Hey, what’s a good false prediction every 50 years or so? At some point, it’s got to be right…
Via NY Post:
A mass extinction that wipes out humanity will be under way by the year 2100, scientists have claimed.
By the end of the century, it’s feared that so much carbon will have been added to the oceans that the planet will have passed a “threshold of catastrophe” which leads to the destruction of our species.
In the past 540 million years, the planet has endured five such wipeouts — including the extinction of the dinosaurs.
This disaster killed off more than 95 percent of marine life when the seas suddenly became more acidic.
Now geophysicist Professor Daniel Rothman says we are seeing a disturbing parallel today — this time because of man-made global warming.
He came up with a simple mathematical formula that predicts that the oceans will soon hold so much carbon that a mass extinction is inevitable.