degrees of temperature increase, even if we have to give up our beach house.
Is this jerk of an author talking about the air I breathe every day which contains carbon dioxide that we all breathe in and breathe out more of? What about all the carbon in our bodies?
The way they talk about carbon you think it was arsenic.
CO2 IS PLANT FOOD WITHOUT IT WE DIE!
In the atmosphere, only four out of every ten thousand particles is carbon dioxide.
If they referred to it as carbon dioxide each time, even the dumbest of liberals might catch on to the hoax.
” may be enough to trigger a sixth mass extinction, a new study suggests.”
Always that wiggle room.
Clutch the pearls.
Yet another doomsday cult
>>Even if a mass extinction is in the cards, however, it likely wouldn’t be evident immediately.<<
But it will hit women and minorities hardest.
What... no mention of “White Privilege”?
All of this based on Models that use False and Fraudulent Data.
“The amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to trigger a sixth mass extinction”
Isn’t that what they want? Humans are bad. The world would be better off without us. I would think libs would embrace this.
>>What... no mention of White Privilege?<<
I thought we weren’t supposed to talk about the A Ark in public.
How can you question this — The report suggests that it may happen. What more proof do deniers want or expect? /s
The trees and grass will grow so fast it will suffocate all human life as we know it, liberal and conservative alike. It will spare no one, not even transgender.
A holocaust I tell you!
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