Despite what your brother-in-law tells you, no, it’s not “the same heat as every year.” After the pandemic, the number of deniers of, well, basically everything around us has multiplied to unsuspected levels, and many still staunchly defend that global warming “is all a hoax” and that “science is lying.”
But science cares very little about what a group of uninformed individuals with too much free time may say, and it continues to make it clear that the planet’s situation is getting worse, and there will come a time when, inevitably, we will all be gone.
This is explained by a new study, which claims that global warming will lead to the next mass extinction after the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. This new study, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, states that the extreme heat to which the planet would be exposed will eliminate the vast majority of mammals in 250 million years.
The lethal cocktail that would lead to this ominous end includes the increase in CO2 emissions, tectonic processes, and the progressive increase in the brightness of the Sun, causing temperatures to rise even further.
Unfortunately, all of this would feed into each other: the increasingly frequent volcanic eruptions will release huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which will enhance the greenhouse effect and further heat the planet.
Furthermore, all these climatic extremes will lead to the formation of a supercontinent, which, due to its enormous size, will have much less oceanic influence, making it hot, dry, and virtually uninhabitable.
The study, led by Dr. Alexander Farnsworth from the University of Bristol, states that daily temperatures would range between 40 and 50 degrees Celsius, which would be significantly exacerbated by high humidity levels and would ultimately lead to the extinction of mammals due to their inability to cope with heat through sweating.
The question now is: will we live long enough to witness this catastrophic end, or will we meet our demise much sooner due to our own actions?