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Scientists Predict Mass Extinction Could Be Triggered By 2100
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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 earth’s 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. “It’s 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 planet’s 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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There goes my plans........
1 posted on 08/04/2018 7:57:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


2 posted on 08/04/2018 7:59:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Safe prediction! None of those scientists will be alive if prediction was wrong.


3 posted on 08/04/2018 8:01:25 PM PDT by entropy12 (1 Mil Daca is the shining object to hide 30 mil low quality LEGAL immigrants in last 25 years)
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To: Sub-Driver

Undetected meteorites will get us faster than that. That’s where research $$$ should be going, not junk-climate-pseudoscience.


4 posted on 08/04/2018 8:01:44 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In other news, a mass extinction could NOT be triggered by 2100. And unicorns could crap cotton candy.


5 posted on 08/04/2018 8:02:01 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: entropy12

I’ll be dead by then, What Me Worry?


6 posted on 08/04/2018 8:08:29 PM PDT by wetgundog (CNN is FAKE NEWS ...Just added NBC.)
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To: entropy12

I’ll be dead by then, What Me Worry?


7 posted on 08/04/2018 8:09:09 PM PDT by wetgundog (CNN is FAKE NEWS ...Just added NBC.)
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Scientists Predict Mass Extinction Could Be Triggered By 2100

Well, there sure will be a localized one by then! ME!

8 posted on 08/04/2018 8:09:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The New York Times is so openly dishonest, even their crossword puzzles lie.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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>)


9 posted on 08/04/2018 8:12:00 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


10 posted on 08/04/2018 8:13:08 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Sub-Driver

oh good grief lets just get it over with.


11 posted on 08/04/2018 8:13:41 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Sub-Driver

California Wildfires produce mass pollution! Mass Extinction now will be on November 2020. :>)


12 posted on 08/04/2018 8:15:22 PM PDT by TaMoDee (The Pack will be back in 2018! Go Pack!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Algore’s name at the top of the list of “scientists” on the study”


13 posted on 08/04/2018 8:17:05 PM PDT by doorgunner69 (Give me the liberty to take care of my own security..........)
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To: entropy12

Is it 90% of all scientists?


14 posted on 08/04/2018 8:20:52 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ping.


15 posted on 08/04/2018 8:22:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: doorgunner69

Why worry? The ocean will be covered in waste plastic by 2050.


16 posted on 08/04/2018 8:23:50 PM PDT by oldasrocks (rump)
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To: Sub-Driver

WOW! Mass extinction by 2100.

What do they want to stop it? I wonder? Money?

Good Grief.


17 posted on 08/04/2018 8:26:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: Sub-Driver

The year of my 120th birthday!


18 posted on 08/04/2018 8:31:33 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


19 posted on 08/04/2018 8:32:16 PM PDT by Trumpet 1 (US Constitution is my guide.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Idiots. Doooooomsday predictions 80 years out? *yawn*

5 to 8 years tops, for maximum panic factor.

Enviro-terrorim 101, guys..


20 posted on 08/04/2018 8:33:11 PM PDT by null and void (Equality is important, but quality is paramount.)
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