Skip to comments.Scientists Predict Mass Extinction Could Be Triggered By 2100
Posted on 08/04/2018 7:57:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
July 28, 2018Earth, Environment
Scientists Predict Mass Extinction Could Be Triggered By 2100 by Ben Renner
BOSTON Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) predict that by 2100, the earths oceans will contain so much carbon that a sixth mass extinction will begin.
This is not saying that disaster occurs the next day, explains Daniel Rothman, a professor of geophysics in the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, about his recent study in a media release. Its saying that, if left unchecked, the carbon cycle would move into a realm which would be no longer stable, and would behave in a way that would be difficult to predict. In the geologic past, this type of behavior is associated with mass extinction.
Over the past 540 million years, Earth has been through five mass extinctions. Each event, according to scientists, was precipitated by events that disrupted or upended the natural cycling of carbon through the oceans and atmosphere. These global carbon cycle disruptions each took thousands or millions of years, and coincided with each massive die-off of many of the planets species.
Climatologists and other scientists have long speculated that the carbon cycle of our modern age is being fatally disrupted. The main difference between carbon cycle disruptions of the past and now, of course, is time. Carbon levels have only been rising precipitously for the past 100 to 150 years, hardly comparable to disruptions of ancient times.
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I will be amused when all of those scientists have to apologize in 2101 and admit that they were wrong. I’ll throw a party that day.
Safe prediction! None of those scientists will be alive if prediction was wrong.
Undetected meteorites will get us faster than that. That’s where research $$$ should be going, not junk-climate-pseudoscience.
In other news, a mass extinction could NOT be triggered by 2100. And unicorns could crap cotton candy.
I’ll be dead by then, What Me Worry?
I’ll be dead by then, What Me Worry?
Well, there sure will be a localized one by then! ME!
Neither you nor they will be around then, which is why their predictions are so far out in the future, but close enough to cause alarm bells to be sounded. But you knew that. 8>)
Pure unadulterated crap. What good is a weather report 75 years in the future? Now where is my million dollar grant to study cocolithophore testicles?
oh good grief lets just get it over with.
California Wildfires produce mass pollution! Mass Extinction now will be on November 2020. :>)
Algore’s name at the top of the list of “scientists” on the study”
Is it 90% of all scientists?
Why worry? The ocean will be covered in waste plastic by 2050.
WOW! Mass extinction by 2100.
What do they want to stop it? I wonder? Money?
The year of my 120th birthday!
All of the mass extinctions were caused by meteor strickes while the Earth was passing through an ORT cloud. The Earths oceans hold CO2. During a cold spell, the waters hold more CO2. During a warm spell the waters of the Earth release CO2. Carbon is the basis of organic chemistry. Organic chemistry is essentially everything on Planet Earth that is alive. The next extinction will be when the Earth passes through the ORT Cloud again. Or if you believe in the power of socialism to commit genocide then the next major extinction will be when the socialist and Muslems of Europe declare war on freedom and restart the ovens of Nazi Germany.
Idiots. Doooooomsday predictions 80 years out? *yawn*
5 to 8 years tops, for maximum panic factor.
Enviro-terrorim 101, guys..
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