The site web “Interesting Engineering” reported that calculations by Tohoku University climate scientist Kunio Kayo indicate that the next “end of the world” will come in the year 2500 AD.
He added that the Earth goes through cycles of temperature change over and over, and as the cycle progressed from extreme cold to extreme heat, there were times in which a large number of living species have disappeared in a relatively short period, and this is called mass extinction.
It is scientifically known that the Earth has undergone five cycles of mass extinction in the past 540 million years, the largest of these events occurring 250 million years ago and causing the death of 95% of living organisms on the planet.
This Japanese scientist tried to predict when the next extinction would occur. To do this, he compared the stability of the temperature media of the earth’s surface with that of biodiversity. It turns out that if the planet is in “cooling” phase, the greatest extinctions occur when the temperature media drops about 7 degrees Celsius. However, when the Earth warms up, it happens when the temperature rises by 9 ° C.
And since our planet is going through a phase of global warming, that is, it is in the phase of “warming”, the next mass extinction, according to the forecasts of the scientists, will occur when the temperature rises by 9 degrees Celsius.
The worst case scenario assumes that a tale catastrophe will occur within the year 2500 and previous forecasts have shown that a rise in temperature media even 5.2 ° C would cause a drastic drop in the diversity of plants and animals on Earth.
Climate scientists warn that the planet’s temperature – at current levels of greenhouse gas emissions – could rise to 4.4 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.
Global warming will lead to flooding in cities since the team Nonprofit Climate Central previously envisioned how famous cities will change after sea level rise due to global warming and melting ice.